PON Staff

Breanna Beaumont — Breanna Beaumont provides administrative and logistical support for PON Global, an innovative blended learning program that brings PON’s negotiation concepts, techniques, and curriculum to people around the world. Prior to coming to Harvard Law School, Breanna worked at Bard College where she assisted in managing the partnership between Bard College in New York and Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem. Before her role at Bard, Breanna worked at … Read More 

Nicole Bryant — Nicole Bryant is the Managing Director of the Program on Negotiation. She brings to the position a proven track record of successful management and growth of large-scale continuing education programming in an international context. Bryant joins the Program on Negotiation from Tufts University, where she served as the Director of Continuing and Professional Education Programs at University College, in charge of non-matriculated students participat … Read More 

Luis Cardenas — Luis Cárdenas is the Program Assistant for the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School where he works closely on Executive Education programs, like Negotiation and Leadership, the Harvard Negotiation Master Class, and the Harvard Negotiation Institute. Prior to joining PON, Luis worked as a Machine Learning Data Linguist at Amazon to develop Alexa AI in different Spanish language locales. He has also worked in Continuing Education at the Of … Read More 

Anna Chang — Anna Chang is the Senior Event Planner for the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. She manages the Negotiation and Leadership programs and organizes various PON events on campus. Prior to PON, Anna worked for Executive Education at the Harvard Kennedy School on a range of custom and open enrollment programs, notably the Emirates Leadership Initiative program in Abu Dhabi and the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, which provid … Read More 

Abigayle Eames — Abigayle is a Senior Global Programs Coordinator, working with teams abroad to organize courses for PON’s newest program, PON Global. PON Global is a blended learning initiative that combines high-production videos, on-site instruction, role-play exercises, and videoconferencing with professors here at Harvard. These courses are held in partnership with institutions abroad, and in alignment with PON’s mission, aim to make PON’s teaching and … Read More 

Silvia Glick — Silvia Glick is the Managing Editor of Negotiation Journal, a multidisciplinary international journal devoted to the publication of works that advance the theory, analysis, practice, and instruction of negotiation and dispute resolution. Prior to joining PON, Silvia served as Managing Editor and Associate Director of the Howard Thurman Papers Project at Boston University School of Theology. She also practiced law for many years, focusing on matte … Read More 

Kristy Hanstad — Kristy provides forecasting, tracking, and financial & analytical support for all of the Program on Negotiation’s activities, including Executive Education programs, the Harvard Negotiation Institute, PON Seminars, Negotiation newsletter, various research programs, and special events such as the Great Negotiator. Prior to joining the PON team, Kristy worked as a senior financial analyst for a major publishing house as well as a senior auditor f … Read More 

James Kerwin — Assistant Director jkerwin@law.harvard.edu (617) 495-9688 Prior to joining PON in 2001, James Kerwin was the director of business development at HNW, Inc., a marketing company that provides consulting services to financial service firms such as Citibank and Merrill Lynch. In addition to his expertise in the areas of negotiation and financial marketing, James has extensive experience in the non-profit sector. He was operations manager at Givenatio … Read More 

Diane Long — Diane Long is the Event and Outreach Coordinator for the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School where she is responsible for virtual and on-campus PON events and is the contact for the Student Interest Group. Prior to joining PON, Diane worked in the Office of the Dean for Administration at Harvard Law School. She holds a degree from Suffolk University in Government Studies.

Gail Odeneal — Gail is responsible for marketing for all PON executive education seminars, newsletters, books and teaching materials. She is an experienced senior marketing and communications executive who has worked for companies and institutions in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Early in her career at International Data Group (IDG) she was responsible for the launch and marketing for several high profile events including the Macworld Expo, and a … Read More 

Afton Ojuri — Afton Ojuri is a Program Manager with the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. In this role she oversees the administrative and operational logistics for a portfolio of executive education programs including: the Negotiation Master Class, the Harvard Negotiation Institute, and the PON seminars. Prior to joining PON, Afton worked in program delivery roles at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Mecklenburg County Bar. She also has a variety … Read More 

Lara SanPietro — Lara administers the activities of the Program on Negotiation Pedagogy@PON initiative (P@PON) and the Teaching Negotiation Resource Center. Lara holds a M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution, with a focus on Negotiation, from American University’s School of International Service. While completing her M.A., Lara served as the co-president of the American University Negotiation Project, and also worked as a negotiation simulation w … Read More 

Katie Shonk — Katherine Shonk is the editor of the Negotiation Briefings newsletter, a monthly source of negotiation advice for professionals published by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. She is also a research associate for Harvard Business School and was formerly employed by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Shonk received her BS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her MA in creative writing f … Read More