Metro New York & Southern Connecticut HERC

The Metro New York & Southern Connecticut HERC (MNYSC HERC), established in 2006, is a non-profit organization composed of a diverse group of colleges and universities as well as research, medical, and cultural institutions. Member representatives include faculty, staff, human resources professionals, institutional leaders, and faculty relations experts. 

The MNYSC HERC includes members from New York City, southern Connecticut, Long Island, and lower and mid-Hudson Valley. The MNYSC HERC is governed by an Advisory Board drawn from its member institutions. Columbia University serves as the lead institution. 

Contact Metro New York & Southern Connecticut HERC

Karen Fife
Regional Director

Membership Information 

To learn more about HERC membership, click here.

Regional Governance

Metro New York & Southern Connecticut HERC is a self-governing consortium, with each member institution able to play a role in making decisions and shaping its future. 

  • Chair: Valarie Stanley, Director, Office for Equal Opportunity Programs, Yale University
  • Andrea L. Granville, Director of Human Resources, LIM College
  • Amy Hecht, Associate Director of Human Resources, The Pratt Institute
  • Michelle Keenan, Director of Employment, The Rockefeller University
  • Heather Parlier, Associate Provost for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, Columbia University
  • Katie Raftery, Vice President of Human Resources, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • Mary Signor, Executive Director, Office of Equal Opportunity, New York University


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