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Council Member

Diana Chapman Walsh

Public health scholar

Diana Chapman Walsh served as the President of Wellesley College for fourteen years; her presidency was characterized by her collaborative leadership style, innovations in curriculum, campus expansion and successful fund-raising. She was the Norman Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and chair of the Department of Health and Social Behavior prior to her presidency. She has written, edited and co-edited twelve books on both healthcare and education topics, and a seminal essay on Trustworthy Leadership published by the Fetzer Institute. She currently serves on the governing boards of the Mind and Life Institute, the MIT Corporation (and its executive committee), the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.