CCF’s Board of Directors is comprised of business professionals from various disciplines who oversee the Foundation’s policies and activities.
Lisa Yue – President
Lisa Yue is the founding executive director of the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF), which she established after losing two young children to cardiomyopathy. She is the recipient of the Good Housekeeping 2004 Hero for Health Award and the Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian 2005 Golden Heart Award. Ms. Yue was selected as a semi-finalist in the 2014 Pandora Hearts of Today contest and a honoree in the Lady Godiva Program. In 2014 CCF received the NJBiz Healthcare Heroes Award for Education. Before forming CCF, Ms. Yue was the Asia regional marketing director for Columbia TriStar Films, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment. She also has held marketing positions at HJ Heinz, McDonald’s and Walt Disney. She is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and currently is a contributing blogger for The Huffington Post. She lives in Cresskill, NJ with her husband Eddie and four children.
Brian Nold – Treasurer
Dr. Nold is a founding partner and chief investment officer for Column Park Asset Management. Previously, he was a managing director and senior portfolio manager focused on healthcare and utilities at Seix Investment Advisors, a fixed income money management firm in New Jersey. Prior to joining Seix, Dr. Nold served as a fixed income research analyst at Morgan Stanley in New York. Dr. Nold holds a M.D. from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and a B.A. from the University of Virginia.
Raymond Yue – Secretary
Mr. Yue has a wide range of experience in financial, strategic and business planning, venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Yue is currently the chief financial officer for Satmetrix, a software company focused on customer experience management. Previously Mr. Yue held senior finance positions at Intuit, Microsoft, Skype, eBay, Paperloop and The Walt Disney Company as well as transactional experience at Kidder, Peabody & Co. and Pario Ventures. Mr. Yue holds an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a B.S. from Georgetown University.
Won Choi – Director
Mr. Choi is a managing director at MacKay Shields in the High Yield Group, where he focuses on the chemicals, metals, and paper & packaging sectors. Previously, he worked for Fenway Partners and the Investment Banking Division of Salomon Smith Barney. Mr. Choi holds a B.A. from Yale University and is a CFA charterholder.
Carney Hawks – Director
Mr. Hawks is a partner at Brigade Capital Management, a credit focused asset management firm. Previously, Mr. Hawks was a managing director at Mackay Shields in its high yield group. He graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia with a B.S. in commerce and is a CFA charterholder. He resides in Greenwich, Connecticut with his wife Melissa and three children.
Carolyn Kong – Director
Dr. Kong is chief business & development officer at Fidia Pharma USA Inc. Prior to Fidia, Dr. Kong held several senior management roles covering new business development, commercial strategy and global marketing at Motif Biosciences, Endo Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson. She also worked at GD Searle/Pharmacia in new product planning, and Bristol- Myers Squibb in the cardiovascular franchise. Dr. Kong received her B.S. in Pharmacy from Rutgers University and Pharm.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Edward Yu – Director
Edward Yu co-‐founded the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation with his wife Lisa Yue and works with CCF’s board of directors on a number of fundraising initiatives. Mr. Yu has more than 23 years of experience in the financial services industry involving equity research, fixed income research, distressed sales, and banking in both the U.S. and Asia. Currently, he is the founding partner and president of Column Park Asset Management. Previously he served as a managing director at Nomura Securities, Macquarie Capital and Morgan Stanley. Mr. Yu graduated from Washington and Lee University with a B.A. and Columbia University Graduate School of Business with a M.B.A.