Board of Directors
Karen has more than thirty years of business and project management experience. As the founder and principal consultant within Applied Agility (www.appliedagility.com), Karen provides management services to non-profit organizations and small businesses, improving their organizational efficiencies through thoughtful application of project management and business practices.
Karen is the author of Agile Project Management: A Mandate for the 21st Century, and the award-winning book, Practical Project Management for the Agile Non-Profit.
Karen currently serves as an adjunct in New England College Management degree programs, where she teaches classes in business and healthcare ethics, project management and enterprise consulting. Karen holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems from Northeastern’s College of Engineering. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration through the University of Management and Technology.
Karen served 3 years on PMI’s Global Board of Directors and 2 years on the PMI Education Foundation Board of Directors, where she was elected Chairperson. Karen also chaired PMI’s Global Ethics Review Committee for several years and is viewed by the Institute as a leader in the practice of ethics within the project management profession. Karen, who has volunteered on various health advocacy committees within her local healthcare system, was appointed by former Governor John Lynch to serve on his Healthcare Cost Containment Committee.
Karen resides in Weare NH, with her husband Carl, her aging German-speaking mother and the house cat Sandy. Karen loves just sitting on a rock bench in their backyard in the spring and fall, practicing “Zentangling.”
Dr. Schreiber was a Professor of Public Health at the University of Texas, Director of the Elizabeth Kubler Ross Hospice Training Program and is currently the creator and Director of the Grief, Loss and Trauma certificate program at Southwestern College. Dr. Schreiber also facilitates Santa Fe Survivors of Suicide in Santa Fe. She is the founder of Santa Fe Doorways, a 12 year old community education program developed to improve end of life care. She is the president of the board for Circle of Love, a patient advocate at Christus St. Vincent Hospital and a board member of the Guardianship Alliance.
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 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.
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.
When Gene Fullam began researching his next career move, his goal was to parallel his interest in youth volunteer work (as a former Catholic Big Brother and AAU Team Basketball Coach) with his two-decades of extensive corporate finance experience in the for profit arena.
Intrigued by CHL’s mission and vision, Gene noted how the organization’s core business needs dovetailed nicely with his corporate finance background and interests.
Gene brings to CHL’s Board significant operational, organizational development and management leadership running complex organizations at both domestic and international firms – ORT America, IB&M, Salomon Smith Barney (Citigroup), Lehman Brothers, Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank and Standard & Poor’s Corporation (where he began his career).
Gene holds a BA from Boston College and a Masters Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern University.
He currently is a Senior Manger, 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 bi-lingual in English and Mandarin Chinese.