New England HERC

The New England  HERC, established in 2006, is a non-profit organization composed of a diverse group of public and private colleges and universities as well as research, medical and teaching hospitals, and cultural institutions. Member representatives include faculty, staff, human resources professionals, institutional leaders, and faculty relations experts. The New England HERC includes members from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Rhode Island, and northern Connecticut.  The New England HERC governed by an Advisory Board drawn from its member institutions and Harvard University serves as the lead institution. 

Contact New England HERC

Ruth Molina
Regional Director

Noel Bane

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To learn more about HERC membership, click here.

Regional Governance

New England HERC is a self-governing consortium, with each member institution able to play a role in making decisions and shaping its future.  A Steering Committee drawn from member institutions provides policy and operational oversight.  

  • John Armendariz, Vice Provost Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Northeastern University
  • Elizabeth Ancarana, Assistant Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, Harvard University
  • Robbin Chapman, Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, Harvard University
  • Shawn Flynn, Director of Employment Services, Bridgewater State University
  • Jennifer Ivers, Assistant Dean for Faculty Development, Harvard University
  • Velda McRae-Yates, Executive Director of Human Resources, Massachusetts College of Art & Design
  • Darcy Orellana, Associate Director of Human Resources/CDO, Middlesex Community College

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