Geraldine makes a presentation
Geraldine Acuña-Sunshine giving a guest lecture in Harvard University's Neurobiology of Behavior course

Geraldine Acuña-Sunshine, JD, MPP is Co-Founder of the Collaborative Center for X-Linked Dystonia-Parkinsonism (CCXDP) at the Massachusetts General Hospital and President of the Sunshine Care Foundation, Inc (SCF). She leads both organizations in their joint mission to find a cure for XDP while providing comprehensive support for affected patients and their families.

Geraldine completed an undergraduate degree (AB) at Harvard College, as well as a masters degree in public policy (MPP) at the Harvard Kennedy School and a juris doctor degree at Columbia Law School. Prior to working in the social impact space, she served for over 13 years as Senior Counsel in Derivatives and Alternative Investments at Bracebridge Capital in Boston, a fixed income hedge fund with over $13 billion in assets under management. She currently applies this background in law, finance, and public leadership to her current focus in public health, humanitarian medical aid, and facilitating biomedical research.

In addition to her work with CCXDP and SCF, Geraldine serves on many boards, including on the Harvard University Governing Boards as Overseer, the Massachusetts General Hospital President's Council, the Harvard College Fund Executive Committee, the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Dean's Council, Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston Board and the Women’s Foundation of Boston Board. She has also served on the Columbia Law School Board of Directors.