Thomas Nissley is a retired pastor, educator, and clinical psychotherapist who currently works as a preservationist of antique and classic homes and as a realtor. Tom is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College, Princeton Theological Seminary, and the University of Neuchatel in Switzerland. Tom also studied at the Western Institute for Gestalt and Family Therapy and is clinically certified in Transactional Analysis. Currently a director of the USA Transactional Analysis Association, a trustee of the CT Association for Historic Preservation, co-curator for the Gores Pavilion, and a member of the New Canaan Historical Society, Tom has a deep passion for community service and involvement.
Founder and Principal of Osius & Associates, Meg advises corporate and banking clients, structuring international green-field infrastructure, and public-private partnerships, as well as facility upgrades in energy, telecommunications and other sectors. Prior to establishing her own firm, Meg was with the Global Banking Division of J.P. Morgan Chase Manhattan Bank where she originated project finance transactions and assisted clients with risk management. Meg has been a Director of Waterloo Holdings Ltd., British Caribbean Bank (BCB), as well as the Public Private Infrastructure Advancement Fund (PPIAF) and International Executive Service Corp. (IESC). She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Brian Silver is the CFO of Freeline Therapeutics, a gene therapy company focused on curing rare diseases, including hemophilia and inborn errors of metabolism. Prior to Freeline Therapeutics, Brian was partner at Perella Weinberg Partners, New York Office responsible for equity and debt capital markets. He also served as a Managing Director in Morgan Stanley’s Healthcare Investment Banking Group where he advised a broad range of biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical services clients on mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, the equity and capital markets, and royalty financing. Brian graduated from Harvard and the University of Chicago Law School.
Bruce Beehler, Ph.D.
Bruce Beehler is an ornithologist, conservationist, and naturalist. He is currently a Research Associate in the Division of Birds at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, and is focused on research and writing about nature and natural history. He has spent much of his scientific career studying and working to conserve birds and their forest habitats. After conducting doctoral fieldwork in Papua New Guinea, Beehler worked for ten years at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, followed by stints at the Wildlife Conservation Society, U.S. Department of State, Counterpart International, Conservation International, and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation.