Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Initiative

About

In alignment with the strategic goals of HMS and Harvard University, CP&F has initiated the development of its own Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIB) program. Recognizing the importance of supporting the DIB efforts of HU and HMS, CP&F also appreciates its unique position to make meaningful impact within its sphere of influence and continuously improving programs focused on inclusive excellence. In February 2021, Steve Maiorisi, Chief CP&F Officer, led a DIB kickoff meeting. Since then, an Oversight Committee has been established and a chair has been named. The initial Oversight Committee meeting took place in June 2021, followed by the establishment of the first subcommittee – Climate & Engagement (C&E) – in August 2021 and the second subcommittee – Staff & Management Development (S&MD) – in June 2022. Next steps include the continued development of the Oversight Committee, the two subcommittees, and future subcommittees and focus groups.

 

Committees & Members

Oversight Committee

Executive Sponsor: Steve Maiorisi, Chief Campus Planning and Facilities Officer
Project Manager: Alexandra Connors, Strategic Initiatives Project Manager
Coordinator: Arielle Perry, Administrative Coordinator 
Chair: Mimi Lam, Research Associate, HCCM
Daniel Velardi, Campus Services - Parking 
Matrida Neli, COMS Coordinator, HCCM
Tarah Allen, Senior Campus Planner, Planning, Design & Construction 
Jason DeConti, Project Manager, HCCM-OOTI
Devonne Countryman-Monteiro, Manager, Campus Services - Mail Room 
Mohammad Awad, Security, Campus Services
Ling Tam, Financial Analyst, Finance


Climate & Engagement Subcommittee
Chair: Matrida Neli, COMS Coordinator, HCCM
John Gadson, Director of Facilities
Chris Sottile, General Manager Dining Services 
Colette Baker, Operations Analyst, Facilities
Joshua Springer, Training and Quality Assurance Specialist, HCCM
 

Staff & Management Development Subcommittee
Chair: Tarah Allen, Senior Campus Planner, Planning, Design & Construction 
Devonne Countryman-Monteiro, Manager, Campus Services - Mail Room
Jerico Johnston,  Facilities Operations Manager, Facilities 
Kelly Seary, Assistant Director, Animal Care Operations, HCCM
Joshua Springer, Training and Quality Assurance Specialist, HCCM
 

 

News & Updates 

2022 Heritage and Awareness Calendar, from Harvard EDIB
Updates from DIB Oversight Committee, Sept 2021

 

Contact

CPF_DIB@hms.harvard.edu