2022 Slate of Officers
Club President - John L. (Jack) Reynen
Jack Reynen, a Sacramento-area native, has been in the residential development and homebuilding business for more than 19 years. Prior to that, he worked in investment banking and law for 12 years. Jack is the president of Reynen & Bardis Homes, Inc., a home builder with operations in the Sacramento area and in northern Nevada.
Jack has conducted alumni interviews for Harvard College every year since 2005-2006, served as a member of the Stanford Law School Board of Visitors from 2007 to 2014, and was a member of Mayor Johnson’s Think Big Committee that explored ways to keep the Kings in Sacramento.
Jack received his J.D. from Stanford Law School and his A.B. (in Mathematics) from Harvard College. Jack is married to Miriam Porter (a Yale graduate). They have four children.
Secretary - Mary Mooney
Mary Mooney graduated from Harvard College in 2006 with a concentration in History and Literature. She attended the UCLA School of Law and practiced banking and finance law for a large firm in Los Angeles after graduation.
Mary and her husband, Christian Kurpiewski, a fellow UCLA Law grad, came to Sacramento for a 4-month stint in 2013, fell in love with the city, and never returned to LA! They have two children and a dog and live in East Sacramento. Currently, Mary is an attorney for the California Secretary of State.
Mary enjoys doing Harvard alumni interviewing for the region each year and is looking forward to working with the board to put on new and exciting events for alumni and their families.
Treasurer - Margaret Kane
Margaret is a director of the national Harvard Alumni Association, responsible for the Northern California Clubs, including Sacramento. In this capacity, she strives to build overall alumni engagement and a stronger sense of connectivity between the Northern California clubs, their alumni, and the HAA in Cambridge.
Margaret is president and CEO of Kane Bank Services (www.kanebankservices.com), a management consultancy that provides financial institution clients with proven solutions in areas such as sales management practices, development of multi-channel distribution strategies, and overall execution of successful retail banking strategies. Margaret’s clients span the globe and include Citibank, Lloyds Banking Group, and a number of community and regional banks throughout the country.
Margaret received her PhD in Sanskrit from Harvard in 1983 and a Certificate from the Harvard Introduction to Business Program for PhDs in1982. Margaret serves on a number of boards of directors in Sacramento. She is chair of Broadway Sacramento, the state’s largest non-profit musical theater company, and she also serves on the board of Congregation Beth Shalom.
Events - Saralyn M. Ang-Olson
Saralyn, a licensed attorney, is a graduate of the Harvard's Kennedy School of Government (Master of Public Policy, 1994). As a Sacramento resident, she is eager to give forward to the communities that intersect with the Harvard Club of Sacramento, having been enriched by her time at Harvard in countless and long-lasting ways. Saralyn was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom in 2021 to serve as Chief Compliance Officer for the California Department of Health Care Services, where she currently works. Previously, she was appointed to serve as Senior Assistant Attorney General by former CA Attorneys General Kamala Harris and Xavier Becerra from 2014 to 2020. Saralyn is a graduate of the University of Chicago (BA, 1990) and the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (formerly "Boalt Hall") (JD, 1997). Saralyn enjoys hiking, biking, performing classical piano, cooking and traveling with her husband (Jeff) and their two children (Olivia and Ansel).
Events - Christopher "C.J." Shim
Chris “C.J.” Shim, a Seattle-area native, is a medical student by day, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Officer by night. His inability to choose a single profession started as an undergraduate at Harvard College, where he simultaneously concentrated in Government but also took pre-medical courses on the side. After a decade-plus detour in law (becoming a licensed attorney in Washington State), the military (serving four years of active duty in Virginia, Arizona, and Afghanistan), and policy (working full-time at the American Red Cross, then the New York City Emergency Management Department), C.J. finally returned to his original career aspiration and moved his family to the Sacramento-area in order to attend medical school (thank you, Grace!).
Since 2003, C.J. has conducted alumni interviews for Harvard College in all four time zones of the continental United States, and continues to remain involved with the Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance and the Harvard Veterans Alumni Organization.
C.J. is a M.D. candidate at California Northstate University, and received his M.S. from Columbia University, his J.D. from Washington University, and his A.B. from Harvard College. He and his wife Grace (U.C. Berkeley, Columbia Law School) – a civil rights attorney and U.C. Davis Law School adjunct faculty member – are raising two school-aged children in Elk Grove.
Events - Merlene Ingraham
After living in Boston and Dallas for many years, Merlene moved to California in 2018. She considers her education at Harvard University the most meaningful experience of her life, and has made giving back, via efforts promoting alumni affairs, a focal point. Appointments have included membership on the Arts Committee for the Harvard Club of Boston, serving as Co-Vice President of the Programs Committee, Founder and Chair of the Arts Shared Interest Group, and as a member of the Schools Committee for the Harvard Club of Dallas. Merlene is excited to apply her experience organizing arts and cultural events to enrich the lives of new friends in the Sacramento Harvard alumni community.
After graduating from Harvard University, Merlene went on to study interior design at the New England School of Art & Design. She enjoys spending time with new and old friends, the arts, physical activity, participating in volunteer programs and animal rescue efforts.
Operations - Suzy Underwood
Suzy Underwood (AB '72) has been interviewing applicants through the Schools and Scholarships Committee for more than 20 years and presided as chair of the committee from 2008-2022. Currently, Suzy is the Co-Chair of Operations of the Harvard Club of Sacramento.
Suzy is an attorney married to another attorney who is a Yale graduate. They have three grown children, including one who is a member of the Harvard class of 2010.