New Luminaries, recent promotions, and opportunities to join our team

New Luminaries, recent promotions, and opportunities to join our team

Meet the newest members of our team and learn more about working at Luminary Labs. 

If you’ve been following our work and what we publish, you may have noticed that Luminary Labs is growing. In recent months, we’ve announced new contracts (including ED ARPA and the VA Suicide Prevention Grand Challenge) and we’ve launched new programs (including the Neuromod Prize and the LymeX Diagnostics Prize). We also shared our new focus areas: the future of health, the future of work and education, scientific discovery, and infrastructure. 

Behind all of this important work is a team of smart, thoughtful people who are committed to solving problems that matter for the world’s most visionary clients. Today, we’re thrilled to celebrate a recent promotion and introduce you to four new members of our team. If you are also inspired by our people and our work, please check out several new opportunities to be part of our growing team

Recently promoted

Jon Roberts joined Luminary Labs in 2019 and has been promoted to the role of Senior Director. Jon has been instrumental in overseeing the delivery of groundbreaking work across our portfolio, leading projects including MagQuest, the Neuromod Prize, CTE CyberNet, and the LymeX Diagnostics Prize. In his new role, Jon will take the helm leading our scientific discovery and infrastructure portfolios, guiding innovative programs and supporting growth for our roster of public, private, and nonprofit clients. As a constant champion of people, Jon will also be taking on additional responsibilities to up-level our professional development platform and provide opportunities for all to thrive.

New hires

Lisa-Marie Pierre joined Luminary Labs as a Senior Open Innovation Associate. Her academic research and on-the-ground experience in economic development, research, and programs give her a 360-degree lens on complex challenges. She excels at bringing order to chaos by homing in on the details and zooming out to see the big picture, creating a path toward meaningful change. She is currently managing the CTE CyberNet Expansion Accelerator and supporting open innovation programs in infrastructure and education. 

Logan Cummings joined Luminary Labs as a Senior Open Innovation Associate. Logan has a background in strategy and innovation in the humanitarian aid and international development sectors. He is adept at breaking down and structuring big, ambiguous problems — then bringing together diverse coalitions to co-create solutions in some of the most difficult contexts. He’s currently applying this expertise to the design of a prize competition to accelerate the impact of investments in physical, digital, and social infrastructure. 

Monica Tinyo joined Luminary Labs as a Senior Associate. With a background in social and business innovation, she is passionate about bringing lofty ideas to life. She has worked with both local community organizations and Fortune 50-1000 companies, where she learned to thrive in the shifting spaces between micro and macro. She is currently leading design of an open innovation challenge to develop and implement technology solutions for adult learners.

Dalana Kellman joined Luminary Labs as a Workplace Experience Associate. With more than 15 years of administrative experience, Dalana is personable, professional, and enthusiastic about making sure clients and colleagues feel “at home” at Luminary Labs. Dalana is supporting Luminary Labs’ new hybrid operating model and the company’s ever-evolving business operations needs. 

New roles and opportunities

We’re working on a number of initiatives with world-changing potential — and we’re hiring strategy and innovation consultants who want to be part of our high-performance, high-impact team in New York. 

Luminary Labs engagements span a broad cross section of topics across four focus areas: the future of work and education, the future of health, scientific discovery, and infrastructure. Across clients and topics, our day-to-day consulting work includes conducting desk and design research, mapping ecosystems, building scenarios, engaging stakeholders, creating frameworks for thoughtful and considered decision-making, designing strategic programs — and ultimately, operationalizing and launching new initiatives.

Do you (or someone you know) want to have real impact? Do you want to design and stand up groundbreaking programs? Do you want to work with thoughtful humans and love your job — but still have a life outside of work? Learn more about who we are and how we work, and apply for one of these open roles: 


Sara Holoubek
Founding Partner and CEO
Janna Gilbert
Partner and President