Board of Directors
The volunteer Board of Directors provides leadership and sets policy for United Way of Central Massachusetts. Board members act as stewards for the monies raised in our community, understand United Way’s legal responsibilities, review existing policies and formulate new policies, review and approve the annual budget and audit, and review and approve community partner funding decisions.
Our Board of Directors is a dedicated group who are invaluable to our community, both for their enthusiasm in raising money and wisdom in assuring its distribution.
Kola Akindele, J.D.
UMass Medical School
Worcester Public Schools
Douglas Brown, Esq.—Chair Person
UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc.
Matilde Castiel, M.D.
City of Worcester
Joseph P. Carlson—Labor Representative
United Steelworkers—District 4
Jeffrey Chin—USE Representative
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Sheilah H. Dooley, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.—USE Representative
Pernet Family Health Services, Inc.
Tarek Elsawy, M.D.
Reliant Medical Group
Joseph M. Hamilton, Esq.—Chair, Community Impact / NC
Elizabeth M. Helenius
Bradley H. Johnson
Steven G. Joseph
Connor Jones—Student representative / NC
Ralph H. Lambalot, Ph.D
AbbVie Bioresearch Center
Leah Lamson—Chair, Women’s Initiative
New England High School Journalism Collaborative
Colleen Naber—Student representative / NC
College of the Holy Cross
Aivi Nguyen, Esq.
Bowditch & Dewey, LLP
Rep. James J. O’Day—Labor representative
State Representative, 14th Worcester District
Luis G. Pedraja
Quinsigamond Community College
Telegram & Gazette
Mary Lou Retelle
Anna Maria College
John C. Roche
The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.
John Shea, Esq.
Imperial Distributors, Inc.
Rev. Clyde Talley—Treasurer / NC
Belmont A.M.E. Zion Church
Yuka-Marie Vinagre, M.D., Ph.D.
Saint Vincent Hospital
Edward H. White
Saint John’s High School