Harvard Heroes

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The Harvard Heroes Recognition Program celebrates the accomplishments of Harvard staff whose work supports the mission of Harvard at the highest levels of contribution, impact and excellence.

Please join us in congratulating our 2023 Harvard Heroes from the Longwood Campus featured below along with all the 2023 nominees from the Harvard Longwood Campus. We are extremely proud to recognize our Harvard Heroes and thank them for modeling our values!  


Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Linda Bisconti 
Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences 
Department Administrator 

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

Eric DiGiovanni 
Assistant Director of Graduate Studies 

Mollie-Anne Maxfield 
Faculty Affairs 
Faculty Affairs Program Manager 

Anna Pikcilingis 
Dean’s Office Administration 
Senior Administrative Coordinator 

Midge Van Aller
Environmental Health 
Administrative Assistant  

Harvard Medical School 

Tami Bolk 
Postgraduate Medical Education 
Director of Program Operations 

Brian Crete 
Faculty Affairs 
Faculty Development Program Manager 

Glaydson Estanek 
Systems Biology 
Glass-wash Lab Tech & Group Lead 

Ghislaine Firmin 
Family Van 
Driver/Community Health Educator 

Jennifer Jackson  
IT-Information Systems 
Director, Information Systems 

Ann Marie Menting
Communications and External Relations 
Editor, Harvard Medicine 

Mary Lou Townsend
Postgraduate Medical Education 
Executive Director 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Who is eligible to be considered for Harvard Heroes?
A: To be eligible to be nominated, staff must be administrative/professional, support or hourly employees with at least one year of “benefits-eligible” service. Please note that Harvard Heroes recognizes outstanding individuals, not teams. Heroes does not provide posthumous recognition.

Q: What process does the Harvard Heroes Selection Committee follow to select the HLC Honorees from the overall list of HLC Nominees?
A: The HLC Selection Committee adheres to specific guidelines.

Q: Can I find out who nominated me?
A: Send an email to Antonia Gonzalez, Ilia Maldonado, and Andrea Moreira and we will check with your nominator whether it’s ok to share their name. Some nominators prefer to remain anonymous.

Q: When will I find out if I have been selected as a Harvard Hero?
A: Harvard Longwood Campus nominees will be notified in early-April. Selected Harvard Heroes will be informed by or before Thursday, April 13th.

Q: How are the Harvard Heroes celebrated?
A: This year’s Harvard Heroes awards ceremony, hosted by President Bacow, will be held Friday, June 9, 3:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall, Sanders Theatre; Reception to follow at Annenberg Hall (next to Sanders Theatre). All employees are invited and no tickets are needed.

Q: I have looked through the materials on this page and did not find an answer to my question. What do I do next?
A: Send an email to Antonia Gonzalez, Ilia Maldonado, and Andrea Moreira.