EPIC Long Island, formerly the Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island, has appointed Managing Director for PB Capital Corporation Carol Chen to its Board of Directors.
Chen has been in the financial services industry for 22 years, including over 16 years in commercial real estate banking focusing on lending, credit risk management, asset management, and restructuring/workouts. She has held many leadership positions, including Managing Director and Chief Credit Officer at PB Capital Corporation, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bank, responsible for PB Capital's U.S. commercial real estate business, as well as senior positions in commercial real estate at Barclays and UBS in New York.
A native New Yorker, Chen attended Cornell University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree and was a Dean's Scholar. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Chen has been active in many charitable organizations, including Minds Matter, Good Dog Foundation, and Cross-Cultural Solutions and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Leake and Watts, a not-for-profit social services agency based in Yonkers, NY.
"We are very pleased to welcome Carol Chen to our family,” said Executive Director Thomas M. Hopkins. “Her deep commitment to serving the community is among her many strong qualities that EPIC Long Island seeks in its leaders.”
EPIC Long Island provides many services to people with epilepsy, developmental disabilities and mental illness. EPIC offers a Day Habilitation program; operates residential programs across Nassau and Suffolk counties; a Community Services program that provides Medicaid Service Coordination, Respite, and Residential Habilitation; and clinics that provide comprehensive services to persons with epilepsy, developmental disabilities, and mental illnesses. In addition, through its Community Education and Outreach Programs, the EPIC LI is committed to educating the public, teachers, health care professionals, and businesses about epilepsy, and serves as an advocate for those with epilepsy. All of the its programs are designed to help people reach their full potential and enhance their sense of self-esteem.