The Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) nominating committee has announced the 2023 candidate slates for the Board of Overseers (one of the University’s two governing boards) and the HAA’s own elected directors. Balloting is open through May 16. Degree holders other than officers of instruction and government at Harvard and members of the Harvard Corporation may vote for Overseer candidates; all degree-holders can vote on the HAA elected-director candidates.
There are eight nominees for Overseer, with five anticipated vacancies; Overseers serve six-year terms. Harvard Magazine asked Overseer candidates about their views of the University and the roles they would play if elected; read their responses at harvardmag.com/overseer-views-23. There are six HAA elected director openings, each for three-year terms. The following slates are in ballot order, as determined by lot.
Candidates for Overseer:
Srishti Gupta Narasimhan ’97, A.M. ’97, M.D. ’03, M.P.P. ’03, Basel, Switzerland, formerly of McKinsey & Co., board director of Idorsia Pharmaceuticals and the Norrsken Foundation
Sylvia Mathews Burwell ’87, Washington, D.C., president of American University and former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Vanessa W. Liu ’96, J.D. ’03, New York City, founder and CEO of Sugarwork and a past president of the Harvard Alumni Association
Fiona Hill, A.M. ’91, Ph.D. ’98, Bethesda, Maryland, former National Security Council senior director for European and Russian Affairs, currently chancellor of Durham University (U.K.) and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution
Robert L. Satcher Jr., M.D. ’94, Houston, a former NASA astronaut, now associate professor of orthopedic oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Jeffrey D. Dunn ’77, M.B.A. ’81, Boston, interim president and CEO of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and former executive chair, president, and CEO of Sesame Workshop
Arturo Elizondo, ’14, San Francisco, co-founder and CEO of The EVERY Company (formerly Clara Foods)
Luis A. Ubiñas, ’85, M.B.A. ’89, Weston, Vermont, former president of the Ford Foundation, current chair of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation
Candidates for HAA elected director:
Barbara R. Barreno-Paschall ’07, Chicago, vice chair and commissioner, Human Rights Commission, State of Illinois
Miya Omori Yamada, Ed.M. ’89, Ed.M. ’92, Ed.D. ’93, New York City. Pre- and lower-school Psychologist, Packer Collegiate Institute
Theodora Skeadas ’12, M.P.P. ’16, Cambridge, public policy associate, Twitter
Angela A. Sun ’96, J.D. ’01, New York City, venture capital and board director, Western Union, Cushman & Wakefield, and Apollo Strategic Growth Capital
Rudy N. Brioché, M.P.P. ’00, Alexandria, Virginia, vice president for Global Public Policy and Policy Counsel, Comcast Corporation
Anirudh Suri, M.P.A. ’14, New Delhi, India, Founding Partner, India Internet Fund and Zanskar Climate Fund
Jason W. Young ’04, Atlanta, managing partner, Totally Human
Yvonne O. Osirim ’01, J.D. ’07, Philadelphia, executive director, human health ethics and compliance, Merck
Judith L. Norsigian ’70, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, retired executive director, Our Bodies Ourselves
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