“We are very excited to have Mark on our Board. His interest in our organization was driven by his passion of our mission,” said Executive Director Claire Moynihan. “With his financial expertise, Mark will help us obtain the kind of support needed to expand our special needs programs to multi-cultural communities.”
Mr. Burchell has previously served as the treasurer of a few nonprofit boards and committees, including Heather Village and Business Network International. He felt a personal connection to Partners for Potential and its mission, because he has an aunt with special needs.
Mr. Burchell has many years of investment and financial planning experience. He began his career on Wall Street in 1993 and spent several years with New York venture capital firm Spencer Trask. He later worked for six years at Fraser Financial Group where he ran his own comprehensive financial planning and insurance practice before joining BNY Mellon.
Mr. Burchell will be a valuable resource for Partners for Potential and their goal of expanding its services in Los Angeles and Orange Counties to improve the self-sufficiency and independence of multicultural individuals with developmental disabilities in need of quality training to develop the skills and confidence to reach their full potential
Mr. Burchell is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University. He is married and has two daughters.
About Partners for Potential
Founded in 1982, Partners for Potential is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides programs and services to multicultural adults with developmental disabilities. It offers community-based day programs to more than 200 clients per year throughout the greater Los Angeles and Orange Counties, and is the only agency to do so in more than 15 different languages. The agency's mission is to provide a least restrictive, culturally sensitive training environment to promote the development of skills, knowledge and attitudes to assist an individual to reach their full potential.