What we do


QoL Enterprises is a social enterprise, focused first on how to help the most people we can. Our ongoing mission is to engage in projects that seek out and share innovative solutions for minimizing suffering and improving quality of life around the world.

We do this using current research, theory and design principles, crowdsourcing needed skills and resources, and partnering with like-minded people and organizations around the world. We have designed an extensive collection of micro-interventions, learning activities and materials, all focused on helping people improve some aspect of life.

We love to support others in their most ambitious and noble goals, and to share the best of what we’ve learned in our journeys.

If you are curious to learn more or discuss possibilities, we would love to hear from you.

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Services


Research

We all know our choices drive our overall Quality of Life, and that good choices are easier to make when we’ve had enough time to research our options. But who has extra time? With our team’s broad academic and technological skills, we handle whatever research you want to delegate, from simple prospecting and annotated bibliographies to needs analysis and impact assessment.

Design

Rapid iterative design and testing are at the heart of our work. With careful attention to needs analysis and customized solutions, we have developed remarkable products and services for clients across industries and academic disciplines. We have a growing collection of learning materials and activities with samples of our work at QoL-X.org, MetalearningHabits.org, and SquidMinders.org.

Advising

Our methods for measuring and improving quality of life have helped people around the world, not just in their own work and lives but in how well they are able to help others. Whether you need feedback on your ideas, more clarity on how to prioritize your time, or emotional support, we give practical advice that helps shorten the path between you and your goals.

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Team


Melissa Ganus, EdD, MBA
(aka “Dr Mel”)

Founder & Director

drmel.qol-at-gmail.com – LinkedIn
Advising Services - DrMelGanus.com

Dr. Mel has dedicated herself to helping reduce suffering and improve quality of life, and works tirelessly to find ways to make that easier. She is best known for her enthusiasm and experience in creative problem solving, nonprofit projects, learning design and impact assessment. Learn more about Dr. Mel’s current interests by checking out her Facebook page.

Rocco Petrongolo, BS CS
(aka “The Rocc”)

Project Development & Operations

rocco.qol-at-gmail.com - LinkedIn

Rocco is our most tenacious problem solver. He is acting as both administrative support for Dr. Mel and heading up our web development and programming projects. Rocco continues to take on lead software development and consulting roles in the freelance IT market, since completing his BS in Computer Science at The College of New Jersey.

Susannah W. Smith, PhD
(aka “Zanna”)

Research & Project Development

zanna.smith-at-gmail.com - LinkedIn

Dr. Zanna has a lifetime of experiences to draw from when she works with clients, from her breadth of work in visual and performing arts and her many years advising students, administrators and healthcare professionals. She recently completed her PhD in Psychology at Walden University, with intensive research on resiliency to compassion fatigue.

Stan Wilson, GC
(aka “Drop Shadow”)

Logistics & Operations

stanwilsonsd-at-gmail.com - LinkedIn

With more than 20 years working on environmental graphics and wayfinding projects, Stan brings his expertise in project management and design to his work with QoL Enterprises. He’s the numbers guy, making sure that all our budgets and logistics are thought through and all the checklists get completed. For more about his work, check out SLWilson Company.

Priya Dharshini, MSC Marketing
(aka “PD”)

Graphic Design & Special Projects

priya.qol-at-gmail.com - LinkedIn

Priya is leading our efforts to share QoL Experiments in India, where she is a fellow at Make a Difference. She loves graphic design and the power of good imagery to convey ideas. She completed her Masters in Marketing at the University of Wales in Singapore. Priya’s first visit to the United States has been a spectacular adventure and she looks forward to returning as often as possible.

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Contact Us


QoL Enterprises
San Diego, CA 92108
Email: drmel.qol-at-gmail.com
Phone: 425.466.7704
Or click here to schedule a time to talk with Dr. Mel

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