Leadership

Thomas  Hollister

Thomas Hollister

Chief Financial Officer & Vice President, Finance

Tom Hollister joined Harvard in 2015 as the University’s Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for finance. He oversees Harvard’s financial administration and an array of activities encompassing financial planning, financial reporting, capital structures and debt management, cash management, and funding principles and strategies for physical plant assets. Tom is a seasoned business executive with broad expertise in global financial management and banking and has served on numerous nonprofit and corporate boards. 

Sarah T. Axelrod

Sarah T. Axelrod

Assistant Vice President, Office for Sponsored Programs

As Assistant Vice President of the Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP), Sarah provides leadership and oversight of the staff who support the University’s sponsored research portfolio. OSP is responsible for all administrative, financial, compliance, operational functions, and policy development relating to sponsored award management. The teams within OSP include research finance and reporting, preaward services for the Cambridge campus, research compliance, and data analytics. OSP works closely with the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR).
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Garry Cuneo

Garry Cuneo

Senior Director, Capital Planning & Project Services

As Senior Director for Capital Planning and Project Services (CAPS), Garry leads the team that supports the University’s capital programs including the integrated capital plan, capital project approvals, facility condition assessments, cost controls, reporting, and construction best practices.
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Maureen Forrester

Maureen Forrester

Controller, Office of the Controller

Maureen is the University Controller.  She manages the Office of the Controller (OC) which is comprised of the following six teams:  Financial Accounting and Reporting; Student Financial Services; Tax Reporting and Payroll Processing; University Accounts Receivable Services; Financial Policy; and Mortgage and Educational Loans.  Maureen joined Harvard in September of 2009. Read more about Maureen Forrester

Sara  Malconian

Sara Malconian

Director, Strategic Procurement

As Director of Strategic Procurement, Sara Malconian provides leadership and oversight of the teams responsible for campus-wide strategic sourcing, supply chain management, contract negotiations, disbursements and travel.  

Michael Monaghan

Michael Monaghan

Director, Risk Management & Audit Services

As the Director of Risk Management & Audit Services (RMAS), Michael oversees a team of professionals who provide independent and objective services for identifying, managing and mitigating risk. In this position, he manages the internal audit function, the insurance department, and supports the institutional risk management program.

Mary Straub

Mary Straub

Director, Office of Finance and Administration

Mary joined Financial Administration in November 2009. As Director, Mary oversees the Office of Financial Administration and is responsible for providing administrative and financial direction and support for FAD departments. Mary has worked at Harvard for 25 years with previous roles in finance, human resources, risk management, and IT. Read more about Mary Straub