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

Alissa Beideck Landry
Depatment Administrator, Office of Finance and Administration

Sophie Chiasson
Senior Training Manager, Office of Finance and Administration

Eric Dorman
Manager, Administration and Business Operations, Office of Finance and Administration

Anab Egal
Financial and Administrative Coordinator, Central Finance and Administration

David Fineknaur
Executive Assistant, Office of Finance and Administration

Leslie Graham
Executive Assistant, Office of Finance and Administration

Cayla Jett
Executive Assistant, Office of Finance and Administration

Julianna Kurtz
Executive Assistant, Office of Finance and Administration

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

Kasie Mina
Senior Financial and Business Architect, Central Finance and Administration

Petra Montgomery
Senior Financial Analyst, Central Finance and Administration

Karen Moore 
Senior Financial and Business Analyst, Central Finance and Administration

Jerome Nefkens
Senior Financial and Business Analyst, Central Finance and Administration

Loretta Norcross
Customer Service Representative, Office of Finance and Administration

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

Michelle Provost
Financial Analyst, Central Finance and Administration

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