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 – the Center for Public Interest Careers, FAS Standing Committee on Public Service, Institute of Politics, Office of Career Services, Phillips Brooks House Association, and the Public Service Network – attend advisory board meetings helping to foster a collaborative and a cohesive vision.

• 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.

• Joseph Barretto: Nonprofit Consultant, Barretto Consulting LLC AB '97 
• Michael Brown: CEO and Co-Founder, City Year, Inc. AB '83, JD '88

• Charlotte Ackert: Trustee, WNET New York AB '76
David Ackert: Managing Member, Crystal Lake Capital, LLC
Jonathan Alter: Author and Columnist  AB '79
David Belluck: General Partner, Riverside Partners AB '84 MBA '88
Anurima Bhargava: President, Anthem of Us AB '96
Eryn Bingle: Special Counsel for Economic Development, Congressman Jim Hines AB '95
Paul Buttenwieser: Community Volunteer AB '60, MD '64, KSGEE '00
Cheryl Dorsey: President, Echoing Green AB '85, MD '92, MPP '92
Chris Gabrieli: CEO of Empower Schools, Chair of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education and Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education AB '81
Michael Gaw: Assistant Director, Division of Trading and Markets, US Securities and Exchange Commission AB '90
Maribel Hernandez Rivera: Executive Director for Executive Action, NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs AB '04
Jen Holleran: Philanthropic Advisor and Consultant, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative AB '90, EDM '95
Alan Khazei: Co-founder, City Year; Founder, Be The Change AB '83, JD '87
Richard Kiely: Senior Fellow, Engaged Cornell, Cornell University
Peter Levine: Research Professor in Philosophy, Tisch College Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs, and Research Professor in the Tufts Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
Tamera Luzzatto: Senior Vice President, Government Relations, The Pew Charitable Trusts AB '79
Andrew Mandel: Senior Vice President, Teach for America AB '00, EDM '05
Darin McKeever: President & CEO, William Davidson Foundation, AB '96, MPA '08
Julie Menin: Director of the Census for NYC and Executive Assistant Corporation Counsel, NYC Law Department 
Eric Mindich: Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Eton Park Capital Management AB '88
Stacey Mindich: Broadway Producer, Stacey Mindich Productions
Eric Mlyn: Executive Director of DukeEngage and Assistant Vice Provost for Civic Engagement, Office of Undergraduate Education
Agnieszka Nance: Executive Director, Center for Public Service (CPS)
Shirley Sagawa: Co-founder, Service Year Exchange JD '87
Ian Simmons: President, Foundation for Civic Leadership AB '00
John Simon: Managing Director, Sigma Prime Ventures; Board Chair & Co-Founder of the GreenLight Fund AB '84
Dorothy Stoneman: Founder, YouthBuild USA, Inc. AB '63
Tammy Tai: Nonprofit Strategic Consultant AB '98
Kendall Webb: Executive Director, AB '86