Having graduated from Harvard Extension almost forty years ago with an ALM, I have had a front row seat to view the growth of the Alumni Association. My career in public service, banking, investments, and insurance has taken me all over the US and Europe, so I never felt that I had the time to devote to the activities of the Association although I have been active in post-Harvard activities as a member of the Harvard Clubs of Boston, Palm Beach, Washington, D.C, London, and now Seattle. I also belong to several SIG’s and presented at the HEAA innovation day in 2016.
My career has been marked by four areas that I feel can benefit the Association:
- Mentorship – I have spent most of my career being mentored or mentoring others in all aspects of career and personal development. This is something that I would like to continue working on through the Association.
- Organizational Development – Having served on many corporate and non-profit boards, I believe that I can add significant value to the Association and our alumni through maximizing our value proposition and communications strategy.
- Finance and Development – My career has been driven by finance, in terms of both financial management and financial development. I feel that my experience can benefit to the Association in both raising funds and in maximizing the value of the funds that we raise.
- Last, but certainly not least, is my lifetime commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. From sponsoring the Afro-American Society at UMass Boston in 1967, to helping create the Rosa Parks Day Care Center in Roxbury, to a history of hiring, developing and mentoring people of color throughout my career. Most recently, I earned my doctorate at an historically black university, focused on healthcare equity.