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Each Impact Hub is a member of the Global Impact Hub Association, which is overseen by our board. Get to know their stories.

Alfredo Villalonga, Chairperson of the Board, Impact Hub Association
Alfredo Villalonga
Chairperson of the Board
Alfredo Villalonga
Chairperson of the Board
Alfredo Villalonga, Chairperson of the Board, Impact Hub Association

Alfredo joined the Impact Hub Network in 2013 when he co-founded Impact Hub Monterrey in Mexico. He first became an impact maker in 2007 when, together with his team, he started his first sustainable tourism venture to support the people of the Lacandon Jungle, which has been awarded internationally by organizations such as the OAS and the WEF. Since January 2021, he is the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Impact Hub Association. He is an expert in business development and partnerships and is interested in impact business, civic engagement, sustainable tourism, local craft beer and racquetball.

Patricia Lopez
Board Member
Patricia Lopez
Board Member

Patricia is member of the Global Association Board, overseeing Finance and Treasury.  She is also part of the Finance Committee Impact Hub Company.

Salvadoran Social Entrepreneur with the vision of using entrepreneurial action to address social and environmental issues through innovative and financially sustainable business models that can be achieved through collaborative processes.  Passionate and committed to being a change agent for El Salvador, Patricia is co-founder and Executive Director of Impact Hub San Salvador, and has an active role in content, program development, corporate consulting and facilitation processes.  Patricia is also a mentor to fellow San Salvador hubsters.

She has a Masters in Business Administration from Business School Lausanne, and a Diploma in Sustainable Business from Business School Lausanne and the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.  Patricia also holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia and is a Certified Public Accountant from the State of New York, United States.  Patricia has more than eleven years of experience in project management in the areas of finance, accounting and internal control for companies in various industries having worked as an Audit and Business Consulting Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in New York, Dublin and Panama. 

Monica Hidalgo
Board Member
Monica Hidalgo
Board Member

Monica is currently Executive Director and one of the founders for Impact Hub San Jose as well as part of the Global Association Board. As a Board Member she leads the Network Communications, engagement and brand areas. She is passionate about building innovative public private partnerships, ecosystem and community building, Design Thinking and innovation in general. Before joining Impact Hub she had been worked in the social innovation sector for over 7 years meeting actors in the private, public and non-profit sector willing to contribute to impact entrepreneurs in Costa Rica. Through organising the local TEDx event for over 3,000 people, she has connected with inspiring innovators within and outside the country. Monica also ran MenTe en Acción (Mind in Action) a program that invites young women into the technology industry, given the lack of female talent in the area in a joint effort with the Costa Rican Government to strengthen a platform that also gathers women in science & technology in the country. Co-founded the citizen movement 100en1día San Jose, empowering people in San Jose to recovers public spaces through active citizenship. She has volunteered non-profits in London and South Africa, and is an advocate for the well-being subject and its importance in current public policies.

Katie Miller
Board Member
Katie Miller
Board Member

Katie has been with the Impact Hub family since 2012. She previously held roles as a volunteer host, Director of Operations and Finances, Director of Learning and Development. She is now Managing Director at Impact Hub Ottawa and Board Member of the Impact Hub Global Association assuming the role of Chair (Governance) and Chair of the Impact Committee. Furthermore, Katie is part of the Responsible Leaders network of BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, Board Member at JustChange Ottawa, a recipient of the Ottawa’s Entrepreneurial Rising Star and has an International Business Major from Algonquin College.

Alberto Cremonesi
Board Member
Alberto Cremonesi
Board Member

Pure energy, Alberto catalyzes people with his passion, breadth and depth of knowledge and huge network! A natural entrepreneur, with disruption at his core, Alberto rarely goes to sleep without having proposed at least one new idea a day to his fellow co-founders. Of Italian origin, Alberto has lived most of his professional life in Ireland, US, India and Cambodia. He holds an MSc in Economics and International Relations and is an INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Program Alumni. Oh, and a fan of Impact Hub!