Dr. Pearl Chin is a small business and nonprofit management consultant. She has very diverse expertise and experience in strategy, operations and financial management in both for-profit and non-profit. In nonprofit, she is has held C-level (Executive, Finance, Administration, Operations) and program director positions in social service (shelters, domestic violence, human trafficking victims, relief and development, transitional housing) and workforce (job skills training and placement, college prep, ESL), arts and culture, and economic development (small business) nonprofit organizations with $0.5-$10 million budgets and 0-40+ staff. In numerous nonprofit senior leadership roles, she is currently the Chief Finance and Administration Officer for New York Disaster Interfaith Services. In th past, she was also head of the nanotechnology nonprofit, Foresight Nanotech Institute. She was formerly a management consultant with Pittiglio Rabin Todd & McGrath (PRTM) (acquired by PriceWaterhouse Coopers).
Dr. Chin is a United Way Executive Fellow, trained in nonprofit management and board governance, and received Nonprofit Management and Supervision Certificate from Support Center for Nonprofit Management. She was also an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Public Affairs at City University of New York (CUNY), Baruch College teaching various public adminisDr. Chin has held several nonprofit board seats in the past as Board Treasurer of Episcopal Relief & Development as member of their Administration & Finance and Strategic Planning committees and currently a board member with Community Cross of Nails, North America. She was a former member of Manhattan's Community Board 3, Co-Chair of the Economic Development Committee. She an active member and lay leader of Trinity Church Wall Street and Saint Paul's Chapel where she currently volunteers time as part of the worship service team and other social justice priorities. She also tutors math and science and SAT and SHSAT in her spare time. She was a founding board member of a startup nonprofit called Transitioning Into Society working with housing and services for formerly incarcerated; the organization is in hiatus at the moment. In her spare time, she explores religions asking the purpose, creation, and meaning of life while practicing meditation, taichi and learning Wing Chun kung fu and swing dancing.She is is a native New Yorker.
Dr. Chin has an MBA from Cornell University, a chemical engineering degree from The Cooper Union, a PhD in Materials Science from the University of Delaware. She also attended Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan. Dr. Chin is also a nanotechnology expert and was an invited member of industrial advisory groups at University of Delaware and Cornell University regarding commercialization of cutting edge nanotechnology, from clean energy to cancer research, and invited speaker on the commercialization of nanotechnology; she was also a Phase II Commercial Reviewer for SBIR/STTR proposals for the National Science Foundation.
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