The Board of Trustees

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

Andrew Anderlonis (2021)
Rediker Software
Hampden, 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)
Executive Vice President
S-Cel-O Painting
Senior Vice President of Commercial Energy Sales
Proton Energy Group
Agawam, Massachusetts

Andrew M. Davis (2016)
Chestnut Realty Management, LLC
Springfield, Massachusetts

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)
Singer Island, Florida

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

Andrew Lam, M.D. (2018)
Author and Retinal Surgeon
New England Retinal Consultants, P.C.
Springfield, 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
Baystate Regional Cancer Program
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)
Senior Associate, 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)
Former Managing Director
Boston Capital Management, Inc.
Springfield, 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
Westfield Bank
Springfield, Massachusetts

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

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

Leon E. Maglathlin Jr. (1980)
Retired Vice President/Regional Administrator
Northeast Utilities
Longmeadow, 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


Christine Bacon (2004)
Chair, Science Department
Professor, Biology and Education
BS, Simmons University; MS, American International College; DHEd, A.T. Still University

Heather Bairos (2019)
Supervisor and Clinical Instructor, Applied Behavior Analysis
BS, Northeastern University; MS, Simmons University; BCBA®, LABA

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

Mark Benander (2012)
Director, MS in Developmental Psychology and MS in Clinical Mental Health Programs
Associate Professor, Psychology
BS, MEd, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; MS, Massachusetts School for Professional Psychology; PhD, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; LMHC

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
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy
BS, MS, Bay Path University; OTD, Thomas Jefferson University; OTR/L

Alexandra Burns (1977)
Coordinator, Interior Design Program
Professor, Art and Interior Design
AB, Manhattanville College; MA, Mount Holyoke College


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

Bianca Carbone (2022)
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program
BS, California Baptist University; MS, Bay Path University

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

Theresa DeVito (2017)
Program Director, Healthcare Management Program
Associate Professor, Healthcare Management
BS, Charter Oak State College; MA, Cambridge College; EdD, University of Connecticut

Maura Devlin (2006)
Associate Vice President and Dean, Undergraduate Studies
BA, Colgate University; MPPA, PhD, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Patricia Drewniak (2003)
Director, Science Laboratory
Assistant Professor, Biology
BA, MEd, American International 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
Associate Professor
BS, MS, Westfield State University; PhD, Northcentral University

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


Michael Gerg (2022)
Program Director, Occupational Therapy Program
Associate Professor
BS, Pennsylvania State University; MS, DOT, Temple University

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

Victoria Gruneiro (2014)
Chair, Math Department
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, Clinical Training and Psychology Programs
Associate Professor
BA, Wellesley College; MS, PhD, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

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

Gretchen Heaton (2017)
Associate Dean of Career And Leadership Development
BA, Smith College; MA, University of Texas-Austin

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

Andrea Hickson-Martin (2014)
Graduate Program Director, Elementary and Early Childhood Education
Associate Professor, Education
BA, MA, Elms College; EdD, American International College

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


Deborah James (2017)
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
BS, Boston University; MBA, Western New England University; OTD, Bay Path University; OTR/L

Leanna James-Blackwell (2013)
Director, MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing
Assistant Professor, Creative Writing
BA, University of California Irvine; MFA, Mills College

John Jarvis (1999)
Professor, English and Communications
BA, Brigham Young University; MA, PhD, Washington State University


Douglas Keevers (2022)
Academic Director, Information Technology & Security
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


Wendy Lachtara (2012)
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
BS, Northeastern University; MA, PhD, Massachusetts General Institute of Health Professions

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

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

Thomas Loper (2011)
Associate Provost and Dean, School of Science and Management
Associate Professor
BS, State University of New York; EdD, University of Massachusetts-Amherst


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

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

Shirley Montovani (2014)
Associate Director, Education and Justice Studies (TAWC)
BA, Westfield State University; MEd, Cambridge College

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

Colleen Muse (2019)
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
BS, Bay Path University; OTD, Chatham University; OTR/L


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


Gillian Palmer (2018)
Assistant Professor, Management
BS, American International College; MBA, Bay Path University

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

Megan Piccus (2018)
Senior Director, Business Programs (TAWC)
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

Susan Rivelli (2018)
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
BS, Westfield State University; BS, Worcester State College; MBA, Anna Maria College; OTD, Chatham University; OTR/L

Yadilette Rivera-Colón (2016)
Undergraduate Science Program Research Coordinator
Assistant Professor, Biology
BS, University of Puerto Rico; PhD, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Marjorie Robinson-Bessette (2016)
Director, Health and Nursing (TAWC)
ADN, Holyoke Community College; BSN, Elms College; MSN, Drexel University

Laurie Rosner (2016)
Chair, Undergraduate Programs in Business
Associate Professor, Business
BS, MS, Bay Path University; DPS, Pace University

Lisa Ruch (2000)
Assistant Dean, 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 International College


Mohammed Sattar (2008)
Director, MBA Program
Associate Professor, Business
BS, University of Connecticut; MS, Rensselaer Polytechnic/Hartford Graduate Institute, DPS, Pace University

Robin Saunders (2016)
Director, Graduate Programs in Digital Marketing
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

James Scripture (2016)
Assistant Professor, Cybersecurity
BS, University of Maine; BS, MS, Westfield State University

Gina Semprebon (1988)
Founding Director, The Center of Excellence for Women in Science
Professor, Biology
BA, MEd, American International College; MT Certification, American Society of Clinical Pathologists; MS, PhD, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Kristen Serwecki (2016)
Supervisor and Clinical Instructor, Applied Behavior Analysis
BS, Westfield State University; MS, Bay Path University; BCBA®, LABA

Matt Smith (2018)
Director, Cybersecurity and Computer Science Programs
Assistant Professor
BS, University of Maryland; MA, San Diego State University; MBA, Norwich 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

Jennifer Stratton (2018)
Undergraduate Program Director, Education Programs
Associate Professor, Education
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)
Dean of Academic Resources & Title IX Coordinator
Assistant Professor
AS, Asnuntuck Community College; BA, Eastern Connecticut State University; MS, Central Connecticut State University; EdD, Northeastern University

Emily Thompson (2016)
Director, Liberal Studies and Communications (TAWC)
BS, Old Dominion University; MA, George Mason University;

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

Megan Tucker (2021)
Assistant Program Director and Fieldwork Coordinator, Genetic Counseling Program
Assistant Professor
BS, MS, Indiana University


M. David Wallace (2004)
Professor, Psychology
BA, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta; MA, PhD, University of Windsor, Windsor,Ontario

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 of Florida

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, George Mason 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)
Professor of Practice, 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 Department and Director of Pre-OT and Health and Human Studies
Professor, Psychology
BA, Smith College; MS, Springfield College; EdD, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

James Wilson III (2004)
Professor, Business
BA, Clark University; MBA, MS, PhD, University of Massachusetts-Amherst


Jeanne Zobel-Lachiusa (2014)
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy
BS, Springfield College; MA, University of Southern California; EdD, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; OTR/L