Dream Leadership

Heidi Cuppari

Co-Founder + Executive Director

Heidi is a pioneer in social change finance and business, and a mother of two children. After serving as a wealth manager at UBS Wealth Management, in 2014 she founded Anastasia Finance and serves as an impact investing guide/concierge to women, millennials and their families and help activate global systemic change.

When imagining what would be needed to achieve moonshots such as the SDGs by 2030, she realized that we needed people with the best imaginations in the world: kids. Thus, she started Dream Tank with Ashley Kulik in July of 2016. Heidi believes the power and creative genius of kids can innovate a better future for all. She thrives in building in mentorship and community connection to this end. Her dream is to grow Dream Tank globally to further amplify the voices of youth and their participation in meaningful and bold community change.


Mumbi Thande
Chief of Staff

Mumbi is currently serving as the Chief of Staff for Dream Tank and Island17. She also oversees  the daily operations of Kisementi Oak Farm Ltd. She is an experienced Financial Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the Financial Service Industry. Skilled in Analytical Skills, Management, Auditing, Financial Analysis, Mitigating Risks and Budgeting. Strong finance professional with a Master’s Degree focused in Finance and Financial Management Services from University of Maryland University College.



Co-Founder, Dream Tank Advisor, Fellow + Filmmaker

Summer is 15 years old and a sophomore at Fairview High School. She was born in Manhattan, New York and now lives in Boulder, Colorado. She loves art, film, music, and entrepreneurship.

Summer is a key advisor to Dream Tank’s programs and created a card game to learn and unleash big ideas related to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. She created a film production company with her partner, Anya Smith, called Story Architects including Kid Critic Youtube Shows, under the mentorship of Dream Tank. Summer has been interested in Sustainable Development Goal 13, Climate Action, for a long time. She has made awareness films about it with her partner and hopes to inspire kids everywhere to take a stand and fight for what they believe in. Story Architect’s motto is, “Why wait to shine?”


Game Creator

Cody is 12 years old. He loves nature and sports. He mostly loves creating and leading games.

His dream is to help Dream Tank create a social impact and achievement-based rewards-based program with gaming, micro-and cryptocurrency components.

He got started on that dream the summer of 2020 by creating the first and only youth-created virtual reality burning man camp in the metaverse.

(Cody hid and made the easter egg on this website.)

Co-Creators & Advisors

Those who have helped and supported us from the start

David Cohen – Brad Feld – David Brown – Krista Marks – Brian Zisk – Allie Schlosser – Greg Bamford – Sarabeth Berk, PhD – Jeff “Phoenix” Ferguson, JoDell Seaman, Sumanth Channabasappa – Patty Klauer – Greg Sklar – Nicole Glaros – John Tayer – George Deriso – Tim O’Shea – Travis Russi – Amber Nystrom – Praful Shah – Anya Smith – Jake Aloia – Corey Kohn – Amalia Rose Battle… and more below!

Ramzi Faris
Storytelling, PR, Tech, Strategy

President of Indu5try, Ramzi Faris is a seasoned vet in the media, entertainment and technology industries.  With over twenty years of hands-on experience in the field, he has built an extensive portfolio of work and an ever-growing rolodex of partners from the ground up. After founding and developing his own artist management company out of college, he proceeded to work as a producer for Fashion TV and Fashion One Television and later as Director of Digital Ventures and Creative Development for Times Square Communications, all the while honing his knack for creating win-win scenarios for brands, clients and customers alike. His natural ability to network and insert himself into the right scenes has led him to create Indu5try to bring fresh and innovative campaigns, products and content to the market in the only way he knows how: with a personal touch, attention to detail and follow through.


George Cummings
SDG14 Dream Master

George is the SDG14 advisor for multiple Ocean focused NGOs and coastal communities.  He admires collaboration with people of Action, with his fins in the water approach to address the seven global targets for UNESCO’s Decade of Ocean Science in the seas of the Caribbean and Coral Triangle. He enjoys school speaking engagements “Ocean Talks” to inspire students to consider pursuing STEAM career paths in the emerging sustainable Blue Economy.

“ I enjoy working with leading innovative technology SDG and Edu teams, like Dream Tank.  We share common dreams and visions to inspire youth to seek STEAM scientific, VR, XR, AR, Ai, Robotics, creating the sustainable world THE YOUTH WANT. Scientific education with corporate, private, public and local government collaboration will open their Dreaming minds to explore and engage our environment with a passion to act responsibly”  


Dr. Tia Kansara, Hon FRIBA
Chief Replenish Officer

Tia is a multi award-winning entrepreneur and economist. The youngest to ever receive the Royal Institute British Architects honorary fellowship, she is the co-founder of Kansara Hackney Ltd, the first ISO-certified sustainable lifestyle consultancy, and CEO of Replenish Earth Ltd, a cause and a collective action to protect the global commons.

Hailed amongst the Top 100 most influential leaders in Tech by the Financial Times and Inclusive Boards, her clients include Coca Cola, Bloomberg, the European Commission, Forbes, Formula One, MIT, and Siemens.


Dream Tank is a 501c3 non-profit social enterprise.  Contributions to DreamTank ™ are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.