National Advisory Board for Public Service

In his inaugural speech, Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow addressed the need to expand the role of public service and continue to make it an institutional priority. He affirmed, “We need to ensure that future generations continue to serve the greater good in a variety of ways. It is my hope that every Harvard graduate, in every profession, should be an active, enlightened and engaged citizen.” The National Advisory Board on Public Service serves as a key component in realizing this objective by providing essential advice and recommendations to advance public service at Harvard College. 

Started during President Emeritus Drew Gilpin Faust’s tenure, the Advisory Board is composed of prominent leaders in public service fields, as well as faculty and alumni with a deep commitment to the nonprofit and public interest sectors. Representatives from each of the major public service offices and organizations on campus attend advisory board meetings helping to foster a collaborative and a cohesive vision.

DUTIES
• Develop a deep understanding of the existing public service landscape at Harvard College.
• Advise on strategies and strategic goals to engage undergraduates in public service and explore public interest careers through both co-curricular and curricular opportunities.
• Establish a unified long-term vision for public service efforts and public interest career advising and identify needs to ensure the sustainability of this plan.
• Support these vital efforts by providing relationships with collaborative partners and persons or organizations able to provide resources that will deepen and expand these efforts.

National Advisory Board for Public Service Co-Chairs

Joseph Barretto

Joseph Barretto

Co-Chair, National Advisory Board for Public Service
Principal, Barretto Consulting
Anurima Bhargava

Anurima Bhargava

Co-Chair, National Advisory Board for Public Service
President, Anthem of Us

National Advisory Board for Public Service

Michael Brown

Michael Brown

Co-Founder, City Year, Inc.
President, Harvard University Board of Overseers
Chris Gabrieli

Chris Gabrieli

CEO of Empower Schools
Chair of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
Michael Gaw

Michael Gaw

Assistant Director, Division of Trading and Markets, US Securities and Exchange Commission
National Advisory Board for Public Service

Jen Holleran

Philanthropic Advisor and Consultant, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Alan Khazei

Alan Khazei

Co-Founder, City Year, Inc.
Founder, Be The Change
Richard Kiely

Richard Kiely

Senior Fellow, Engaged Cornell, Cornell University
Peter Levine

Peter Levine

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Tisch College for Civic Life, Tufts University
Tamera Luzzatto

Tamera Luzzatto

Senior Vice President, Government Relations, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Julie Menin

Julie Menin

Director of the Census for NYC and Executive Assistant Corporation Counsel, NYC Law Department
Eric Mlyn

Eric Mlyn

Distinguished Faculty Fellow in the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University
Agnieszka Nance

Agnieszka Nance

Executive Director, Center for Public Service (CPS), Tulane University
Julie Reuben headshot

Julie Reuben

Faculty Director, Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship
Ian Simmons

Ian Simmons

Co-Founder and Principal, Blue Haven Initiative
John Simon

John Simon

Board Chair and Co-Founder, GreenLight Fund