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Cheryl L. Dorsey

President, Echoing Green

Cheryl is President of Echoing Green, a global organization seeding and unleashing next-generation talent to solve the world’s biggest problems.

Previously, Cheryl was a social entrepreneur who launched The Family Van, a community-based mobile health unit in Boston.

An accomplished leader and entrepreneur, she has served in two presidential administrations as a White House Fellow and Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Labor; Special Assistant to the Director of the Women’s Bureau of the U.S. Labor Department; and Vice Chair for the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.

Cheryl serves on several boards including the SEED Foundation, The Bridgespan Group, and, previously, the Harvard Board of Overseers. She has a medical degree from Harvard Medical School, a master’s in public policy from Harvard Kennedy School and received her bachelor’s degree in history and science from Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges.

Cheryl has received numerous awards for her commitment to public service, including the Pfizer Roerig History of Medicine Award, the Robert Kennedy Distinguished Public Service Award, the Manuel C. Carballo Memorial Prize and Middlebury College Center for Social Entrepreneurship’s Vision Award.

She was also featured as one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report and the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School in 2009, as one of The Nonprofit Times’ Power and Influence Top 50 in 2010 and 2011, and was named as one of America’s Top 25 Philanthropy Speakers by the Business of Giving in 2016.