About Us

Design Impact is a nonprofit social innovation firm. We use design to address pressing community issues, equip leaders, and inspire communities. We’ve partnered with hundreds of organizations, from Cincinnati to San Diego, tackling complex social challenges as diverse as health disparity, food access, organizational culture, and early education.

Want to dig deeper? Check out our Impact Report.

The Team

We are researchers, designers, educators, community organizers and social entrepreneurs. Addressing complex social issues requires knowledge across sectors, and we pride ourselves on the diversity of our expertise.

Caitlin Behle

Social Innovation Specialist

Sarah Corlett

Director, Community Development and Strategy

Tamaya Dennard

Social and Civic Innovation Specialist

Ramsey Ford

Co-founder, Design Director

Kate Hanisian

Co-founder, Executive Director

Amy Howton

Senior Evaluation and Leadership Manager

Brittney Kreimer

Operations Director

Dawna Leggett

Senior Social Researcher

Michelle Sucher

Senior Social Innovation Specialist

Daniela Vollmer

Social Innovation Associate

Biz Young

Communications and Design Coordinator


Global Innovation and Product Design Firm + Lifelong Office Buddies

The Board

Brains and heart, they’ve got it all. Our board members’ diverse backgrounds, passions, and skills don’t just help us see things differently   they encourage us to think differently about boards all together. Learn how our board is different.

Ben Ko

Design Engineer

William Reeves


Next Gen Advisory Services
Taj Smith

Director, Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Xavier University
Calista Stone

Vice President of Programs

Cincinnati Works
Cindy Tripp


Cindy Tripp & Co
Shiloh Turner

Executive Director

Cincinnati Preschool Promise
Tim Vogt

Executive Director

Starfire Council
Margy Waller

Senior Fellow

Topos Partnership
Ashlee Young

Program Director

The Child Poverty Collaborative
Geoff Zoeckler

Creativity Instructor

Miami University

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