Janaka DeSilva, Global Program Manager with expertise in natural resources management at an ecosystem level who has worked at national and regional scales in Asia and USA. An analytical, results-oriented individual with the ability to address complex social, economic and natural resource challenges in a multi-stakeholder setting using systems–based thinking and participatory principles. Skilled at program and project development, securing funding, managing multidisciplinary teams and monitoring and evaluation.
Co-Edited a book, eight peer reviewed publications, 25+ reports, papers and technical documents and over 50 presentations and seminars at technical meetings.
Tanya Jeffords is in private practice in Augusta, Georgia, in the Law Offices of Tanya D. Jeffords and Associates, PC, where her motto for success is Preparation and the Power of Prayer.
Tanya earned her undergraduate degree from Augusta State University and her Juris Doctorate from Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law in 2001. She is licensed to practice law in both Georgia and South Carolina and is among the top lawyers in Georgia.
Karen Kirby is an audit partner at Prager Metis CPA’s, a mid-sized national CPA firm headquartered in New York City. Karen is the Financial Services Practice Leader and has over 35 years of experience in the financial industry, including 25 years in public accounting. Her specialty is conducting audits of investment partnerships and providing consulting and accounting services to fund managers. Karen also provides services to various not-for-profit clients.
Karen has been involved with Platinum Minds since meeting Yvette Long during a golf outing over four years ago. “Yvette’s passion and the mission of Platinum Minds inspired her to want to help.” After a few years as a leader of the event committee for the annual dinner, Karen has joined the Board of Directors, to offer additional support to the organization.
Peter Neuberg, The founding of the predecessor CPA firm go back to the 1970s; client service has continued without interruption since that time. Henderson & Neuberg, LLC was formed in 2009. Peter G. Neuberg is the sole owner. Peter brings over 35 years of experience in Accounting, Financial Planning and Wealth Preservation. Currently we are looking to meet new clients who need assistance with income management, tax management, and estate planning.
Complete list of professional designations
• CPA (the Certified Public Accountant certificate)
• PFS (the Personal Financial Specialist certificate granted only to CPAs by the AICPA)
• CFS (the Certified Fund Specialist certificate) and CAS (the Certified Annuity Specialist
certificate), both granted by the Institute for Business and Finance
• CEA (the Certified Estate Advisor certificate granted by the National Association of Financial &
• Member of many professional associations