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Overseer and Director Candidates

May-June 2018

This spring, alumni can vote for new Harvard Overseers and Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) elected directors. Ballots (mailed out by April 1) must be received at the indicated address by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on May 15 to be counted. All holders of Harvard degrees, except Corporation members and officers of instruction and government, are entitled to vote for Overseer candidates. The election for HAA directors is open to all Harvard degree-holders.

Candidates for Overseer may also be nominated by petition. Eligible voters may go to for more information. (The deadline for all petitions was February 1.)

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

For Overseer (six-year term):


Geraldine Acuña-Sunshine ’92, M.P.P. ’96, Manila, Republic of the Philippines, and Boston. President, Sunshine Care Foundation for Neurological Care and Research.

Philip Hart Cullom, M.B.A. ’88, Gaithersburg, Maryland. Vice Admiral (retired), U.S. Navy.

Catherine A. Gellert ’93, New York City. Director, Windcrest Partners.

Meredith L. “Max” Hodges ’03, M.B.A. ’10, Boston. Executive director, Boston Ballet.

Marilyn Holifield, J.D. ’72. Miami. Partner, Holland & Knight LLP.

John C. Lechleiter, A.M. ’80, Ph.D. ’80, Indianapolis. Retired president, CEO, and chairman, Eli Lilly and Company.

Diego A. Rodriguez, M.B.A. ’01, Palo Alto. Executive vice president, chief product and design officer, Intuit Inc.

Yvette Roubideaux ’85, M.D. ’89, M.P.H. ’97, Washington, D.C. Director, Policy Research Center, National Congress of American Indians.

For elected director (three-year term):

Eric R. Calderon, M.B.A. ’13, Houston. President and CEO, L-K Industries.

Collette Creppell ’82, M.Arch. ’90,  Providence and New Orleans. University architect, Brown University.

Sid Espinosa, M.P.P. ’00, Palo Alto. Director of philanthropy and civic engagement, Microsoft.

Natosha Reid Rice ’93, J.D. ’97, Atlanta. Associate general counsel, real estate and finance, Habitat for Humanity International; associate pastor, historic Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Krishnan Namboodiri Subrahmanian ’03, Minneapolis. Attending pediatrician, Hennepin County Medical Center and the University of Minnesota; maternal child health specialist, Partners In Health (COPE Program).

Rita Pang ’96, Hong Kong. Co-founder and counsel, Bridgeway Prime Shop Fund Management Ltd.

Matthew Temple ’86, Los Angeles. Director, alumni career and professional development, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

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

Rashid Muhammed Yasin, S.B. ’12, Nashville. Ph.D. student, Vanderbilt University.

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