HAA announces Harvard Overseers, Elected Directors spring election candidates

Appearing below are the Harvard Alumni Association’s (HAA) candidates for the 2018 election to the Harvard Board of Overseers and the HAA Elected Directors.

Ballots will be mailed no later than April 1. Completed ballots must be received, at the indicated address, by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 15, to be counted. All holders of Harvard degrees, except Corporation members and officers of instruction and governance, are entitled to vote for Overseer candidates. The election for HAA directors is open to all Harvard degree holders.

The HAA Nominating Committee has proposed the following candidates in 2018:

For Overseer:

Geraldine Acuña-Sunshine AB ’92 cum laude, MPP ’96
President, Sunshine Care Foundation for Neurological Care and Research
Boston, Massachusetts

Philip Hart Cullom MBA ’88 with distinction
Vice Admiral (retired), U.S. Navy
Gaithersburg, Maryland

Catherine A. Gellert AB ’93 cum laude
Director, Windcrest Partners
New York, New York

Meredith “Max” Hodges AB ’03 cum laude, MBA ’10 with distinction
Executive Director, Boston Ballet
Boston, Massachusetts

Marilyn Holifield JD ’72
Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
Miami, Florida

John C. Lechleiter AM ’80, PhD ’80
Retired President, CEO, and Chairman, Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, Indiana 

Diego A. Rodriguez MBA ’01 with distinction
Executive Vice President, Chief Product and Design Officer, Intuit Inc.
Palo Alto, California

Yvette Roubideaux AB ’85 cum laude, MD ’89, MPH ’97
Director, Policy Research Center, National Congress of American Indians
Washington, D.C.

Candidates for Overseer may also be nominated by petition. Eligible voters may go to www.harvard.edu/board-election for more information. The deadline for all petitions was February 1. No individuals have qualified to run for Overseer as a petition candidate.

For elected director:

Eric R. Calderon MBA ’13
President and CEO, L-K Industries
Houston, Texas

Collette Creppell AB ’82 cum laude, MArch ’90 with distinction
University Architect, Brown University
New Orleans, Louisiana

Sid Espinosa MPP ’00
Director of Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, Microsoft
Palo Alto, California

Natosha Reid Rice AB ’93 cum laude, JD ’97
Associate General Counsel, Real Estate and Finance, Habitat for Humanity International; Associate Pastor, Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church
Atlanta, Georgia 

Krishnan Namboodiri Subrahmanian AB ’03 magna cum laude
Attending Pediatrician, Hennepin County Medical Center and the University of Minnesota; Maternal Child Health Specialist, Partners in Health (COPE Program)
Minneapolis, Minnesota 

Rita Pang AB ’96 cum laude
Co-Founder and Counsel, Bridgeway Prime Shop Fund Management Ltd
Hong Kong

Matthew Temple AB ’86 cum laude
Director, Alumni Career and Professional Development, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Los Angeles, California

Bella T. Wong AB ’82, EdM ’91
Superintendent/Principal, Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School
Weston, Massachusetts

Rashid Muhammed Yasin SB ’12 cum laude
PhD Student, Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee