Managing Director of State Street Corporation
Frank is a Managing Director of State Street Corporation and 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.
Business Management Consultant, MSC-Consultancy
Michael Cohen has over 30 years 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.
Yvonne Sin Alberts
Independent Advisor, Consultant, and Investor
Yvonne Sin Alberts worked in 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, 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 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 utilities 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 travelling. She is now based in Boston.
Chiang Wong, M.Sc.
Senior Manager, Managed Markets Insights and Analytics with Sunovion Pharmaceuticals
Chiang is an experienced healthcare professional with a keen understanding of the dynamic health care system, skilled in distilling complex and ambitious information into meaningful insights and actionable strategies.
He currently is a Senior Manager, Managed Markets Insights and Analytics with Sunovion Pharmaceuticals in Marlborough, MA, a global pharmaceutical company with a focus on CNS, Respiratory and Oncology Therapies. He also serves as a Researcher/Cost Effectiveness Study Reviewer for the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA.
He holds a Master of Science, Health Policy and Management from Harvard University. He lives in Natick, MA and is bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese.
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.
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.
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 has 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 fortune his career has brought.
Head of Enterprise Learning Optimization, Biogen
Liz McLean is a 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.