About the Heller School

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University

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Administration

  • Marty W. Krauss, PhD '81  •  Interim Dean
  • Doris Breay  •  Senior Assistant Dean, Academic and Student Services
  • Meaghan Cummings '08  •  Assistant to the Dean
  • Lynn Davis  •  Assistant Dean, Admissions
  • Ron Etlinger  •  Chief Administrative Officer
  • Elaine Kennen  •  Associate Director, Research Accounting
  • Ravi Lakshmikanthan, MA/SID '99  •  Assistant Dean, International Partnerships
  • Linnea Löf, MSF '01 •  Assistant Dean, Career Development
  • Susan Parish, PhD •  Associate Dean, Research
  • Max Pearlstein '01  •  Director, Communications
  • Linda Purrini  •  Associate Director, Operations
  • Gretchen Rowley  •  Assistant Dean, Course Planning and Enrollment
  • Karina Sheerin  •  Director, Financial Control, Budgeting and Analysis
  • Darren Zinner, PhD •  Associate Dean, Academic Personnel

Educational Program Directors

  • A.K. Nandakumar, PhD  •  Director, PhD Program
  • Joan Dassin '69, PhD  •  Director, MA in Sustainable International Development
  • Diana Bowser, ScD  •  Director, MS in International Health Policy and Management
  • Brenda Anderson, PhD  •  Director, MBA Program
  • Michael Doonan, PhD '02  •  Director, MPP Program
  • Alain Lempereur, PhD  •  Director, MA in Coexistence and Conflict
  • Jon Chilingerian, PhD  •  Director, Executive Education Program
  • Darren Zinner, PhD   •  Director, Undergraduate Program

Heller Board of Overseers

  • Constance F. Kane, PhD '85, Chair
  • Adam J. Sheer '92, Vice Chair
  • G. Lawrence Atkins, PhD '85**
  • Jules Bernstein '57
  • Tushara Canekeratne
  • Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD '83*
  • Len Fishman
  • Linda Frieze*
  • Leonard Goodman
  • Michael S. Jellinek, MD
  • Jonathan D. Katz, PhD '81
  • Marty Wyngaarden Krauss, PhD '81
  • Chrisann Newransky, MA/SID '05
  • Andrew S. Offit
  • Paula Paris, MMHS '79
  • Sari A. Rapkin
  • Gail K. Robinson, PhD '80
  • Susan Rothenberg*
  • M. Bryna Sanger, PhD '76
  • Lynn Schneider**
  • Phyllis N. Segal
  • David F. Squire*
  • Samuel O. Thier, MD
  • Kate Walsh

*EMERITUS

**LEAVE OF ABSENCE 2014/15

Heller Alumni Association Board

  • Chrisann Newransky, MA/SID '05, President
  • Sarah Emond, MPP '09, Vice President
  • Arnaa Alcon, PhD '00
  • Ban Almahfodh-Graime, MA/SID '07
  • Kelly Axtell, MBA '05
  • Sunindya Bhalla, MBA '11
  • Robert Dunigan, PhD '04
  • Lynn Garvin, PhD '14
  • Yara Halasa, MS '06
  • Robert Hawkins, PhD '02
  • Colin Holmes, MA/SID '07*
  • Isabella Jean, MA/COEX '06
  • Eric Kingson, PhD '79
  • Sandra Kretz, PhD '81
  • Linda Long-Bellil, PhD '07
  • Rebecca Loya, PhD '12*
  • Jane Martha (Oslin) Naseem, MA/SID '07
  • Mary Otiato, MBA '08
  • Anna Perlmutter, MBA '12
  • M. La Verne Reid, PhD '99*
  • Megan Briggs Reilly, MBA '03
  • Jeffrey Richard, MMHS '96
  • Amy Maizel Seeherman, PhD '78
  • Deborah Rahmin Silberstein, PhD '09
  • Nina Silverstein, PhD '80
  • Amy Smalarz '98, PhD '06
  • Trilby Smith, MM '98
  • Jenn Taylor, MBA '12
  • Casey Thomas, MA/SID '11
  • Danielle Thompson, MPP '12
  • Denise Tyler, PhD '07
  • Jamie Bridges Walzer, MBA '07*
  • Wu Zeng, MS '05, PhD '09

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