The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Foundation

Who We Are


Franklin Delano Roosevelt Foundation, Inc. 2016 Corporate Board Members

President & Executive Director: Michael Weishan, '86 PBS Host, author, historian.
Director: Jed Willard '96 Director, Global Engagement Initiative
Treasurer: Matthew H. H. Young '12, HMS, HL
Clerk: Rev. George Salzmann, Ph.D, Catholic Chaplain, Graduate & Professional Schools.


FDR Global Engagement Initiative

Jed Willard '96, Director

Advisory Cabinet Members to the FDR Global Engagement Initiative:

The Honorable David Huebner, Former United States Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa; Partner at Arnold and Porter, LLP
Anne Terman Wedner, Commissioner, U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, Board Member at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs


Franklin Delano Roosevelt Creative Citizenship Project

Michael Weishan '86, Director Pro Temp


Director of History Programming and Historian in Residence to the Foundation

Dr. Cynthia Koch, Past Director, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library and Museum


Alumni Advisory Council to the Foundation

Marcela Davison Aviles '59, independent producer
Douglas Carver '59, International businessman; HAA Director Emeritus
Albert Cho '02, Former White House Fellow; international consultant on environmental issues
Kristina Perkin Davidson '89, Founder and partner at iEurope Capital LLC
C. Stephen Heard, Jr. '58 Attorney and author
Nancy Israel '76, Climate change and sustainability consultant and business attorney
Claire Mays '81, Independent researcher and consultant, Institut Symlog, Paris
Timothy J. Smith '04, Attorney & Harvard Admissions officer
Michael Weishan '86, Executive Director of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Foundation


FDR Global Fellowship Selection Committee

Dr. Judith Palfrey, MD, T. Berry Brazelton Professor of Pediatrics; Master of Adams House
Dr. Sean Palfrey, MD, Co-master of Adams House; Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health at Boston University
Professor Robert Kiely, Former Master of Adams House; Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Professor of English, emeritus
Dr. Cynthia Koch, Director of History Programming and Historian in Residence to the Foundation; Past Director, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library and Museum
Michael Weishan '86, Executive Director of the FDR Foundation, PBS host, author, designer
Albert Cho '02, Former White House Fellow, Rhodes and Truman Scholar; international consultant on environmental issues
Sarah Stewart Johnson Ph.D, Planetary scientist and, Professor at Georgetown University


FDR Suite Restoration Project Board

Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University, Honorary Chair
Dr. Judy Palfrey, Master of Adams House, Chair
Dr. Sean Palfrey, Co-Master of Adams House, Co-Chair
Merle Bicknell, Assistant Dean, Department of Physical Resources, Harvard College
Rev. George Salzmann, Ph.D, Catholic Chaplain, Graduate & Professional Schools, Adams SCR
Michael Weishan '86, PBS Host, author, historian.


FDR Suite Historical Advisory Committee

Prof. Robert Dallek, Emeritus, UCLA
Doris Kearns Goodwin, Presidential Scholar & Roosevelt Biographer
Dr. Cynthia Koch, Director of History Programming and Historian in Residence to the Foundation; Past Director, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library and Museum
Prof. William Leuchtenberg, Emeritus, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Curtis Roosevelt, FDR Grandson, Presidential Scholar & Author
Prof. Jean Edward Smith, Marshall University, Huntingdon, WV
Amb. William Vanden Heuvel, Founder, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute


the franklin delano roosevelt foundation

26 Plympton Street, Box 471
Adams House, Harvard College
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138