Join interactive discussions with PE CFOs & COOs

The CFOs & COOs Spring Roundup is a one-day event for private equity finance and operations executives to benchmark against their peers and create conversations about strategically navigating new challenges caused by the pandemic.

The Roundup will provided vital peer insight, feedback and allowed for in-depth conversations on issues impacting firms and portfolio companies presently and highlight what is to be expected as the industry moves toward a new normal.

Topics covered include:

  • Sourcing and developing talent in PE
  • Data management practices
  • Strengthening operational efficiency
  • Enhancing cybersecurity protocols
  • The CFO and COO roles
  • ESG integration
  • Investor reporting efforts
  • Compliance & SEC matters

Key sessions for finance professionals

Roundup sessions – collaborative, strategic and solution driven for attendees to discuss the biggest challenges that are having an impact on their role and responsibilities.

Keynote interview – industry leaders clear their schedules for in-depth and engaging conversations that assess and raise awareness of industry trends, challenges and solutions.

Keynote interview with Matthew Harris

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew Harris

Assistant Director, Co-Head Private Funds Unit, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Matthew Harris is Assistant Director and Co-Head of the SEC’s Private Funds Unit (PFU) within the Division of Examinations, the SEC’s specialized unit dedicated to examining advisers to private funds. Mr. Harris was previously an Exam Manager in the PFU and the Chicago Regional Office, where he joined as a Securities Compliance Examiner in 2002.

Mr. Harris received the Shannon Ayers Examination Award of Excellence in 2016 as part of the PFU for significant contributions to the SEC’s efforts to enhance compliance and protect investors.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Wheaton College and is a CFA® charterholder.

2022 Speakers

Join our growing community of CFOs & COOs

ABRY Partners
Advent International
American Family Ventures
Avista Capital Partners
Blackrock
Center Rock Capital Partners
The Cynosure Group
Crestview Advisors
Fengate Asset Management
Five Point Energy
Flexpoint Ford
Frontier Growth
Fundamental Advisors LP
Greenspring Associates
Greyhound Capital Europe
HCI Equity Partners
Investindustrial
JMI Equity
Kohlberg & Company
Landmark Partners
Lindsay Goldberg
Lovell Minnick Partners
LLR Partners
Luther King Capital Management
MassMutual
Melody Investment Advisors
MiddleGround Capital
MidOcean Partners
New Harbor Capital
New Leaf Venture Partners
Onex
OrbiMed Advisors
ORIX Capital Partners
Ottawa Avenue Private Capital
Palladin Consumer Retail Partners LLC
Peak Rock Capital
Portland Private Equity
Promus Holdings
Resource Land Holdings
Revelstoke Capital Partners
SFW Capital Partners
Stripes Group
Tailwater Capital
Thomas H. Lee Partners
VMG Partners

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2022 Agenda

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Day 1
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Agenda

Spring Roundup - Thursday 24th

08:15 - 08:55

Registration – Continental Breakfast

08:55 - 09:00

PEI Welcome

Plenary session
09:00 - 09:40

Striking a balance between strategic firm development and managing operations

Graham Bippart, Lynn Atkinson, Terry Elizabeth Cheyney, Kristy Trieste
  • Ensuring firm strategy corresponds with evolving PE trends
  • How the CFO and COO roles continue to impact front office functions
  • Recognizing when to delegate tasks to focus on emerging firm initiatives
  • Tax alert: what is expected in 2022 and how are CFOs involved in the process?
  • Examining what tools CFOs are utilizing to assist with task management
  • Best practices for optimal engagement with portfolio companies

Moderator:
Graham Bippart, Editor, Private Funds CFO, Private Equity International

Panelists:
Lynn Atkinson,
Chief Operating Officer, Mainsail Partners
Terry Elizabeth Cheyney, Chief Financial Officer, Tribeca Venture Partners
Kristy Trieste, Founding Partner, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, Motive Partners

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Graham Bippart

Editor, Private Funds CFO, Private Equity International

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Lynn Atkinson

Chief Operating Officer, Mainsail Partners

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Terry Elizabeth Cheyney

Chief Financial Officer, Tribeca Venture Partners

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Kristy Trieste

Founding Partner, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, Motive Partners

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Discussion topics
09:45 - 16:30

Engage in 10 interactive discussions on hot topics in private equity

Participate in each roundup session below rotating every 30 minutes throughout the day.

  • Rotation 1 | 9:45-10:15am
  • Rotation 2 | 10:15-10:45am
  • Rotation 3 | 10:45-11:15am
  • Rotation 4 | 11:45-12:15pm
  • Rotation 5 | 12:15-12:45pm
  • Rotation 6 | 12:45-1:15pm
  • Rotation 7 | 2:15-2:45pm
  • Rotation 8 | 2:45-3:15pm
  • Rotation 9 | 3:15-3:45pm
  • Rotation 10 | 4:00-4:30pm
09:45 - 16:30

Roundtable 1 | Identifying opportunities to bolster operational efficiencies within the firm

Abdul Anwari , Dan Rochkind
  • Implementing technology to create efficiencies and advance firm initiatives
  • Reevaluating in-office, remote and hybrid work arrangement requirements and policies
  • Providing professional development training for senior and junior level employees
  • Spearheading internal communication efforts among teams

Facilitators:
Abdul Anwari,
Director, Institutional Sales, Backstop Solutions
Dan Rochkind, CFO, Lerer Hippeau

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Abdul Anwari

Director, Institutional Sales, Backstop Solutions

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Dan Rochkind

CFO, Lerer Hippeau

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09:45 - 16:30

Roundtable 2 | Has fundraising forever been changed?

Drake Paulson , Dino Verardo
  • How are firms exploring various fundraising vehicles and opportunities (i.e., alterative asset classes, emerging markets, distribution calls)?
  • Executing due diligence throughout the fundraising process
  • Maximizing the relationship between the deal and finance teams
  • Establishing communication methods and frequency that fulfills LP/GP needs

Facilitators:
Drake Paulson, Senior Director, Nasdaq Private Funds
Dino Verardo, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Sageview Capital

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Drake Paulson

Senior Director, Nasdaq Private Funds

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Dino Verardo

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Sageview Capital

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09:45 - 16:30

Roundtable 3 | Risk mitigation strategies to protect the firm

Brian Chibwe
  • Understanding potential risks impacting PE
  • Maintaining consistency in firmwide due diligence efforts
  • Assessing fees and expenses to provide investors with accurate information
  • Decreasing operational, data, valuation, performance and tax risks
  • When to enlist assistance from third-party risk advisors

Facilitators:
Brian Chibwe, Chief Financial Officer, Clarion Capital Partners

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Brian Chibwe

Chief Financial Officer, Clarion Capital Partners

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09:45 - 16:30

Roundtable 4 | Developing a sustainable ESG program to meet investor and firm objectives

Daniela Arias, CPA
  • Are firms equipped to oversee increasing ESG efforts?
  • Standardizing metrics to highlight portfolio company ESG efforts
  • Meeting LP ESG expectations
  • Establishing non-bias in the development of DEI initiatives at firms and portfolio companies
  • Looking ahead: the implications and effects of the SEC’s approach to standardize ESG
  • How are firms evaluating their carbon emissions initiatives, protocols and policies?

Facilitators:
Daniela Arias, CPA,
Senior Manager – ESG Services, Crowe LLP

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Daniela Arias, CPA

Senior Manager - ESG Services, Crowe LLP

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09:45 - 16:30

Roundtable 5 | Sourcing and developing a talented team in a competitive landscape

Krissie Baily , Darlene Karis
  • Developing a hiring strategy for back and middle office talent
  • Fighting against the great resignation: how are firms managing satisfaction amongst current employees?
  • Beyond the basics: what skills are valued and necessary to develop a sustainable team?
  • Reviewing salaries and compensation plans to match an evolving market
  • Fostering a collaborative work/team culture to drive success
  • Expanding resources to aid in candidate sourcing and recruitment
  • Accessing and attracting diverse talent in PE

Facilitators:
Krissie Baily,
VP Human Capital, MiddleGround Capital
Darlene Karis, Director of Human Resources, TA Associates

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Krissie Baily

VP Human Capital, MiddleGround Capital

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Darlene Karis

Director of Human Resources, TA Associates

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09:45 - 16:30

Roundtable 6 | Promoting productive and collaborative relationships with outsourced partners

Jennifer Randle, Eleanor Selby
  • Determining when to outsource functions
  • Forming realistic expectations and strategic plans with your service providers
  • Navigating third-party service provider turnover and its effect on deliverables
  • Establishing a process to receive real-time access to service provider data
  • What should firms be asking service providers during the due diligence process?

Facilitators:
Jennifer Randle, EVP of Finance and Operations, TCG
Eleanor Selby, Customer Success Manager, Apperio

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Jennifer Randle

Executive Vice President - Finance and Operations, TCG

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Eleanor Selby

Customer Success Manager, Apperio

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09:45 - 16:30

Roundtable 7 | Extracting and maintaining the truth in data to drive decision making

Ross Anderson, Stuart Mayer
  • Practices for consolidating and organizing data
  • Ongoing efforts for translating quantitative data to qualitative data
  • Determining who should be granted access to raw data?
  • Are firms expanding their staff to help manage and analyze data?
  • Migrating data over to advanced platforms to assist with complex calculations
  • Increasing automation to aid in the data collection process
  • Uncovering findings in historical and present data to drive strategic decisions

Facilitators:
Ross Anderson, Vice President, Private Markets Solutions and Business Development, State Street
Stuart Mayer, Managing Director, Finance, Insight Partners

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Ross Anderson

Vice President, Private Markets Solutions and Business Development, State Street

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Stuart Mayer

Managing Director, Finance, Insight Partners

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09:45 - 16:30

Roundtable 8 | Navigating the investor reporting process to meet increasing demands

Barnaby Piggott , John Stephens
  • Approaches to fulfilling individual LP reporting and data requests
  • How are firms outlining the costs covered by management fees vs. additional administrative expenses?
  • SEC predictions: what’s on the horizon from the SEC for new reporting standards?
  • Generating comprehendible investor reports
  • Addressing privacy concerns related to granting multiple parties access to reports
  • Methods for gathering portfolio company performance data
  • Tools for generating reports in a timely manner

Facilitators:
Barnaby Piggott,
CEO, Atlas/Holland Mountain
John Stephens, Partner & Chief Financial Officer, US, Pomona Capital

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Barnaby Piggott

CEO, Atlas by Holland Mountain

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John Stephens

Partner & Chief Financial Officer, US, Pomona Capital

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09:45 - 16:30

Roundtable 9 | Enhancing firm cybersecurity protocols to tackle emerging attacks

Jason Snider, Sherwyn Williams
  • Staying abreast of malware and ransomware attack methods putting firms at risk
  • Protecting the firm with a cyber insurance policy
  • Reviewing methods to securely store sensitive information
  • Assessing cyber threats when collaborating with external parties or vendors
  • How often should penetration tests be conducted to protect firms against relevant threats?

Facilitators:
Jason Snider, Chief Financial Officer / Chief Compliance Officer, Gauge Capital
Sherwyn Williams, Head of IT & Cybersecurity, Siris Capital

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Jason Snider

Chief Financial Officer / Chief Compliance Officer, Gauge Capital

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Sherwyn Williams

Head of IT & Cybersecurity, Siris Capital

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09:45 - 16:30

Roundtable 10 | Updating compliance programs in response to regulatory developments

Paul Marnoto, John Pollard, Jr.
  • Effective strategies for enhancing your firm’s compliance program
  • Can PE prepare for new SEC guidelines by observing other financial industries (i.e., public markets, banking)?
  • Providing staff training to increase compliance risk awareness
  • Making an investment in compliance tools for the firm
  • Managing the changes set forth by consumer data privacy laws

Facilitators:
Paul Marnoto,
General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, Parthenon Capital
John Pollard, Jr., Global Chief Compliance Officer, EJF Capital

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Paul Marnoto

General Counsel, Parthenon Capital Partners

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John Pollard, Jr.

Global Chief Compliance Officer, EJF Capital

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Networking breaks
11:15 - 11:45

Networking break

13:15 - 14:15

Networking lunch break

15:45 - 16:00

Networking break

Keynote interview
16:30 - 17:00

Keynote interview

Matthew Harris, Rich Melville

Interviewee:
Matthew Harris, Assistant Director and Co-Head, Private Funds Unit, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Interviewer:
Rich Melville, Editorial Director, US, PEI Media

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Matthew Harris

Assistant Director and Co-Head, Private Funds Unit, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

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Rich Melville

Editorial Director, US, PEI Media

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17:00 - 17:00

Cocktail reception and end of roundup

2022 Roundup Speakers

Ross Anderson

Vice President, Private Markets Solutions and Business Development, State Street

Ross is a Vice President in State Street, with responsibility for private markets client solutions and product management in Boston. Ross has worked for State Street for over 15 years concentrating on private markets products since 2008, with half hi… Read full bio

Abdul Anwari

Director, Institutional Sales, Backstop Solutions

Because every minute matters, Backstop’s mission is to help the institutional investment industry use time to its fullest potential. We develop technology to simplify and streamline otherwise time-consuming tasks and processes, enabling our clients t… Read full bio

Daniela Arias, CPA

Senior Manager - ESG Services, Crowe LLP

Daniela helps lead Crowe’s growing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) services practice in the U.S, serving clients in a broad range of industries including Private Equity, Banking, Professional Services, Manufacturing, and others. As part of… Read full bio

Lynn Atkinson

Chief Operating Officer, Mainsail Partners

Lynn works with Mainsail’s partners to manage the firm, including strategy, culture and team development, business and resource planning and the optimization of internal systems and processes, with the goal of maximizing the value the firm provides t… Read full bio

Krissie Baily

VP Human Capital, MiddleGround Capital

Kristen (Krissie) is a Vice President of Human Capital at MiddleGround Capital, headquartered in Lexington, KY, where she leads the firm's DEI initiatives and manages the Human Capital team. Krissie’s team incorporates talent attraction, talent acqui… Read full bio

Graham Bippart

Editor, Private Funds CFO, Private Equity International

Graham Bippart is editor of Private Funds CFO, an online and monthly print intelligence source focusing on best practices for private funds finance and accounting professionals. Graham has covered a broad range of financial markets in the US and Euro… Read full bio

Terry Elizabeth Cheyney

Chief Financial Officer, Tribeca Venture Partners

Terry Cheyney is a seasoned finance professional with more than 26 years of finance and accounting experience. She is the Chief Financial Officer of Tribeca Venture Partners (TVP), a NYC-based early-stage venture capital fund, where she oversees the… Read full bio

Brian Chibwe

Chief Financial Officer, Clarion Capital Partners

Prior to joining Clarion Capital Partners, he served as Director of Finance at ORIX Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity firm, where he oversaw finance and investor relations. Prior to ORIX, he served as Chief Financial Officer at Dubin… Read full bio

Matthew Harris

Assistant Director and Co-Head, Private Funds Unit, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Matthew Harris is Assistant Director and Co-Head of the SEC’s Private Funds Unit (PFU) within the Division of Examinations, the SEC’s specialized unit dedicated to examining advisers to private funds. Mr. Harris was previously an Exam Manager in the… Read full bio

Darlene Karis

Director of Human Resources, TA Associates

Darlene directs TA’s human resources efforts, including recruiting, employee benefits, employee relations and training, as well as office administration. Prior to joining TA in 2013, she was a Human Resources Director at Bain Capital, LLC. Darlene st… Read full bio

Paul Marnoto

General Counsel, Parthenon Capital Partners

Paul Marnoto is the General Counsel for Parthenon Capital. Prior to joining Parthenon, he was a partner in the Investment Management Group of K&L Gates LLP, where he represented sponsors of middle market buyout, venture capital and hedge funds on… Read full bio

Stuart Mayer

Managing Director, Finance, Insight Partners

Stuart Mayer joined Insight in 2007 and is Principal, Finance. Prior to joining Insight, Stuart was Controller of the private equity division at Sandler Capital Management which he joined in 2003. Stuart began his career as an Auditor and Consultant… Read full bio

Rich Melville

Editorial Director, US, PEI Media

Rich is an editorial leader with more than 25 years of experience in financial journalism. In his role at PEI Media, he leads the editorial teams for a group that includes Private Equity International, Buyouts, PE Hub, Venture Capital Journal, Privat… Read full bio

Drake Paulson

Senior Director, Nasdaq Private Funds

Drake Paulson is Managing Director of Nasdaq Private Fund Solutions, where he leverages his deep subject matter expertise across sales, account management, and strategic planning responsibilities. Drake joined Nasdaq in 2015 with the acquisition of T… Read full bio

Barnaby Piggott

CEO, Atlas by Holland Mountain

Barnaby has over 20 years of experience working with Private Capital fund managers and investors, throughout Europe and the US. Since launching the ATLAS data platform in 2019, Barnaby has been on a mission to help Private Capital managers on their j… Read full bio

John Pollard, Jr.

Global Chief Compliance Officer, EJF Capital

As Global Chief Compliance Officer of EJF Capital LLC, Mr. Pollard oversees compliance matters and regulatory affairs related to the firm’s investment advisory services. Mr. Pollard also serves as co-chair of EJF’s ESG Committee and is a member of EJ… Read full bio

Jennifer Randle

Executive Vice President - Finance and Operations, TCG

Jennifer Randle is the EVP of Finance & Operations. Jennifer’s responsibilities include the accounting and financial reporting of the organization, as well as various other operational components. Prior to joining The Chernin Group, LLC in 2012,… Read full bio

Dan Rochkind

CFO, Lerer Hippeau

Dan Rochkind is the CFO at Lerer Hippeau, overseeing the firm's finances, operations and infrastructure. Prior to joining, Dan was the COO/CFO of Marker LLC, a New York-based venture capital firm. Before that, Dan was a Principal at the private equit… Read full bio

Eleanor Selby

Customer Success Manager, Apperio

Eleanor has been in the world of Account Management for nearly 10 years, working across a multitude of sectors and industries. She most recently worked with some of the largest FMCG & Retail brands in the world helping to drive value across their… Read full bio

Jason Snider

Chief Financial Officer / Chief Compliance Officer, Gauge Capital

Jason is the Chief Financial Officer at Gauge Capital, where he leads the firm’s finance, accounting, financial reporting, and tax functions. He previously held several senior roles at TPG Capital and served as the Chief Financial Officer for a large… Read full bio

John Stephens

Partner & Chief Financial Officer, US, Pomona Capital

John Stephens is a Partner and Chief Financial Officer of Pomona, and is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s day-to-day finances and operations. John is a member of Pomona’s Investment Committee, and chairs its Valuation Committee. Before becom… Read full bio

Kristy Trieste

Founding Partner, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, Motive Partners

Kristy Trieste is part of the founding team and joined Motive Partners in 2017, where she is a Founding Partner, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer leading the Motive Finance, Operations, Legal and Compliance and Human Capital funct… Read full bio

Dino Verardo

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Sageview Capital

Dino Verardo is responsible for overseeing the financial, operational, accounting, and compliance functions of Sageview Capital. Prior to joining Sageview in 2008, Dino was a Product Controller at Sailfish Capital Partners L.P., a fixed-income hedge… Read full bio

Sherwyn Williams

Head of IT & Cybersecurity, Siris Capital

Sherwyn Williams, CISSP, is the Head of Information Technology and Cybersecurity at Siris Capital Group, LLC. He has over 10+ years of experience in systems security, risk assessments, vulnerability management, and remediation while working with orga… Read full bio

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270 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

All conference sessions will take place at the Westin Times Square.

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Covid-19 precautions

At the CFOs & COOs Spring Roundup, we want to ensure you can safely network with industry peers and participate in the in-person learning experience. As part of our commitment to safety and per The Westin’s policies and New York’s safety guidelines, we are requiring all attendees to be FULLY VACCINATED against Covid-19. While mask wearing indoors in NYC has been lifted, we strongly suggest mask wearing at the conference. All PEI staff and venue staff will wear masks.

To enter the Roundup, guests must provide a photo ID and at least one of the following forms of proof of full vaccination against Covid-19:

  • State/city digital vaccine pass (e.g. New York Excelsior pass)
  • Digital copy of your Center for Disease Control vaccine card
  • Hard copy of your Center for Disease Control vaccine card
  • International attendees can bring either a digital or hard copy of their official vaccination record for a Covid-19 vaccine administered outside the United States, including AstraZeneca/SK Bioscience, Serum Institute of India, COVISHIELD, Vaxzevria, Sinopharm, or Sinovac

We will NOT be accepting PCR tests, rapid tests, or one dose of Pfizer or Moderna. PEI will be providing PPE including disposable masks, Clorox wipes, and hand sanitizer onsite.

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