CaringKind is delighted to welcome these passionate and dedicated individuals to our Board of Directors.

Rachel Berk is a Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory Senior Manager in Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP. She has over fifteen years of experience providing forensic accounting, financial analysis, due diligence, and compliance services to law firms, boards of directors, and corporate clients.  She is a certified public accountant, certified fraud examiner, certified insolvency and restructuring advisor, and is certified in financial forensics. Ms. Berk has been published in many widely read publications and is a frequent speaker who has taught numerous seminars on accounting, fraud, internal controls, and SEC topics for corporate clients and law firms.

Ms. Berk’s Professional Affiliations: Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Member of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), Member of Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA). Her Community Affiliations: Member of Board of Directors of New York State Institute on Disability (NYSID).

Betty J Brennan, RN, has spent more than forty years in health care, the majority of which focused on the development and management of innovative healthcare services in home care and hospice. She is the former owner and operator of Doctors and Nurses Homecare in Orange County, CA and subsequently a San Diego County based home health agency. She also was founder, president, and CEO of Beacon Hospice.

Betty has contributed to the advancement of the quality of end-of-life care with proprietary services for terminal sufferers of cancer, cardiac disease, and dementia.  In 2006, Betty was a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. She was also highlighted by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization for the development of best practices in the care of dementia patients at the end of life.

Betty, a registered nurse, holds a nursing degree from the Eastern Maine School of Nursing,  and her BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing).

Brendan J. Lynch is Senior Vice President, Human Resources Shared Services at MetLife, where he leads the HR Shared Services organization that is focused on providing employee centered solutions and services to their customers throughout the organization.  Brendan is also the executive sponsor of MetLife’s HREvolution – the firm’s global HR transformation program focused on preparing for the workforce of the future through superior strategic partnerships, services, and digital experiences.

Brendan joined MetLife in April 2019 with a leadership acumen spanning 25+ years in many global, strategic and operational experiences from various industries and served as Vice President, Human Resources Services for Johnson & Johnson after leading several Johnson & Johnson commercial businesses. Brendan has also held positions at The Estee Lauder Companies, PepsiCo, and Warner Lambert (now Pfizer).

Sandra S. Baron is a Senior Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project and the Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression and a Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law.  Prior to this post, she was Executive Director of the Media Law Resource Center, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to media law research, policy, education and advocacy,  and was also involved in the management of the MLRC Institute, its sister organization devoted to public education on First Amendment issues.

She is a member of the Board of Directors of Community Access to the Arts, Great Barrington, MA, The Brigid Alliance, New York, NY, and the Issues and Advocacy Board of Planned Parenthood of New York City (recently disbanded in light of the PPNYC merger and the creation of Planned Parenthood of Greater New York in January 2020).

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