President & COO

Role at CSBM

As President and COO of CSBM, Karen is primarily responsible for ensuring that the needs of all CSBM clients are being met. In addition to managing all operations of the company, she supports the launch of new charter schools, guides schools through the grant application process, transitions schools to new accounting software, conducts financial audits, and provides professional development to Directors of Finance and Operations. In her more than five years with the company, Karen has worked with more than 50 charter schools in New York and New Orleans and has presented at numerous workshops and conferences around the country. Karen is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including Profiles in Diversity Journal’s “Women Worth Watching” in 2014, which acknowledges women who have distinguished themselves in executive careers. She is also the winner of New York SmartCEO’s 2014 Executive Management Award and 2016 Brava Award for her accomplishments as Chief Operating Officer of CSBM.

Prior Experience

Karen previously worked as the Director of Operations for a school in the Achievement First network, which operates in New York City and Connecticut.

Binghamton University, BA in Economics

The CSBM Team

Althea Cope-Reid

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Ashley Herrera

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Christopher Daniels

Senior Financial Manager

Chrystal Moore

FINANCE ASSISTANT

Collin Raymond

Associate Director

Dana Burton

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Dawnisha Lane

Finance Manager

Donna Webster

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Edisson Marmolejo

Finance Manager

Elijah Smith

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Gretchen Wagner Liga

Director of Development Services

Harolyn Baez

Senior Financial Consultant

Javonn Wright

ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Jeanine Taylor

Associate Director

Kamilah O’ Brien

Associate Director

Karen Daniels

President & COO

Kayla Butler

Finance Manager

Laron Walker

Senior Financial Manager

Leslie Cruz

Senior Financial Manager

Leslie Roper-Thomas

Associate Director

Marianne Howe

SENIOR FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Marly Pierrelys

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Natalie Marchan-Williams

Senior Financial Consultant

Nelson Chiu

Senior Financial Consultant

Patricia Malone

VICE-PRESIDENT OF PEOPLE & CULTURE

Perry Shandal

Senior Financial Consultant

Raj Thakkar

Founder & CEO

Raymond Alston

Finance Manager

Ronald Rodriguez

Senior Financial Consultant

Sharon Denson

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Smriti Rai

SENIOR FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Stephen B. Reid II

CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER

Svetlana Gnesina

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Tia Murphy

Associate Director

Tiffany Chiu

SALES & MARKETING ANALYST

Viviana Torres

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR