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Formally established in 1642

The Board is made up of Harvard University alumni who bring to bear their best judgment and deep commitment to Harvard’s overarching academic mission and long-term institutional interests.

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In a one-on-one conversation, Board of Overseers leaders Marty Chávez and Helena Buonanno Foulkes explain what an Overseer is and how they lead, and then discuss their hopes for the future.

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Members of the Board

New members of the board are elected each spring by Harvard degree holders (other than officers of government or instruction at the University and members of the Corporation).  Aspects of their role are set forth in a statement on Expectations of Service.

Geraldine Acuña-Sunshine (2018-2024)
Boston, MA
President, Sunshine Care Foundation for Neurological Care and Research, and Senior Counsel, Bracebridge Capital

Monica Bharel (2022-2026)
Brookline, MA
Public Health and Healthcare Strategist
Former Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Raphael W. Bostic (2020-2026)
Decatur, GA
President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Mark J. Carney (2021-2027)
Ontario, Canada
UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance, Finance Advisor and Co-Chair for the Glasgow Finance Alliance for Net Zero, and Vice Chair, Brookfield Asset Management and Head of ESG and Impact Fund Investing

Alice Hm Chen (2019-2025)
Berkeley, CA
Chief Medical Officer, Covered California, and Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Paul L. Choi (2017-2023)
Chicago, IL
Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Philip Hart Cullom (2018-2024)
Gaithersburg, MD
Vice Admiral (retired), U.S. Navy

Sangu J. Delle (2022-2028)
New York, NY
Chief Executive Officer, CarePoint

Janet Echelman (2019-2023)
Brookline, MA
Visual Artist; President, Studio Echelman

Carla Harris (2017-2023)
New York, NY
Senior Client Advisor, Morgan Stanley

Meredith (Max) Hodges (2018-2024)
Boston, MA
Executive Director, Boston Ballet

Marilyn Holifield (2018-2024)
Miami, FL
Partner, Holland & Knight LLP

Christopher B. Howard (2021-2027)
Tempe, AZ
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, , Arizona State University Public Enterprise

Darienne Driver Hudson (2017-2023)
Detroit, MI
President and CEO, United Way for Southeastern Michigan

Vivian Hunt (2019-2025)
London, England
Former Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Tyler Jacks (2019-2025)
Cambridge, MA
Koch Professor of Biology and Founding Director, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and President, Break Through Cancer

John B. King, Jr. (2019-2025)
Washington, DC
President, The Education Trust

Raymond J. Lohier Jr. (2021-2027)
New York, NY
U.S. Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Scott Mead (2022-2024)
London, England
Photographer, and Founder, Bramley Studio

Lauren Ancel Meyers (2022-2028)
Austin, TX
Professor, Departments of Integrative Biology, Statistics & Data Sciences, Population Health, The University of Texas at Austin

Todd Y. Park (2022-2028)
Los Altos Hills, CA
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Devoted Health

Margaret Purce (2020-2026)
Silver Spring, MD
Soccer player, U.S. Women’s National Team and Sky Blue Football Club

Reshma Saujani (2019-2025)
New York, NY
Founder, Girls Who Code and Marshall Plan for Moms

Thea Sebastian (2020-2026)
Washington, DC
Policy Director, Civil Rights Corps

Vikas P. Sukhatme (2022-2028)
Atlanta, GA
Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Medicine and Dean, Emory School of Medicine Chief Academic Officer, Emory Healthcare

Megan Red Shirt-Shaw (2021-2027)
Vermillion, SD
Director of Native Student Services, University of South Dakota

Leslie P. Tolbert (2017-2023)
Tucson, AZ
Regents’ Professor Emerita, Department of Neuroscience, University of Arizona

Jayson Toweh (2020-2026)
Stanford, CA
Doctoral Student and Graduate Research Assistant, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources, Stanford University

Wilhelmina “Mimi” Wright (2022-2028)
St. Paul, MN
U. S. District Court Judge, District of Minnesota

Sheryl WuDunn (2021-2027)
Yamhill, Oregon
Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist, Co-founder, FullSky Partners, Co-author of Tightrope, Senior Managing Director, Mid-Market Securities

Lawrence S. Bacow
President, Harvard University
Ex officio

Paul J. Finnegan
Treasurer, Harvard University
Ex officio

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