Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Initiative


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, a nine-person Oversight Committee has been established and two co-chairs have been named. The initial Oversight Committee meeting took place in June 2021 followed by the first subcommittee established in August. Next steps include the development of the Oversight Committee, the Climate & Engagement Subcommittee, and the future subcommittees and focused 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 
Co-Chair: Carissa Kelly, Facilities & Operations Manager
Co-Chair: Mimi Lam, Senior Veterinarian, HCCM
Simone Jadusingh, Financial Analyst, Campus Services - Parking 
Matrida Neli, COMS Coordinator, HCCM
Tarah Allen, Senior Planner, Campus Planning
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 Neil, COMS Coordinator, HCCM
Cassie Bowler, Associate Director of Finance
John Gadson, Director of Facilities
Chris Sottile, General Manager Dining Services


News & Updates 

Updates from DIB Oversight Committee, Sept 2021



Co-Chair Carissa Kelly, Facilities & Operations Manager 
Co-Chair Mimi Lam, Senior Veterinarian