Amarildo “Lilu” Barbosa

Amarildo “Lilu” Barbosa

Chief Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Officer
Pronouns: he/him

Lilu Barbosa joined the Harvard Chan School in June 2020 as Chief Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Officer. Previously, Lilu was Chief Diversity Officer at Lesley University; prior to that, he served as director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Student Inclusion. He has experience in the higher education and nonprofit sectors over the past … Continue reading “Amarildo “Lilu” Barbosa”

Dr. Betty Johnson

Dr. Betty Johnson

Special Assistant for Diversity Initiatives
Pronouns: she/her

Betty Johnson has been working with students as a mentor and counselor for more than 25 years. During a career focused on empowering individuals for academic and career success, Dr. Johnson has guided countless students to strong, independent futures. Dr. Johnson assumed the role of Assistant Dean for Faculty and Staff Diversity, Development and Leadership … Continue reading “Dr. Betty Johnson”

Ra'Shaun Nalls

Ra’Shaun Nalls

Director of Community Engagement
Pronouns: he/him

Ra’Shaun Nalls has worked with Boston-area community-based organizations for more than 15 years, with an emphasis on youth development and community organizing. He has been acknowledged for his community service by the Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), the Boston Foundation, Boston Police Department, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, and the Harvard Youth Violence Prevention … Continue reading “Ra’Shaun Nalls”

Erica Knight

Assistant Director of Student Diversity and Access Initiatives
Pronouns: she/her

Erica Knight joined the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in February 2021 as our Assistant Director of Student Diversity and Access Initiatives. She comes to the Harvard Chan School from The Graduate School at Northwestern University, where she served as Senior Program Coordinator in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. A graduate of Clark Atlanta … Continue reading “Erica Knight”

Jennifer Castro

Director of Strategic Projects and Diversity Education
Pronouns: she/her

The newest member of the ODI team, Jennifer Castro is proud to have grown up in Providence, Rhode Island, as the daughter of immigrants from the Dominican Republic. Her life has been shaped by her experiences as a disabled woman of color of African descent. As she works to create equity in higher education, she … Continue reading “Jennifer Castro”

Manny Lim

Manny Lim

Executive Assistant
Pronouns: he/him

Manuel (Manny) Lim has extensive experience in executive and administrative support and human resources in the nonprofit sector. He joined the Harvard Chan School in 2018 after working at the national headquarters of City Year, where he oversaw payroll and criminal background screening for their 3,000 AmeriCorps members in 29 cities. He has served on … Continue reading “Manny Lim”