Candidates announced for Overseers, Alumni Association elected directors

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This spring, alumni can vote for a new group of Harvard Overseers and Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) elected directors.

Ballots will be mailed no later than April 1. Completed ballots must be received, at the indicated address, by 5 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, 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 is Feb. 1.

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


Geraldine Acuña-Sunshine ’92 cum laude, M.P.P. ’96
President, Sunshine Care Foundation for Neurological Care and Research
Manila, Philippines and Boston, Massachusetts

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

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

Meredith L. “Max” Hodges ’03 cum laude, M.B.A. ’10 with distinction
Executive Director, Boston Ballet
Boston, Massachusetts

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

John C. Lechleiter A.M. ’80, Ph.D. ’80
Retired President, CEO, and Chairman, Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, Indiana

Diego A. Rodriguez M.B.A. ’01
Executive Vice President, Chief Product and Design Officer, Intuit Inc.
Palo Alto, California

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

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. No individuals have qualified to run for Overseer as a petition candidate.


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

Collette Creppell ’82 cum laude, M.Arch. ’90 with distinction
University Architect, Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island and New Orleans, Louisiana

Sid Espinosa M.P.P. ’00
Director of Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, Microsoft
Palo Alto, California

Natosha Reid Rice ’93 cum laude, J.D. ’97
Associate General Counsel, Real Estate and Finance, Habitat for Humanity International; Associate Pastor, Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church
Atlanta, Georgia

Krishnan Namboodiri Subrahmanian ’03 magna cum laude
Attending Pediatrician, Hennepin County Medical Center and the University of Minnesota; Maternal Child Health Specialist, Partners in Health (COPE Program)
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Rita Pang ’96 cum laude
Co-Founder and Counsel, Bridgeway Prime Shop Fund Management Ltd
Hong Kong

Matthew Temple ’86 cum laude
Director, Alumni Career and Professional Development, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Los Angeles, California

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

Rashid Muhammed Yasin ’12 cum laude
Ph.D. Student, Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee