Speakers for Elevate 2016 are currently being finalized and will be announced soon. Below are speakers from 2015:
Dr. Kerry Murphy Healey is internationally recognized for her nearly three decards of service in academia, government, and humanitarian work both in the United States and overseas. She has served since 2013 as president of Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and is its first woman president.
Serving with distinction as the 70th lieutenant governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007, Healey worked to lead, enact, and implement a wide range of policy and legislative initiatives for the Romney-Healey administration. She co-chaired the state's Regional Competiveness Councils, which focuses on coordinating economic development and increasing business competitiveness throughout Massachusetts. She led success efforts to expand legal protection and services for victims of domestic violence and child abuse, increase penalties for drunken driving, and create recovery high schools to support education for formerly drug addicted youth. Healey also partnered with Governor Mitt Romney to craft Massachusetts' first-in-the-nation health care-reform legislation.
In 2008, Healey was appointed by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as a founding member of the executive Committee of the U.S. State Department's Public-Private Partnership for Justive Reform in Afghanistan (PJRA), a position to which she was later reappointed by Secrerary of State Hillary Clinton. As founder and president of the nonprofit that administers the PJRA's rule-of-law programs, she helped Afghan lawyers attend top U.S. law schools to study human rights issues and commercial law and to establish Afghanistan's first Law Review. As a trustee of the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF), she worked to secure scholarships for Afghan women and, in conjunction with Stanford Law School, to establish a law program at AUAF.
Healey earned her B.A. in government from Harvard College and her Ph.D. in political science and law from Trinity College, Dublin. She has been a fellow at the Harvard University Kennedy School's Institute of Politics and Harvard's Center for Public Leadership.
Healey and her husband, Sean, have two college-aged children.
Harris Rollinger is a program and development officer at Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), the Jewish Federation of Greater Boston. At CJP, Harris oversees the social innovation strategy of the Young Adult initiative through which he coordinates PresenTense, a social innovation program that trains social entrepreneurs and develops leaders to build creative solutions that meet local and societal needs. In addition to his work at CJP, Harris is also a volunteer team lead at City Awake—Boston's Social Impact Festival—where he is organizing the City Awake Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge.
He graduated magna cum laude from Clark University in 2013 with a B.A.. in Psychology, and received his Master of Public Administration degree from Clark in 2014. While attending Clark, he started an organization called the Clark Athletics Service-Learning Trip (CAST), which takes university athletes abroad on social entrepreneurship field experiences. He has served as a graduate consultant for Seven Hills Global Outreaches's Guatemala initiative, where he assisted a local community in developing an eco-tourism business and helped to establish a children's education sponsorship fund. He is a member of the Psi Chi (the international honor society in psychology) and received Clark University's Thomas M. Dolan '62 Outstanding Service Award.