Thabiti Brown


B.A., Brown University

M.A., Columbia University

Thabiti is the Head of School at Codman Academy. He joined the school as the founding Humanities teacher in 2001 before serving as Academic Dean and Codman's first Principal. Prior to joining Codman, he taught at the Beacon School in New York and at the International School of Panama. Thabiti is a recipient of a 2005 Milken Educator Award. In 2011, he was awarded a Lynch Fellowship for Boston school leaders affiliated with Boston College Graduate School of Education. In 2014, Thabiti was awarded EL Education's inaugural Silverberg Leadership Award and was named by the Boston Chamber of Commerce as one of Ten Outstanding Young Leaders. Thabiti's special interest is in schools as community centers. He is a member of the Codman Square Health Center board of directors. Thabiti is a graduate of Brown University (BA in American Civilizations) and Teachers College - Columbia University (MA in Social Studies).

Elise King

Elise King has worked in Corporate Strategy at Sculptor Capital Management in New York since joining in March 2015. She leads the firm’s public investor relations efforts, engaging in external communication with NYSE:SCU shareholders and analyst coverage. Ms. King also focuses on growth opportunities for Sculptor from new fund research and investment proposals to product launches, and manages internal projects and planning relating to corporate development. She is also responsible for the Firm’s public and internal corporate communications.

Previously, Ms. King was an associate at Citi within Investor Services on Prime Finance Sales. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business and serves on the Board of Invest in Girls.

Simon Griffiths


Simon Griffiths is the head of Distribution for Citizens Bank.  The Distribution Network is made up of approximately 7,000 colleagues, 1,200 branches and 3,200 ATMs in 11 states in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions.  

Simon has held a variety of consumer banking leadership roles over the past 20 years prior to joining Citizens Bank.  Most recently, he served as managing director of the branch network at Santander Bank.  Prior to Santander, Simon was at JP Morgan Chase, as the national head of branch administration.  He also previously worked at Washington Mutual, where he led pricing and product strategy for home equity.

Simon serves as a member of the Citizens Executive Leadership Group and is the Executive Sponsor for Citizens’ commitment to Invest In Girls.

A native of London, Simon completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK and went on to study Law at the York College of Law, York, UK.  He currently resides in Jamaica Plain, MA with his wife and two children.

Grace Yoon

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Grace Yoon is the Chief Marketing Officer of Rockefeller Capital and Chief Operating Officer of Strategic Advisory.  She is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Prior to joining Rockefeller, Ms. Yoon was a senior executive in financial services advisory at Ernst & Young, advising financial institutions in areas of transformation, innovation and strategy. Previously, she was a managing director at Morgan Stanley, responsible for driving wealth and asset management growth for investment banking clients. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Ms. Yoon spent a number of years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in investment banking, equity capital markets, and investor relations for Merrill Lynch during the financial crisis.

She earned an M.B.A. in Finance from Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University, a B.A. in Economics at Brown University, and is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy. Ms. Yoon is a Member of the Board of Directors of Invest In Girls.

Karen Bond

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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

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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).

Matt Conroy

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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


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.

Christina Oliver

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.

Heidi Pickett

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.

Lisa Mullan

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.

Dune Thorne

Dune Thorne

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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 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).