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Vice President for Administration Boston, MA

The Barr Foundation has appointed Lynn Harwell to serve as the next Vice President for Administration. In this new role, Harwell joins Barr Foundation President Jim Canales and Vice President for Strategy and Programs Roger Nozaki to provide strategic leadership for all of the Foundation’s work. Harwell joined the Barr team on a part-time basis in May and will begin her full-time role this month.

Harwell joins Barr from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard where she served as Administrative Director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research since 2016. Prior to joining the Broad Institute, she served as Executive Director of the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center, where she led a collaborative research group to advance neurological disease research. Previously, she served as Deputy to the Governing Board Chair of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine and as Manager of Corporate Business Development and Strategy for Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Harwell received her JD from Harvard Law School jointly with an MBA from Harvard Business School, and has a BS in Business Administration from Boston University.

Greg Esposito led this search with Alycia Johnson.

You may read the full press release here.


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