Liz McLean is an organizational effectiveness professional 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. Before 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.
Liz received an MBA from Simmons School of Management and a BA in Art History from Boston University. She holds several other certifications, including a coaching certification from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. Liz is passionate about her family and getting outside. Earlier, she was a chef and restaurant manager and still loves cooking and bossing people around in the kitchen.
Vice President, Small Business for Selective Insurance Company of America
Mike currently serves as Vice President, Small Business for Selective Insurance Company of America (“Selective”), a Fortune 1000 super-regional US property & casualty company. As an executive with more than 25 years in the insurance industry, he has extensive experience taking complicated projects from inception to cross the finish line with large, cross-functional teams. At the same time, he has a career-long passion for mentoring new colleagues with their professional development.
At Selective, Mike is responsible for leading the strategic and technological initiatives for the company’s growing small business operations. He has a wide range of experiences, including the development and implementation of predictive models and advanced analytical solutions for claims and underwriting. Mike joined the board with a particular interest in suicide prevention and helping to grow the Umatter® Suicide Prevention program.
Mike lives in Ogdensburg, NJ, with his wife, Megan, and 3 teenage children, where he enjoys outdoor activities, music, grilling with friends and family and spending time cheering for his kids’ soccer, baseball, robotics, and other activities. He attended St. Michael’s College in Winooski, VT, where he majored in Journalism with a secondary concentration in Fine Arts and Drama.
Managing Consultant for Aliter Investment Services LLC
Denis is currently a Managing Consultant for Aliter Investment Services LLC. He is an investment professional with more than 25 years of diverse leadership experience within the financial services industry. Throughout his career, he has held positions in Operations Management, Client/Relationship Management, and Operational and Regulatory Compliance Risk Management.
Denis lives in Hudson, NH with his wife, Joanne, and is a stepfather to two grown children. He enjoys walking his rescue dog – Scooby, spending time with family, growing vegetables in the garden, golfing, and rooting for local sports teams. Denis spent many years volunteering for Make-A-Wish New Hampshire, first assisting with fundraising events and later helping grant wishes for children with critical illnesses. He attended Fitchburg State College and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management.
Kayla Moore, MPH
Research Supervisor, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Kayla Moore has been a passionate contributor to public health initiatives in 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 various 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 that she designed.
Before 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.
Radha Bhatnagar, Esq.
Senior Director of Compliance & Legal Counsel at The CM Group
Radha Bhatnagar is a healthcare attorney in the greater Boston Area and serves CHL as a Board Member. Radha graduated with her B.A. Degree from American University in Washington, DC, specializing in law and political science. She received her J.D. from Hofstra Law School, where she served as a Pro Bono Scholar and was awarded the Dwight L. Greene Scholar Award for her dedication to public service.
Radha currently serves as a Senior Director of Compliance and Legal Counsel at OPEN Health, ensuring that Fortune 500 biopharmaceutical and medical device companies comply with FDA, DOJ, HHS, and CMS regulations.
Before joining OPEN Health, Radha worked in Washington, D.C., for a private healthcare regulatory firm. She previously served members of the US Congress on Capitol Hill– including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, and Congressman Steven Horsford.
In her free time, Radha enjoys yoga, reading, coaching debate, and cheering on her hometown hockey team, the Vegas Golden Knights.
Administrator at Bellcate School
Compliance Manager at State Street Bank and Trust
Alba Kiihl is a compliance and assurance professional currently heading State Street’s Compliance Risk Testing team. In this role, Alba leads a global team responsible for the design and execution of an independent testing program covering compliance risks across the firm. Alba is well versed in industry-leading practices in the compliance testing and audit fields and experienced in operationalizing comprehensive methodologies encompassing framework design, resource management, and establishment of global operating models.
Alba started her career in the United States in 2004 as a consultant serving the financial services sector and later as the head of compliance testing at a retail bank. Some projects undertaken during her 9-year tenure with the consulting firm included outsourced internal audit engagements and reviews covering the full spectrum of a compliance program. During her 4-year engagement with the retail bank, Alba built a second line of defense testing unit and developed a state-of-the-art testing program from ground zero.
Alba graduated in Brazil and holds a BA in Psychology. She subsequently received a Masters in Management from Harvard Extension School. Alba lives north of Boston with her husband, two children, and a dog. Outside of work, she can be frequently found rooting for her kids in gymnastics meets, hockey tournaments, and dance competitions.
Director of Student Services and Early Education Addison Northwest School District
Kara is currently a Director for Student Services and Early Education at a school district in Vermont. She is an educator and leader with 20 years of experience leading educational teams focused on providing equitably practices to all learners.
A native of Vermont, Kara earned her BS from the University of Maine at Farmington and her Masters from St. Michael’s College in Vermont. She lives in the Champlain Valley region of Vermont with her horse. When she’s not at the barn, she can be found hiking, riding, and cooking.
Michael C. Kardok, CPA
Retired Senior Vice President and Fund Treasurer – Natixis Advisors, LLC (Natixis)
Michael is a seasoned executive in the Financial Services and Asset Management industries with 40+ years of experience in public accounting, mutual fund administration, financial reporting, regulatory/compliance, operations management, and risk management. In his most recent roles, Michael served as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer for the Natixis and Loomis Sayles Funds and led Fund Administration and Business Operations teams at Natixis. Before joining Natixis, Michael was employed by PNC Global Investment Servicing as a Senior Director, and he started his career at Deloitte, where he was a Senior Audit and Assurance Manager.
Michael and his family have a home in Quechee, VT, where they enjoy golfing, skiing, cycling, hiking, and other outdoor activities. Michael is an auto enthusiast who built an award-winning Factory Five Cobra with his sons. He enjoys following Formula One racing and working on home improvement projects in his free time. Michael has also dedicated many years to supporting Best Buddies International as a member of the Executive Committee for the HP Challenge and Captain of Team Natixis. He attended Northeastern University, earning his Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Michael and his wife, Joanne, reside in Needham, MA.