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 – a unique conflict resolution and mediation program for moms and dads parenting apart. She has also expanded Child Find’s reach in the areas of public education and allied professional training, safety training for parents and children, and information and referral services. Some 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; serving as president of the Association of Missing and Exploited Children’s Organizations (AMECO); and the creation of the Parent Help program. Donna received her Master of Arts in Communication with high honors from the University at Albany, State University of New York. Before coming to Child Find she was an Adjunct Faculty Member in the Communication Departments of the State University of New York, College at New Paltz & Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York.
Elizabeth Baker’s connection to Child Find of America 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 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.
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, the global food company.
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.
Michael Titens brings his legal talents to the board, 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
Lena Green, LCSW, CLC is an innovative leader, advocate and mental health clinician who has served children and families for over 20 years. She is skilled in various areas of mental health, program planning and development, clinical supervision and building strategic partnerships. She has an extensive history working with government agencies providing services to the most vulnerable populations throughout the five boroughs in NYC.
As a clinical social worker and psychotherapist, Lena has a deep commitment to community, working with underserved and marginalized populations. Lena specializes in parent-child attachment, promoting maternal mental health during pregnancy, the positive impact of father involvement and early childhood mental health issues. She is devoted to promoting open dialogue around the destigmitazation of father absence, mental health in men of color and ensuring that all children have access to both parents in a safe co-parenting environment.
Lena is the founder and executive director of The Akira Center, Inc. a free community based social service program focusing on fatherhood, healthy relationships, and mental health. In 2011 she joined the Mayor’s Taskforce for Responsible Fatherhood working with New York City agencies to help them infuse “father friendly” activities into their programs and continues to serve on the leadership team developing strategies for father inclusiveness and parent-child bonding.
Lena holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a Masters in Social Work from New York University (NYU) where she is currently pursuing her doctorate and several Post Masters degrees from NYU, Hunter College and Columbia University. Lena attributes her success to her strong faith in God, family support and a team of outstanding mentors who inspire her to pursue infinite possibilities. In addition to serving as a director on Child Find’s board, Lena maintains her commitment to community service as a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., The Campaign for Black Male Achievement, The NAACP, The Coalition on Mental Health, Community Healthcare Network and First Corinthian Baptist Church.