Who We Are
CouldYou? was formed in 2008 and since its inception, CouldYou? has established itself as a respected non-profit organization. Our mission is to work with African leaders and organizations to develop African solutions to African problems, while helping individuals to find their own unique contribution to impact poverty.
We are committed to creating holistic solutions, building a better world for future generations, and doing business with integrity. We believe it is an honor to be part of shaping the future of the continent, and we treat this opportunity with the respect and moral obligation that it deserves.
The CouldYou? Girls’ Health Initiative is sustainably addressing the menstrual hygiene management( MHM) needs of women and girls in Africa through immediate access to health education and menstrual cups.
The CouldYou? Girls’ Health Initiative has been serving girls since 2017.
Christine is the Founder and CEO of CouldYou?, working in Mozambique since 2007. Christine brings 25 years of experience designing, assessing, and implementing youth, adult, family and community based social and economic programs. She has worked as a fundraiser and coordinated urban, community and outreach programs. Christine has a passion to nurture purposeful living in the philanthropic community so as to alleviate poverty in a meaningful way.
Christine holds a BA in International Management from Pace University and a certificate in Community Economic Development from San Diego State University. In 2016 Christine was chosen as one of the forty over 40 women who are reinventing, disrupting and making an impact globally.
Geri Beaty, Founder/President Event Innovations. Geri has over eighteen years experience in publishing and more than twelve years experience in event production and management. In 2002 Geri began her own consulting and management company and has been working successfully as an outsource consultant to both for profit and nonprofit organizations. Event Innovations focuses on assisting organizations with event growth and/or change as well as streamlining processes and collaborating with internal management to ensure all goals are achieved. Geri joined the CouldYou? board in 2016 to lend her expertise in helping non-profits get to the next level.
He was the co-founder and Chief Investment Office of Aslan Residential, Genesis Realty, Covenant Escrow, and Cornerstone Financial businesses. Mr. Hagerman began his career with Buchanan Street Partners, a commercial real estate private equity firm based in Newport Beach, California. While at Buchanan he was involved in the structure and capitalization of over $1 billion worth of residential, multi-family, retail, office, industrial, and hotel transactions.
Stephen received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Kansas and is a licensed California Real Estate Broker. He is actively involved in a number of charitable organizations including The Village of Hope (Orange County), and Big Brother, Big Sisters (San Diego). Stephen joined the CouldYou? board in 2013 to focus on fundraising and strategy for CY’s long-term financial sustainability.
Andrew Ripley is Co-Founder and CEO of PurposeMatch, a software that helps people discover purpose and design a life and career that makes a social impact. Prior to that, his background is in business development, both with large enterprise companies like IBM and fast growing software startups. Along the way, he also co-founded a fitness app called FitFuse. Andrew is a fearless business builder with a relentless work ethic and uncompromising integrity. His commitment to living a purpose-driven life, connections and network within the social impact space, and his “do whatever it takes attitude” make him a natural fit for the team. He brings to CY expertise in business development, sales and start-ups. Andrew joined the CouldYou? board in 2017 to lend his expertise with a focus on strategic partnerships and fundraising.
CouldYou? is a New York-based
501c3 non-profit organization
dedicated to supporting African
solutions to African problems focused
on ending poverty in Africa.