Adam Barak Kleinberger, CO-OP, and Colette Carmouche have joined the newly unified Harvard University Ombuds Office which brings all Ombuds services under one office, with sites in Boston and Cambridge. (The change was precipitated by the retirement of Lydia Cummings in December 2020.) Kleinberger and Carmouche join Ombuds colleagues at Harvard's medical campus, Melissa Brodrick and Justin Neiman.
Kleinberger comes to Harvard after over seven years as the Associate Ombuds at Boston University. Prior to that, he was an Ombuds at Cornell University from 2011 to 2014. He graduated from Brandeis University and earned an MA in Dispute Resolution from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a diploma from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College.
Carmouche previously held roles as an Ombudsman Specialist for the Transportation Security Administration, a mediation program manager, mediator, facilitator, trainer, Ombuds, and coach for the U.S. Department of Interior. She graduated from the University of Rochester and earned an MS in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University. She also holds an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential from the International Coach Federation. (Harvard Ombuds.)