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


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

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

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

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

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

Anne Briggs
Assistant Professor, EdD Educational Leadership
BA, Bucknell University; MSW, Boston College; EdD, Northeastern Univrsity

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


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

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

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

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


Sylvia de Haas-Phillips
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
Dean, School of Health and Natural Sciences
Associate Professor
BS, Charter Oak State College; MA, Cambridge College; EdD, University of Connecticut

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

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

Patricia Drewniak
Director, Science Laboratory
Assistant Professor, Biology
BA, MEd, American International College

Mela Dutka
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
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies Program
BA, MS, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; MS, Bay Path University

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

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


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

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

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

Victoria Gruneiro
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
Associate Professor, Forensics and Biology
BS, University of Utah; PhD, Tulane University

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

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

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

Gretchen Heaton
Dean of Career Development
Executive Director, WELL
BA, Smith College; MA, University of Texas-Austin

Kimberly Henrichon
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy
"BS, University of New Hampshire; MEd, American International College; OTD, Thomas

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

Melissa Hunsinger-Harris
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
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
BS, Boston University; MBA, Western New England University; OTD, Bay Path University; OTR/L

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

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


Douglas Keevers
Academic Director, Information Technology & Security
BS, Slippery Rock University; MA, Webster University; EdD, Northcentral University

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thomas Loper
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
Associate Professor, Doctor of Health Science Program
BA, MPH, Indiana University; PhD, University of Auckland

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

Cheryl McGinnis
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
Senior Director, Psychology Programs (TAWC)
BA, Keene State College; MA, Lesley University

Marie Meckel
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
Assistant Program Director, Physician Assistant Studies
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
BS, MS, Springfield College

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

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

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

Melissa Morriss-Olson
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
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
BS, Bay Path University; OTD, Chatham University; OTR/L


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


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

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

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

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

Megan Piccus
Senior Director, Business Programs (TAWC)
BS, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; MS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Erin Regan
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
BS, MS, Springfield College

Theresa Riethle
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
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
BS, Westfield State University; BS, Worcester State College; MBA, Anna Maria College; OTD, Chatham University; OTR/L

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

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

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

Lisa Ruch
Assistant Dean, Liberal Studies
Professor, English and Communications
BA, Pennsylvania State University; MA, Indiana University; PhD, Pennsylvania State University

Ellen Rustico
Assistant Dean of Education and Licensure Programs
Professor, Education
"BS, Saint Joseph University; MEd, Westfield State University; EdD, American International


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

Robin Saunders
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

Gina Semprebon
Founding Director, The Center of Excellence for Women in Science
Professor, Biology
"BA, MEd, American International College; MT Certification, American Society of Clinical

Kristen Serwecki
Assistant Professor, Applied Behavior Analysis
BS, Westfield State University; MS, Bay Path University; BCBA®, LABA

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

Rae Ann Smith
Assistant Professor, Post Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate
"AA, Allegany Community College; BS, Frostburg State University; BS, Towson University;

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

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

Jennifer Stratton
Undergraduate Program Director, Education Programs
Associate Professor, Education
BA, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; MS, Wheelock College; MSEd, EdD., American International College

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


Peter Testori
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

Mary Thomas
ABA Supervisor, Clinical Instructor and Program Learning Specialist
BS, Lesley College; M.Ed Cambridge College, BCBA

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

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

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


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

Julie Watson
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

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

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

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

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

Kathleen Whouley
Professor of Practice, Creative Nonfiction Writing
BA, Baldwin-Wallace University

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

Kathryn Wiezbicki-Stevens
Chair, Undergraduate Psychology Department and Director of Health and Human Studies
Professor, Psychology
BA, Smith College; MS, Springfield College; EdD, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

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


Anna Zendell
Director, Healthcare Management
Associate Professor
BA, Marymount Fordham; MSW, University at Albany; PhD, University at Albany

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