York-Chi Harder is Corporate Counsel for Cooking for Community, a Portland, Maine based non-profit organization. York-Chi has extensive experience in non-profit board governance and strategic planning with a focus on education. For nine years, she chaired the Board of Trustees of the Shanghai American School in China. She currently serves on the Board of the Mark Morris Dance Group and on the Advisory Council of the Center for Professional Research and Learning at Columbia Law School. She practiced law at Milbank in New York focusing on representing non-profit corporations. She then transitioned to work as counsel for American Express in Hong Kong. She holds a JD from Columbia University, a BA from Princeton University and a Masters of Laws from the Free University of Brussels.
York-Chi and her husband, Stephen Harder, have three children. They have lived and worked professionally in New York, Brussels, Warsaw, Hong Kong and Shanghai, and currently divide their time between Shanghai and New York.