Managing Director of State Street Corporation
Frank is a Managing Director of State Street Corporation and is responsible for business unit risk and controls in the Americas for mutual funds, insurance, institutional and wealth management clients.
Prior to the role, Frank led business Operations control management at JP Morgan, as well as a hedge fund servicing team for premier clients. Frank has been in the industry for more than 18 years and has held multiple management positions within, client service, operations, risk, and regulatory reporting. Prior to joining the financial services industry, he ran an optometry clinic in Nigeria.
Frank has graduate degrees from Boston University and Harvard University. He also graduated from The Partnership Inc. Fellows program. Frank loves cooking and watching a good movie. He currently chairs the Finance Committee of the CHL Board of Directors.
Yvonne Sin Alberts
Independent Advisor, Consultant, and Investor
Yvonne Sin Alberts worked in the investment and financial services industry for 18 years and is currently an independent consultant, advisor, and investor. She advises and consults with start-ups in biotechnology, technology, media, and communications on strategic and financing issues. She is also interested in public health, the development of the brain, and promoting community involvement.
She was one of three founders of Ginger Capital Advisors Ltd in 2005. As the portfolio manager of Ginger Global Opportunities Fund and co-manager of Greater China Fund, she led the team to yield over three folds of the initial capital in the years 2005-2010. She headed up the group’s 8-person research team and was deeply involved in the operations and marketing of the funds.
Before involving in asset management, she has 12 years of investment banking experience – 8 years in New York and 4 years in Asia. She led the Technology and Telecommunications banking effort in Asia for Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette. At Morgan Stanley in New York, she worked on a broad range of financing, strategic and advisory transactions in food/consumer products, automotive, and utility industries. She started her finance career at Bankers Trust Company, now Deutsche Bank, in swaps and private placements.
Yvonne has an MBA/MA in Finance and Management from The Wharton School and The Lauder Institute. She also has an MA/BA magna cum laude in Biology from Harvard University. She enjoys music, outdoor activities, and traveling. She is now based in Boston.
Business Management Consultant, MSC-Consultancy
Michael Cohen has over 30 years of experience in the areas of Product Development, Global Sourcing, Strategic Planning, Mergers and Acquisitions, and General Business Practices.
He has successfully launched several consumer products companies. His wooden kitchenware company, Snow River Wood Products, grew to be the largest domestic producer before it was sold to another housewares company. He has traveled extensively around the world sourcing products that are on-trend and offer exceptional value to the importer and consumer.
Michael is an avid outdoor enthusiast. On the weekends, he enjoys bicycling, tennis, golf, hiking, and skiing. His rich travel experiences have allowed him to meet an unbelievable network of people from around the world. He thrives on maintaining friendships from those different aspects of his life.
Head of Enterprise Learning Optimization, Biogen
Liz McLean is an organizational effectiveness professional who is currently the Head of Enterprise Learning Optimization at Biogen. Her team is focused on ensuring high-quality and consistent training experiences for Biogen’s global talent. She has been working with Biogen since 2015. Prior to working with Biogen, Liz was an independent consultant and taught a Leadership course as an Adjunct Professor in the Simmons MBA program. Her first career was in international development and public health. She worked for Management Sciences for health, focused on building leadership and management capabilities of Ministries of Health and NGOs primarily in Africa for over 10 years.
State Representative for Winooski
Hal spent 18 years in the culinary field as a chef, culminating in a teaching position and as Director of Catering at New England Culinary Institute, after attending the University of Pennsylvania. Transitioning to social services at Chittenden Community Action in 1993, Hal created the Good News Garage (1996) and NeighborKeepers (2006) as a social entrepreneur.
He received an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Saint Michael’s College (2000) for having founded Good News Garage. Appointed by Governor Peter Shumlin in 2011 as Executive Director of SerVermont, Hal then served as Director of Partnership for Change from 2013 to 2018. Hal was named the 2014 “Vermonter of the Year” by the Burlington Free Press. He now works part-time teaching at UVM and Vermont Adult Learning while working as a facilitator for the Snelling Center for Government and the Peace and Justice Center.
Hal has served on many non-profit boards such as the Howard Center, United Way of Chittenden County, VNA of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties as Chair, Vermont Health Foundation as Chair, and the Center for Whole Communities as Chair. He serves on the board of the Richard and Barbara Snelling Center for Government, Vermont PBS, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, and Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Hal is committed to social justice and has engaged our Vermont community in many different ways over the years to help it become what it ought to become, a beloved community for all. Hal is a Winooski City Councilor elected in 2018 and was appointed by Governor Phil Scott on January 23, 2019, as State Representative for Winooski.
Jason began adulthood in his hometown of Rochester, NY working with youth in the Human Services field and eventually studying psychology at Goddard College in the beautiful hills of Central Vermont. Working at various child care, respite care, and youth services agencies, he developed a deep understanding of the issues that face families and their children when mental health issues and/or economic disadvantage are at play.
While psychology and human services have remained a passion and field of study of his to this day, his post-college career took the direction of software engineering when he returned to Rochester, NY over 20 years ago. There he developed a skill and reputation for taking on the difficult projects in the Fortune 500 corporate space; where demanding requirements, complex needs, and regulatory constraints are not for the faint of heart! After spending a few years working for a dot-com startup (and helping it grow from a 5 person company to a 60 person company), he became an in-demand freelance software engineer while also writing articles for tech magazines and giving talks at tech conferences. Eventually deciding to live a more relaxed lifestyle, he returned to Vermont where he ended up running Ronin Tech Collective as the founding member, President, and Chief Software Engineer for nearly 10 years.
After returning to freelance engineering for a few years, he joined Hitpoint Studios in Greenfield, MA where he is an Engineering Manager. He joined the CHL Board of Directors when presented with the opportunity because he felt it was time to give back some of the good fortunes his career has brought.
Hyam Siegel, MBA
Retired Financial Consultant
Hyam is a retiree with a varied background in investing, nonprofit, business consulting, commercial photography, and advertising.
Hyam brings to the board experience in nonprofit oversight and management. After serving on the board for a number of years he became Interim Executive Director of Morningside Homeless shelter. He describes this period as the most intense and difficult job experience of his life. Hyam says he is grateful for all he learned and to have had the opportunity to help others in this way. From this experience, he understands the perspectives from both the board view and the day-to-day operational view. He has also participated on several other nonprofit boards.
He has had direct experience supporting and advocating for people with substance use disorders. This is an area very close to his heart. He hopes to be able to help CHL guide others toward best practices, as well as how to guard against, and change, outdated and misdirected programs and approaches to treatment.
In the 90s Hyam developed a unique investment strategy of some acclaim that he put into practice successfully. He also worked for a period as a consultant to Country Inns. For 15 years he owned and operated a combined commercial photography studio and advertising agency.
Hyam has an MBA from Northeastern University. In his spare time, he enjoys tennis, walking, swimming, reading, and visiting with his kids and 7 grandchildren.
Julia Jackson, MBA
Member of the Digital Advisory Board team at Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Julia has spent her career committed to building programs, partnerships, software, and experiences that improve human health. She works in the life sciences industry and is currently a member of the Digital Advisory Board team at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, matching promising new technologies to support the organization’s therapeutic areas. Julia has held roles in multiple parts of the healthcare system, including managing the Healthcare Transformation Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital where she worked to deploy consumer-focused technology to improve the patient and provider experience, and previously in public health consulting on programs in Malawi, Cote d’Ivoire, and Haiti.
Supporting mental health programs and specifically, the intersection of medicine and technology to expand mental health access for all is a mission she is passionate about. During her time at Sage Therapeutics, she worked on digital health programs to support moms with postpartum depression. She has previously served on the board of advisors for the MassChallenge HealthTech program in Boston, supporting digital health startups from around the world to accelerate innovation and transform healthcare.
A native of Denver, Colorado, Julia earned her BA from Washington University in St Louis and her MBA from the Simmons School of Management in Boston. She lives just outside of Boston with her husband and two children where she can frequently be found out in her garden.
Kayla Moore, MPH
Research Supervisor, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Kayla Moore has been a passionate contributor to public health initiatives in both domestic and developing country settings for more than 15 years. In her current role at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Ms. Moore oversees research operations for a variety of population health studies focused on surgical outcomes, disparities, and practice trends across the United States. In addition, she leads the Surgical Trainee Research Initiative and Evaluation (STRIVE) program, fostering mentorship and professional development opportunities for surgical research residents, a program which she designed.
Prior to this, Ms. Moore held key positions at global health organizations, including Vermont-based Grounds for Health, where she directed community-based cervical cancer prevention programs in Central America and East Africa, and Management Sciences for Health, where she managed in-country and e-learning programs focused on leadership and management capacity building for local ministries of health. While at MSH, Ms. Moore also co-facilitated workshops on organizational assessment and leadership development. She is an avid gardener, hiker, and mother of two young children. Ms. Moore earned her Master’s in Public Health from Boston University.