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Miltinnie Yih, Senior Consultant

Miltinnie Yih joined Brakeley Briscoe as an Associate Consultant in 2003. On Brakeley's behalf, she has worked with the English Schools Foundation in Hong Kong, Morrison Academy in Taiwan, Tanglin Trust School in Singapore, International School of Phnom Penh, and the Western Academy of Beijing in China.

Before joining Brakeley, Miltinnie set up and began the Community and Resource Development office for the Hong Kong International School from 1997-2002. She expanded the external affairs and media relations office to a full-fledged Development office that included:

External Affairs: media, government, corporate, board, community, parent and alumni relations,

Communications: crisis management, event planning, internal and external publicity, creation and revision of institutional publications, began the “Alumni News,” set up new website and parent online participation.

Development: began the Annual Fund, developed donor relations program and donor research files.

Miltinnie lived in Hong Kong for 17 years, where she worked at the Hong Kong International School as a faculty member and then as Director of Development. She also began the Kaplan Educational Center in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing. As the founding Managing Director of Kaplan, she procured, designed, built and furnished the premises, obtained certification and approvals from the Education Department and other government agencies, recruited and trained the staff, created and directed all public relations, promotions, advertisements, corporate collateral, developed additional courses and venues, managed finances and legal work and board.

She has been on the board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (three terms) where she participated in two Washington Doorknocks and one Beijing Doorknock to lobby for American business interests in Hong Kong and China. She is a founding board member of Mother’s Choice in HK, which is a home for unwed mothers and an orphanage, She has been on the boards of the Hong Kong Association for Mentally Handicapped, Zonta Club, and Community Drug Advisory Council. She was nominated by the American Chamber of Commerce in HK for “Hong Kong Outstanding Woman Professional of 1999.” She is an international conference speaker on women and family issues. Miltinnie is an author of numerous magazine articles and published with Thomas Nelson and NavPress. Born in California, Miltinnie received her BA from Stanford University and an MA in Education from Columbia University. Miltinnie lives with her husband in the San Francisco Bay Area.