Geraldine Acuña-Sunshine is president of the Sunshine Care Foundation for Neurological Care and Research (SCF), an international non-profit organization dedicated to finding innovative ways of delivering free clinical and neurological care to indigent patients in rural areas of Asia. In addition to providing medical care, SCF also funds and promotes the need for increased funding in neuroscience and brain research. A strong patient advocate, Geraldine’s work has facilitated international collaborations in the fields of medicine, public health, and science to find cures for rare neurodegenerative diseases, resulting in cross-collaborations among top scientists at Harvard, Yale, MIT, and other preeminent institutions worldwide.
Prior to entering the non-profit field, Geraldine worked as a corporate attorney at top law firms in New York and Boston, and served for over 13 years as Senior Counsel in alternative investments for Bracebridge Capital in Boston. She is Co-Chair of the Harvard College Fund Executive Committee, sits on the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Dean’s Council, and serves as a member of the Harvard Board of Governors Joint Committee on Alumni Affairs and Development. She also sits on the boards of the Harvard Alumni Association, the Columbia Law School Association and the Massachusetts General Hospital President’s Council.