MITES advisory group


Bruce Birren, PhD
Director, Genomic Center for Infectious
Diseases; Co-Director, Genome Sequencing
and Analysis Program; Institute Scientist
Broad Institute

Richard Boland
Founder and Managing Partner
Grace Capital Holdings, LLC

Anantha P. Chandrakasan, PhD
Dean, School of Engineering and Vannevar Bush
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Vanessa Feliberti Bautista
Corporate Vice President, Substrate Engineering
M365 Services Platform

Philip G. Hampton II
Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer

Audrey Hipkins
Board Chair
Hurston/Wright Foundation

Joy Lucas
Vice President
Lars Foundation

Lynn Mason
President & Chief Executive Officer
Broadstep Behavioral Health

Mike Minnich
Midwest Holding Inc.

Jacqueline Nkuebe
Head of Special Projects, Office of the Chief Medical Officer
Walmart U.S.

Chudozie Okongwu, PhD
Managing Director

Kristala Prather, PhD
Arthur Dehon Little Professor of Chemical Engineering,
Department Executive Officer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Yvonne Spicer, EdD
Former Mayor, first-ever popularly elected
City of Framingham, MA

Darius Sweet
Independent Consultant and former Chief Executive Officer
Limetree Bay Terminals, LLC

Cardinal Warde, PhD
MITES Faculty Director
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Remembering MITES donor and advisor Lewis W. “Lew” Counts

MITES donor and advisory board member Lewis W. “Lew” Counts, MIT ’65, passed away on September 14, 2021, at the age of 80. Lew was a true MITES champion. Together with his wife, Connee, he embodied MITES’s values of community, diversity, and access. Lew never missed a chance to build community with students and instructors during final symposia and workshops, and advocated fiercely for increased diversity and access as an advisory board member.

Read more about Lew’s legacy here.