BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OFFICERS

 
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Robert P. Fox, Jr. AB ’86
President
Cambridge, MA

Rob Fox is currently a doctoral candidate in English and American Literature at Tufts with a focus on Renaissance literature and legal pedagogy; he also still practices law part-time as a real estate attorney at Boston's Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP where he was previously a partner. In addition to his work for Harvard Glee Club Foundation, he served as the Harvard Glee Club’s Graduate Advisor for eleven years and chaired the Holden 20/20 Long-Range Planning Committee for the Harvard Choral Program. He has held numerous leadership positions in the Harvard Alumni Association, including Vice-President for College Affairs and Chair of the Classes and Reunions Committee as well as with the Harvard-Radcliffe Class of 1986, for which he co-chaired four reunions and serves as Class Secretary, and received the HAA Alumni Award in 2016.

 
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Roy "Trey" D. Farmer III EDM ’97
Vice-President & Chair, Governance Committee
Naples, FL

Roy (Trey) D. Farmer III is an entrepreneur with companies in the US, Italy and the Middle East.  He previously ran a publicly traded company in the US and founded an investment bank in Istanbul, Turkey and Vaduz, Liechtenstein.  While earning degrees at Princeton and Yale before coming to Harvard, he sang with both the Princeton Glee Club and the Yale Glee Club. He continues to organize arts festivals in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the US in coordination with various governments and cultural arts ministries.  

 
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George D. Reardon, Jr. AB ’78
Immediate Past President
South Pasadena, CA

George Reardon has had a career in banking as a real estate finance expert. He currently manages the
Real Estate Finance Department for American Business Bank, a very successful, 19-year old $1.8 billion
community bank in Los Angeles.  George sang in the Glee Club from 1975 -1978, during the last four years of the F. John Adams era.  During this time he met his future wife, Susan, who sang in RCS. George and Susan have remained
committed, though non-professional, singers and dedicated supporters of the choral art form for the
past 40+ years. George has served as a Member of HGCF since 1999 and is the immediate past President.  Susan and he also currently serve as Trustees of Idyllwild Arts, one of only three boarding arts high schools in the US.

 
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Robert W. Jones AB ’84
Treasurer & Chair, Finance Committee
Greenwich, CT

Rob launched The Jones Foundation in 1995, with the motto “Community Prosperity through Cultural Enrichment.” In addition to the HGCF, Rob serves as a trustee for Carnegie Hall, Marlboro Music, Playwrights Horizons, and The National Museum of Mathematics. Mr. Jones is a financial economist, specializing in the design and implementation of relative-value investment strategies.

 
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James M. Rabb AB ’66, MD ’70
Clerk
Weston, MA

Jim Rabb is a gastroenterologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard hospital in Boston. He sings in the Harvard Radcliffe Chorus, the Harvard community chorus, along with several aother HGC/RCS alumni/ae  and participates in several boards of advisors including the the Boson Symphony and the Museum of Fine Arts.

 

DIRECTORS

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Dana B. Birkby AB ’81
Woodinville, WA

Dana Birkby builds email and collaboration server software for Microsoft in Washington state. He believes strongly in community building through choral music, his principal avocation, which he pursues along with his wife. They have two children and one grandchild.

 
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William M. Cheng AB ’92
Co-Chair, Development Committee

Sunnyvale, CA

William Cheng is a hospitalist with the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, and is on the medical staff of Stanford Hospital in Stanford, CA.  He received his MD from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and has lived in the Silicon Valley since 1996.  Elected to the HGCF Board in 2014, he has served as the Chair of the Development Committee since 2015.

 
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L. Christian Collins AB ’96
Co-Chair, Alumni Engagement Committee
Arlington, MA

L. Christian Collins is the Sr. Financial Analyst/Staffing Manager at Trinity Partners (a Boston-based life sciences consulting firm). After graduating from Harvard, he lived and worked in the P.R.C. for International Management Group, marketing the Chinese professional national basketball league (CBA). After receiving his M.B.A. from Columbia University, he has worked in financial analysis roles in the green energy sector and consulting. Since 2005, he has lived in Arlington, MA with his family, including his two children, aged nine, and twelve. He also serves as Treasurer for the PTO at the M. Norcross Stratton Elementary School.

 
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Francis Cregg AB ’76
Hingham, MA

Bio coming soon...

 
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William G. Dakin AB ’57, LLB ’60
Washington, DC

William G. Dakin practiced law with the New York firm Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy 1960-1969. From 1969-1996 he held various Tax, Treasurer’s and Planning positions with Mobil Corporation in New York, London and Fairfax VA. In 2003 he earned a Master’s degree in the Humanities from Georgetown University. He sang in various choruses and choirs for forty years but currently restricts himself to the clarinet.

 
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Nicholas M. Hatzis AB ’88
Co-Chair, Alumni Engagement Committee
Chicago, IL

Dr. Nick Hatzis is the father of two sons and the Medical Director of The Partial Hospitalization Program in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He is a practicing child and adolescent psychiatrist at the hospital and a clinical instructor at Northwestern University. Prior to becoming a doctor, he served as an armor officer in the United States Army during the Persian Gulf War.

 
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Robert J. Henry AB ’78
Canton, MA

Bio coming soon...

 
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Bruce Himelstein AB ’83
Chicago, IL

Bruce P. Himelstein is the Senior Medical Director for Government Programs at Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) in Chicago; HCSC is the largest consumer-owned health insurance company in the US. Previously he held leadership roles with Centene, Wellcare and Aetna in managed care for Medicare and Medicaid recipients, and before that he was a clinician, educator and researcher in pediatric hospice and palliative medicine. Along the way he completed an MBA at the Muma College of Business at theUniversity of South Florida in 2016. He currently sings with the Chicago Mastersingers.

 
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Matthew H. Hobbs AB ’68, MCP ’70
San Francisco, CA

Matthew H. Hobbs is now retired as a Public Finance Investment Banker, a role in which he has
provided below-market financing to nonprofit colleges and universities, independent schools, hospitals and human service agencies. Most recently he was a Senior Vice President with Oppenheimer and Wells Fargo. After nearly 40 years living in Cambridge, Matt and his wife, Consuelo, moved to San Francisco in 2004. In retirement, Matt has served on the Board of the men’s choral ensemble Chanticleer and sings with the San Francisco Choral Society. His continued service to Harvard includes interviewing in-coming applicants to Harvard College, fundraising for his Harvard College 1968 class, and singing with the Harvard Glee Club Alumni Chorus..

 
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David F. Jackson AB ’82
Buford, GA

David F. Jackson is Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator for Science Education Programs at the University of Georgia. His primary research focus is the teaching and learning of evolution and Earth history in light of cultural conflicts resulting from the prevalence of creationist beliefs. His primary teaching focus is the preparation and professional development of middle school science teachers, particularly via the development and refinement of approaches such as school-site- based university courses and online and hybrid courses.

 
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Bernard E. Kreger AB ’59, MPH ’70
Norwell, MA

Dr. Bernard E. Kreger is Professor of Medicine at Boston University, practices adult primary care at Boston Medical Center, and is an epidemiologist with the Framingham Heart Study. He lives in suburban Boston, where he gardens, plays his Steinway, and hosts meals with wine. He serves HGCF on the Development and Alumni Engagement Committees and is now coordinating next spring's HGC Alumni Chorus excursion to Japan.

 
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Richard F. Larkin AB ’64, MBA ’66
Vienna, VA

Bio coming soon...

 
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Donald J. Lindsay AB ’63
Vice-Chair, Finance Committee
Brookline, MA

Don Lindsay retired after four decades with Chase Manhattan Bank and State Street Corporation. At Harvard, he sang in the University Choir and the Glee Club, and was a member of the 1961 Far Eastern Tour. Returning to Boston in 1985, he sang with The Cantata Singers and served as a Board member and Chair of the Investment Committee. He and his wife, Andrea, live in Brookline, MA and Budapest, Hungary.

 
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Jared T. Lucky AB ’15
New Haven, CT

Bio coming soon...

 
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Michael C. McGaghie AB ’01
Saint Paul, MN

Mike McGaghie is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Macalester College (St. Paul, MN), where he directs the Macalester Concert Choir and Chorale and teaches courses on J. S. Bach and the Passion tradition. He also directs the Isthmus Vocal Ensemble (Madison, WI), and of late has conducted the Harvard Glee Club Alumni Chorus. Prior to joining the Macalester faculty, he served as the Glee Club's assistant conductor for eight years. In addition to his work with HGCF, Mike also sits on the board of The Singers-Minnesota Choral Artists, a professional ensemble based in Minneapolis.

 
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Chase P. Mohney AB ’08
Co-Chair, Communications Task Force
New York, NY

Bio coming soon...

 
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Richard G. Pepin, Jr. AB ’62
Co-Chair, Development Committee
Minneapolis, MN

Bio coming soon...

 
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Daniel J. Perry AB ’95
Somerville, MA

Dan "deX!" Perry is a software engineer specializing in litigation support, enterprise information management and compliance, as well as an active professional chorister in the Boston area. He is currently team lead at Micro Focus and a bass/baritone in the professional choir at King's Chapel. He lives in Somerville, MA with his wife Joei Marshall Perry (Harvard 93-95, RCS and founding member of The 'Cliffe Notes) and 3-year-old twin sons.

 
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Daniel C. Rogers AB ’12
Culver City, CA

Bio coming soon...

 
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Phil Sheldon AB ’77
Salt Lake City, UT

Philip Sheldon is the President of HE Travel, an international tour operator which runs small group tours to all seven continents. While HE Travel's primary market is the LGBT community, HE Travel has also been the travel partner for Harvard Glee Club students and for the HGC Alumni Chorus on several occasions. Phil sang in the Glee Club all four years at Harvard, and was President of HGC for the first round of the search for F. John Adams' successor. As an HGC alumnus he has enjoyed singing in ten concerts with our friends from Kyoto University, both in Japan and in the US.

 
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Peter L. Strauss AB ’61
New York, NY

Peter Strauss managed the HGC 1960-61, and sang on the 1961 Far Eastern Tour. He has pursued an
academic career in law (now Betts Professor of Law at Columbia Law School,), teaching and writing
about public law—administrative law especially. He has been singing in chamber choirs ever since, most recently with Florilegium Chamber Choir, which draws its 36 or so excellent singers from all over the New York metropolitan area, and could always use another male voice. He also sits on its board (along with this one, the board of his co-op on the Upper West Side, and the Stockbridge Bowl Association, where his family summers a mile from Tanglewood).

 
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Mark J. Tecca AB ’85
Orford, NH

Mark J. Tecca is Chief Financial Officer at Becket Academy, Inc., a not-for- profit organization serving at-
risk youth and developmentally challenged adults. He also serves as Moderator of the Lyme
Congregational Church. He and Martha Boyd Tecca (Harvard  '82, member of the Collegium Musicum and Radcliffe Pitches) have raised three children in the bucolic Upper Valley of New Hampshire, now aged 27, 25 and 21. They continue to sing together in a community choir and church choir.

 
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Albert K. Webster AB ’59
New York, NY

Nick is happily retired from an active life in orchestra management (CEO of New York Philharmonic and Cincinnati Symphony and much consulting), enjoying life with wife Sally in their lovely brownstone townhouse in New York's Upper Westside's lively environment. He treasures Harvard Grads daughter, Kate '87, and  son, Albert '85, their spouses and kinder, enjoys grandparenting, and the many pleasures, and some vices, of New York City.

 
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John L. Whitlock AB ’68, JD ’73
Needham, MA

John L. Whitlock is an attorney practicing banking, business finance, and bankruptcy law in the Boston
office of Locke Lord LLP, an international law firm. He is also the chair of the Massachusetts Supreme
Judicial Court’s standing advisory committee on the rules of professional conduct. For many years he has sung with The Boston Cecilia, for which he has served serially as its treasurer (22 years) and president (6 years).

 

EX OFFICIO DIRECTORS

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Andrew Clark
Director of Choral Activities, Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Bio coming soon...

 
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Connor Horton AB ’18
President, Harvard Glee Club

Kinnelon, NJ

Connor Horton is the President and Manager Emeritus of the Harvard Glee Club. He's currently a senior
in Winthrop House studying Molecular and Cellular Biology. This will be his fourth year singing in the
Glee Club. He hopes to pursue a PhD in biological sciences following graduation and continue on to a
career in academia. His hobbies include backpacking, collecting postcards, and drinking great coffee.

 
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Haden Smiley AB ’19
Manager, Harvard Glee Club
Cambridge, MA

Haden Smiley is the manager of the Harvard Glee Club of which he has been a member for three years.
He is also a junior in Adams House at Harvard where he studies Romance Languages and Literatures and Music. He comes from the small town of Friona, Texas, but he wishes to pursue further studies in music and arts management, most likely very far from his home in the Panhandle.

 
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Joshua L. Stern AB ’05, JD ’08
Graduate Advisor, Harvard Glee Club
Washington, DC

Bio coming soon...

 
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Michael J. Pankratz AB ’11
Graduate Manager, Harvard Glee Club
Chicago, IL

Mike Pankratz serves as HGC’s Graduate Manager. At home in Chicago, Mike sings in (and is a board
member of) the Apollo Chorus and spends his working days as a Senior Business Manager at Capital
One’s Commercial Bank.

 
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James Giessler
Executive Director, Harvard Glee Club Foundation

Whitman, MA

James Giessler serves as Executive Director of the Harvard Glee Club Foundation. Prior to coming to the
Foundation in July, 2010, he spent more than 20 years working in development and senior management positions for various nonprofit organizations in the Midwest. In addition to his work at the Foundation, James sings professionally as a lyric tenor and is currently engaged as a Choral Fellow at Old South Church in Boston.