Your family: My husband, Gary Mathias is also a Yale SOM alum, ’87. Gary and I have lived in New Haven, Greenwich, Atlanta, Florida, and now back in Connecticut, while adding three children to our family. The eldest, Aaron (Amherst), works for Gary in our business, Thetis Pharma, and will be starting a masters at Yale in Bio Medical Engineering in the Fall. Daughter Liana (Wesleyan) will be entering Medical School at University of Vermont in the Fall. She has been an Alzheimer’s researcher at McLean Hospital. Youngest son Simon graduated from Wharton (undergrad) this Spring where he was captain of his collegeLacrosse team (that won the Ivy’s this year).
Yale Affiliation: '86 MBA
Where you live: Ridgefield, CT
What you do: I am an entrepreneur, researcher, and executive education specialist. I’ve spent the last decade building more than a dozen executive peer groups for senior HR Officers in Fortune 1000 companies in areas like People Analytics and Workforce Planning, Total Rewards, Diversity and Inclusion, Talent Management, and Leadership Development. I recently started a group, the Human Capital Investment and Reporting Council for HR, Finance, and Investment Executives who are interested in enhancing transparency and accountability in human capital metrics. My special “sauce” is educating and providing an investor and strategic point of view and business acumen to HR. I also serve as a Program Director for The Conference Board on Employee Financial Well-being.
Other Yale volunteer work: Elected to the Yale SOM Alumnae Board several years back; started a Fairfield County SOM chapter, and acted as Class Secretary for our 25th reunion.
Something we might not know about you: My proudest accomplishment is that all three of my kids were captains of their Lacrosse Teams in College, and I remain an avid (some would say, crazed) fan...notably at the Ivy Championship against Yale when Penn won in triple overtime. Our dog Burley, an English Golden Retriever, is still the best ground baller in the family. I enjoy tennis and Zumba.