Belynda is an administrative and operational professional with more than a decade of organizational development, leadership, and financial experience in international nonprofit settings.
At Harvard Global, Belynda supports overseas entities of Harvard University. In her role, Belynda manages HG’s strategy in three distinct operational areas: (i) global financial and HR administration; (ii) systems and services, corporate registration, and administration in each country of operation; and (iii) HG’s budget and revenue model. Belynda also leads the development of innovative solutions to address complex challenges in HG’s framework of centrally-managed administrative infrastructure supporting small, diverse, country operations, each of which face different regulations, constraints, and needs.
Prior to HG, Belynda spent a substantive portion of her career living and working overseas, where she provided organizational development, financial advice, auditing services, and systems and capacity building support to countries in the Eastern Caribbean and Africa. Most of her international work focused on health care delivery systems and trainings; however, she has also supported many NGOs with office registrations, reporting guidelines, and Information, Education and Communications (IE&C). Belynda collaborated in the establishment of an NGO in Ethiopia and was Chief of Party for a USAID mission dedicated to supporting NGOs in their fight against HIV/AIDS. She also worked with several U.S.-based organizations on childhood obesity and school lunch programs. Her more recent work included providing high-level administrative leadership in the Economics Department at Harvard University.