MITES advisory group


Bruce Birren, Ph.D.
Director, Genomic Center for Infectious
Diseases and Co-Director, Genome Sequencing
and Analysis Program, Institute Scientist
Broad Institute

Richard Boland
Founder and Managing Partner
Grace Capital Holdings, LLC

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

Vanessa Feliberti
Corporate Vice President, Substrate Engineering

Philip Hampton, II
Chief Diversity & 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.

Chudozie Okongwu, Ph.D.
Managing Director

Kristala Prather, Ph.D.
Arthur D. Little Professor of Chemical Engineering,
Department Executive Officer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Yvonne Spicer, Ed.D.
Former Mayor of Framingham, First-Ever Popularly Elected
City of Framingham

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

Cardinal Warde, Ph.D.
MITES Faculty Director
Professor, Dept. of Electrical Eng./Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jacqueline Zimoch
Senior Manager, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships
Walgreens Boots Alliance

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’ 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.