ERG Council

History

The initial five (5) Employee Resource Groups became recognized by the university as part of a Presidential Administrative Innovation Fund (PAIF) initiative that was led by these groups in 2017 and 2018. The Council was formed in 2019 as governing body for the ERGs Employee Resource Group (ERGs) to provide a sustained infrastructure for current and future university-recognized ERGs. Currently, the Council is being led by the Talent Acquisition and Diversity (TAD) team in Harvard Human Resources (HHR).

Vision

The Council is a coalition, comprised of all university-recognized Harvard Employee Resource Groups, which serves as a change agent for a more inclusive and equitable institutional culture at Harvard Unversity; thereby advocating for sustainable inclusive excellence in academic and administrative policies and practices.

Mission

The ERG Council elevates the voices of historically underrepresented groups for Harvard University employees by identifying and advocating best practices in hiring, retention, and development towards sustainable inclusive excellence. Together, we endeavor to build a better workplace where everyone thrives.



Council Members

Council Chair Michelle Gordon-Seemore, Director of Talent Acquisition & Diversity - HHR
ABFAF Representative Andrea Kelton Harris, Director for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging - FAS
AHAAAFS Representatives Varsha Ghosh, Director, Student Engagement and Leadership - FAS
Margaret Okada-Scheck, Associate Director of Admissions - HDS
AHLFS Representatives
Jacobo Negron, Police Captain - HUPD
Dominique Bocanegra, Program Coordinator – FAS
Adriana Gallegos, Associate Director of Administrative Operations – Harvard Libraries
CCW Representatives Maggie Gates, Assistant Director of Communications & Development – FAS
Akiesha Ortiz, Fellowship Program Manager - HKS
QERG Representatives
Meagan Sobel, Assistant Director, Office of BGLTQ Student Life – Harvard College
Zion Livingstone, Director of the Office of BGLTQ Student Life – Harvard College


Contact

For questions regarding the ERG Council, overall ERG governance, partnership opportunity, or any other operational information, please contact erg_council@harvard.edu.

To contact an individual ERG, please visit the ERG information site or contact a representative listed above.