About the Heller School

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University

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Administration

  • Lisa M. Lynch, PhD  •  Dean and Maurice B. Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy

  • Doris Breay  •  Senior Assistant Dean, Academic and Student Services

  • Lynn Davis  •  Assistant Dean, Admissions

  • Ron Etlinger  •  Chief Administrative Officer

  • Leslie Godoff '71  •  Director, Development and Alumni Relations

  • Elaine Kennen  •  Associate Director, Research Accounting

  • Ravi Lakshmikanthan, MA/SID '99  •  Assistant Dean, International Partnerships

  • Walter Leutz, PhD '81 •  Associate Dean, Academic Personnel

  • 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 Director, Student Enrollment

  • Karina Sheerin  •  Director, Financial Control, Budgeting and Analysis

  • Kristen Stevens  •  Senior Executive Administrator and Assistant to the Dean

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

  • Sarita Bhalotra, MD, PhD '99   •  Director, Undergraduate Program

Heller Board of Overseers

  • Samuel O. Thier, MD, 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
  • Constance F. Kane, PhD '85
  • 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

  • Adam J. Sheer '92

  • David F. Squire*

  • Kate Walsh

*EMERITUS

**LEAVE OF ABSENCE 2014/15

Heller Alumni Association Board

  • Chrisann Newransky, MA/SID '05, President

  • Cecilia Rivera Casale, PhD '79, Vice President

  • Stephane Acel-Green, MBA '02

  • Arnaa Alcon, PhD '00
  • Nick Alex, MPP '09

  • Ban Al-Mahfodh, MA/SID '07

  • Victor Capoccia, PhD '78

  • Robert Dunigan, PhD '04
  • Sarah Emond, MPP '09

  • Murray Frank, PhD '74

  • Lillian Glickman, MSW '71, PhD '81

  • Yara Halasa, MS '06

  • Robert Hawkins, PhD '02

  • Isabella Jean, MA/COEX '06

  • Eric Kingson, PhD '79

  • Linda Long-Bellil, PhD '07
  • Laura Lorenz, PhD '08

  • Deborah Pearlman, PhD '90

  • M. La Verne Reid, PhD '99

  • Lauren Reilly, MBA '09

  • Megan Briggs Reilly, MBA '03

  • Jeffrey Richard, MMHS '96
  • Amy Maizel Seeherman, PhD '78

  • Deborah Rahmin Silberstein, PhD '09

  • Nina Silverstein, PhD '80

  • Trilby Smith, MM '98

  • Jenn Taylor, MBA '12

  • Casey Thomas, MA/SID '11

  • Jamie Bridges Walzer, MBA '07
  • Daniel Michaud Weinstock, MBA '10

  • Wu Zeng, MS '05, PhD '09

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