Board of Overseers and HAA Elected Director Candidates

Candidates for the Board of Overseers and Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) elected directors

The Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) nominating committee has announced the 2024 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 from April 1 through May 14, at 5 p.m. Degree holders other than officers of instruction and government may vote for Overseer candidates; all degree holders can vote on the HAA elected-director candidates. Other candidates seeking a position on this year’s ballot must have submitted the required number of petition signatures by January 31. Harvard Magazine asked the candidates to answer a series of questions about their views of the University and the roles they would play if elected to the Board of Overseers; please read their responses at

Photographs of the 8 candidates for Harvard Overseer

Candidates for Overseer (eight nominees for five anticipated vacancies; six-year term) are:

Tim Ritchie, M.P.A. ’98, Boston, president, Museum of Science

Theodore D. Chuang ’91, J.D. ’94, Bethesda, Maryland, United States District Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Juan Antonio Sepúlveda Jr. ’85, San Antonio, Texas, Calgaard distinguished professor of practice in political science and president’s special advisor for inclusive excellence, Trinity University

Modupe Nyikoale Akinola ’96, M.B.A. ’01, A. M. ’06, Ph.D. ’09, New York City, Zalaznick professor of business and faculty director, Bernstein Center for Leadership and Ethics, Columbia Business School

Ming Min Hui, M.B.A. ’15, Boston, executive director, Boston Ballet

Scott Mead* ’77, London, photographer; founder, Bramley Studio

Danielle A. Feinberg ’96, Oakland, California, cinematographer; visual effects supervisor, Pixar Animation Studios

Nworah Blaise Ayogu ’10, M.D. ’15, M.B.A. ’15, Los Angeles, general manager and chief medical officer, Amazon Clinic

*Scott Mead is a current member of the Board of Overseers (since 2022), completing an unexpired term of an Overseer who concluded their service early.

Photographs of the 8 candidates for HAA Directors

Candidates for HAA Elected Director (six to be elected; three-year term) are:

Randolph C. Lindel ’66, West Chester, Pennsylvania, retired senior director, Westport Consulting Group

Theresa S. Cho ’90, Seoul, Republic of Korea, vice president of international affairs, Seoul National University

Basil Williams ’14, J.D. ’19, M.P.P. ’19, Brooklyn, New York, associate, Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler LLP

Madeleine Mejia, Ed.M. ’00, Beverly Hills, California, assistant professor, California State University, Fullerton

Edward L. Rocha ’06, Malden, Massachusetts, president, Rola Corporation

Adrian D. Blake ’88, Omaha, Nebraska, CEO, Precision Syringe

Tjada D’Oyen McKenna ’96, M.B.A. ’02, Potomac, Maryland, CEO, Mercy Corps

Dorian Orlando Burton II, Ed.L.D. ’15, Raleigh, North Carolina, managing partner, The Southern Reconstruction Fund

A previously announced candidate for elected director, Brooke Ellison ’00, M.P.P. ’04, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 4. The HAA and the nominating committee decided to move forward with eight elected director candidates this year, noting their desire to honor Ellison and her important contributions to the Harvard community.  

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