Vote for Harvard Board of Overseers and
HAA Elected Directors
Below please find information about HBAS members running for the Harvard Board of Overseers and to serve as Harvard Alumni Association Elected Directors.
Ballots must be RECEIVED by May 15, 2018.
HBAS Candidate for Board of Overseers
A pioneering attorney and civic leader, Marilyn Holifield has devoted her personal and professional life to helping others.
During law school, she provided pro bono legal representation to low-income defendants as a member of the Harvard Defenders. She also served as an editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.
After graduating from Harvard Law School (HLS), she worked at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. She joined Holland & Knight in 1981 where she later became the first black female partner at a major law firm in Florida. She is consistently listed as a top lawyer in The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.
An avid art collector, she cofounded the Miami-Dade North Arts and Humanities Foundation, which seeks to create the Miami Museum of Contemporary Art of the African Diaspora. Her museum planning includes a Youth Museum Hackathon involving junior high students that blends art and technology to change the way we experience museums.
She serves on the Harvard Club of Miami board and previously served as an HAA elected director, Executive Committee member, co-chair of the HAA's Global Month of Service, and honorary co-chair of 2016 Celebration of Black Alumni at HLS. She is also a member of the Swarthmore College Board of Managers and the University of Miami Board of Trustees.
"I believe Harvard must continue to champion the importance of accessible education to advancing our global society. Through conversations with broader audiences, we must advance dialogues to help restore support and goodwill for higher education, science, and liberal arts."
HBAS Candidate for Elected Director
Natosha Reid Rice
A.B. '93 cum laude, J.D. '97
Natosha Reid Rice is committed to providing a voice to the voiceless and opportunities to historically disadvantaged communities.
As associate general counsel for real estate and finance at Habitat for Humanity International, she manages financing programs to generate capital that enables Habitat affiliates to provide decent, affordable housing to families throughout the country. As associate pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, she leads the Women's Ministry and other ministry initiatives.
An advocate for justice issues, she has helped to pass legislation to protect victims of sex trafficking in Georgia and serves on the boards of the YWCA of Greater Atlanta, Atlanta Emerging Markets, Inc., and Atlanta Community Foodbank. She is a frequent speaker on topics of faith and justice, the impact of privilege, race and gender justice, leadership development, and community empowerment. She is a member of the International Women's Forum Leadership Foundation Fellows Program and the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2014.
An active alumna, she has helped plan several reunions for the Harvard and Radcliffe Class of 1993-including the upcoming 25th-and the 2016 Celebration of Black Alumni weekend at Harvard Law School. She is also a member of the Harvard Club of Georgia and a Harvard College alumni interviewer.
"My experiences at the College and the Law School have helped shape my thinking, perspective, and passions. I want to continue to contribute to an institution that has profoundly impacted my life and be part of making sure it continues to influence generations to come."
She and her husband, Corey Rice, have three children.
How to Vote
Votes must be cast by snail mail and RECEIVED by 5:00 p.m. EDT, May 15, 2018.
You should have received your ballot in the mail by now. If you have not, you can call the Election Services Co. (ESC) help desk toll-free 1-866-720-4357 to request a replacement ballot. You can also email the help desk at
email@example.com. Please include your name, mailing address, degree, and graduation year.
More information on the elections can be found here.
Bios and photographs courtesy of www.harvard.edu.