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.  

Elizabeth Ames



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:


Myrish Antonio

MC/MPA 2015


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:

Tuoyo Ebigbeyi

MPA 2017

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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. Email:


Alki Iliopoulou

MC/MPA 2017


Alkistis Iliopoulou is the Director of the Harvard Decision Science Lab. Her background is a weave of public and private sector work, having run startups and advised a broad spectrum of organizations - from Toyota to the U.S. Department of Commerce. She holds an an M.P.A. from Harvard Kennedy School and an M.B.A in Global Strategy and an M.S. in Global Marketing from Thunderbird.



Jessica Kahlenberg

MPP 2017


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:


Bhavna Lall

MC/MPA 2014

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:


Theresa Lynn

MC/MPA 2013


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:


Christina Marin

MPP 2014


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.  


Lisa Salerno

MC/MPA 2017


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:


Shaloo Savla

MPP 2013


Shaloo Savla is the Associate Director of Pricing & Analytics and member of the management team at Wayfair, a publicly traded e-commerce company focused on the home goods market. Prior to his current role, Shaloo was a research analyst in the Fixed Income Division of Fidelity Management & Research Company (FMRCo), the investment arm of Fidelity Investments. Prior to Fidelity, Shaloo worked at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in its Toronto office, where he specialized in strategy and transformation projects, most notably with clients in the financial services and industrial goods practices. Outside of these experiences, Shaloo has lived and worked in regions around the world including Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and South Asia. He received his MBA and MPP degrees from Harvard Business School and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2013. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Shaloo received an HBA in Business Administration and a BSc in Health Sciences, which he received in 2006, both from Western University in Canada. Email:


Gayatri Sarkar

HKSEE 2016


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:


Shereen Shermak

MC/MPA 2003

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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:


Rebecca Shin

MC/MPA 2017


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:


Theodora Skeadas

MPP 2016

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

MC/MPA 2010

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:


Jim Tull

MC/MPA 1997

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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:


Liz Walat

MPP 2007

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:


Kate Mullally



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.