Meet the Board
Keely E Harris
For over 20 years, Keely has been actively involved as a volunteer/board member in several community organizations on Long Island, with experience in running fundraisers to raise funding & awareness for breast cancer, children athletics and many other community endeavors. She was previously employed as IVF Research Technician for over 10 years, working side by side with fertility specialists at: University of Penn Medical School and LI IVF. Her education and hands on experiences will help to guide the foundation in a direction of success.
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from SUNY Stony Brook, 1982
James Darren Harris
Formerly employed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) New Jersey Field Office, Darren is currently finishing his Master’s thesis in the Environmental Studies Program at Ohio University. He manages several rental properties that he owns, while acting as general contractor for remodeling projects on several of them. His educational background has afforded him experience in interpreting biological reports as well as legal documents.
Expected Master of Science in Environmental Studies from Ohio University
Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from Ohio University, 2000
Juris Doctorate from University of Toledo College of Law, 1995
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Kenyon College, 1992
Mary Regina Phillips Munster
Regina is a civil litigator whose practice extends to the defense of matters involving personal injury, products liability and general negligence. She worked as a New York City Paramedic for more than 10 years, providing traditional 911 medical care to patients residing in the boroughs of New York. In addition she provided medical care to high-risk patients being moved between facilities in the tri-state area. Relying upon this experience, Regina is able to guide the foundation with the substantive medical and legal issues that may arise as this non-profit foundation grows.
Juris Doctorate from Fordham Law School, 2004
Bachelor of Arts in English from Kenyon College, 1992
Karen Corley, CPA
Since 1993, Karen has served as Director of Finance for Not-for-Profit 501 C-3 Legal Services Corporation of an annual budget of $ 7.5 Million. While working in public accounting, she specialized in not-for-profit accounting. Licensed as a CPA in New York State since 1982, she has worked as a CPA for 34 years in a variety of areas of business. Her expertise in non-for profit accounting will support the board’s success in achieving their mission.
Master of Science in Taxation from Long Island University, CW Post Center, 1987
Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Long Island University, CW Post Center, 1980
Menachem M. Nagar, M.D.
Research & Development, Chairman
Menachem has worked 10 years as creative director of Chabad-Lubavitch Media Center focusing on usability and information architecture before pursuing a medical career. Applying his creative skills in medicine, in 2014 he won the 3-Day-Startup competition at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology for prototyping an innovative mobile app that would increase compliance in pediatric diabetes patients. Combining his knowledge and skills, Menachem enlightens the board on the health and management of G6PD deficiency, and his vision helps to plan ways to successfully accomplish the mission as a foundation.
Doctor of Medicine from Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, 2016
Bachelor of Science in Biology from Touro College, 2011