BABSON COLLEGE PRESIDENT KERRY HEALEY APPOINTED TO ALLELE FUND ADVISORY BOARD
The Allele Fund (“Allele”) announces today that Dr. Kerry Murphy Healey, President of Babson College, has joined its Advisory Board.
Dr. Healey is internationally recognized for her nearly three decades of service in academia, government, and humanitarian work both in the United States and overseas. She took office as Babson College president on July 1, 2013.
Serving with distinction as the 70th lieutenant governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007, Healey worked to lead, enact, and implement a wide range of policy and legislative initiatives for the Romney-Healey administration. A highlight was partnering with Governor Romney as part of a bi-partisan effort to craft Massachusetts’ first-in-the-nation health care-reform legislation. The reforms seamlessly blended the state’s public and private health care systems, extended coverage to 98% of the population and utilized market forces and competition to control costs.
In 2008, Healey was appointed as a founding member of the Executive Committee of the U.S. State Department’s Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan (PJRA), and has led numerous philanthropic initiatives both in the United States and abroad. She also serves as co-chairman of the Parity Project, a bipartisan effort to promote the election and appointment of women to high-level government offices.
Prior to her public service, Healey worked for more than a decade as a public policy consultant to the United States Department of Justice for Cambridge-based think tank Abt Associates. Her research and published work focused on gang violence, drug abuse, child abuse, and domestic violence.
Healey earned her AB in government from Harvard College and her PhD in political science and law from Trinity College, Dublin. She has been a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics and Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership.
Dr. Gail Lese said:
“It is a tremendous honor and pleasure to welcome President Kerry Healey to the Advisory Board. Dr. Healey’s experience working with diverse constituencies in her public service, philanthropic, and business activities worldwide brings an important perspective to the Advisory Board.
At the Allele Fund, we take doing good for all we are entrusted to serve as our investors, our employees, our customers, our professions, and our communities very seriously. Dr. Healey’s expertise and experience will be a tremendous asset to our Fund and portfolio companies.”
President Kerry Healey said:
“Dr. Gail Lese brings her experience and expertise as a pediatric physician and top-performing investment manager as well as a patient-centric focus to the Allele Fund and its growing portfolio of health care companies, including Mee Healthcare. I’m excited to join her diverse, talented team and support their commitment to invest in socially responsible companies to deliver efficient, high quality and cost effective health care solutions where they are most needed.”
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