The Board of Trustees

Date following each name indicates year of initial election to the Board.

Andrew Anderlonis (2021)
Chief Technology Officer
Northampton, Massachusetts

Kirk E. Arnold (2018)
Executive in Residence
General Catalyst
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Tania M. Barber G’09 (2017)
President and CEO
Caring Health Center
Springfield, Massachusetts

Delcie D. Bean IV (2015)
Founder and CEO
Paragus Strategic IT
Hadley, Massachusetts

Jonathan F. Besse (2010)
Managing Director
Slalom Consulting
Hartford, Connecticut

Carrie Burr ’86 (2014)
Chair of the Board
Newton, Massachusetts

Mary A. Bushnell ’74 (2016)
Jackson, Wyoming

Dr. Julia Byers, LMHC, ATR-BC (2021)
Distinguished Senior Fellow and Professor Emerita
Lesley University
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Martin M. Caine, CPA (2016)
Member of the Firm
Wolf & Company, P.C.
Springfield, Massachusetts

Lamont Clemons (2018)
S-Cel-O Painting, LLC
Springfield, MA 

Jo-Ann W. Davis, Esq. (2021)
Retired Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Baystate Health
Springfield, Massachusetts

Laura Grondin (2018)
President and CEO
Virginia Industries
Rocky Hill, CT

Ann B. Hammer ’62, G’13 (2009)
San Francisco, CA

Pia Sareen Kumar (2019)
Owner and Chief Strategy Officer
Universal Plastics Group
Holyoke, Massachusetts

Andrew Lam, M.D. (2018)
Author and Partner
New England Retinal Consultants, P.C.
Springfield, Massachusetts

Hon. Eric P. Lesser
Senior Counsel
Boston, Massachusetts

Grace Makari-Judson, M.D. (2013)
Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts
Medical School-Baystate
Co-Director, The Rays of Hope Center for Breast Cancer Research
Chair, Baystate Health Breast Network
Springfield, Massachusetts

Stefano Martini (2018)
Chief Technology Officer
Barnum Financial Group
Shelton, Connecticut

Rodger K. Metzger, CFA (2019)
President, Chief Investment Officer
Hooker & Holcombe
Bloomfield, Connecticut

Robyn A. Newhouse, Ph.D. (2009)
Vice President/Community Service
The Republican
Springfield, Massachusetts

Stephanie O’Leary 2005, G ‘16, G ‘17 (2020)
Manager, Technology Assurance
Hartford, Connecticut

Lori S. Roop ’79 (2014)
Director, Special Events
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Washington, D.C.

Mary Ann Spencer, CFA (2010)
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts

Brian P. Tuohey (2013)
Collins Pipe & Supply Co., Inc.
East Windsor, Connecticut

Wayne Webster (2018)
Vice Chair of the Board

Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer
Windsor Federal
Windsor, Connecticut

Jeanette W. Weldon (2019)
Executive Director
Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority
Hartford, Connecticut

Hon. Danielle L. Williams (2021)
Associate Justice
Westfield District Court
Westfield, Massachusetts

Hamline C. Wilson (2015)
Retired Senior Vice President
Springfield, Massachusetts

Michelle Wirth (2018)
Mercedes-Benz of Springfield
Chicopee, Massachusetts

Ex Officio

Sandra J. Doran, J.D. (2020)
Bay Path University
Longmeadow, Massachusetts

Trustees Emeriti

Carol A. Leary, Ph. D.
Retired BayPath President
Ogunquit, Maine 
S. Prestley Blake 
In Memory 

Roberta B. Bolduc (2003)
Former Chairman, USGA Women’s Committee
Longmeadow, Massachusetts

Edward J. Carroll, Jr. (1981)
Retired President
Carroll Consulting
Tucson, Arizona

Robyn B. Davis (1994)
Trustee and Director, Irene E. and George A. Davis
Longmeadow, Massachusetts

Rev. Dr. Enzo V. DiGiacomo (1997)
Retired Surgeon and Emergency Room Consultant
Mercy Hospital
Springfield, Massachusetts

Edward J. Fleming III (1986)
Retired President
Windsor Marketing Group
Longmeadow, Massachusetts

George C. Keady III (2003)
Managing Director
Senior Portfolio Manager
UBS Wealth Management
Springfield, Massachusetts

Charlene H.D. Mazer ’67; (1995)
Retired Vice President
STANPAK Systems, Inc.
Longmeadow, Massachusetts

Patricia J. Pierce, CFA (2008)
Former Senior Vice President for Domestic Equities
Wright Investors’ Service
Vero Beach, Florida


Date following each name indicates year of initial appointment to the faculty.


Linda Adams-Wendling (2022)
Chief Nurse Administrator and Program Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice
BS, Grandview College; MBA, Avila College; MSN, Clarkson College; PhD, University of Kansas

Susan Ainsleigh (2011)
Director, Applied Behavior Analysis Program
Associate Professor, Education
BS, Villanova University; MS, Simmons University; EdD, Johnson & Wales University; BCBA-D®, LABA

Daniel Almeida (2024)
Associate Program Director, Applied Behavior Analysis
Associate Professor
BA, Boston University; MA, Framingham State University; MA, Northeastern University; PhD, Simmons University


Heather Bairos (2019)
Fieldwork & Licensure Coordinator
Assistant Professor, Applied Behavior Analysis
BS, Northeastern University; MS, Simmons University; BCBA®, LABA; DHSc, Bay Path University

Elizabeth Belliveau (2017)
Assistant Clinical Coordinator and Advisor
Assistant Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
BA, College of the Holy Cross; MSW, Boston College

Tracy Bentley-Root (2024)
Interim Director, Occupational Therapy
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy

Janice Berliner (2018)
Director, Genetic Counseling Program
Assistant Professor, Genetic Counseling
BS, Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey (Cook College); MS, University of Michigan

Cheryl Boucakis (2010)
Assistant Program Director, Occupational Therapy Program
Professor, Occupational Therapy
BS, MS, Bay Path University; OTD, Thomas Jefferson University; OTR/L

Anne Briggs (2022)
Professor of Practice, Educational Leadership
BA, Bucknell University; MSW, Boston College; EdD, Northeastern Univrsity

Carroll Bronson (2024)
Visiting Professor, Educational Leadership
BA, Bethany College; MEd, DePaul University; PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Jordan Brunelle (2024)
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
BA, Wheaton College; MS, Bay Path University


Susan Capasso (2017)
Associate Director of Genetic Counseling
Professor, Genetic Counseling
BA, University of Vermont; MS, Georgetown University; EdD, University of Hartford

Jessica Cerrato (2021)
Director of Clinical Education, Physician Assistant Studies
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
BS, Sacred Heart University; MS, Springfield College

Justin Chambers (2021)
ABA Supervisor and Clinical Instructor
BS, University of New Hampshire; MS, Bay Path University


Sylvia de Haas-Phillips (2016)
Director, M.S. Non-Profit Management and Strategic Fundraising & Philanthropy
Assistant Professor
BA, Rutgers University; MS, Southern Connecticut State University; MSW, University of Connecticut; ABD, Brandeis University

Terry DeVito (2017)
Dean, School of Health and Natural Sciences
Associate Professor
BS, Charter Oak State College; MEd, Cambridge College; EdD, University of Hartford

Maura Devlin (2006)
Dean, Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation
BA, Colgate University; MPPA, PhD, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Jose Diaz (2022)
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
Assistant Professor
BS, Bridgewater State College; MS, Springfield College

Mela Dutka (2019)
Coordinator, Higher Education Leadership and Organizational Studies Doctoral Program
Assistant Professor
BA, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth; MEd, University of Vermont; PhD, Boston College


Suzanne Farinella (2021)
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies Program
BA, MS, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; MS, Bay Path University

Sheila Foley (2002)
Chair, Justice and Legal Studies
BS, MS, Westfield State University; PhD, Northcentral University

Janine Fondon (2016)
Assistant Professor, Communications
BA, Colgate University; MA, New York University, MFA, Bay Path University


Gertrude Georgio (2023)
Assistant Professor, Applied Behavior Analysis
BFA, University of South Carolina; MEd, Arizona State University; PhD, Texas A&M University

Suzanne Gile (2023)
Director of Clinical Training, Graduate Psychology
Assistant Professor, Graduate Psychology
BS, Springfield College; MSW, University of South Carolina

Melissa Green (2013)
Coordinator, Undegraduate Pre-Occupational Therapy Program
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
MOT, Bay Path University; OTD, Thomas Jefferson University, OTR/L

Victoria Gruneiro (2014)
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
BA, Elms College; MS, Central Connecticut State University; CAGS, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; EdD, American International College


Sandra Haddad (1999)
Associate Professor, Forensics and Biology
BS, University of Utah; PhD, Tulane University

Diane Hall (2005)
Professor, Psychology
AS, Springfield Technical Community College; BA, Elms College; MS, Springfield College; EdD, American International College; LMHC

Kristina Hallett (2015)
Director, Graduate Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Programs
Associate Professor
BA, Wellesley College; MS, PhD, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Brenda Hardin Abbott (1999)
Associate Professor, English
BA, MA, Eastern Kentucky University; PhD, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Kimberly Henrichon (2010)
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy
BS, University of New Hampshire; MEd, American International College; OTD, ThomasJefferson University; OTR/L

Melissa Hunsinger-Harris (2014)
Assistant Director, Applied Behavior Analysis
Associate Professor, Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis
BA, University of Maine; MS, Simmons University; PhD, Chicago School of Professional Psychology; BCBA®, LABA


Douglas Keevers (2022)
Interim Director, Cybersecurity & Computer Science Programs
Assistant Professor
BS, Slippery Rock University; MA, Webster University; EdD, Northcentral University

Timothy Kenny (2019)
Assistant Program Director, Accounting
BA, University of Southern Maine; MBA, Western New England University; MS, Regis University


Ruth Lahti (2023)
Dean, School of Education, Psychology and Humanities
BA, James Madison University; MA, PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Kristen Lech (2017)
Graduate Program Director, Special Education and English as a Second Language
Associate Professor, Special Education
BA, MS, Bay Path University; EdD, American International College

Rebekah Lee (2023)
Assistant Professor, Applied Behavior Analysis
BA, Columbia College; MS, University of South Carolina; MEd, Endicott College; PhD, Endicott College

Anita Lekarczyk (2022)
Clinical Coordinator, Physician Assistant Program
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
BS, MS, Springfield College

Judy Levin-Charns (2016)
Graduate Program Director, Special Education Administration
BA, State University of New York at Stony Brook; MS, EdD, Boston University

Xiaoxia Liu (2019)
Director, Applied Data Science
Assistant Professor
BA, Renmin University of China, Beijing; MA, State University of New York; MS, Georgia State University

Amanda Lizotte (2021)
Director of Clinical Education, Occupational Therapy
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
BA, MOT, OTD, Bay Path University, OTR/L

Samantha LoRicco (2024)
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
BS, Springfield College; MS, Springfield College


Casey Mace Firebaugh (2022)
Associate Professor, Doctor of Health Science Program
BA, MPH, Indiana University; PhD, University of Auckland

Sarah Matthey (2023)
Professor of Practice, Educational Leadership
BA, University of Minnesota; MA, University of St. Thomas; EdD, Walden University

Adriane Mayda (2022)
Senior Lead Faculty, Psychology (TAWC)
BS, PhD, University of California at Davis

Cheryl McGinnis (2021)
Associate Professor, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)-Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
BSN, University of Florida; MA, University of South Florida; MSN, DNP, University of Florida

Michelle McGrath (2017)
Senior Director, Psychology Programs (TAWC)
BA, Keene State College; MA, Lesley University

Marie Meckel (2017)
Faculty Research Coordinator, Physician Assistant Studies
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
BA, BS, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; MS, Lock Haven University; MPH, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Kathleen Menard (2018)
Assistant Program Director, Physician Assistant Studies
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
BS, MS, Springfield College

Sara Milillo (2016)
Assistant Dean, Curriculum Development and Instruction; Director, Science Programs (TAWC)
BS, Pennsylvania State University; PhD, Cornell University

Gabrielle Morgan (2019)
Assistant Professor, Applied Behavior Analysis
BS, Lewis & Clark College; MS, Portland State University; PhD, Endicott College; BCBA-D®, LABA

Melissa Morriss-Olson (2006)
Founding Director, Doctoral Program in Higher Ed. Leadership And Organizational Studies and The Center For Higher Ed Leadership and Innovative Practice; Provost Emerita
Distinguished Professor of Higher Education Leadership
BS, Minnesota State University; MA, Northeastern Illinois University; PhD, Loyola University


Kenneth O'Konis (2016)
Co-Director, Applied Laboratory Science and Operations
Associate Professor, Chemistry
BA, St. Anselm College; MEd, Harvard University; EdD, Northeastern University


Gillian Palmer (2018)
Chair, Undergraduate Residential Business Programs
Assistant Professor
BS, American International College; MBA, Bay Path University; PhD, University of Rhode Island

Courtney Patrick Weber (2014)
Associate Professor, Rhetoric and Composition
BS, MA, Northern Michigan University; PhD, Texas Woman’s University

Vernon Percy (2017)
Assistant Professor, Psychology
BA, Westfield State University; MEd, Springfield College; PhD, University of Connecticut

Melissa Petrillo (2017)
Assistant Clinical Coordinator and Advisor
Assistant Professor
BA, University of Rhode Island; MS, Assumption College

Megan Piccus (2018)
Assistant Dean, Workforce Development Programs; Senior Director, Online Undergraduate Business Programs
BS, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; MS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Erin Regan (2021)
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
BS, MS, Springfield College

Theresa Riethle (2011)
Director, Physician Assistant Studies Program
Associate Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
BS, Springfield College; MS, The Chicago Medical School/Finch University of Health Sciences; ABD, Northeastern University; PA-C

Yadilette Rivera-Colón (2016)
Chair, Undergraduate Science Program; Director, Center of Excellence for Women in STEM
Associate Professor, Biology
BS, University of Puerto Rico; PhD, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Laurie Rosner (2016)
Assistant Dean, Graduate & Doctoral Business Programs
Associate Professor, Business
BS, MS, Bay Path University; DPS, Pace University

Lisa Ruch (2000)
Assistant Dean, Humanities & General Education; Chair, Liberal Studies
Professor, English and Communications
BA, Pennsylvania State University; MA, Indiana University; PhD, Pennsylvania State University

Ellen Rustico (2004)
Assistant Dean of Education and Licensure Programs
Professor, Education
BS, Saint Joseph University; MEd, Westfield State University; EdD, American InternationalCollege


Robin Saunders (2016)
Associate Professor
AS, River Valley Community College; RN, Mary Hitchcock School of Nursing; BS, University of New Hampshire; MS, St. Joseph's University; ABD, Temple University; PhD, Blue Marble University

Rae Ann Smith (2020)
Assistant Professor, Post Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate
AA, Allegany Community College; BS, Frostburg State University; BS, Towson University;MEd, Frostburg State University; OTD, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences; OTR/L

Kara Stevens (2012)
Director, Finance and Accounting Programs
Associate Professor, Accounting
BS, MBA, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Janet Stratton (2018)
Graduate Program Director, Reading & Literacy Instruction
BA, Marymount Fordham; M.Ed Boston University

Jennifer Stratton (2018)
Director, Early Childhood & Elementary Education
Associate Professor
BA, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; MS, Wheelock College; MSEd, EdD., American International College

Robert Surbrug (1998)
Director, Honors Program
Professor, History
AA, Ocean County College; BA, Rutgers University; MA, PhD, University of Massachusetts-Amherst


Peter Testori (2010)
Associate Vice President, Academic Resources, Residence Life & Student Engagement
Assistant Professor
AS, Asnuntuck Community College; BA, Eastern Connecticut State University; MS, Central Connecticut State University; EdD, Northeastern University

Emily Thompson (2016)
Academic Director, Humanities & Education
BS, Old Dominion University; MA, George Mason University;

Robert Tomasulo (2015)
Director of Performing Arts and Musical Activities
BM, BSE, University of Hartford

Megan Trinkle-Knotts (2021)
Assistant Program Director & Fieldwork Coordinator, Genetic Counseling Program
Assistant Professor
BS, MS, Indiana University


Julie Watson (2017)
Director, Post Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program; Director, Doctorate in Health Science Program; and Director, Masters of Public Health
Associate Professor
BS, University of Maryland; MOT, University of St. Augustine; MS, PhD, University ofFlorida

Lauren Way (2006)
Director, M.S. in Higher Education Administration
Professor, Business
BA, Smith College; MEd, EdD, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Joshua Weiss (2014)
Director, M.S. in Leadership and Negotiation
Assistant Professor, Leadership and Negotiation
BA, Syracuse University; MA, The American University (Washington D.C.); PhD, GeorgeMason University

Jane Weyant (2000)
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
BSEE, MSEE, Western New England University

Mary Whitten (2020)
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Bridge
BS, University of Rhode Island; MOT, Bay Path University; DHSc, Drexel University

Kathleen Whouley (2021)
Interim Director, Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction Writing
BA, Baldwin-Wallace University

Katie Wiens (2019)
Associate Professor
BS, Kansas State University; PhD, University of Minnesota

Kathryn Wiezbicki-Stevens (1994)
Chair, Undergraduate Psychology; Director, Health and Human Services Program
Professor, Psychology
BA, Smith College; MS, Springfield College; EdD, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Sherian Wilmot-Carter (2024)
Family Nurse Practioner Track Coordinator
Assistant Professor, Nursing
BSN, Northwest Florida State College; MSN, University of South Alabama; DNP, University of South Alabama


Anna Zendell (2023)
Director, Healthcare Management; Academic Director, Health & Nursing
Associate Professor
BA, Marymount Fordham; MSW, University at Albany; PhD, University at Albany