Karen Bond brings more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit management, leadership and organizational development experience to the board. In January 2017, she became the third executive director of Boys Hope Girls Hope (BHGH) of Baltimore. Prior to joining BHGH, Ms. Bond served as senior director of external relations for the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. She is recently completed her term as President of Executive Alliance , an organization focused on accelerating the success and leadership of accomplished women by expanding their impact and influence through advocacy, education, and mentorship. Active in Baltimore’s education and philanthropic community, Ms. Bond has served on the boards of the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Maryland Association of Non-profits, Friends School, Meals on Wheels, Duke University Project Engage, and the Greater Baltimore Committee Leadership Board. She brings a high level of energy and experience to helping boards add women directors and increase diversity within their organizations. Ms. Bond received an A.B. in English and political science from Duke University and a M.S. in applied behavior science John Hopkins University.
Tiffani S. Collins
Tiffani Collins is an experienced trial attorney specializing in civil litigation, criminal defense and a wide variety business matters, including formation and governance and contract disputes. Over the last decade, she has built a reputation as a formidable advocate, zealously fighting for the rights of her clients. Ms. Collins started her career in private practice at some of Maryland’s most notable firms, before venturing out on her own. In 2017, she joined forced with fellow trial attorney Jason Downs to form Baltimore based law firm, Downs Collins, P.A. In her role as managing partner, Ms. Collins oversees the firm’s day to day operations and strategic growth. In addition to these responsibilities, Ms. Collins serves as lead counsel on a number of civil and criminal matters in state and federal courts and routinely as well as provides external general counsel services to small and mid-sized businesses and non-profits throughout the state of Maryland.
Ms. Collins’ passion for the legal profession has led to her relentless commitment to ensure its diversity and inclusivity. Ms. Collins currently serves as the Co-chair of the Judicial Appointments Committee and a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Maryland State Bar Association
In addition to her passion for the legal profession, Ms. Collins is a staunch advocate of community service. She currently service as Vice President of the board for the Baltimore Education Scholarship Trust and dedicates a significant portion of her time to mentoring and speaking to women and young adults about education and opportunity.
Ms. Collins received her Bachelor of Art from the University of Maryland in 2005 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in 2008. After law school she had the honor of serving as law clerk tp the Honorable David W. Young, Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland.
Ms. Collins has been recognized by the Maryland Daily Record as one of Maryland’s Leading Women (2016) and by the National Black Trial Lawyers’ Association as a Top 40 Under 40 (2017).
As the Director of Operations, Finance, and Business Risk, Matt is responsible for overseeing each of these functional teams. In addition, Matt serves on IR+M’s Management Committee, whose mission is to provide governance over IR+M’s strategic direction.
Prior to joining IR+M, Matt held various roles at State Street Global Markets, most recently Managing Director of Fixed Income Sales and Trading. Before that, he held positions in Global Link, State Street’s electronic trade execution and confirmation platform, including Head of Global Link Australia and New Zealand, where he established Global Link/FX Connect as a preferred FX trading platform.
Matt has previously held board positions with the Evergreen Day School in Cambridge, MA, and Belmont Youth Lacrosse in Belmont, MA, where he’s been coaching youth lacrosse to boys and girls since 2005. He currently resides in Belmont, MA with his wife and two daughters.
Matt has a BS in Business Administration and Business Law from Providence College (1992), and is a CFA Charterholder.
Christina Qi serves as Co-Founder and Partner at Domeyard LP, a hedge fund known for its focus on high frequency trading. Domeyard closed its Series C in 2017 and trades up to $1 billion USD per day. Her company’s story has been featured on the front page of Forbes, Nikkei, and other publications. Christina brings experience in investment management, sales and trading, derivatives operations, and technology across Goldman Sachs, UBS Securities, Zions Bank, and MIT Lincoln Labs. She is a visiting lecturer at MIT, within Nobel Laureate Robert Merton’s “Retirement Finance” class since 2014 and is a case study protagonist at Harvard Business School. Christina sits on the Board of Directors of Invest in Girls, the Board of the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association (SBAA), the U.S. Non-Profit Boards Committee of 100 Women in Finance (100WF), and the Scholarship Committee of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association. Christina and her Co-Founders have been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 and Boston Business Journal 40 Under 40 lists, and is the Women’s Wealth Forum 2018 Founder of the Year. She holds an S.B. in Management Science from MIT and is a CAIA Charterholder.
Olachi A. Opara is a portfolio analyst at Brown Advisory. She works with the portfolio management team to help manage the balanced accounts of their private clients. She joined Brown Advisory in 2007 from T. Rowe Price where she served as a Retail Specialist.
Michelle is engaged in business development for GMO’s Global Client Relations team located in the Boston office. Prior to joining GMO in 2015, she worked at Strategic Value Partners as the managing director of marketing and investor relations.
Caroline is an attorney in the Private Client Group at Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston, Massachusetts.
Caroline received her J.D. from Boston College Law School and her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Christina Oliver identifies and works with a wide range of partners to inform the distribution and development of the organization’s newest learning games. As part of a seamless product development and implementation process, she oversees the educational initiatives team tasked with working closely with educators and students to ensure Classroom, Inc.’s learning games and instructional guidance lead to instructional improvements and increases in literacy competencies. She brings over a decade of experience working in non-profit education reform in New York City.
Ms. Heidi V. Pickett is the Director of the MIT Sloan Master of Finance program with responsibility for developing and implementing new programing, engaging external stakeholders, and executing strategies supporting the mission of producing the next generation of global financial leaders. She leads study tours in Asia and the UK focused on finance, monetary policy and global markets. Ms. Pickett also serves on the policy committees for the Master of Finance Program and Sloan Undergraduate Education.
Neil Desai is a portfolio manager of the Putnam Global Technology Fund, Putnam Long/Short TMT Fund, and Putnam Global Research Fund. He is responsible for the sourcing, research, due diligence and monitoring of technology investment opportunities on a global basis.
Kusum was born in India. After early education in a British school, she moved to New York City in 1966 when her father, who was part to the Indian diplomatic core, was transferred to New York. She attended high school in New York and upon completion in 1969, returned to New Delhi, India to attend college. She attended LSR College in Delhi University and graduated with Honors in Economics and Mathematics.
Lisa Mullan is the Director of Investor Relations at HubSpot, an online media company, located in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to her role at HubSpot, Ms. Mullan was an Investment Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Adage Capital. Ms. Mullan is a graduate of Columbia University in New York City and serves on the Board of Invest In Girls.
Kathy is partner at Rodman and Rodman. She came to Rodman & Rodman in 1999. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in accounting. She received her master in taxation from Bentley University. She is also a Certified Advanced ProAdvisor for QuickBooks. Kathy is thoroughly involved with the clientele of Rodman & Rodman. She works closely with our clients assisting them with their tax and financial needs
Dune Thorne is a Partner of Brown Advisory where she Heads the Boston Office and works closely with families to help them develop thoughtful financial and investment plans. She leads her own family’s family office where she works with 3 generations and over 20 family members as well as a small group of other families to provide multi-generational investment, tax and long-term planning advice.
Prior to joining Brown Dune was a principal and Silver Bridge Advisors, a Boston based boutique investment advisory firm. Before coming back to Boston in 2007 Dune worked as the Director of Investments for Circle Financial a multi- family investment think tank in New York and was a teaching assistant at Columbia Business School in their wealth management discipline.
Ms. Thorne has published articles in Financial Planning and Forbes.com and has been quoted in the Financial Times, American Banker, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Family Wealth Report, Investment News, Bloomberg, Private Asset Management and in the book “Women and Philanthropy.” She was honored as a one of the 2013 World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders, one of the Top 50 Women in Wealth by AdvisorOne in 2011, was a recipient of Boston Business Journal's Emerging Leader Award in 2011, was an honored participant of the Family Wealth Alliance 40minus Leadership Summit and recognized as one of Banker and Tradesman’s New Leaders in 2009. She is also a graduate of the Boston Center for Community & Justice Lead Boston Program.
Ms. Thorne is the founder and Chairwoman of Invest in Girls, serves as a member of the Golden Seeds LP Advisory Committee and Tiger 21. She is also a trustee and investment committee member for Milton Academy and the deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum and serves on the investment committee for Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts and Lincoln Nursery School.
Ms. Thorne earned an MBA from Harvard Business School where she completed independent studies on women and investing, as well as angel investing, and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College. She is a CERTIFIED WEALTH STRATEGIST® (CWS®) professional and a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA).