Featured Profiles

Joan Reede

Opening doors at the Harvard Medical School
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Appointed as the first Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership in January 2002, Joan Y. Reede is responsible for the development and management of a comprehensive program that provides leadership, guidance, and support to promote the increased recruitment, retention and advancement of under-represented minority faculty at Harvard Medical School. This charge includes oversight of all diversity activities at HMS as they relate to faculty, trainees, students, and staff.

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Dean of Harvard Summer School

Dean of Harvard Summer School, Director of Life Sciences Education, Professor of the Practice of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Tutor in Biochemical Sciences
High School Outreach Program

The broad focus of these programs has been to foster an excitement for doing science that encourages students to continue their studies in biology at the advanced level. MCB Outreach also seeks to bring teachers up to date on the newest discoveries in the research areas of the MCB faculty.

Lindsay Hyde

Founder of Strong Women, Strong Girls

Strong Women, Strong Girls was founded in 2000 by then-freshman Lindsay Hyde as a student group of the Phillips Brooks House Association at Harvard University. The program began working in two elementary school sites and engaged six college-age volunteers serving as mentors. During the first few years of the program, requests from parents, teachers, and principals supported the rapid growth of Strong Women, Strong Girls in the Greater Boston area.

Alan Khazei

City Year

Alan Khazei co-founded City Year in 1988 and served as its CEO until 2006. Founded in 1988 with 50 young people in service in Boston, City Year today enlists more than 1,200 young adults, in 16 communities across America and in Johannesburg South Africa, for a demanding year of full-time community service, civic engagement and leadership development.

Earl Martin Phalen, BELL Foundation

BELL was founded in 1992 by a group of Black and Latino students at Harvard Law, led by Earl Martin Phalen and Andrew L. Carter. The students began a small tutoring program in a local school, where most children could not read, write or do math operations at grade-level proficiency. Since that time, every member BELL's first class of scholars has enrolled in or graduated from college -- compared to only 30% of their peers. BELL evolved and complemented its BELL After School program with the BELL Summer program to achieve an even greater impact on children's lives.

Linda Nathan

Founding headmaster of the Boston Arts Academy

Linda Nathan is the founding headmaster of the Boston Arts Academy, the city’s first and only public high school for the visual and performing arts. Under her leadership, the school has won state, national, and international recognition and awards. These include a Massachusetts Compass Award, a “Breaking Ranks” award from the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and a Mentor School award from the Coalition of Essential Schools. BAA sends well over 90 percent of its graduates to college—all residents of the city of Boston.

Gerald Chertavian

Year Up

Born and raised in Lowell, MA, Gerald Chertavian combined his entrepreneurial skills and his passion for working with urban young adults to found Year Up in 2000. Year Up is recognized by Fast Company and The Monitor Group as one of the top 25 organizations in the nation using business excellence to engineer social change. Gerald's commitment to working with urban youth spans more than 20 years. He has actively participated in the Big Brother mentoring program since 1985 and was recognized as one of New York's outstanding Big Brothers in 1989.

Jim O’Connell, MD

Co-founder, President and Street Physician, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
Dr. O'Connell helped found BHCHP in 1985, after completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. O'Connell assists BHCHP's Board of Directors in setting the strategic direction for the program. He also advocates for public policies and programs to address the needs of homeless people.

Brian K. Price, The WilmerHale Legal Services Center

Brian Price joined The WilmerHale Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School in 1997 as Senior Clinical Instructor of the Community Enterprise Project, and was appointed Director of the Center in July 2006 and HLS Clinical Professor of Law in November 2006. Prior to joining the Center, he was General Counsel and Senior Director of Certification and Enforcement at the State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance within the Massachusetts Department of Economic Development. Brian previously was Assistant Counsel with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company.

Steve Seidel

Director of Harvard Project Zero and the Arts in Education Program

Steve Seidel is the director of Harvard Project Zero and the Arts in Education Program at HGSE. At Project Zero, he is principal investigator on projects that study the use of reflective practices in schools, the close examination of student work, and documentation of learning. This research currently includes The Evidence Project, a study using student work as evidence of learning and teaching, and Making Learning Visible, a study of group learning and assessment in partnership with the Reggio Emilia early childhood schools in Italy.