Alumni Council

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The Alumni Council promotes and supports activities that connect alumni to each other, connect alumni to the School, and connect students and alumni.

The Council is composed of 15 members, representing alumni by pentads, elected to a three-year term and meeting three times annually. The Council serves a consultative and advisory role to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard Medical School by listening and responding to current issues. It also appoints, in consultation with the Dean, the Chair of Alumni Relations and the Chair of the Alumni Fund.

Alumni Council Roster

Barbara McNeil

President
Barbara McNeil, MD ’66, PhD 72, AMP ’86
Boston, MA
[Term on Council 2012-2015]

Michael LaCombe

President-Elect
Michael Lacombe, MD ’68
Augusta, ME
[Term on Council 2013-2016]

James J. O'Connell III

President-Elect
James J. O'Connell III, MD '82
Charlestown, MA
[Term on Council 2014-2017]

Sigall Bell

Vice-President
Sigall Bell, MD ’97

Newburyport, MA
[Term on Council 2013-2016]

L.D. Britt

Treasurer
L.D. Britt, MD ’77
, MPH ’77
Norfolk, VA
[Term on Council 2012-2015]

Andrea E. Reid

Secretary
Andrea E. Reid, MD ’88, MPH ’01
Silver Spring, MD
[Term on Council 2014-2017]

Laurie Green

Immediate Past President
Laurie Green, AB '72, 
MD ’76
San Francisco, CA
[Term on Council 2011-2014]

Julia Haller Gottsch

Councilor At Large
Julia Haller Gottsch, MD ’80

Glencoe, MD
[Term on Council 2013-2016]

Carolyn Olson Walsh

Councilor: First Pentad
Carolyn Olson Walsh, MD ’09
Boston, MA
[Term on Council 2014-2017]

Stephen Martin

Councilor: Second Pentad
Stephen Martin, EDM
’96, MD ’01
Northfield, MA
[Term on Council 2012-2015]

Ingrid Bassett

Councilor: Third Pentad
Ingrid V. Bassett, AB ’95, MD ’00, MPH ’07

Cambridge, MA
[Term on Council 2013-2016]

Emily Oken

Councilor: Fourth Pentad
Emily Oken, MD ’95, MPH ’03
Boston, MA
[Term on Council 2014-2017]

Mary Mullen

Councilor: Fifth Pentad
Mary Mullen, AB ’83, MD ’87, AM ’87, PhD ’91

Wellesley, MA
[Term on Council 2012-2015]

Edward Barksdale

Councilor: Sixth Pentad
Edward M. Barksdale, MD ’84

Cleveland, OH
[Term on Council 2013-2016]

Richard Payne

Councilor: Seventh Pentad
Richard Payne, MD ’77
Durham, NC
[Term on Council 2014-2017]

S. Jean H. Emans

Councilor: Eighth Pentad
S. Jean H. Emans, AB ’66, MD ’70
Boston, MA
[Term on Council 2014-2017]

Eleanor Shore

Councilor: Ninth Pentad
Eleanor Shore, AB ’51, MD ’55, MPH ’70

Needham, MA [Term on Council 2012-2015]

Judith Rappaport

Councilor: Tenth and Beyond Pentads
Judith Rapoport, MD ’59

Washington, DC
[Term on Council: 2013-2016]

In addition to the elected members of the Council, each representing a group of five HMS classes [a pentad], two representatives to the Harvard Alumni Association and five Ex-Officio members sit at Council Meetings.

Ex-Officio Members (in alphabetical order)

  • Jeffrey S. Flier, MD, dean of the faculty of medicine
  • A.W. Karchmer, MD ’64, chair of alumni relations
  • Ann Marie Menting, editor, Harvard Medicine
  • Debbie Metcalfe, director of alumni relations

The Council welcomes comments and suggestions that can improve service to all alumni.

Constitution & By-Laws of the

HMAA

The HMAA constitution was ratified at the Annual Meeting of the Harvard Medical Alumni Association on Friday, May 28, 2010. Download »

2015 Alumni Council

Nominations

Those elected would "take office" for a three year term and are expected to attend three, all-day meetings in Boston each year and possess a willingness to listen to fellow alumni and bring their interests and concerns to the Alumni Council. If you would like to recommend an HMS alumna or alumnus (including yourself), please send your nomination via email to hmsalum@hms.harvard.edu.

Nancy Rigotti address alumni at the Annual Business Meeting of the HMAAHMAA Annual

Meeting

Watch the 2013 Annual Business Meeting of the Harvard Medical Alumni Association here »
 

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For more information, please contact:

Office of Alumni Relations
(617) 384-8520
hmsalum@hms.harvard.edu