Social Enterprise Greenhouse Adds Three, Proven Social Impact-Minded Experts to Board of Directors

November 7, 2023

Trio brings together more than three decades of experience in social, community, and economic impact work

Providence, RI – Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG, one of the state’s leading inclusive business support organizations,) recently announced the addition of three new members to its robust board of directors. The new board members are Alex Hammer Ducas, Ezenwayi Amaechi Ejiribe, Ph.D., MBA, and Charon L. Rose, MPA

“Alex, Ezenwayi, and Charon are all poised to bring unique lived experiences and diverse skill sets that will unquestionably provide immediate value to our mission at SEG,” said Julie Owens, CEO, SEG. “These three leaders share a passion and enthusiasm for social impact strategy and execution. They all have personal commitments to making a difference in the world around them.” 

Alex Ducas serves as private sector lead at Purpose – a social impact agency that collaborates with leading nonprofits, philanthropies, and companies. She brings 15 years of global experience partnering with leading brands, civil society organizations and philanthropists to drive social change. She joined Purpose from Girl Effect where she served in a range of roles across partnerships, program leadership and most recently as a Chief of Staff. During her tenure, she led expansion into new markets including Malawi, Tanzania and the US as well as partnerships with organizations including PEPFAR, the Vodafone Foundation and Nike. Before Girl Effect, she was part of Nike’s Social Impact team in Europe. She started her career at SustainAbility advising corporate clients on sustainability and social impact strategy. She graduated from Brown University with a BA in Development Studies and holds a Masters in Food Policy from City University in London.

Dr. Ezenwayi Ameachi Ejiribe is an Associate Professor Faculty/Applied Learning Coordinator, with the Master of Public Health Program at Johnson & Wales University in Providence. She is also a microbusiness expert and the Founder of Micro Enterprise Social Entrepreneurship (MESENow), a social enterprise organization with a vision to create an ecosystem of women and youth entrepreneurs in developing nations. Her research focuses on social entrepreneurship, microbusinesses, women in leadership, ethnographic and case study design, women and youth economic development, as well as leadership, and sustainability in developing nations. She earned her bachelor’s at Bryant University, her Master’s at Johnson & Wales University, and her doctorate from Walden University.

Charon Rose is a public affairs and administration professional with over 10 years of experience leading and supporting community relations, financial empowerment programming, political campaigns, nonprofit boards, and stakeholder management. She is currently the Director of Workforce Strategy and Operations at the Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner (RIOPC). Before joining the Commissioner’s office, she served in the Office of the Rhode Island General Treasurer for eight years spearheading community outreach and financial empowerment initiatives. Before transitioning her career full-time to government and politics, she spent 17 years as an employee of Women & Infants Hospital and active SEIU 1199NE member. A lifelong Rhode Islander, Rose earned a BA in Communications from Rhode Island College and an MPA from Clark University.

To see the full listing of SEG board of directors and advisory board membership, visit

About Social Enterprise Greenhouse: 

Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) accelerates impact by providing inclusive support and networks for entrepreneurs and businesses committed to positive societal and economic change. SEG fosters an ecosystem of diverse stakeholders who work to enable a more just, equitable, and resilient economy. SEG is based in Rhode Island and operates statewide virtually and from sites in Providence, Newport, and Pawtucket/Central Falls. Its network of 2,000+ enterprises and 200+ business and community leaders contributes time, expertise, and funding to grow Rhode Island’s social impact ecosystem. To learn more, visit


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