Empowering communities to work together to restart lives and livelihoods.


Restart Partners is a nonprofit organization focused on fostering collaboration among state and local government leaders around the issue of personal protective equipment (PPE) and working together with behavioral experts to change social norms about wearing masks to help save lives.

Our team includes leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds in technology, industry, data science, public policy, academia, government, marketing, public relations, and many other disciplines. Since we founded our organization and got right to work during the COVID-19 crisis, the social distancing and stay-at-home requirements have just been a part of our daily work as we collaborate remotely with state governments, agencies and partners to try to make a difference during these challenging times.


Sandra O. Archibald

Board Director

Dr. Archibald is on the Board of Directors of Restart Partners and currently serves as a nonresident senior fellow at the Volcker Alliance. She served as professor and dean emerita of the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington.

Akhtar Badshah

Board Director

Dr. Akhtar Badshah is on the Board of Directors of Restart Partners. Dr. Badshah is a seasoned executive with more than 30 years of experience in international development, managing a corporate philanthropic program and co-founding a global nonprofit for social enterprise.

Lisa Strauch Eggers

Board Director

Lisa Strauch Eggers is on the Board of Directors of Restart Partners. She has dedicated her career to advising business leaders and entrepreneurs on developing business-oriented solutions to legal issues, from founding to exit. She is recognized for her intellect, drive, and personal attention to her clients.

Mitch Eggers

Board Observer

Mitch Eggers is Chief Scientist at Kantar Profiles. He has built and analyzed large international datasets for more than 25 years while holding senior positions in operations, technology, product development, and data science at GMI, Lightspeed Research...

Lisa Goodman

Board Director

Lisa Goodman is a results-driven leader and entrepreneurial change maker with a unique career in corporate and non-profit leadership and philanthropy. She is an adept marketing strategist and customer engagement expert having worked with...

Trang Le

Board Observer

At Restart Partners, Trang Le is managing a community to connect public, private and non-profit leaders during the COVID-19 crisis so they can share best practices, experiences and resources. Trang has more than...

Bharat Shyam

Board Director

Bharat Shyam is on the Board of Directors of Restart Partners. He is an active volunteer and works with several nonprofits. He co-founded, helped build and completed a successful acquisition of Silkcloud, a highly scalable SaaS platform for enterprises. Previously, he worked on the Washington State...

Rich Tong

Board Director

Richard Tong is on the Board of Directors of Restart Partners. He has more than 30 years of experience in marketing, technology, operations, and management in a wide variety of business settings. Most recently, Rich co-founded a computer vision and machine...


Johan Karsoho

Restart Volunteer

At Restart Partners, Johan Karsoho is co-leading the Community of Leaders and managing the trusted supplier program. Johan is a 20-year Supply Chain veteran with a successful track record of initiating and implementing process improvements.

Megan McKenzie

Restart Volunteer

Megan McKenzie is managing the public relations, communications, and social media programs for Restart Partners working closely with the rest of the team. When not thinking about how to help...

John McQueen

Restart Volunteer

McQueen has been a Senior Executive in Computer Vision, Media, Wireless, IOT systems and security markets, His focus ranges from Business Development to General Management. Currently he is a founding partner of Techquity...

Liz McQueen

Restart Volunteer

Liz McQueen has over 20 years of experience in Business Analysis, Project Management, Finance and Investing both in the UK and the USA. Liz started her career in the UK as a Trader and was responsible for running a book of over...

Victor Raisys

Restart Volunteer

Victor Raisys is a technology executive who brings a track record of building businesses through his broad range of experience in the areas of product management and marketing...

David Sarley

Restart Volunteer

David Sarley is volunteering his time to advise Restart Partners, bringing his 18 years of experience in global public health supply chains alongside his prior international consulting experience. He has a background in mathematical modeling and its application to...

Stasea Stewart

Restart Volunteer

Stasea Stewart was born and raised in the shrubland city of Lancaster, CA. Her childhood home, located at the end of a cul-de-sac, is where she learned the value of community, connections and networking. In 2019, Stewart graduated from California State University...

Alex Stonehill

Restart Volunteer

Alex Stonehill is the head of creative strategy for the UW's Communication Leadership Master’s Program. In this role he’s overseen over 100 graduate student consulting projects for local mission-driven organizations. As an international journalist he worked in...

Genevieve Tremblay

Restart Volunteer

Genevieve Tremblay is a design strategist, community leader and social entrepreneur working across sectors to bring direction and clarity to impact focused initiatives. She catalyzes initiatives that address social, environmental...

Jon Younger

Restart Volunteer

Jon Younger, MD is Division Chief-Kitsap Region for Franciscan Medical Group. He received his medical training at Yale Medical School and an undergraduate degree at Harvard College. He completed his internal medicine...