Special Projects Coordinator
Trained as a Pharm.D., Helena Carmel has found herself far from the field of pharmaceutics. However, several of the skills she developed in the pharmacy world have become very useful in the office, particularly the ability to multi-task, to work quickly and accurately, and to craft effective and persuasive prose. Helena supports Capstan’s engineering team and administrative staff in multiple capacities, and she enjoys the variety of challenges that allow her to think both technically and creatively.
Helena has experience in retail pharmacy, medical marketing, and drug information. She holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Buffalo, where she was inducted into the Rho Chi Pharmacy National Honor Society, as well as named a member of Phi Beta Kappa—the oldest and most prestigious undergraduate honor society in the United States.
Helena is happily married to Ziv Carmel, Capstan’s director of engineering, and they have been blessed with three beautiful and lively children. Helena is the PTO president at her children’s school, coordinates fundraisers for her synagogue’s Sisterhood, and is a regular meals-on-wheels volunteer. The flexible employment opportunities Capstan has offered have allowed Helena to use her talents professionally while caring for her young family and volunteering in her community, and she can even make it to carpool on time. Mostly.
As account manager at Capstan Tax Strategies, Aileen is an integral part of the team and is committed to client satisfaction. She joined Capstan in 2013 in a part-time position, but her talents quickly proved indispensable. She became a full-time account manager in less than a year, supporting the partners and engineering staff.
Aileen’s attention to detail is essential to the Capstan workflow, and she smoothly shepherds each project from proposal to kickoff. Aileen assists in gathering data, researching projects, and developing proposals. As a liaison between partners and engineers, she’s responsible for transmitting information in a timely and accurate fashion, ensuring that each client enjoys the straightforward and seamless Capstan process. Aileen’s ability to multi-task and her commitment to building client relationships have been crucial to Capstan’s success.
Aileen enjoys sports, the outdoors, and her two active and beautiful children.