Board Memberships, Professional Affiliations, and Academic Appointments
Board Memberships, Professional Affiliations, and Academic Appointments
- Founding Member, Co-President, Board Member. NYC Builds Bio+ . 2018 – present.
- Partner/Advisor/Judge. Biodesign Challenge. 2015 – Present.
- Advisor. Inner Strength Foundation. 2015 - Present.
Launched in 2018, NYC Builds Bio+ connects commercial life science opportunities to New York City’s real estate development community through events, research, reports and educational programs. A membership-driven organization, NYC Builds Bio+ is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing New York City’s real estate and life sciences community together, serving as the go-to place to find information about and assistance with growing, building and locating life science companies in New York City. Members include a broad range of participants in real estate development (developers, building owners, brokers, lawyers and financial institutions, architects, construction and engineering firms, permitting firms, consultants), as well as key players in the life science industry (individual investors, venture capitalists, CEOs, pharma, entrepreneurs, executives, potential tenants), community leaders and policy makers at the State and NYC level. View website
- Member, Selection Panel. Fund for the City of New York, Sloan Awards for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics. 2013 – Present.
- The Women’s Forum of New York. November, 2014 – Present.
- President & CEO, Board Member. Center of Excellence for Engineering Biology. 2016 – 2019.
- Co-Leader, Sustainability Project. Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center. 2013 – 2014.
Managed by the Fund for the City of New York and funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Sloan Awards for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics recognize exceptionally dedicated and creative teachers who have achieved outstanding results. The Awards also acknowledge the role each teacher has played in inspiring students of all backgrounds and abilities to pursue careers in science and mathematics. The goal of the Awards is to recognize outstanding science and math teachers in New York City’s public high schools, and provide support in making their teaching materials and techniques widely available. View website
- Founding Executive Director and Member, Board of Directors. New York Genome Center. 2010 – 2014.
- Member. Board of Associates, The Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. 1995 – 2001.
- Overseer, Member of Compliance Committee. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. 1994 – 2010.
- Trustee/ Corporator. The Jackson Laboratory. 1992 to present.
The New York Genome Center’s (NYGC) mission is to transform biomedical research and clinical care in New York and beyond by translating promising research into new ways to treat, prevent, or manage serious disease, leading to a new era of genomic medicine. NYGC will accomplish this through a unique collaboration with the world’s academic, clinical and industry leaders. This unique consortium will identify promising approaches to research and clinical care, accelerate the development of new diagnostics and treatments, and provide an engine for life science commercialization. Since its inception, NYGC has made a significant impact in the medical, academic, and economic landscape of New York by forging unparalleled collaborations, attracting scientific talent to New York, and generating new jobs in research, academia, informatics, healthcare, construction, and other sectors of the local and statewide economy. View website
Director. The Bostonian Society. 2002 – 2007. The Bostonian Society is dedicated to studying and preserving Boston’s uniquely important history, embodied in materials, records, and structures such as the Old State House, and in sharing an understanding of the revolutionary ideas born here. Its assets include a museum, The Old State House in Boston, and the largest collection of artifacts and photographs of Boston’s history.
Member. Boston Chamber of Commerce Life Sciences Alliance. 2005 to 2006.
Member, Executive Committee. United Way’s Math, Science and Technology After-School Initiative. 2004 to 2006. The United Way’s Science and Technology After School Initiative was a collaboration between the private and public sectors to foster a lifelong interest in the sciences amongst youth in grades 4-12, through an out-of-school curriculum that includes experimentation, demonstrations and experiential learning, combined with museum visits, mentoring by industry professionals and career exploration into science-related industries.
Member. Boston Life Tech Advisory Board to Boston’s Mayor Thomas Menino. 2004 to 2006.
Member. Executive Review Board. Annual Global Pharmaceutical Awards. 2004 to 2005.
Elected Representative. Belmont Town Meeting. 1997 – 2002.
Candidate. Board of Selectmen. 2001.
Massachusetts Bar. 1989 – Present. Member.
- Chairman. McLean Hospital Land Use Task Force. June, 1996 – 2000.
- Lecturer on Law. Founder, Community Enterprise Project, Hale and Dorr Legal Services Center. Harvard Law School. 1994-1996.
- Founding Clerk. Board of Directors, City Year. 1991-1995.
On a pro bono basis, led politically diverse, 15-member Citizen Committee established by Board of Selectmen to assist the Town of Belmont, Partners HealthCare System and McLean Hospital develop land use alternatives for a 242 acre site owned by Partners and the Hospital located in Belmont, MA. Negotiated agreement resulting in benefits for the Town of Belmont totaling over $75 million, including the preservation of over 100 acres of permanently protected open space, affordable housing for seniors, historic preservation incentives, a new Town Cemetery and $2.5 million in annual new tax revenues. Agreement endorsed by major news editorial Boards and approved by 95% of Town committees, a unanimous vote of the Board of Selectmen, two-thirds vote of Town Meeting and a vote of two-thirds of the electorate in a townwide referendum. View website
Senior Truman Scholar. The Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation. 1991 – 1993. Member, Selection Panel for Truman Scholars awarded scholarships of $27,000 for leadership skills and commitment to public service.
Faculty Appointment. William Jewell College, Truman Scholars Leadership Week. 1991 – 1993.
Rapporteur, Moderator. British-American Conference for the Successor Generation. 1991 – 1992. British/American Leadership Conference co-sponsored by the Paul Nitze Institute at John Hopkins University and The Royal Institute of International Affairs (London). By invitation only.
Delegate, U.S. – USSR Emerging Leaders Summit. 6/15 – 7/1/1990. International Business and Trade Commission and Leadership Summit in the former Soviet Union. Travel to Moscow, Novgorod, Leningrad and Soichi. By invitation only. Attended by economic policy advisors in the White House and senior business leaders from throughout the United States.
Adjunct Lecturer, John F. Kennedy School of Government. Spring, 1990. Seminar on Community Revitalization (S-587).
Delegate. Japanese Business Understanding Program. October, 1989. Intensive study in Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan about Japanese business practices, the structure and operation of the Japanese market. By invitation only. Sponsored and paid for by the Government of Japan. Organized and conducted by the Institute for International Studies and Training, Japan with the cooperation of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
Teaching Fellow, Harvard University. 1987 – 1988. Kennedy School of Government: The American Presidency taught by Professor Richard Neustadt. Harvard Law School, The International Tax Institute: Introduction to American Law.