Lydia Cummings

Lydia Cummings

University Ombudsman Lydia Cummings retired December 31st, 2020. Lydia has been a member of the University community for over 40 years, and with the University Ombudsman Office since its opening in 2003. Many thanks to Lydia for her long service to the University community.

Going forward, please call 617-495-7748 or email to make an appointment with Ombudspersons in the Longwood Medical Area Ombuds Office.

Confidential Line: 617-495-7748


Jude Heichelbech

Jude Heichelbech

Staff Assistant

Jude has been with Harvard University for 15 years, supporting staff from the Harvard Medical School, to the Kennedy School, to Central Administration. You may contact her to make an appointment with the Ombudsman.

Confidential Line: 617-495-7748 (Leave message)

Dedicated Line: 617-495-8146 (Leave message)


Longwood Ombuds Office, for affiliates of HMS, HSDM, HSPH

164 Longwood Avenue, 1st Fl., Boston, MA 02115
Telephone: 617-432-4041

Melissa Brodrick, Ombudsperson; 617-432-4040 (direct line)

Justin Neiman, Associate Ombudsperson; 617-432-4043 (direct line)