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Eileen Donahue


Eileen Donahue joined WASHBURN & McGOLDRICK in 2019 after a successful career as an attorney, probate judge, and senior advancement director at Yale University. She is respected for her straightforward, creative, and personalized approach to philanthropy and gift planning for donors at every level of giving, as well as for her strategic contributions in closing significant, multifaceted gifts.

Eileen was named Yale’s Director of Planned Giving in 2003. During her sixteen years in that role, she was responsible for all aspects of the university’s planned giving program, including the marketing, solicitation, stewardship, and administration of bequests, life income gifts, donated securities, real estate, and other non-cash assets. Eileen guided the design and implementation of a highly effective marketing and communications strategy for planned gifts and led the expansion of gift planning training opportunities for advancement staff across the university. She launched Yale Legacy Partners, the university’s first recognition society for planned gift donors, and grew its membership to 2,300 donors. She also oversaw the creation and management of Yale’s donor advised program and established and administered a registered charity in the United Kingdom with dual tax benefits for Yale donors in the U.S. and U.K.

Under Eileen’s leadership, Yale’s undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools, libraries, museums, and athletics department doubled the number of new bequest intentions and raised over $700 million in planned gifts during the 2004–2011 Yale Tomorrow campaign. In 2012, Eileen was appointed Yale’s Senior Philanthropic Advisor and assumed additional responsibilities for working closely with university leaders, donors, and their professional advisors in providing key support for the structuring and closing of Yale’s most generous and transformative gifts.

Since joining the WASHBURN & McGOLDRICK team, Eileen has provided planned giving counsel and training to numerous clients including Princeton University, Imperial College London, Syracuse University, St. Lawrence University, Vassar College, Providence College, University of Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, United States Golf Association, Denison University, Rollins College, University of Rhode Island Foundation, William and Mary, Miss Porter’s School, and Fairfield College Preparatory School, among others.

Prior to her work in educational advancement, Eileen served for ten years as Probate Judge for the District of North Haven, Connecticut, presiding over cases involving decedents’ estates and trusts and a wide range of sensitive matters affecting children, seniors, and individuals with intellectual and psychiatric disabilities. During her tenure at the Probate Court, Eileen assumed increasingly progressive leadership positions within the Connecticut Probate Assembly, the statewide association of probate judges. She began her legal career as an attorney in private practice, focusing on estate planning, probate, real estate, and civil litigation.

Eileen received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of New Rochelle and her Juris Doctor degree from Boston College Law School. She has served as a member of numerous non-profit and civic boards and commissions.

Joe Doran

Yale Investments Office

Joseph Doran is a proud Trumbull alumni who graduated from Yale College in 2020 with degrees in Economics and Global Affairs. He is originally from Springfield, Virginia but currently resides in the great city of New Haven, Connecticut. After graduating, Joseph joined the Yale Investments Office where he focuses on Private Equity. Outside of work, he loves to swim, hike, read, and play piano. 

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Katherine Edersheim


Kathy Edersheim brings 20 years of alumni relations and leadership experience to Impactrics. She was senior director of International Alumni Relations and Travel at the Association of Yale Alumni, responsible for Yale Educational Travel and the three global mission programs, YaleGALE, YASC (Yale Alumni Service Corps), and YASA (Yale Alumni Schools Ambassadors), as well as being part of the management team for five years. Edersheim was a lead developer of the metrics system to assess alumni engagement and programming effectiveness. Edersheim is also co-editor of the YaleGALE Guide. She currently serves on the Advisory Group for the Alumni Association of the Max Planck Society and is treasurer of Future First Global, a UK based charity dedicated to community development through alumni relations for secondary schools. As a volunteer, Edersheim served on the AYA Board of Governors for four years. Edersheim was the first woman president of the Yale Club of New York City — the largest college club in the world with a 22 story building located in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Prior to joining AYA, she worked as a financial advisor and marketing professional. Edersheim is a graduate of Yale College and received an MBA from the Stern School of Business.

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Kraig Eisenman

Foundational Technology Solutions at YaleKraig works as a Cloud Engineer in the Foundational Technology Solutions group at Yale. His role is to provide technical expertise to support teaching, research, and patient care. Kraig also works to reduce barriers and inefficiencies by implementing robust IT solutions.Email Kraig Eisenman

Mohammad Elahee

Mohammad Niamat Elahee Ph.D., is a professor of International Business at Quinnipiac University, CT. He earned his Ph.D. with a double major in Marketing and International Business from the University of Texas Pan-American, USA and an MBA with a concentration in finance from the University of New Brunswick-Fredericton, Canada. He also taught at The University of Dhaka, Bangladesh; Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico; Rennes Business School, France; Kedge Business School in Marseilles and in Bordeaux, France; Tianjin Foreign Studies University, China, and at the Sa’dat Academy for Management Sciences in Egypt. Most recently, he was a US Fulbright Professor at Al Zaytoonah University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan. His research interest includes cross-cultural negotiations, foreign investment, consumer animosity and ethnocentrism, and globalization. He has also published a text-book on globalization and edited a book on the nuclear deal between Iran and the West. A widely published author, Dr. Elahee also serves as a reviewer of grant applications for the US Department of Education. He has also been involved with a number of non-profit organizations such as Hamden Rotary Club, Columbus House, Albert Schweitzer Institute, etc.

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Jonas Elbousty

Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Jonas Elbousty has previously taught at Al Akhawayn University, Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Columbia University. He has also held visiting faculty positions in a few universities, including at Stockholm University. He has given lectures at numerous universities, including Stockholm University, University of Lisbon, University of Copenhagen, Bochum University, Zhejiang University, University of Brussels, Dunărea de Jos University, etc.

Elbousty has taught widely in the areas of North African and Middle Eastern Studies, with a special focus on literary narratives. His research interests include theories of world literature, Eurocentrism, problematics of literary translation, postcolonial literature, modern Arabic fiction, Maghrebi Studies, and the life and works of Mohamed Choukri.

He is a literary translator and short story writer, and a consultant and external examiner to academic institutions and NGOs regarding North African and Middle Eastern Affairs. He has directed programs in the MENA region, serves on governmental and non-governmental boards, notably the advisory board of the American Councils for International Education. 

Elbousty has numerous publications appearing in Michigan Quarterly Review, ArabLit, ArabLit Quarterly, Asheville Poetry Review, Banipal, Prospectus, Sekka, Live Encounters, Journal of New Jersey Poets, Journal of North African Studies, International Journal of Middle East Studies, Middle Eastern Literatures, amongst others. He has also guest edited special issues, including an issue on modern Arabic poetry in translation.

He has received many awards, including the Ordre des Palmes Académiques(link is external), 2020 Poorvu Family Award for excellence in teaching at Yale University, Special Commendation for contributions to education from the State of Massachusetts Senate, and research fellowships.  

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Anna Elizabeth

CommunicationsAnna Elizabeth is a senior staff writer at the Yale Office of Development. Prior to joining Yale, she covered the White House for Bloomberg News, wrote for The Atlantic magazine, and reported on state politics for the Connecticut Examiner. Anna also worked in audio, producing for WBEZ Chicago and Connecticut Public Radio. She is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, and lives in East Rock with her wife and dog. Email Anna Elizabeth

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Kai Erickson

Emeritus, Sociology

Kai Erikson is past president of the American Sociological Association, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and the Eastern Sociological Society. He has been a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and a Visiting Scholar of the Russell Sage Foundation. He is the author of Wayward Puritans: A Study in the Sociology of Deviance, which won the MacIver Award of the ASA; and of Everything In Its Path, which won the Sorokin Award of the ASA. He is the only sociologist to ever twice win the top award of the Association for the best book of the year. His latest book is entitled A New Species of Trouble: Explorations in Disaster, Trauma, and Community. His research and teaching interests include American communities, human disasters, and ethnonational conflict. He has been Master of Trumbull College, Chair of the American Studies program at Yale, editor of The Yale Review, and Chair of the Department of Sociology.

Michael Errico

Yale College

Mike Errico is an American singer-songwriter, producer, author, professor, and journalist.

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Barbara Esty

Science & Soc Science LibrariesEmail Barbara Esty

Linda Evenson Wargo

Environmental Studies ProgramLinda Evenson Wargo is the Program Manager for the Yale College Environmental Studies Major and Program. She serves as Registrar for the Environmental Studies major, manages the Summer Environmental Fellowship, provides student and faculty support, coordinates events for the EVST major, and advises students about the EVST major and YSE 5-Year Program. Prior to working at Yale, she worked in the field of environmental science, policy, and administration. She is a former Resident Fellow of both Cendana College at Yale-NUS College in Singapore and Trumbull College. She received a master’s degree in Environmental Management from YSE. Email Linda Evenson Wargo

Nasiha Fahmi

Internal MedicineEmail Nasiha Fahmi

Ray Fair

EconomicsRay Clarence Fair is the John M. Musser Professor of Economics at Yale University. Fair received his B.A. from Fresno State College in 1964 and his Ph.D. from MIT in 1968. He spent several years at Princeton University before moving to Yale.Email Ray Fair

John Faragher

Emeritus, History

John Mack Faragher was born in Phoenix, Arizona and raised in southern California, where he attended the University of California, Riverside (B.A., 1967), and did social work, before coming to Yale (Ph.D., 1977). After fifteen years as a professor at Mount Holyoke College he returned to Yale in 1993. His books include Women and Men on the Overland Trail (1979); Sugar Creek: Life on the Illinois Prairie (1986); Daniel Boone: The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer (1992); The American West: A New Interpretive History (2000), with Robert V. Hine; A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from their American Homeland (2005); and Frontiers: A Short History of the American West (2007), with Robert V. Hine. He teaches the history of the American West and directs the Howard R. Lamar

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Michael Felberbaum

Director Advancement Systems

Michael Felberbaum is Director of Advancement Systems at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S. He’s cofounder of Causativity.org, and a longtime mindfulness meditation practitioner and teacher.

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Margaret Fikrig

Internal Medicine

Margaret Fikrig is a physician in the division of Infectious Diseases. She works part time in the Yale HIV clinic. Her daughter is a senior at Yale in Branford College, her other daughter is a freshman at Oberlin and her son is a high school junior. She also enjoy playing violin, hiking with my dog, gardening and sailing.

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Rosemarie Fisher

Internal Medicine

Rosemarie Fisher, MD, is a gastroenterologist who treats patients for a variety of conditions, including malnutrition and short bowel syndrome, and she cares for patients who need nutritional support. She also treats patients with irritable bowel syndrome.

“I truly enjoy talking to patients and helping them deal with their illnesses,” says Dr. Fisher. “The role of nutrition support in maintaining a patient’s health is part of this.” She says the best part of her work is being able to help people through difficult times and then continue to follow them for years.

Dr. Fisher is a professor emeritus at Yale School of Medicine. She has focused her research on various clinical projects related to both gastrointestinal diseases and nutritional support. She is director of the Yale New Haven Hospital Nutritional Support Team, which has provided her with a multitude of opportunities for the clinical investigation of patients undergoing nutritional support, she says.

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VA Hospital

Moira Fitzgerald

Beinecke Library

Moira Fitzgerald is the Head of Access Services at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library (Yale University), a position she has held since 2015. In this role, she is responsible for all of the Beinecke’s remote and on-site public services functions.

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