Distinguished Alumni

Sera Bonds ’04
Founder and Executive Director, Circle of Health International

  • COHI is a US-based NGO focused on building the capacity of women’s health care providers in crisis settings
  • Focus on maternity care, gender violence, HIV/AIDS, and humanitarian disaster management
  • Recent projects include midwife training in Sudan, Israel, Palestine, Tibet, and Afghanistan; natural disaster relief in Haiti and Sri Lanka; community education in Tanzania
  •  

    Dr. Karen Daley ’88
    President, American Nurses Association

  • 2012 Massachusetts Health Council Award
  • Significant work advocating legislation to mandate the use of safer needles in health care settings and raising worldwide awareness of the importance of needlestick prevention
  • Previous project principal for Nurses Education Hepatitis C Project (Mass. DPH) and project coordinator for Harvard Injury Control Center
  •  

    Dr. Howard Koh ’95
    United States Assistant Secretary for Health, US Department of Health and Human Services

  • Oversees HHS Office of Public Health and Science, US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and Office of the Surgeon General; senior public health advisor to Secretary for Health
  • Distinguished Service Award, American Cancer Society; Drs. Jack E. White/LaSalle D. Leffall Cancer Prevention Award, American Association for Cancer Research and Intercultural Cancer Council; Dr. Harold P. Freeman Lectureship Award
  •  

    Ali Noorani ’99
    Executive Director, National Immigration Forum (NIF)

  • Boston University Young Alumni Award
  • NIF is a major pro-immigrant policy organization focused on advocating for federal immigration policies that recognize the value of immigrants in the US
  • Has appeared on CNN, ABC, and Fox, as well as in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and the Boston Globe, as a major spokesperson on national immigration issues
  •  

    Jeannine Rivet ’81
    Executive Vice President, UnitedHealth Group

  • Co-founder, K.A.H.R. Foundation, a “family foundation for philanthropic endeavors”
  • Supported initiatives include hospices, veterans services, scholarships, and historic renovation
  • Primary geographic focus is southwest Minnesota, particularly Rock County
  • Chair of BUSPH Dean’s Advisory Board
  • Woman in Business “Career Achievement” Award, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
  • Three appearances in Fortune magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” list