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Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Byram Karanjia ’05

President and Executive Committee Chair

Byram Karanjia was a cellist with the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra from 2001–2004.  After graduating, he worked at Greenhill & Co. as an M&A and Merchant Banking analyst, and at Perry Capital on its equity portfolio management team.  Byram lives in New York City, where he serves as Partner and Portfolio Manager at an equity long-short investment firm.

Eugene Lee ’90

Vice President and Development Committee Chair

Eugene was a violinist in the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra from 1986–1990, where he met his future wife Sally, who was also a violinist with the HRO from 1988–1992.  Eugene served as Treasurer, Publicity Manager and Social Chair of the HRO.  Eugene is currently a Partner and Portfolio Manager at a hedge fund in Boston.  He moved to the Boston area in 2008 after spending the previous 12 years in New York.  Eugene rejoined the Board in 2017 after having previously served as a Director of the Foundation.  Eugene received his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and lives in Wellesley, MA with Sally and their three children.

Mary Mullen ’83

Secretary

Dr. Mary Mullen is a pediatric cardiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital. She attended Harvard College, and then earned her MD-PhD at Harvard Medical School. She trained in medicine and pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she also served as chief resident in medicine. She trained in cardiology at MGH and in pediatric cardiology at Children’s Hospital before joining the staff. At Harvard Medical School, she is active as clerkship director in pediatric cardiology and chair of the subcommittee on clinical electives. During her training, she was a resident tutor at Lowell House at Harvard College.

Mary is a lifelong musician. She has played cello since childhood, performing with the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra (GBYSO) and then the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra (HRO). She has sung in church and school choirs and plays piano. She has instilled a love for music in her daughters, Ellen and Katie, who play cello and violin/viola, respectively, and who currently sing at Harvard (Ellen with Radcliffe Choral Society, and Katie with the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum and the Radcliffe Pitches). She has a long record of service in educational and arts programs. She has served for many years on the board of directors for the Suzuki School of Newton, including 4 years as president. She has been a member of the board at Ursuline Academy, and currently serves as a member of The Winsor School Corporation. She and her husband, Hal Burstein, serve as vice-chairs of the Harvard College Parents Committee. They live in Wellesley, MA where they enjoy gardening, a little golf, and attending many concerts.

Caitlin Donovan ’06

Interim Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair; Governance Committee Chair

Caitlin was a first violinist with the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra from 2002–2005.  After graduating from Harvard College, she worked in the institutional equities and global investment research divisions of Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, respectively.  Caitlin then went on to receive her J.D. from Harvard Law School, during which time she also served as a teaching fellow in the Department of Government at Harvard College and a resident tutor in law at Dunster House.  Caitlin currently works at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, a law firm in New York City, representing corporations and directors in complex commercial and securities litigation, as well as government investigations and enforcement matters.

Marion Stein Letvin ’71; P’05,’09,’13

Annual Appeal Treasurer

Marion is a staff neurologist at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.  She is the widow of (HMS) Professor Norman Letvin, ’71, an HRO alumnus and concerto completion winner on the clarinet, and a former president of the HRO Foundation (2006–2012).  Following medical school in Baltimore (Johns Hopkins) and medical training in Philadelphia, Marion (Dr. Stein) pursued Neurology training back in Boston (B.U.) and fellowship training (Tufts,) then general practice in the greater Boston area, before starting academic practice at Harvard in 1992, first at MGH.  When not practicing and teaching Neurology, Marion looks forward to local musical offerings, and particularly enjoys bearing witness to the musical journey of young people, at Harvard, and summers in Interlochen, Michigan.  She lives in Newton, MA with one of her four children.

Directors

Ex Officio Directors

Federico Cortese, Music Director, HRO
Jack Megan, Director, Harvard Office for the Arts
Nick Lee, President, HRO

Caleb Shi, President Emeritus, HRO

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