Board of Directors
Elizabeth Baker, President
Elizabeth’s connection to Child Find began more than a decade ago as a searching parent. Her agonizing nine-month search and reunification with her children have given her unique insight – as well as dedication – to the plight of missing children and their families. That compassion, combined with her energy and leadership skills make her invaluable as President of Child Find’s Board of Directors.
Elizabeth most recently served as Vice President of Cloud Managed Services Delivery at IBM before retiring in 2017. She began her career as a Facilities Engineer, later holding a variety of management and up line management positions in engineering and manufacturing, supporting a variety of IBM Microelectronics packaging businesses. Elizabeth went on to several leadership positions – leading global teams in manufacturing, Business Operations, Demand/Supply Planning and Inventory. Elizabeth joined IBM after completing a degree in Engineering from Michigan State University.
Eric Malter, Vice President
Eric contributes his knowledge and expertise in strategic planning and marketing to Child Find, having worked in the healthcare agency business for more than 40 years. While his early career was spent on the creative side of marketing, he was ultimately drawn to the account services and strategic planning aspects of agency life, and founded Medical Database Communications, Inc. With his extensive healthcare database marketing experience, for over two decades Eric kept MDC positioned at the center of the world of programmatic media and marketing, providing clients with outstanding returns on their marketing investments. In 2017, Eric launched a new marketing company, Vizion Advertising, LLC and continues to serve the needs of existing and new clients alike.
Eric received his Bachelor of Arts in mass communications from the University of South Florida.
Arthur Finnel, Treasurer
Art is the Co-Founder of Horizon Partners Ventures LLC. He brings his expertise in financial oversight and development to Child Find having over 30 year of leadership experience working with both large and small companies. He was CFO of Wellgen Inc., a biotechnology company using nutrigenomics to discover and develop plant-based wellness products; Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Bionova Holding Corporation, an agribusiness biotechnology company. Mr. Finnel also held senior executive positions of increasing responsibility at Mars Incorporated.
Art holds three degrees from the University of Pennsylvania: a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the Wharton School, a master’s degree in Operations Research, and a Wharton MBA in finance.
Donna Linder, Executive Director & Secretary
Since being appointed Executive Director of Child Find in 1996, Donna has provided guidance and oversight to it’s programs designed to prevent and resolve parental child abduction, kidnapping by strangers, and runaways. In 2006 she created Child Find’s Parent Help program – a unique conflict resolution and mediation program for moms and dads parenting apart. Donna has also expanded Child Find’s public education initiatives, safety trainings for allied professionals, parents and children, and information and referral services. Significant accomplishments during her tenure include consistent A+ ratings from Charity Watch; presenting at the first White House Conference on Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children; and serving as President of the Association of Missing and Exploited Children’s Organizations (AMECO).
Donna received her Master of Arts in communication with high honors from the University at Albany, State University of New York. Prior to Child Find, she was an adjunct faculty member in the Communication Departments of the State University of New York at New Paltz and Marist College.
Michael brings his legal talents to Child Find, advising on contractual and compliance matters. He represents U.S. and international clients in structuring, negotiating, and implementing mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. He also represents U.S. and foreign issuers in securities offerings and compliance with public disclosure and reporting requirements, including corporate governance and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. His general corporate practice includes the formation and operation of corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies; commercial contracts; and structuring and documenting employment, distribution, and representation arrangements.
Mike serves as co-chair of Thompson & Knight’s cross-practice Data Privacy and CyberSecurity initiative. Distinctions and Honors include: The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Corporate Law) 2013-2015; and Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Corporate Finance, Business/Corporate); 2003-2004, 2006-2007, 2013-2014.
Dr. Lena Green
Dr. Lena Green, DSW, LCSW, CLC, is a graduate of the NYU Silver School of Social Work with over 20 years of direct clinical practice with children and families. She is skilled in various areas of mental health, program planning and development, clinical supervision and building strategic partnerships. As a clinical social worker and psychotherapist, Lena has a deep commitment to community, working with underserved and marginalized populations. She is the Founder of The Akira Center, Inc., a free community based social services program focusing on fatherhood, healthy relationships, and mental health.
Lena received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and her master’s degrees from Silver School of Social work at NYU. She holds Post-Master’s Certificates in Advance Clinical Practice from Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, and in the Treatment of Alcohol and Drug Addicted Clients (TADAC) from NYU Silver School of Social Work.
Karen Kozac Reiter
Karen is the Chief Administrative Officer for the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct, the state agency that provides oversight for judges in the Unified Court System. Prior professional experience includes Assistant District Attorney in New York County and Staff Writer for the Union for Reform Judaism, Department of Synagogue Management.
While she raised her children in Westchester, Karen was on the board of the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force, Larchmont Temple, and on the Town of Mamaroneck Selection Committee. She holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from Brooklyn Law School.(Edit)