Kevin MoodyAssistant Dean and Chief Human Resources Officer
Kevin joined HLS in October 2015 as the new Assistant Dean and Chief Human Resources Officer. In this role, he oversees all strategic and operational aspects of the school's staff human resources function. Kevin works closely with the Dean, Dean for Administration, and senior management team on a wide variety of issues related to employment, compensation, diversity and inclusion, organizational design, change management, employee/labor relations, training and development, talent management and policy development.
Prior to joining HLS, Kevin was the Senior Director for Administration at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, GA. He also held a number of HR management positions during his 14 years at Emory University. Before embarking on his career in human resources and academia, Kevin served in the United States Marine Corps as an air traffic control officer at the rank of Captain.
Kevin attended Emory University, where he earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology. He also holds a master's degree in Organizational Leadership from Brenau University and an MBA from the Goizueta Business School. Kevin is certified in human resources as a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) by the Society for Human Resource Management and a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the HR Certification Institute. Kevin currently resides in Cambridge with his wife, Tomika, and two sons.
Kimberly HarrisAssociate Director, Human Resources
Kim joined HLS in May 2016 as the Associate Director of Human Resources. Kim previously served as the Assistant Director of Human Resources at the Harvard Kennedy School from 2007 through 2013 and held progressive human resources and administrative roles with several Boston-area law firms throughout her career. Kim enjoys her work in HR as it provides an opportunity to engage with and assist in the career development of others. Kim holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and an MBA from the Sawyer School of Management at Suffolk University. In her free time, she volunteers at various career day events at her alma maters, Boston Latin School and Suffolk University, where she has served on the Alumni Career Council since 2012. Kim enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, and her son and daughter.
Bonnie MatthewsAssistant Director, Human Resources
Bonnie joined the Law School Human Resources department in March of 2014. She previously worked in the Dean of Students' Office in Accessibility Services, at The Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study, and in Central Human Resources supporting The Arnold Arboretum, The Memorial Church, and The Neiman Foundation for Journalism. She began her Human Resources career in the high tech industry at Nixdorf & Apollo Computer, then moved on to the Massachusetts Port Authority, before arriving in higher education at Harvard. Bonnie enjoys helping people and problem solving. Bonnie received her Bachelors in Business Administration from Lesley College. She has held certifications from World at Work in both Compensation and Benefits (CCP and CBP), the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation from the Human Resources Certification Institute, and a Retirement certificate from Bentley University. Outside of work Bonnie spends her time with family, friends, Jilly and Meeko (her 2 cats), and a long haired chihuahua named Whinny. She loves to travel, especially cruising, and enjoys downhill skiing, going to the movies, and attending all kinds of musical concerts.
Dang Ngoc TranAssistant Director of Human Resources
Ngoc joined HLS in October 2015 as Assistant Director for Human Resources. Ngoc partners with managers and employees to assist with matters which span the lifecycle of an employee from recruitment, compensation, leave of absences, change management and other needs. Prior to joining HLS, Ngoc has worked as an HR professional in different industries ranging from academia, management consulting firms, law firms and hospitals. Ngoc has a passion for establishing and cultivating relationships which has led her to pursue a rewarding career in Human Resources.
Ngoc received her Bachelor's degree from Bryn Mawr College, majoring in Political Science. Ngoc is certified as a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) by the Society for Human Resources Management. Outside of HR, Ngoc is passionate about traveling to find amazing food. She can be found plotting her next journey to food heaven.
Katie GrinnaHR Generalist
Katie has been with the HR team since October of 2008. She serves as an HR Generalist and the Leave Manager for the Law School. Katie enjoys working with staff from various departments and she serves as the subject matter expert in leave management. Katie also manages the large scale events hosted by the Human Resources department in conjunction with the Dean's Office. Katie has a B.S. from Iowa State University.
When not working, Katie spends most of her time chasing after her 2 young sons (Gunnar and Soren). She enjoys exploring New England with her husband and always tries to make it back to the Midwest at least a few times a year.
Avery WalkerAssistant Director, Talent Acquisition
Avery started in recruiting as an undergrad at Miami, Ohio. After serving in the Navy, he returned to recruitment and moved to Boston in 2006. Avery been with HLS since 2013 and enjoys working with such highly-motivated staff in a progressive institution.
When not at work, he can usually be found reveling in the many sights and sounds Boston has to offer.
Lauren ReedRecruitment Coordinator
Lauren joined Human Resources in the fall of 2013. She works primarily with recruitment and all-staff events. She enjoys connecting with staff at the beginning of their HLS journey as well as working on events that bring the whole staff together to celebrate various milestones and accomplishments. Additionally, she hopes to help employees learn about and take advantage of the benefits and opportunities available to help them flourish both in and out of the workplace.
Lauren's background is in psychology and history. Prior to coming to HLS, she was a history teacher and coach. Outside of the office, Lauren teaches indoor cycle and bootcamp classes.
Daniel HuguninHR Assistant
Daniel Hugunin works at the front desk of Harvard Law School's Human Resources Department. For many he is the first point of contact as he is directly involved with recruitment efforts. Additionally, he is responsible for maintaining the Chief Human Resources Officer's calendar. Prior to Harvard, Dan received his BS in Psychology from Syracuse University and his MA in Organizational Psychology from the University of New Haven. Dan is excited to meet people from different walks of life; his hope is to help others find a path which aligns with their curiosities. Dan believes that every individual has a story and through hearing each story one reflects upon one's own. Outside of work Dan enjoys: yoga, board games, going to the movies and playing pocket billiards--feel free to shoot him an email if you want to play or learn how.
Karen GrayHRIS Specialist
Karen joined HLS/HR in February of 2008. She has over 25 years of service at Harvard after working at the Division of Continuing Education and Cash Management. Her current role is listed in HRIS. What is HRIS? It is the Human Resources Information Specialist which means that she handles a variety of tasks related to payroll, reporting, and performance management. Karen enjoys photography (as seen at HLS Events), kickboxing, kayaking, and cross country skiing and is also an avid fan of Boston sports teams.
Sarah MinkinHRIS Assistant
Sarah joined HLS as the part-time HRIS Assistant in January 2016. She works closely with Karen to make sure all of your updates are in our systems as seamlessly as possible. Sarah enjoys guiding new staff through the onboarding process and largely just helping staff with questions that come up (most often PeopleSoft related!).
Originally from Charlottesville, Virginia, Sarah's background is in music and outdoor retail management. A coloratura soprano, Sarah sings in the Boston area regularly, and really enjoys talking about all styles of music.