Office of Finance and Administration

The Office of Finance and Administration (OFA) provides administrative and financial direction supporting the overall excellence of Harvard University. Led by Mary Straub, the Assistant Vice President of Central Finance and Administration, OFA delivers integrated support for the operations of Financial Administration (FAD) in the key areas of finance and administration, human resources, communications, and space planning. OFA also oversees special projects and serves as a liaison for FAD’s reporting units.

In addition, OFA stewards the Center’s financial resources through the Central Finance and Administrative (CFA) team and works closely with the Office of the Executive Vice President to understand and serve the needs of the Corporation, Central Administration, schools, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and communities. CFA coordinates and optimizes University-wide financial planning, administration, and risk mitigation with a focus towards long-term impact. Through dynamic and collaborative partnerships, the CFA provides high-quality and efficient services to the schools through a shared-services financial model.

Our Team

Mary Straub
Assistant Vice President of Central Finance and Administration

Pratchi Singh Basnet
Financial Analyst, Central Finance and Administration

Alissa Beideck Landry
Manager of Administration and Operations, Office of Finance and Administration

Sophie Chiasson
Senior Training Manager, Office of Finance and Administration

Bridget Cooney
Principal Project Manager, Central Finance and Administration

Hong Dao
Senior Financial Analyst, Central Finance and Administration

Anab Egal
Financial Analyst, Central Finance and Administration

David Finkenaur
Executive Assistant, Office of Finance and Administration

Leslie Graham
Executive Assistant, Office of Finance and Administration

Julianna Kurtz
Executive Assistant, Office of Finance and Administration

Tara LaRosa
Executive Administrator to Thomas Hollister, Office of the Vice President for Finance
Executive Administrator to Mary Straub, Office of Finance and Administration

Karen McInnis
Director of the CADM Project Management Office, Central Finance and Administration

Petra Montgomery
Senior Financial Analyst, Central Finance and Administration

Karen Moore
Senior Financial Manager, Central Finance and Administration

Jerome Nefkens
Senior Business Process and Financial Manager, Central Finance and Administration

Shaun O’Keeffe
Associate Director, Finance, Central Finance and Administration

Lindsey Shepardson
Senior Communications Officer, Office of Finance and Administration/HPAC