h4a: Boston Chapter
Chapter Head: Darshak Sanghavi (AB '92), Hideko Tachibana (AB '13)
Message from the Chapter Head
Anchored by our close proximity to Harvard, the Boston chapter of H4A benefits from a large local alumni base and a range of activities. Over the past years, our group has hosted numerous events open to all H4A members and spanning various areas of interest. We’ve attended the AAPI evening at Fenway Park to cheer on our local Red Sox, participated in a special film screening of the Oscar-shortlisted film Hidden Letters (about changing roles in women in China), hosted a dumpling brunch during Chinese New Year, hosted a Diwali dinner at the Maharaja restaurant over the Harvard Alumni Association weekend, sponsored a variety of happy hours at local watering holes, had a strong presence at Harvard Alumni Association global networking night events, and publicized a number of cultural events if interest to the Asian American alumni community. We love hearing from local members, and are committed to creating fun, inclusive, and educational events and opportunities for H4A members.
We’d also encourage you to join our community post-COVID and we’ve spun up a GroupMe for this and also send out regular email updates for local events. If you’d like to join please visit us here or join our GroupMe via this link: https://groupme.com/join_group/91744710/MIgooECw
Darshak Sanghavi (AB '92): Darshak is the Global Chief Medical Officer for Babylon, a digital-health organization serving over 20 million people worldwide. Formerly an executive at Optum and UnitedHealthcare, Darshak also served in the Obama administration as a senior official in the Department of Health and Human Services, was a former fellow and managing director at the Brookings Institution, and was the chief of pediatric cardiology at the University of Massachusetts. A bestselling author and journalist, Darshak is keenly interested in health equity and Asian American issues.
Hideko Tachibana (AB '13): Hideko is the Co-Founder and Partner of Fork Equity, a fund that buys and builds software apps. She grew up in Japan, China, and Austin and moved back to Boston at the end of 2022. She loves playing tennis and pickleball, hiking, yoga-ing, and eating shabu shabu. She's so excited to help facilitate community among the H4A tribe in Boston!