Our Story

Who we are

Daisy Rosales and Aaron Rosales are co-founders of Brio. Together, our passion for thriving communities, mental health, social innovation and building cultural bridges led us to launch Brio’s first pilot in 2018.

We believe that what “qualifies” a person to engage in the hard work of pursuing healing in vulnerable communities is not, primarily, their credentials. It’s a posture of humility, a willingness to learn, and a deep commitment to togetherness.

Credentials matter to the extent that they help us do this work well. Here are some of ours:

Prior to launching Brio, Daisy worked at numerous nonprofits and social enterprises, specializing in nonprofit strategy, marketing, and fundraising.
B.A. History, Harvard University | 2014
M.B.A., Yale School of Management | expected 2020

Aaron is a clinician with 3000+ hours of training and experience with diverse communities, as well as psychological research and evaluation.
B.A. Psychology, Columbia University | 2013
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Fuller Seminary | expected 2020


Board & Advisors

Sylvia Aguilera Garcia: Advisor, Human Rights director in Mexico City
Rodrigo Canales: Advisor, Professor of Organizational Behavior at Yale School of Management
Teresa Chahine: Advisor, Faculty on Social Entrepreneurship at Yale School of Management
Nitya Kanuri: Advisor, Yale School of Management & Yale School of Public Health
Jennifer Guerra Aldana: Board Member, Director of Multicultural Programs, Fuller Youth Institute
Jihye Gyde: Board Member, Nonprofit Finance Fund & Sloan School of Management
Martin Klein: Advisor, Professor at Yale School of Public Health
Jade Luo: Advisor, Columbia University School of International Public Affairs
Jasmine Park: Board Member, Child Policy & Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs
Chris Underhill: Advisor, Senior Ashoka Fellow & Skoll Foundation Award Recipient, Founder of BasicNeeds

Recognition & Support

2018: Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale Accelerator
2018: InnovateHealth Yale Seed Stage Award
2019: Thorne Prize for Social Innovation in Health or Education, Finalist
2019: Henry F. McCance Entrepreneurial Award
2019: Yale Center for Clinical Investigation Award
2020: Rockefeller-Acumen Student Social Enterprise Accelerator