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 was Senior Counsel in Derivatives and Alternative Investments at Bracebridge Capital in Boston. 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 Board of Trustees, and the Women’s Foundation of Boston Board of Trustees.