New England HERC

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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 is governed by an Executive Committee, draw from its member institutions, and Harvard University serves as the lead institution.

Contact New England HERC

Ruth Molina
Regional Director

Membership Information 

To learn more about HERC membership and benefits, click here.

East Coast HERC Regional Collaborative

The New England HERC is proud to be part of the East Coast HERC Regional Collaborative which was established in the spring of 2020 as HERC regions in the Northeast Coast pivoted from in-person events to provide virtual programming, meetings, and networking opportunities for our members.

The East Cost HERC Regional Collaborative is currently made up of the following HERC regions and HERC directors:

Metro New York & Southern Connecticut HERC, Karen Fife, Columbia University
New Jersey/Eastern Pennsylvania/Delaware HERC, Gilda Paul, Princeton University
Upstate New York HERC, Mary Jo Serafini, University at Buffalo
New England HERC, Ruth Molina, Harvard University

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Dual Career Network

The New England HERC provides a dual career network made up of colleagues from member institutions who are willing to exchange CVs/resumes of partners and spouses in order to help them identify available positions and assist them during the search process.

New England members may connect directly with colleagues from other member institutions by using the directory link below and access resources and information in our dual career community by clicking here


Regional Commmunity Based Organizations (CBO)

The New England HERC partners and collaborates with Community Based Organizations throughout the region. Access the directory of CBO's for more information about each organization, the target audience they work with, and contact information.


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.  

  • 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
  • Maria Isabel Gariepy,  Executive Director Diversity, Equity & Belonging, Middlesex Community College
  • Jennifer Ivers, Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

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