Notable Alumni of the Heller School

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Pragmatic idealists, social justice champions and audacious thinkers, Heller alumni are leading the charge to disrupt the status quo in a broad range of industries and variety of countries. Get a glimpse of where Heller alumni from different degree programs are today.

PhD in Social Policy

  • Michael Ames, PhD’15 - Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Perkins
  • Brenda Bond, PhD’06 - Chair, Suffolk University Institute for Public Service, and Program Director, Sawyer Business School MPA Program
  • Stephen M. Coan ’84, MMHS’90, PhD’97 - Chief Executive Officer and President, Sea Research Foundation
  • Barbara Ferrer, PhD’94 - Director of Public Health, Los Angeles County
  • Tom Glynn, MSW’72, PhD’77 - CEO and Executive Director, Massport
  • Mary Grant, PhD’00 - President of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate
  • Antoinette M. Hays, PhD’90 - President, Regis College
  • Otis Johnson, PhD'80 - Scholar in Residence and Professor Emeritus, Savannah State University and former Mayor, City of Savannah, GA.
  • Jeff Lurie, PhD'87 - Owner, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Marty Krauss, PhD’81 - Former Heller Interim Dean, Brandeis University Provost, and Director of the Starr Center
  • Michael H. Levine, PhD’85 - Founder and Executive Director, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop
  • Marsha Mailick, PhD’78 - Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ricardo A. Millett ’68, MSW’71, PhD’74 - Principal and Founder, Millett & Associates
  • Charles S. Rodgers, PhD’78 - President, New Community Fund
  • Fernando M. Torres-Gil, MSW’72, PhD’76 - Professor of Social Welfare and Public Policy, Director of the Center for Policy Research on Aging
  • Anya Rader Wallack, PhD’07 - Director, State of Rhode Island Department of Human Services

MPP Master of Public Policy

  • Pem Brown, MPP’11 - Vice President, M+R
  • Sarah Emond, MPP’09 - Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Institute for Clinical and Economic Review
  • Mimi Garcia, MA/MPP’10 - Director of Policy and External Communications, Texas Association of Community Health Centers
  • Amy Glynn, MPP/MBA’13 - Project Specialist, Center for Population Health, Partners HealthCare
  • Sarah Gonzaga, MPP’13 - Grant Analyst, California Long-Term Care Education Center
  • Calvin Harris, MPP’10 - Senior Manager of Public Affairs, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Nicole Hudson, MPP’12 - Health Insurance Specialist, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Brian Kennedy, MPP’16 - Public Policy Fellow, NC Budget and Tax Center
  • Alex Lessin, MPP/MBA’14 - SomerStat Analyst, City of Somerville
  • Erin Robinson, MPP’16 - Legislative Fellow, Office of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker
  • Nicole Rodriguez, MPP’14 - Senior Policy Analyst, Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center
  • Sara Wall, MPP’10 - Social Impact Manager, Vitus Group

MBA in Nonprofit Management

  • Josh Cramer-Montes, MBA/MA SID’17 - Communications and Engagement Director, Sustainable Business & Innovation at Nike
  • Andrea Hayes, MBA’16 - Account Executive, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Jackie Hodgson, MBA’15 - Director of Consulting, Common Impact
  • Ross Lohr, MBA’16 - Founder and CEO at Project Repat
  • Jason Lynch, MBA’16 - Executive Director, Charity Defense Council
  • Nicole McCauley, MBA’17 - Human Capital Analyst, Deloitte
  • Heather McMann, MBA’12 - Executive Director, Groundwork Lawrence
  • Siiri Morley, MBA’10 - Executive Director, Strong Women, Strong Girls
  • Brenna Schneider, MBA’12 - Founder and CEO, 99Degrees Custom
  • Tammy Tai, MBA’06 - Vice President and Chief Mission Officer, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

COEX Conflict Resolution and Coexistence

  • Nathalie Rengifo Alvarez, MA SID/COEX’16 - Senior International Policy Organizer, Corporate Accountability International
  • Lisette Anzoategui, MA SID/COEX’15 - Senior Program Manager, DevTech Systems, Inc.
  • Andrew Ginsberg, MA COEX’08 - Senior Resettlement Officer, UNHCR
  • Rebecca Herrington, MA COEX/SID’14 - Developmental Evaluator, Social Impact
  • Naveed Noormal, MA COEX’16 - Policy Coordinator, Office of the Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs, Kabul, Afghanistan
  • James Orre, MA COEX’12 - Chief Officer of Land and Housing, County Government of Marsabit, Kenya
  • Safia Trabelsi, MA COEX’10 - Expert Advisor, League of Arab States

SID Sustainable International Development

  • Amrote Abdella, MA SID’07 - Regional Director, Microsoft 4Afrika
  • Ali Al Jundi, MA SID’14 - Syria Project Officer, Oxfam America
  • Nathalie Rengifo Alvarez, MA SID/COEX’16 - Senior International Policy Organizer at Corporate Accountability International
  • Lisette Anzoategui, MA SID/COEX’15 - Senior Program Manager at DevTech Systems, Inc.
  • Rienzzie Kern, MA SID’00 - Senior Director of Evaluation, Research and Learning, Heifer International
  • Arina Chithavong Lester, MA SID’15 - Director of Development and Operations, Legacies of War
  • Rebecca Pearl-Martinez, MA SID’01 - Fellow and Head of the Renewable Energy Project at the Fletcher School, Tufts University, and Principal at Pearlwood Consulting
  • Malini Sekhar, MA SID’06 - Director of Communications/Entrepreneur-in-Residence, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services IDEA Lab
  • Dorcas Wepukhulu, MA SID’11 - Cofounder, African Storybook Project

MS in Global Health Policy and Management

  • Noella Bigirimana, MS’15 - Strategic Advisor, Rwanda Biomedical Center
  • Henrieta Madarova, MS'06 - Partner, Advance Healthcare Management Institute in Slovakia
  • Alec Mkwamba, MS’10 - Epidemiologist, MSF/Doctors Without Borders
  • Tyler Morrill ’10, MS’14 - Senior Analyst, Abt Associates
  • Kareem Sadik, MS’16 - Regional Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping Officer, United Nations World Food Programme
  • Rebecca Sliwoski, MS/MBA’16 - Strategic Communications Officer at World Education
  • Pamela Titi, MS’16 - Founder and Managing Director, Tunaweza Children's Center