Meet the Team

The Robert’s Wish team are passionate, motivated and determined to do what they can to support and encourage the youth of today. We believe in equality for all, we believe in love, we believe in family and we believe in the youth of today.

Key People

We are always looking for people who are as passionate about Robert’s Wish as we are and would love to hear from people who would like to join the team. Please contact us if you are interested.

Lisa founded Robert’s Wish in 2015 following the passing of her friend Robert for whom the non-profit is named. Ever since, she has been supporting and mentoring youth across multiple topics including bullying and LGBTQ struggles. Lisa is a strong ally for equality and an active supporter and commentator on LGBTQ and anti-bullying topics. Lisa is based in London
Lisa Hunter

Founder / President

Ginni heads up Ginni Media LLC & works with over 20 clients in podcast coaching, distributing, marketing and creation. She started this solo podcast in 2016 and it has since been a finalist at the Australian Podcast Awards in the Comedy Category. Ginni was nominated for Broadcaster of the Year at the Australian LGBTI Awards. Ginni is based in New York.
Ginni Saraswati

Vice President & Social Media Lead

Thomas is a market research professional with over 15 years of experience helping brands better connect with their customers. He has worked for Ipsos for the past 13 years: 8 in Chicago, 5 in New York City. Thomas hopes that his involvement in Robert’s Wish will make a meaningful difference in the lives of young children feeling bullied or marginalized. Thomas is based in Chicago.
Thomas Spinelli

US Director / Business Consultant

Crystal is an Emmy Award winning actress. She has played many well-known roles on popular daytime soaps including “Olivia Spencer” on Guiding Light for 10 years, “Maggie Carpenter” on One Life to Live & “Dr Carly Manning” on Days of Our Lives. Crystal is a strong advocate and alley for the LGBTQ community, serving as ambassador for the Hetrick – Martin Institute. Crystal is based in California
Crystal Chappell

US Board Director

Brandon attended Ohio State University and graduated with a BSBA specializing in Finance in 2012. Since then, he has worked in a variety of finance roles and currently works in Deal Structuring for Capital One Commercial Bank located in Chicago, IL. It is his goal in being a part of Robert's Wish to bring hope to others as they work through the trials life has given to them.
Brandon Kortokrax

Finance Lead: US

Jim has been an advocate for kids his entire career. Jim has worked on many projects that have had a focus on helping kids in different ways. Jim joins the management team with a great deal of experience in community management and with a passion to do what he can to support youth. A father of two beautiful daughters, Jim wants to do what he can to help both parent and youth. He is based in Chicago.
Jim Legg

US Board Director / Community Advisor

Becky is an IT professional focussing on the power of Data Driven Insights across sectors. Seeing Lisa’ drive and dedication for Roberts Wish, the opportunities to support the youth through the 3 core pillars is endless. Having a family of her own she's passionate about the vision to help and support youth and have a positive affect on young people's lives. Becky is based in Birmingham UK.
Rebecca Roden

UK Board Director

Sarah has more than 25 years’ experience in the education sector in both UK and South Africa. With extensive experience of mindfulness and coaching over 20 years as well as a Certificate in Counselling Skills, a qualification in Coaching, Mindfulness and Meditation, Sarah leads the charities Youth Welfare program. Sarah is based in Gloucester, UK.
Sarah Ramsay

UK Board Director / Youth Welfare

Duncan has almost two decades of global luxury hospitality experience, 14 of which have been in sales and marketing. Through his career he has developed long standing relationships across multiple sectors. Duncan is passionate about doing what he can to help youth and looks forward to working together with the Robert’s Wish team. He is based in London, UK.
Duncan Greenfield

UK Board Director / Corporate Lead

Karen served 10 years in the Royal Australian Navy. She is passionate about providing a safe, judgement-free community where youth can be themselves. As the proud Mother to Hudson, Karen wants to do what she can to support our youth but also provide the necessary tools and advice to parents to support their children. Karen is based in Perth, Australia.
Karen Pike

Social Media Ninja

Shelby Carter is a psychology major focusing on counselling for LGBTQ+ youth. Her passion to work with youth comes from experiences she had as a teen and young adult. Shelby is an out lesbian and married to her partner of 11 years. She helps with many LGBTQ organizations such as LGBTQ+ C.A.R.E, Teen Talk Hotline, and Roberts Wish. Shelby is based in Texas, US.
Shelby Carter

Youth Welfare Consultant

Sharon Rubino

US Marketing Lead

Rashmi is a freelance PowerPoint reporting expert with over 10 years’ experience in the market research industry. She is also a busy mum to an incredibly active son, always looking for new adventures and activities for us to get stuck in to as a family. Rashmi is passionate about youth and supporting them through the different challenges they may face. Rashmi is based in London, UK.
Rashmi Kripalani

Charity Administrative Lead

Kam Lota

Robert's Wish Blogger