Steve Maiorisi - Chief Campus Planning & Facilities Officer

Stephen Maiorisi joined the Harvard Medical School as the Chief Campus Planning and Facilities Officer in August of 2017. Steve is responsible for strategic leadership, coordination, and administrative oversight to the campus operations for the Harvard Medical School consisting of over 2.1M gross square feet of space located in the Longwood Medical Area in Boston Massachusetts. Steve’s responsibilities include directing campus space planning and management, construction project management, capital budget development, master planning, sustainability, facility maintenance and operations, emergency preparedness and response plans, and campus operations, among other activities. Campus Planning and Facilities staff consist of approximately 180 FTE and an additional 200 plus contract employees. Steve is responsible for a $110M annual operating budget and an additional $40M in annual construction spend. 

Prior to joining Harvard Medical School, Steve was employed by Brown University since 1996 and served as the Vice President for Facilities Management from June of 2005 to August of 2017. Steve was responsible to provide leadership and strategic direction to a complex Facilities Management unit of over 400 FTE comprised of AVP’s, directors, managers, and staff including over 250 member of a bargaining unit and responsible for Brown’s physical assets totaling over 6.8M gsf in 240 buildings and valued at over $3B. Steve graduated from the Catholic University of America in 1988 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and has been a registered architect since 1991.

Brian Corning - Executive Director, HCCM & Attending Veterinarian

Dr. Brian Corning is the Executive Director of the Harvard Center for Comparative Medicine at Harvard Medical School.  Prior to joining Harvard, Dr. Corning served as director for both university and medical center animal research programs and worked in the contract research industry responsible for global product and service businesses including scientific and technical consulting.  A Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, Dr. Corning earned his veterinary degree from Colorado State University, completed his post-doctoral training in comparative medicine at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Peter Stroup - Executive Director, Facilities

As Executive Director of Facilities, Peter oversees all aspects of facilities maintenance and operations, sustainability,  energy procurement and use for the Harvard Medical School Longwood  & Southborough Campuses. Peter has over 30 years of experience in facility construction, project management, and all aspects of maintenance and operations, a portion of which associated with the electric utility industry. He holds a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering, an MBA and is a registered professional engineer. A member of APPA, IFMA , NFPA, NFMT, NSPE and a US ANSI Member Expert to ISO Technical Committee 267 (Facility Management).

Rich LeBlanc - Executive Director, Planning, Design and Construction

Rich has over 25 years of strategic planning, project management and information systems experience. He received his B.S. in Architecture from New York Institute of Technology and a Master of Urban Affairs from Boston University.  As Executive Director, he contributes to consolidating visions and building consensus across the campus community and possess strong analytical, problem solving, and facilitator skills. He is responsible for campus planning for space planning and management, capital planning and prioritization, ADA planning, and Institutional Master Planning.  In addition to campus planning, his experience includes adjunct instructor and was a recent member of the Planning Board for the Town of Mansfield, MA.

Robert A. Dickson - Director, Campus Services

Rob is the Director of Campus Services at Harvard Medical School. In this role, he is responsible for Campus Security, Commuter Services and Parking, Mail and Receiving, Graduate Housing and Residential Services, Dining Services, and Conference Center Management.  Rob has over 13 years of experience in physical security management, personnel management, and campus operations.  Rob is proud United States Marine Corps veteran, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Extension Studies from Harvard University, and is a member of the American Society for Industrial Security International.

Carl Cowan - Director, Emergency Management

Carl Cowan is the Director of Emergency Management and possesses over 20 years of emergency services and crisis support experience. He joined HMS in August 2019 and is responsible for providing strategic leadership to the Business Continuity, Emergency Management, Environmental Health and Safety Compliance, and Enterprise Risk Management functions at HMS. Carl is an Associate Emergency Manager with the International Association of Emergency Managers, holds a Master of Science in Healthcare Emergency Management from Boston University, and is pursuing a PhD in Global Governance and Human Security from the University of Massachusetts – Boston.

Cassandra Bowler – Financial Manager

Cassie has over 20 years of not-for-profit accounting and financial analysis experience in both the healthcare and educational sectors.  She received her B.S. in Management from Virginia Wesleyan College and her MBA from the University of Massachusetts.  Overseeing the budgeting, forecasting and financial reporting for the division in a collaborative manner helps her ensure that school funds are used responsibly and the campus’ operations are accurately represented financially. 

Monty Combs – Director of Systems and Services

Monty Combs joined Harvard Medical School – Campus Planning & Facilities in 2020 as the Director of Systems & Services. In this role Monty is responsible for Information Technology strategic leadership and ensuring IT solutions are aligned to the business requirements of the department. Monty’s responsibilities include oversight of the selection, implementation, integration, and on-going support of IT systems with a goal of continuous improvement. Monty works closely with both HMS IT and central Harvard IT to collaborate on and coordinate IT initiatives, data governance, and security of systems.

Monty earned an Associate degree in Architectural Engineering from Franklin Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Wentworth Institute of Technology. Monty served on the board of directors as Treasurer (2017-2022) for the Campus Facilities Management Technology Association (CFTA).