Meet the BOARD
The HKS New England Alumni Association fosters a community of its alumni to continue the school's public service mission through programming that inspires graduates to expand their knowledge, network, and impact on the world. Our Board Members support this mission through a variety of activities over the course of the year as guided through our By-Laws.
MC/MPA, HKSNEAA President
HKSNEAA Board President, Elizabeth Ames works as Managing Director at Startup Institute, a Boston-based bootcamp helping people who want professional change develop the skills, mindset, and networks they need to find jobs and thrive in the innovation economy. She has an MC/MPA from HKS, an MBA from HBS, and a BA from Yale College. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Myrish Cadapan-Antonio is currently the Associate Director for Leadership Development at the HKS Center for Public Leadership. Her background is in local government and corporation law, anti-corruption, human rights, leadership development and higher education. Email: email@example.com
Tuoyo works in the real estate & infrastructure development sector, primarily focused on strategy & innovation at American Tower. He has worked in financial services as an investment banker. He also started a real estate company focused on developing affordable housing in under-served communities. Tuoyo has an MBA from MIT Sloan and an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School.
Michael currently works at HKS as Manager, IT Strategy and Planning. Before HKS, he worked in management, engineering and marketing roles in non-profit, shipbuilding, defense, and manufacturing industries.
Jessica Kahlenberg works for the City of Chelsea, where she serves as the Innovation and Strategy Advisor to the City Manager. She holds an MPP from the Kennedy School and a BA in History and Sociology from the College of William & Mary. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bhavna Lall, MD, MPH, MPA is an internal medicine physician practicing as a hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with an interest in global health and innovation. She completed her MD and MPH degrees prior to joining the Harvard Kennedy School in the MC/MPA class of 2014. Email: email@example.com
Theresa’s background is in nonprofit management and public/private partnerships. She is the Executive Director of Back on My Feet and was formerly the director of ReadBoston, a mayoral initiative focused on early literacy. Email: Theresa.firstname.lastname@example.org
Christina Marin works in public finance as an associate analyst at Standard & Poor’s. Her background is in nonprofit management and journalism. She is past President and currently serves on the HKSNE programming and development committee. She is also a member of Community Action Partners.
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MaryRose Mazzola is currently the Executive Director of the Boston Women's Workforce Council, a public-private partnership between the City of Boston, Boston University, and more than 200 companies dedicated to closing the gender wage gap. She previously worked in state and local politics. Email: email@example.com
Salerno began her career in the Washington office of Congressman James P. McGovern focusing on healthcare, economic development, and other issues. Following her time in D.C., she worked for the Massachusetts Medicaid plan Network Health, the healthcare media relations at Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications, and the public affairs firm Benchmark Strategies. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Gayatri is an angel investor and is in venture capital industry. She is a mentor at multiple accelerators. Previously, she had worked as a manager at the Federal Reserve Bank. She has worked in technology management consulting at HP, IBM for clients like Caterpillar, Goldman Sachs etc. She cofounded a consulting startup and a tech startup. Email: email@example.com
Shereen Shermak is the Executive Director for the Boston Women's Workforce Council, a public-private partnership between Mayor Walsh and the Greater Boston business community charged with closing the gender pay gaps by removing the visible and invisible barriers to women's advancement. As Director, Shereen focuses on recruiting more employers to sign the 100% Talent Compact and engaging them in actions that advance gender equity in the workforce.
Shereen is an active angel investor and an advisor to start-ups and small businesses in the early stages of their growth. She also has a wide variety of both public and private sector experience and holds Masters Degrees from the Harvard Kennedy School and MIT Sloan School of Management, and an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Duke university. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca Shin works at the Harvard FXB Center for Health & Human rights where she focuses on child protection programs and key strategic initiatives. In addition to an M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School, Rebecca has an M.Ed. and over 20 years experience in global corporate leadership roles responsible for program management, strategy, and research. Email: email@example.com
Theodora Skeadas works at Booz Allen Hamilton, where she has consulted on issues of business strategy and innovation, cyber security, and counter-terrorism. She holds an M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School and a B.A. in Philosophy and Government from Harvard College.
Jimmy Tingle is a satirist and founder of Humor for Humanity. He chaired the Programing Committee and is past President of the HKSNEA Board. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim is a Partner with CMPartners, where he provides training and process assistance in the areas of negotiation and dispute resolution. Jim has helped non-profits, governments and corporations in over 70 countries to better manage their conflict. He has a BA from Kenyon College, and an MC/MPA from HKS. Email: email@example.com
Liz currently works as the Director of Financial Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Her background is in economics and finance, having previously worked for Goldman Sachs, the Federal Reserve, and the City of Boston. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate is a lawyer and former nurse with over 30 years experience, both nationally and internationally, in healthcare and the environment, corporate law and business development in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. In addition to an MC/MPA from the HKS, Kate has a JD from Villanova University, a BA from Middlebury College and a BS from Columbia University. email@example.com