Careers and Outcomes

Notable Alumni of the Heller School

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 - President and Chief Executive Officer, Perkins
  • Brenda Bond-Fortier, PhD’06 - Associate Professor, Institute for Public Service, Suffolk University
  • 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 - Former CEO and Executive Director, Massport
  • Mary Grant, PhD’00 - President, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • 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
  • Michael H. Levine, PhD’85 - Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon; Founder and former Executive Director, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop
  • Marsha Mailick, PhD’78 - Emeritus 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 - Senior Vice President for Strategic Communications at The University of Vermont Health Network; Associate Director at Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health, Brown University School of Public Health

MPP Master of Public Policy

  • Pem Brown, MPP’11 - Senior 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 - Senior Program Consultant, Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Sarah Gonzaga, MPP’13 - Grant Analyst, California Long-Term Care Education Center
  • Calvin Harris, MPP’10 - Vice President, FleishmanHillard
  • Nicole Hudson, MPP’12 - Health Insurance Specialist, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Brian Kennedy, MPP’16 - Policy Analyst, NC Budget and Tax Center
  • Alex Lessin, MPP/MBA’14 - Director of Finance, City of Somerville Water & Sewer
  • Erin Robinson, MPP’16 - Policy Analyst, Center for the Study of Social Policy
  • Nicole Rodriguez, MPP’14 - President, New Jersey Policy Perspective

MBA in Nonprofit Management

  • Andrea Hayes, MBA’16 - Senior Associate, CohnReznick LLP
  • 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 - Consultant, Deloitte
  • Heather McMann, MBA’12 - Executive Director, Groundwork Lawrence; Senior Fellow, Institute for Nonprofit Practice
  • Siiri Morley, MBA’10 - Director of Partnerships, Massachusetts, Upstream USA 
  • Brenna Schneider, MBA’12 - Founder and CEO, 99Degrees Custom

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 - Program Manager, Impact Evaluation, Social Impact
  • Andrew Ginsberg, MA COEX’08 - Senior Resettlement Officer, UNHCR
  • Rebecca Herrington, MA COEX/SID’14 - Developmental Evaluator, USAID Global Development Lab 
  • Naveed Noormal, MA COEX’16 - First Secretary, Embassy of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, London, UK
  • James Orre, MA COEX’12 - Chief Officer of Water Services Development, County Government of Marsabit, Kenya
  • Safia Trabelsi, MA COEX’10 - Head, Nile River Montessori, Egypt 

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 - Program Manager, Impact Evaluation, Social Impact
  • Arina Chithavong Lester, MA SID’15 - Director of Development, Community Preservation Development Corporation/Enterprise Community Partners
  • Malini Sekhar, MA SID’06 - Independent Consultant, Co-founder, 2Lokas
  • Dorcas Wepukhulu, MA SID’11 - African Storybook Coordinator in Kenya and Ethiopia, South African Institute for Distance Education, Kenya 

MS in Global Health Policy and Management

  • Noella Bigirimana, MS GHPM’15 - Government Fellow, World Economic Forum, Rwanda
  • Henrieta Madarova, MS GHPM'06 - Partner and Lecturer, Advance Healthcare Management Institute, Slovakia
  • Alec Mkwamba, MS GHPM’10 - Research and M&E Technical Expert, Independent Consultant, Zimbabwe
  • Tyler Morrill ’10, MS GHPM’14 - Senior Analyst, Abt Associates
  • Kareem Sadik, MS GHPM’16 - Regional Economic and Food Security Analyst, Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping Unit, United Nations World Food Programme
  • Rebecca Sliwoski, MS GHPM/MBA’16 - Director of Strategy and Partnerships, Kletjian Foundation
  • Pamela Titi, MS GHPM’16 - Founder and Managing Director, Tunaweza Children's Center; Advocate, the Self-Advocates and Families Initiative, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation