Harvard Heroes Program

Harvard Heroes

Harvard Heroes 2017

Congratulations to the 60 outstanding Harvard staff members from across the University who were selected as Harvard Heroes for 2017. They were celebrated for their extraordinary and inspiring contributions to the University and its mission at an awards ceremony, hosted by President Drew Faust on June 5, 2017. The Ceremony and Reception for the 2017 Heroes was attended by a full house of family, friends and colleagues. Read more about the Ceremony and some of this year's Heroes in the Harvard Gazette.

You’ve invited to view the photos of the 2017 ceremony and reception and the videos, "Why Are They Our Harvard Heroes?" and “The Harvard Heroes Questionnaire” both featuring 2017 Heroes. Also, check out the fun photos of Heroes and their families, friends and colleagues from the Reception photo booth!. 

2017 Harvard Heroes

Central Administration

Alex Auriema
Office of the President and Provost, HarvardX

Brenda Bernier
James Needham Chief Conservator and Head of Weissman Preservation Center and Collections Care
Harvard Library, Preservation, Conservation & Digital Imaging

Lynne Bimmler
Leaves Specialist
Harvard Human Resources, HR Consulting

Margarida Borges
Campus Services, FMO Custodial Services

Brian Cody
Financial Analyst
Office for Sponsored Programs

Debbie Gronback
Manager of UFALO Operations
Office of the Controller

Jane Hill
Director, Identity and Access Management Product Management 
Harvard University Information Technology- Office of the Chief Technology Officer

Jessica Levin Martinez
Director of Academic and Public Programs and Division Head, Research Curator of African Art Initiatives 
Harvard Art Museums

Kris Locke
Assistant Director
Campus Services, Office for Sustainability

Robson Martins
Custodial Supervisor
Campus Services, FMO Custodial Services

Sue McGinty
Director of Administration
Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

Ellen Morrissey Trudel
Briefing and Administrative Coordinator 
Office of the President and Provost

Jeff Myung
Construction Safety Officer 
Campus Services, Environmental Health & Safety

Chris Nadeau
Manager, Service Desk
Harvard University Information Technology-Support Services

Melanie Northrop
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Case Manager
Harvard University Health Services, Counseling and Mental Health Services

Richard Pollack
Senior Environmental Public Health Officer
Campus Services, Environmental Health & Safety

Craig Thomas
Senior Cataloger
Harvard Library, Information & Technical Services

Lisa Valela
Associate Director
Campus Services, Harvard University Housing

Jacoba von Gimborn
Senior Executive Coordinator
Alumni Affairs and Development

Alan White
Application Analyst/Developer 
Harvard University Information Technology- Administrative Technology Services

Tsz Wong
Business Process Analyst
Alumni Affairs and Development

Harvard Business School

Jennifer Burgin
Senior Director
Executive Education Technology

Paul Craig
Associate Director, Learning Technology Services
Information Technology

Jill Hogue
Administrative Director
Institute for Strategy & Competitiveness

Harvard Divinity School

Tobias Orfe
HR and Payroll Manager
Human Resources

Tracy Wall
Program Coordinator
Women's Studies and Religion Program

Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Gregory Aimo
Online Course Development Production Lead
Division of Continuing Education

Pamela Baker-Webber
Senior Sponsored Research Officer
Research Administration Services

Lauren Bimmler
Undergraduate Program Administrator
Department of English

Lauren Brandt
Assistant Dean
Harvard College Office of Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Jack Conlin
Lab Services/AV Technician
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Ed Macomber
Center for Nanoscale Systems

Christine Mascolo
Associate Director of Staff Development
Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

Suzanne Ogungbadero
Coordinator of Academic Affairs
Department of Sociology

Cory Paulsen
Financial Associate
Department of History

Gail Pisapio
Special Projects Advisor
FAS Finance

Damari Rosado
Associate Director of Administration
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Kwok Yu
Associate Dean
Office for Faculty Affairs

Jacqueline Yun
Director of Student Services
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Tim Hoffman
Faculty Planning Administrator
Faculty Planning

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Corinne Herlihy
Director of Research Operations
Center for Education Policy Research

Abebaye Lema
Payroll Coordinator

Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

LaShanda Banks
Faculty Administrator
Faculty and Lab Administration

Harvard Kennedy School

Mary Anne Baumgartner
Faculty Assistant
Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation

Karl Coleman
Assistant Director
Faculty Assistant Program

Harvard Law School

Melissa Courage Korta
Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs

Julie Vakoc
Director of Online Strategy

Harvard Medical School

Carlos Aguilar
Financial Associate
Wyss Institute

Traci Anderson
Programs Administrator
Health Sciences and Technology

Jean-Claude Bourciquot
Crew Chief
Custodial Services

Dominic Hall
Curator of the Warren Anatomical Museum
Countway Library of Medicine

Eliza Mitchell Butts
Associate Design Director
Alumni Affairs and Development

Jim Niemi
Lead Senior Staff Engineer – Device Integration and Manufacturability
Wyss Institute

Katrina Rudnicki
Coordinator of Operations
SInstitute of Chemistry and Cell Biology

Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Christina Dervishian
Program Coordinator
Global and Community Health

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Deirdre Duckett
Associate Director of Administration for the PhD
Division of Biological Sciences

Sue Gilbert
Senior Manager of Administration
Global Health and Population

Cheryl Whitmarsh
Director of Endowment, Gifts and Chart of Accounts
Financial Services

Kathy Yeo
Project Coordinator/Exposure, Epidemiology & Risk Program
Environmental Health

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Christine McGee-Zion
Administrative Director
Facilities Management

What is Harvard Heroes?

Harvard staff members contribute vitally to Harvard’s excellence. Staff contributions include building and maintaining a vast infrastructure (technical, financial, physical and human) upon which the academic enterprise relies.

Harvard Heroes is an annual program held every spring that recognizes and celebrates high-performing staff from across every School and the Central Administration. These staff members have been nominated and/or selected by their peers and departments for their leadership, teamwork, adaptability, innovation and exceptional contributions.

Being named a Harvard Hero is an honor of high distinction – only about 60 Heroes, or ½ of 1% of eligible staff, will be named, based on 11 important criteria.

2016 Harvard Heroes

Congratulations to the 63 outstanding Harvard staff members from across the University who were recognized as 2016 Harvard Heroes. They were celebrated for their extraordinary “above and beyond” contributions at an awards ceremony, hosted by President Drew Faust on June 6, 2016, and attended by a full house of family, friends and colleagues. You’ve invited to view photos of the 2016 ceremony and reception and the videos “What Makes a Hero” and “Harvard Heroes 2016: In Their Own Words,” featuring 2016 Heroes.