Lynn Dadzie-Yeboah is Founder and President of Alexis Miranda Foundation. Lynn has over 15 years experience in investment management. Her most recent role was Assistant Vice President and Portfolio Manager at US Trust Bank of America Global Wealth and Investment Management. Prior to that, she held numerous roles at Fidelity Investments with her last position being Legal Product Manager. Lynn graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Economics and French.
Lynn has been involved in various philanthropic and volunteer projects. She sits on the Advisory Board of a number of organizations as well as a number of Fund raising committees. Lynn worked with the University of Texas to raise funds from Alumni to support the school. She also worked for the Arlington, Texas Mayor’s campaign and tele-fund. At Fidelity and Bank of America, she participated in Habitat for Humanity projects. Lynn was a Mentor for Junior Achievement and enjoyed teaching 6th graders about the Stock Market. She believes in giving back to our communities and teaching our young ones to do the same.
Lisa A. Borges is the Executive Director of The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism where she is responsible for the successful leadership and strategic development of the organization as well as the consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives.
Since Lisa started with the Foundation in 1999, over fourteen million dollars has been raised through various fundraisers and the establishment of partnerships with loyal corporate sponsors. Under her leadership, the Foundation has implemented and funded seven new programs and developed the annual grant program into a widely recognized funding source in the autism community. Prior to joining the Foundation, Lisa was employed by Woolf Associates, a sports marketing and management firm as well as the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation as a Loan Requisition Officer. Lisa earned a Juris Doctor degree from The New England School of Law and completed a certificate program in Nonprofit Human Service Management from Clark University.
Lisa recently founded the New England Celebrity Foundation Forum, a networking group of celebrity and professional team foundations. She currently serves on the Executive Committee of Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts and is a member of the Statewide Coalition for Autism as well as the National Sports Marketing Network. Lisa lives in Milford, Massachusetts with her husband and two children where she is an active volunteer in the community.
MaryAnn Struble is currently Director of Student services for the Lincoln School department in Rhode Island. She has 15 years plus of experience in the Special Education.
Kwasi Dadzie-Yeboah is a Senior Investment Professional with 15 plus years experience in the Investment Management industry. His most current role is Quantitative Equity Research Analyst at Fidelity Management and Research Company. Prior to joining Fidelity, he worked as a Project Manager / Quantity Surveyor for Property Services Consultancy in the UK, a multi disciplinary construction consulting company. He was responsible for providing strategic advice to real estate and property developers. Mr. Dadzie-Yeboah received his undergraduate degree from University of Science and Technology, Ghana and his Masters of Science degree in Investment Analysis from University of Stirling, in the UK.
Kwasi believes in giving back to his community and helping mold the minds of our youth into responsible members of the society. He has participated in various volunteer activities through his employer.
Chris is currently part of the asset allocation management team for one of the largest global asset managers. Previously he was head of Portfolio Management-Americas within the Investment Solutions Group at State Street Global Advisors (2010-2014). Prior to joining State Street Global Advisors, he held a number of different roles at Fidelity Investments and Pyramis Global Advisors, a Fidelity company, beginning in 1997. Prior to that he was a CPA with Kaplan Moran & Digennaro in the public accounting field (1995-1997). Chris earned his BA with a concentration in accounting and his MBA with a concentration in finance from Bryant University where he is now also an adjunct professor of finance. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, the Chartered Alternatives Investment Analyst designation, and he is also a CPA. In addition he is the patent inventor of the financial ratio called “Legacy Risk.”
Esther is the Chief Executive Officer of Heavenly Treasures Child Development. She has 20 plus years in field of child development. Her responsibilities include but are not limited to, ensuring that guidelines and standards are properly implemented. Continual education for staff members. Strategies for parental involvement are in place, and working closely with specialists to ensure that children with specific challenges needs are met. Esther finds the field of child development to be rewarding both professionally and personally. She attended the University of Texas in Arlington majoring in Business Administration. Esther is committed to giving back to the community. She a member of girlsfriendsignite, a program for teen girls ages 13 to 18, to promoting self-awareness through empowerment. She donates her services willingly to numerous programs, from children with physical and learning disabilities; to battered women shelters; as well as breast cancer awareness programs.
Isaac Osae-Brown earned his Masters’ degree in Special Education with an emphasis on Moderate/Severe disabilities at the California State University, Dominguez – Hills. He also received his level II Education Specialist Clear Credential (Moderate/Severe disabilities) and Administrative Service Credential from the California State University to manage public schools and provide instruction to all students with multiple disabilities, including autism in the United States. Isaac has taught in urban Special education classrooms for over ten years and had also served as a graphic design and publication consultant for the United Nations office in Lagos, Nigeria.
Isaac also holds a Masters degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan and a bachelor of Fine Arts (Graphic Design) from the University of Ife in Nigeria. He is certified by the U.S. Board of Education and is authorized to provide instructional services to all students with disabilities and to lead in public school administration. He is a member of the National Education Association (NEA), California Teachers Association (CTA), and Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).
Currently, Isaac works with the Los Angeles public school system as an Education Specialist and beginning teacher mentor in Compton, California and a columnist on the education page for the Business Day newspaper in Lagos, Nigeria. He is an advocate and speaker for Special education services in the United States and abroad. He can be reached to provide public speaking engagements and professional developments in Special Education.