Leadership Fellows Program: Examples of Impact
Organizations and students who participate in the HBS Leadership Fellows program gain real-world experience and have a lasting impact on creating social value around the world.
MONICA CHI (2002-03 Fellow) Fellow Position Special Assistant to the Director, FBI Experience In the wake of 9/11, Monica worked with FBI Director Robert Mueller and members of his executive team on strategic leadership and organizational transformation objectives.
KATHERINE CUNNINGHAM (2003-04 Fellow) Fellow Position Director of Special Projects, Teach For America Experience In her Fellowship year, Katie focused on cross-departmental projects for the COO, and then moved into a managerial position on TFA's development team, overseeing seven people working on corporate partnerships, federal grants, and gift processing.
JESSICA FREIREICH (2006-07 Fellow) Fellow Position Special Assistant to the COO, Save the Children Experience Jessica worked with senior management and 180 of Save the Children's staff from around the world to develop one-year operational plans and five–year strategic plans across the $400 million organization.
ALICE LIN FABIANO (2009-10 Fellow) Fellow Position Special Advisor, The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) Experience At CIFF, Alice was part of the Investment and Strategy & Performance teams. In this role, she researched and developed proposals in cookstoves and clean water, and developed a framework for measuring the foundation's impact.
LINDSAY STEINMETZ HALDEMAN (2010-11 Fellow) Fellow Position Senior Project Manager, Ford Foundation Experience In her role at the Ford Foundation Lindsay completed a strategic review of two key programs which led to the creation and implementation of a framework applied across the organization to capture key programmatic elements and corresponding data.
GENA HAUGEN (2013-14 Fellow) Fellow Position Special Advisor to the Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Experience In her role as a Leadership Fellow, Gena worked closely with the Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff to support the CFPB Director's agenda, focusing on mission critical policy and institution-building priorities.
PABLO JENKINS (2006-07 Fellow) Fellow Position Director, International Expansion, Endeavor Global Experience In his Fellowship year, Pablo opened Endeavor's first office in India, successfully recruiting the board, business community mentors, and initial team to launch the organization's model of supporting high-impact entrepreneurs in developing countries.
JOHN KIM (2008-09 Fellow) Fellow Position Deputy Country Director of Ethiopia, Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) Experience At CHAI's Ethiopia country office, John managed the daily operations of the 120-employee office, providing guidance and support to each of their six programs, and managing external relationships with the Ministry of Health and other partners.
DANIEL KOH (2011-12 Fellow) Fellow Position Advisor to the Mayor, City of Boston Experience Following his Fellowship year, Daniel worked in multiple roles at The Huffington Post including Chief of Staff to Arianna Huffington, Chair, President, and Editor-in-Chief. In 2014, Daniel returned to the City of Boston to serve as the Chief of Staff where he advises the Mayor on key issues and helps him execute his vision for the city.
ANDREW MURPHY (2007-08 Fellow) Fellow Position Director of Enterprise Planning, World Wildlife Fund Experience Andy worked with World Wildlife Fund's COO and Global Markets Unit to engage the private sector in WWF's conservation mission through sustainable supply chain interventions.
LAUREN SCOPAZ (2007-08 Fellow) Fellow Position Special Advisor to the COO, Harlem Children's Zone Experience At Harlem Children's Zone, a community-based organization that serves thousands of at-risk children and their families, Lauren focused on goal measurement and the collection and management of data, in addition to advising on management issues across the organization.
MISHA SIMMONDS (2004-05 Fellow) Fellow Position Associate Partner, NewSchools Venture Fund Experience At NewSchools, a venture philanthropy firm that supports education entrepreneurs, Misha shaped the organization's $45 million Charter Accelerator Fund to support charter schools as well as district management practices and system capacity development.
ROB ZEASKE (2002-03 Fellow) Fellow Position Senior Program Manager, Mercy Corps Experience Rob's position focused on building a performance management system for Mercy Corps' thirty–six country programs. He then expanded the system to determine the organization's core competencies and evaluate how to build new strengths and take on additional risk.