Lisette Reyes-Paulino

CEO & Co-Founder

I am originally from the Dominican Republic, where I obtained an MBA and Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and Computer Science. I also hold both a Ph.D. and M.S. in Learning Design & Technology from Purdue University. As an award-winning learning professional, I have significant experience consulting across cultural contexts with prestigious global organizations to design, implement, deliver and evaluate results-driven learning solutions, particularly aimed at developing leaders and leadership capability. I currently serve as an Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at Purdue.

Maria F.Tineo

COO & Co-Founder

I am Dominican American. Born in New York City raised between Dominican Republic and New York City. I completed my Master’s degree in Human Development & Family Studies from Purdue University, and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Hunter College-CUNY. Currently, I am the project manager of Youth RISE! Project a federal grant program to promote positive development among the youth population in the Clinton County area.


SUNIAB is a nonprofit social enterprise that offers an innovative systemic alternative to conventional or traditional educational approaches to mentoring skills development. Our mission is to promote and support cross-generational learning, innovate mentoring development, and equip the next generation of leaders by equipping today’s leaders. More specifically, we match and connect adult role models with youth in need in long-term trusting mentoring relationships, equip them with holistic learning tools and experiences situated in their everyday context, and provide ongoing advice and feedback to mentors to support their learning and development.