Date
October 21, 2021
Time
6:00-8:00 p.m. ET
Event Type
In-person
Location
Canopy at Hilton West Palm Beach,
380 Trinity Pl, West Palm Beach, FL, 33401, United States
This Is a Past Event

Welcome to Your City took place on Thursday, October 21, 2021. Please check back in the summer of 2022 for more information regarding the next Welcome to Your City program.


Calling all West Palm Beach-based Harvard alumni! 

On Thursday, October 21, alumni in cities around the world will come together to welcome members of the Class of 2021 to their new cities! Harvard alumni who graduated between 2011 and 2021, from the College or any of the graduate schools, are invited to participate.

If you live in West Palm Beach or have plans to move there, the Harvard Club of the Palm Beaches welcomes you to register here for their Welcome to Your City event. This event is co-sponsored by the Harvard Club of Broward County and the Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs. The evening promises a welcome to West Palm Beach while meeting and connecting with alumni in the area. Attendees will also learn about the many Harvard Clubs and Shared Interest Groups available to you and more.

Whether you are new to West Palm Beach or have called it home for years, the Harvard community is your community—so we hope you will join us on October 21! Register with your LinkedIn profile or other social media accounts to see who's coming and connect with others before, during, and after the event.

Contact
Harvard Club of the Palm Beaches
Rhys L. Williams
Attendance Policy
Registration required

Who's Coming (62 + guests)

Chantal Raymond
’10
Harvard Law School
CEOInclusive Legal Search LLC
Chantal Raymond is a Harvard Law grad, former Miss Jamaica, Entrepreneur, Mom and Investor. With more than a decade of experience in the legal industry, she has dedicated herself to connecting highly qualified attorneys with corporations, major financial institutions, family offices, as well as large, mid-sized and boutique law firms.
Gail Price-Wise
’86
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
PresidentFlorida Center for Cultural Competence, Inc.
My company leads cultural competency and diversity training. I am currently doing doctoral work to evaluate the effectiveness of different approaches to diversity training. My research question is what strategies alter how people think about and behave towards others. We also offer general management consulting, team building, and leadership coaching. My husband is a prominent animal rights attorney.
Daniel Hassan
’15
Harvard Business School
Michael Chrusch
’19
Harvard Business School
General CounselHonorlock, Inc.
I have been an in-house attorney for over 24 years. I have been a board member of the Harvard Club of the Palm Beaches since 2019 and Co-Founded the Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs South Florida Chapter in 2021. I live in Boca Raton.
Philip Maywah
’04
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
Financial AdvisorEquitable Advisors
J'Nelle Delica
’10
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
PeriodontistDelicate Periodontics & Implant Dentistry
Jeffrey Devers
’80
Harvard Business School
Managing Partner Nimali Power
Daniel Mark
’11
Harvard College
Radiation OncologistGenesisCare US
Jerald Feinstein
’00
Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
DirectorPlanet Startup Inc
Focus on Artificial Intelligence with applications in police, intelligence, teaching Technology, Innovation , Math and Remedial Math, English and Business - - - Unique mix of education management, research, and teaching while leading teams in innovation, emerging technology, artificial intelligence, neural networks, deep learning, knowledge systems development for classified government projects and Fortune 100 firms as well as major roles in academic leadership, as an award-winning teaching professor and curriculum innovator with a focus on future technologies and secure telecommunications networks. Major initiatives in leading the development of artificial intelligence programs in firms and building that capability in several universities for teaching applications. International seminar series for Fortune 500 companies teaching artificial intelligence, virtual reality, knowledge acquisition, neural nets, and deep learning with a focus on how to identify and fund innovation to to the US National Science Foundation and foreign governments..
Adam Brook
’98
Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Elaine Farrell
’75
Harvard Medical School
Retired, Pediatrician, Neonatologist
Elizabeth Perry
’09
Harvard University Extension School
PhysicianPerry Family Health, Chairman
I’ve been in healthcare since 1993 working in variety of venues including executive talent scout (headhunter), data analyst and physician.
Matias Perel
’07
Harvard Business School
CEOPRC Industries
Rachel Siegel
’15
Harvard Law School
Deputy Solicitor GeneralFlorida Office of the Attorney General
I recently relocated to West Palm from NYC—I decided to leave my big law job for the public sector, the lovely weather, and the ocean! I love water sports (I have been a certified scuba diver for 15 years), cooking and eating good food, cheesy sitcoms, and reading. I do not yet know many people in the area, so I am looking forward to expanding my personal and professional networks.
Jane Sullivan
’88
Harvard Kennedy School
AttorneyState of Florida
Former Assistant Public Defender and former Florida Supreme Court Certified County Court Mediator, West Palm Beach
Cyrus Hodes
’07
Harvard Kennedy School
Entrepreneur in Agtech/Climate Tech (co-founder Duckweed Bio + World Climate Tech Summit), VC (Partner at FoundersX Ventures) and AI/technology policy advisor (GPAI.ai; OECD ONE AI and European Parliament STOA) Educated at Sciences Po Paris (International Relations), Paris II University (Master in Defense & Geostrategy) and Harvard Kennedy School (MPA) Diving Instructor (PADI) & Sea Shepherd supporter
Stuart Katz
’80
Harvard Medical School
Founder & ChairmanSmart & Connected, Inc.
Joseph M Stolman DMD, MSc
’55
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Visiting Lecturer 70-79Retired Practice Periodontics, Htfd. CT.
1st. about the.school, HSDM. A question heard at HVD. Club Alumni PB meetings:: “Does Harvard have a dental school ??” Hello!! It is across the river in the Longwood medical section. SE of the Circle of Tugo (google , it was on an HMS exam.) on 188 Longwood Ave. across from the then Boston Lying In. In the Roxbury section where many of the clinical patients live. Established in 1867 it has become a leading institution in dental education and dental and medical research. After graduation I trained at the MGH, did research and advance training in Periodontology as a NIDR postdoctoral research Fellow at the Univ. of Penn. Grad. Sch. Of Med. and Beth Israel Hospital. I was in private practice for 39 years, developed a periodontal clinic at the Hartford Hospital and continued teaching and clinical research with graduate students at HSDM and UConnSDM. Aside from the usual sports I helped in the activities and development of skiing and sailing for persons with disabilities, Sail CT. Access Program. Always interested in the discussion of any of the above topics at lunch or happy hour. Jgstolman@bellsouth.net.
Helen Clark
’15
Harvard College
Certified Nurse MidwifeCleveland Clinic Florida
Sandra Arber
’87
Harvard College
VP of GrowthMedxoom
I've worked with angel and venture capital groups in Florida in addition to startups. Currently VP of Growth for a venture-backed digital healthcare startup. Happy to meet alums in the area! Welcome!
Malcolm Harrison
’93
Harvard Law School
Lawyer / OwnerThe Law Office of Malcolm E. Harrison
David Ballard
’72
Harvard College
PresidentBallard Communications, Inc.
George King
’11
Harvard Business School
Tracey Stokes
’95
Harvard College
PhysicianeSSe Plastic Surgery
Sherman Chamberlain
’92
Harvard Medical School
Physician
Mo Haji
’12
Harvard Business School
DirectorNextEra Energy
Originally from Kenya with MIT/HBS degrees and banking, private equity, and energy/renewables experience. Spending most of my time in the energy transition world and passionate about the next few decades playing a very very, very tiny and small part in North America energy transition!
Eliana Mukherjee
’02
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Professor of Teacher EducationPalm Beach State College
I have over 25 years of work experience in all aspects of education, including teaching, administration, research, planning, curriculum development and teacher training, both in the U.S. and abroad. I have a Ed.M from Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Florida Atlantic University. I am a professor of teacher education at Palm Beach State College. I also work part time for the University of Florida, where I supervise students’ practicum in Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia program.
Fred Hassan
’72
Harvard Business School
ChairmanCaret Group
I have spent my career in health care as a CEO for global pharmaceutical companies. The last one being Schering-Plough.
Bernard Lirola
’76
Harvard Business School
Founder and CEOPRO BONO DOCTORS INTERNATIONAL
The medical philanthropy market remains fragmented and somewhat inefficient. Our platform probonodoctors.org allows doctors to prepare and present their dream plan, independent of large organizations. Donors can select individual projects by geography and disease category. Large organizations can find new donors at no cost to them. Probonodoctors.org has the potential to become the go-to site for medical giving. By attracting more doctors and facilitating donors choice at a lower cost, we will save lives. It is time for medical philanthropy to join the 21th century!
Zack Preble
’17
Harvard University Extension School
OwnerOctopi Group
Diving head first into sustainable farming.
James Stark
’71
Harvard Medical School
ConsultantStarkOncology Consulting, LLC
Semi-retired Oncologist.
Ana Larrea-Albert
’21
Harvard Kennedy School
FounderLatina Leadership Collective
Douglas Dawson
’13
Harvard Business School
Director, International BusinessAero Turbine Inc
Karen Albert
’73
Harvard Graduate School of Education
CEO, Publisher, Senior Executive CoachAlbert & Company International
Susan Watts
’92
Harvard Kennedy School
MPA '92 Now retired. Formerly with the French American Foundation in NYC, Children's Aid Society NYC, and Children's Defense Fund in their NYC office. Play on Palm Beach Town tennis team and am on the Library Committee of the Society of the Four Arts. Former Commissioner on the PB Planning and Zoning Commission, currently serving on the PB Recreation Advisory Commission. Wonderful to welcome newcomers to the area and meet local alums!
Bryn Lese
’98
Harvard Business School
CeoLese Investments
Samantha Singh
’14
Harvard College
AttorneyDebevoise & Plimpton LLP
Sheila Schwartz
’80
Harvard Kennedy School
PresidentLots of Yachts/Lots of Spots
I attended the Kennedy School of Government in their mid career Executive Program after receiving a Masters in Social Work from New York University. I was recruited by the United Nations and spent ten years working in Asia, Africa, Middle East, and Eastern Europe and did various projects from Vietnam Refugee Resettlement, to training ministers of various countries in project development, to working on transition to democracy studies in Hungary, Ukraine, Armenia. Upon return to the US, I was a professor of Business and Entrepreneurship at Pace University, a Professor of International Trade and Finance at the World Trade Institute, and a Professor of Sourcing at Fashion Instittue of Technology. I spent several years living on a boat in New York City, and started my own company, doing meetings and events worldwide, and currently have offices in New York, Florida, Caribbean, and Europe where we do special events and manage over 26 yachts for parties, anniversaries, corporate meetings, and alumni reunions. I was on the Board of the Harvard Club for three years, and look forward to meeting many new members next week.
Ajintha Pathmanathan
’20
Harvard Business School
CEOClinIQ Health
Physician entrepreneur. I have started a global health commerce platform.
Peter Lamb
’87
Harvard Business School
PresidentLamb Consulting
Daniel Schwartz
’87
Harvard College
CEODynamica, Inc.
I’m looking forward to connecting with old and new friends in the Palm Beach area.
Margarita CASTELLON
’84
Harvard Kennedy School
Board Member of Various Community Organizations; Retired from AT&T
Happy to join other alums and enjoy and evening together. Recently retired, I am really looking forward to the day when we can travel freely and widely.
Daniela Veloza
’18
Harvard College
ConsultantBain
Sandy Pellerano
’21
Harvard University Extension School
Grant WriterNova Southeastern University
Carolyn Potter
’63
Harvard College
VP Harvard Club Palm BeachesHC Palm Beach
Samuel Scott
’73
Harvard College
VP Business Development, Health ConsultantFocusing Forward, LLC
Sarah Bolon
’75
Harvard Business School
Consultantself-employed
Stephen Pack
’16
Harvard Business School
PresidentArmadale Capital
Wall Street, hospital finance, commercial real estate, former pro tennis, bagpiper, triathlete, Princeton undergrad. Looking to meet motivated people
Sara Rosenberg
’18
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Prosthodontist
Prosthodontist dental specialist who recently moved to South Florida a few months ago.
Frank Rodriguez
’89
Harvard Law School
ChairmanMiramar Management
Chairman Emeritus Corporate Creations
Jeffrey Devers
’80
Harvard Business School
I'm a private investor and advisor in Solar power and Private Equity.
Ray Johnson
’88
Harvard Business School
Managing DirectorExit Experts
Nancy Walker
’86
Harvard Business School
Spencer Stuart
New to Palm Beach area and would enjoy getting connected and finding friends for hijinks and shenanigans
Alex Tilt
’77
Harvard College
Founder & CMOEcoSaveEarth Inc.
Moved to Delray Beach in 2015 to produce an organic herbicide called WeedKleen® that is made from food grade ingredients and designed to replace glyphosate based Roundup in your yard.
Diana Olney
’79
Harvard College
Sales Consultant Sales Catalyst LLC
Mostly retired and recent FL resident living in WP and interested in meeting new friends for golf, tennis, book and investment groups, walks, biking, and going to Four Arts, FL travel, Harvard Club etc events for conversations. Harvard Varsiry Club member…not on the below list :-(
Jerome Spunberg
’77
Harvard Medical School
Radiation OncologistGenesisCare USA
lawrence levinson
’77
Harvard Law School
AttorneyLaw Office of Lawrence Levinson
Ekaterina Kostioukhina
’21
Harvard University Extension School
Physician
https://scholar.harvard.edu/kostioukhina
Julia Bloom-Weltman
’13
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Senior Program OfficerBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Sam Doan
’16
Harvard University Extension School
Cloud Services ProfessionalGoogle
jose troncoso
’14
Harvard University Extension School
Rhys Williams
’87
Harvard College
CEO, Director, Co-FounderMedicSmart
Rhys L. Williams is the CEO, Co-Founder, and Director of MedicSmart, a VC-backed startup digitally transforming the workplace safety & emergency medical response space (presently in stealth mode). From 2016 to 2021, he served as Managing Director of the highly successful FAU Tech Runway technology incubator/accelerator program & TRIN investor network. Mr. Williams has more than two decades of experience in the early-stage life sciences realm, having co-founding three biotech spinouts from three of Florida’s institutions of higher learning. He is also an active member of the Florida angel investor community, having co-founded the New World Angels in 2003, Florida’s most established and successful structured angel investor group (immediate past president; current chairman), with several successful exits across the domains of therapeutics, medical devices, and healthcare IT. Recognized as one of 50 “Power Leaders in Technology” by the South Florida Business Journal, Mr. Williams has also testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Technology and Global Competitiveness. Mr. Williams received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College magna cum laude and both a law degree (JD) and an MBA (with honors; class president) from the University of Florida. Additional work experience includes CapSoft (president, e-commerce venture), SI Ventures (institutional venture capital firm affiliated with Gartner), Ixion Biotechnology (VP-finance/associate general counsel), Smith Barney, TranZitions (operations director/corporate counsel, HR venture), and American Express. Mr. Williams is a U.S. Army veteran, having served as commander of a Special Forces Combat Diver Detachment (“green beret”). From 2018 to 2021 he served as an appointed director on Harvard Alumni Association national board (representing Eastern Florida and Puerto Rico) and continues to serve with the Harvard Club of the Palm Beaches (president) and the Harvard College Fund. Other board service includes the Florida Venture Forum, the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium (immediate past chairman), and the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention (advisory committee). Former board activities include the Angel Resource Institute (director of research), Aplicor, Inc., and the Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research (gubernatorial appointee; treasure of venture capital fund). He is also a graduate of Leadership Florida (Cornerstone Class 22) and Florida Blue Key. Mr. Williams is admitted to the bar in both Florida and New York, and he speaks both advanced Spanish and functional Portuguese. A fifth-generation South Floridian, Mr. Williams, his wife of 30 years (Dr. Lorna Williams), and their two children reside in Palm Beach County, Florida.