Eugenia Askren, recently retired from her position as the Senior
Advisor to the Chairman of Ceská sporitelna, the largest
bank in the Czech Republic. Ceská sporitelna, a.s. is part
of the Erste Group, which is the leading financial services provider
in Central Europe. Her responsibilities include human resources,
community projects and financial budgeting.
Before Prague, Ms. Askren was VP-Finance and Administration at
the Project for Public Spaces, Inc., a non-profit urban design
firm in New York City. Prior to Public Spaces, Eugenia worked
for Chemical Bank in the International Division. Her focus was
Europe, including Italy, the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg,
Past Board involvements include: Earth Day New York, 262 CPW
Corporation, Community Playground Association and Convent of Sacred
Heart all in New York City.
Ms. Askren majored in economics and foreign languages, and she
holds a Bachelors degree from Georgetown University. She
has done graduate work in portfolio theory at New York University.
|Philip J. Fitzpatrick- Board
Philip Fitzpatrick has worked as a lawyer in Jeffersonville,
VT for over 25 years. He has been President of the Lamoille County
Bar for 10 years. Since 1988, Mr. Fitzpatrick has been the Lamoille
County probate judge. He is currently President of the Vermont
Probate Judges Association.
Prior to his legal work, Mr. Fitzpatrick worked as a schoolteacher
in Rockaway, NJ and as a VISTA volunteer in Milwaukee, WI.
Mr. Fitzpatricks non-professional interests include writing,
acting, and singing. He was a soloist in the Georgetown University
Glee Club, which toured Puerto Rico and performed for Pablo Casals
at his home.
Mr. Fitzpatrick has a Bachelors degree in Economics and
Philosophy from Georgetown University and a law degree from Boston
Louise Lague has worked as a journalist, editor and author for
30 years. For 17 years she worked as an Author, Editor and Projects
Manager at People magazine. Prior to People Magazine, Ms. Lague
worked at the Washington Star as a writer and feature columnist.
She is now both a journalist and practicing psychotherapist specializing
in midlife issues, including divorce, career changes, mourning
and other midlife transitions.
Ms. Lague is currently working on her second book Diva
Lessons. Her first book The Working Moms Book
of Hints, Tips and Everyday Wisdom was published in 1995.
Ms. Lague has a Bachelors degree in French from Georgetown
University and a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from
Fairfield University. She is a National Certified Counselor with
a Diploma in Mind/Body Medicine from Harvard Medical School.
Briggs Larkin has worked in the non-profit world for over 20
years. For 10 years she worked at the Volunteer Center of Bergen
County, New Jersey in various capacities including grant compliance,
financial accounting and management, and volunteer recruitment.
Prior to the VCBC, Ms. Larkin worked at American the Beautiful
Fund on environmental and community cultural projects.
In addition to her professional experience, Ms. Larkin has been
an active member of the Junior League and League of Women Voters.
She served as Trainer for new recruits and eventually Treasurer
and Vice President for the Junior League of Bergen County in New
Jersey. She served as Secretary for the League of Women Voters
of Bergen County.
Ms. Larkin has a Bachelors degree in Languages from Georgetown
University. She has studied computer programming and accounting
at Bergen Community College.
|Holly Van Fleet
Holly Van Fleet works at the State Department where she providing
translators and interpreters for events at State. Ms. Van Fleet
previously worked at AED, an international development company
in Washington, DC.
ADVISORS TO THE BOARD
Rob Carson teaches English at the Dwight-Englewood School in
Englewood, NJ. He serves as an academic advisor and reader for
the Fellowship Program.
Mr. Carson has a Bachelor's Degree from Hamilton College in Clinton,