Board Members

Robert Howard ’90 is the current president of the Brown Club of Philadelphia.  After graduation Robert studied and taught in Germany on a Fulbright scholarship.  He has interviewed prospective students for the Alumni Interviewing Program since 1997, first for the Philadelphia West region and more recently Philadelphia North.  Robert currently serves on the school board of the Lower Moreland school district.  He works for Johnson & Johnson, where he helps the company make investment decisions for drugs in clinical trials.


Larry Kerson ’64, P’00 is the past president of the Brown Club of Philadelphia and has been a BASC interviewer and BASC regional director.  He is a retired neurologist, currently working as a volunteer teaching neurology residents at HUP and medical students at Abington Memorial Hospital,  and he lives in Center City Philadelphia.


Hannah Lee ’82 (B.A., Biology), Columbia (M.S., Epidemiology) and New York University (All-But-Dissertation, Ph.D., Environmental Epidemiology) was born in Hong Kong and raised on the Lower East Side of New York.  Hannah trained as an epidemiologist, but she left the field when her younger daughter was born with special needs.  When she re-joined the work force, she worked for an antiquarian, but she soon realized that she’d rather work with contemporary books and with readers, rather than collectors.  She served many years as a volunteer in her daughters’ school and public libraries, and she’s happy to have landed at the indie Main Point Books on the Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia.  


Marissa Parker ’02 is an attorney at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP, representing corporate, nonprofit and institutional clients in state and federal court and private arbitration.  Her practice spans securities litigation and derivative suits, patent infringement actions, merger and acquisition disputes, ERISA claims, and protection of institutional first amendment rights.  Prior to attending law school, Marissa worked as a project director and research consultant for two international environmental nonprofit organizations, engaging in policy-related research and programming.  Marissa obtained a B.A. in Political Science from Brown University and a J.D., cum laude, from Temple University's Beasley School of Law.  In addition to her work with the Brown Club and as an alumni interviewer, she is active with several local nonprofit organizations, including Back on My Feet and Minds Matter Philadelphia.


Monte Partee ’86 is a Vice President and General Manager at inVentiv Health. After graduating from Brown, Monte earned her MBA from Columbia Business School and JD from Temple University and launched as successful marketing career. Monte has served on the Boards of several non-profit organizations. She most recently held the position of Treasurer at New Directions for Women.

B. Cohen '03 is a software developer in the Philadelphia area specializing in C#, SharePoint, and meta-programming (code automation; code that writes code, etc.).  After graduating from Brown with a degree in philosophy, B. entered the tech field, writing a spider/search engine in Java, and going to work for a consulting company.  Currently, he works on iOS projects in his spare time while working on SharePoint by day.