Sean Doherty (Chair)


Sean Doherty led the design and creation of the JDRF T1D Fund and became the Fund’s first Board Chair in 2015, following more than a decade of service on the New England Chapter’s Board of Directors, including two years as its President. Sean and his wife, Suzy, have been involved with JDRF since 2002 when their son Finn was diagnosed with T1D at the age of 2. He is also on the JDRF International Board of Directors.

In his professional life, Sean is Managing Director of Bain Capital, LP, a private global investment firm which he joined in 2005 as the firm’s first general counsel. Earlier in his career he worked at Ropes & Gray LLP and was a law clerk to a federal district judge in Boston. Prior to law school, he was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, in which he served on a Middle East Force frigate from 1990-94.

Sean received a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and a B.A. magna cum laude in Government from Harvard College.  He is a member of the board of trustees of Thayer Academy in Braintree, MA.