Club Leadership

Ruth Milkman AB ’81


The Harvard Club of Washington, DC

President's Message

Welcome to the Harvard Club of Washington, DC!  We are a vibrant community of Harvard alumni living in the Washington, DC metro area.  Our members range from alumni who just moved to Washington, DC from Cambridge, MA to people who graduated more than fifty years ago. We offer many opportunities to learn, explore, and connect.  

In addition to offering cultural, educational, social, and networking events, the Club is committed to giving back to our extended community.  Each year, we sponsor Summer Community Service Fellowships, interview more than 1000 applicants to Harvard College through our Schools Committee, award scholarships and Harvard Book Awards to talented students in our area, and organize various community service events.  Past events have included volunteering at food banks, helping in community gardens, organizing Habitat-for-Humanity days, and volunteering at local non-profit sporting events.

Our vibrant community is made possible through the support of our members and donors.  As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Harvard Club receives no financial assistance from Harvard University and is dependent on membership dues, event revenue, and donations to fund our operations and charitable work. Please join today and help us build a stronger community in the Washington, DC area.


Club Leadership

Board of Directors

The Harvard Club of Washington DC is led by the President, who chairs the board comprised of officers and at-large directors.    

Katherine Zeitlin Haskell

AB '79

VP of Administration

Rebeca Ervin

AB '91

VP of Membership

Meghan Thomsen

AB '12

VP of Activities

Chengyan Zhang

PhD '15


Maria Carmona

AB '85


Kelly Flaherty Dempsey

AB '15

Schools Committee

Dov Grossman

AB '97

Schools Committee

Barbara Cammarata

AB '89

VP of Radcliffe Affairs

Ellen Fox

MD '87

Jonathan Freeman

ALM '04

David Greene

AB '91, MBA '96

Linshuo Hao

EdM '14

Will Long

AB '19

Joseph McCarthy

EdM '83, EdD '91

Grant Solomon

AB '18

Clarence Wesley

MBA '94

Casandra Woodall

AB '10

Alice Zhang

MPA '21

Jeffrey Tignor

AB '96

Immediate Past President

Julia Cain

AB '11

Executive Director

Interested in joining the board?

Every spring, The Harvard Club of Washington, DC solicits applications and nominations to join the Board via the newsletter.  At the Annual Meeting in June, Members vote on Officers and Directors, and the new Board is announced. If you wish to get involved in the meantime, we welcome volunteers throughout the year through community service and event planning. Drop us a note if you’d like to get involved!