Advisory Board Connecticut

Susan is an investor focused on impact investing, specifically focused on providing capital to women entrepreneurs. Prior to this, Susan was the COO of the Global Impact Investing Network, the Co-Chief Operating Officer of the Credit Suisse’s Investment Banking Group, and an Executive Director at The Blackstone Group, Private Equity. Susan was an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette for 15 years.

David Berkowitz is a private investor residing in New Haven. David currently serves on the boards of the Helen and William Mazer Foundation and Congregation B'nai Israel and Connecticut Social Venture Partners and is a former board Member and Treasurer of the Northeast Wilderness Trust

Bill Buchanan most recently served as the CEO of Lazard Capital Markets LLC.  He joined Lazard Frères & Co. in July 2006, as Head of U.S. Equity Capital Markets and Co-Head of U.S. Corporate Finance.

Wes practices in Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessy’s Business Services and Individual Client Practice Groups. Wes represents public and closely-held businesses and non-profit organizations in all aspects of their operations, from formation and start-up through growth, ongoing operations, and exit planning.

Mildred Carstensen  has spent her career as an educator, beginning as a high school French teacher in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1967.

Raúl de Brigard lives in Higganum and New York City, and has degrees from Harvard and UCLA in architecture and land planning. Since his arrival in Connecticut some  50 years ago he has been active in town affairs, including many years as chair of the Planning & Zoning and Conservation Commissions.

Nicole Granath lives in Stamford, CT and works as a research analyst at 19 Capital, a long-short equity fund based in Rowayton, CT. During the summer of 2014, she worked at the Connecticut office of The Trust for Public Land assisting with the campaign to conserve the 1,000-acre Preserve in Old Saybrook, the planning process for Johnson Oak Park in Bridgeport, and philanthropy initiatives.

Tom Holloway, a Madison resident, is now retired. He served as Chief Financial Officer of the Community Economic Development Fund in Hartford and previously as CFO of the Bank Mart, a former Bridgeport savings bank.

Carolyn O’Brien is the former Executive Director of the Viking Global Foundation, a foundation focused on promoting school readiness for at risk children in Connecticut and New York.

Emma Tuzinkiewicz (New York) joined KKR’s Public Affairs team in 2015 to help support the Firm’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) work across its investment portfolio. A graduate of Columbia College at Columbia University, Ms. Tuzinkiewicz earned a B.A. focusing her studies on Sustainable Development and Spanish.

Harry White met The Trust for Public Land through Coogan Farm and helping lead its successful, $5 million campaign in 2012- Harry’s 40th year of volunteer fund-raising and helping to lead nonprofits.