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Lisette Cooper is Vice Chair of Fiduciary Trust International (FTI), a global wealth management firm. She founded Athena Capital Advisors, an award-winning OCIO (outsourced Chief Investment Officer) and wealth management firm, which was sold to FTI in 2020. Lisette helped to establish Athena Capital as one of the leaders in the field of impact investing. She is actively involved in investment strategy and relationship management for client portfolios. Lisette has appeared many times on national television and is widely quoted in the media. She holds the CFA designation as well as several patents.
Lisette is a board member of the Boston Youth Sanctuary, the Mind and Life Institute, the Center for Heathy Minds Innovations and former chair of the board of The Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. She is a Mind and Life Fellow and has served as an Expert in Residence at the Harvard Innovation Lab. Lisette received her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University and a PhD from Harvard University.
Lisette Cooper, PhD
Founder, Board Member
Sarah (Chökyi) Nitschke is a psychotherapist in private practice in the north suburbs of Chicago. She earned a Master’s degree in Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Naropa University in Boulder, CO. She has 25+ years studying and practicing mindfulness, meditation and other contemplative practices from various wisdom traditions. After 20+ years’ experience as a professor in higher education teaching art, design, mindfulness and creativity, Sarah decided to bring her passion for being of service to others to the therapeutic path. Additionally for over a decade, Sarah owned a creative design and consulting business where she partnered with a select group of private clients in the health and healing industries. Prior to her current roles as as Executive Director and a clinician, Sarah was an Associate Professor, an award-winning documentary filmmaker and artist that exhibited both nationally and internationally. She earned a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis, MO and an MFA from University of Colorado Boulder.
Sarah (Chökyi) Nitschke, MA, MFA
Executive Director, Board Member
Scott Keto is Chief Operating Officer at CoinList, a fundraising and investment platform that has helped companies attract more than $800m in investment from a global investor base. He also serves as the head of the firm's trading unit, CoinList Markets. Previously Scott was an associate portfolio manager at Athena Capital Advisors, a multi-family office based in Boston with more than $6bn under management. He has also held roles at Accomplice VC and Dalberg Global Development Advisors. He holds an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he also received certificates in Finance and Sustainability, and a BA from Bard College.