Today's global challenges require novel approaches and non-traditional alliances that bring together leaders from government, civil society, and business.
 

The Leadership Council is a network of business, philanthropic, and civic innovators committed to our mission of developing principled, effective public leaders. Leadership Council members contribute to the life of the center through vital financial support and advice grounded in their experience as leaders across sectors. Members of the Leadership Council are invited to join the Council by the center director and often rotate out after a period of time.

Leadership Council Membership Overview

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Yanilda González

Appointment
Ford Foundation Assistant Professor of Public Policy

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Francis Hartmann

Appointment
Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy

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Ronald Heifetz

Appointment
King Hussein Bin Talal Senior Lecturer in Public Leadership

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Monica Higgins

Appointment
Kathleen McCartney Professor of Education Leadership
Harvard Graduate School of Education

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James Honan

Appointment
Senior Lecturer on Education, HGSE

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Kessely Hong

Appointment
Senior Lecturer in Public Policy
617-384-8111
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Laura Huang

Appointment
Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

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Carol J. Hamilton

Appointment
Group President, Acquisitions, L’Oréal USA
Chair Emerita and Member, Women's Leadership Board, Women and Public Policy Program

Nupur Jain

Nupur Jain

Appointment
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Master in Public Health Candidate, 2024
East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine
Doctorate of Medicine Candidate, 2025

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Jonathan Jayes-Green

Appointment
Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2024

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Ichiro Kawachi

Appointment
John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor of Social Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Juliette Kayyem

Appointment
Belfer Senior Lecturer in International Security

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Barbara Kellerman

Appointment
617-495-7570
Rasha Khoury

Rasha Khoury

Appointment
Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2024

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Nancy F Koehn

Appointment

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Dipak Kumar

Appointment
Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2026
Harvard Business School
Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2026

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Kathryn Lang

Appointment
Program Assistant, Building State Capability
617-998-0674
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Matthew Lee

Appointment
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Management

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Danno Lemu

Appointment
Harvard Kennedy School
Masters in Public Policy Candidate, 2026
Harvard Business School
Masters in Business Administration Candidate, 2026

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Herman B. (Dutch) Leonard

Appointment
George F. Baker, Jr. Professor of Public Management, HKS; Eliot I. Snider and Family Professor of Business Administration, HBS
617-495-1117
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Jennifer Lerner

Appointment
Thornton F. Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy, Decision Science, and Management
617-495-9962
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Emily Lin

Appointment
Program Director, Practicing Democracy Project