As the Senior Project Manager of Administration and Culture, Nirka works in collaboration with the Director of EDIB Strategy and the Senior Project Manager of EDIB to foster a culture that is values-driven and focused on excellence. Nirka is the principal liaison between HGSE Human Resources and the Center, and as such, partners with staff at every level of the organization to help develop, implement, and manage a wide array of internal processes, procedures and activities that foster accountability, promote EDIB engagement, encourage professional development, and create transparent and equitable growth pathways for team members.
With more than 20 years of experience in Human Resources, Operations, and Project Management, Nirka previously worked for both Mass General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) where she was responsible for the continued improvement of the Flexible Workplace Program. Prior to joining the Center, Nirka has utilized her project management skills to collaborate with colleagues and institutional partners to drive innovation and process improvements. She’s managed multiple Human Resources and Operations projects, including recruitment, training and onboarding, and related operational support for new hires and employee moves. Nirka also served as BWH’s Development Office DEI Committee Co-Chair and the department’s DEI Advocate, enhancing employee engagement, creating a sense of belonging, and improving the employee experience. Prior to that, she served as the Assistant Director of a state-wide Human Services organization where she interfaced with local, state, and federal departments, and collaboratively created and deployed strategies for service improvement, and served as the Human Resources Liaison. Nirka holds a B.S. in Human Services from Springfield College.