Chairman, President & CEO
Jason is a dedicated entrepreneur, startup investor, and fervent advocate of economic equality based in Boston. His entrepreneurial journey began at Northeastern University in 2009, and since then, he has successfully established a myriad of companies across five sectors and two continents. Jason currently holds the position of General Partner at Athenian Capital, a venture capital firm based in Boston. The firm invests in diverse teams striving to build sustainable, profitable, and innovative companies that shape the future.
Driven by his belief that no American should experience poverty, homelessness, or lack of basic economic security, Jason founded Economic Rights Council, also known as the Economic Rights Council. This organization is rooted in the principles of FDR's Second Bill of Rights, which advocates for essential economic rights as a path to national prosperity and individual well-being. Jason is determined to transform these principles into tangible realities, championing economic rights and the implementation of a Universal Basic Income to ensure the well-being of all Americans.
Director, Secretary & COO
Alex is a licensed mental health counselor with a Masters in Professional Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University. Alex has witnessed first hand how financial security is a fundamental need for people’s sense of wellbeing. This is why he endorses UBI to reduce the strain and stress that comes from not meeting people’s basic needs which hinders people’s ability to live productive and healthy lives. It is his hope that implementing UBI can begin to move both society and individuals towards developing a healthier and more stable sense of safety and wellbeing.
Director, Treasurer & CFO
Kevin earned his Juris Doctor and LLM degrees from the University of New Hampshire School of Law. He also holds tertiary degrees in Intelligence Operations and Political Science. Starting his post-law school career with the Social Security Administration, Kevin saw first-hand the dire need for modernization of US social programs. The SSA administers the SSI program that is sometimes called “welfare.” Mr Capetanelis observed that more is spent on hiring medical professionals, fraud detectors, and administrative overhead than is doled out in many of these programs. Kevin served as an Intelligence Analyst in the US Army. His career has ranged from federal employment to private sector work in contract law. Boston is his home.