United Way of Central Massachusetts

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.

Current Members:

Alex Zequeira

President, Nativity School of Worcester

Bradley H. Johnson

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Saint-Gobain Abrasives

Rev. Clyde D. Talley

Pastor, Belmont A.M.E. Zion Church

Douglas Brown

Sr. VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc.

Edward H. White

Vice President, Customer & Business Strategy, National Grid

Edward M. Augustus Jr.

City Manager, City of Worcester

Edwin Thomas Shea Jr.

Market President - Central Massachusetts, Bank of America

Elaine Wright

Vice President, Business Services Manager, Webster Five Cents Savings Bank

Elizabeth M. Helenius

Fallon Community Health Plan

Frances Anthes - Clerk

President and CEO, Family Health Center of Worcester

Gail E. Carberry, Ed.D.

President, Quinsigamond Community College

Rep. James J. O’Day

State Representative 14th Worcester District , State House – Room 42

James Leary, Esq. - Chairperson

Vice Chancellor for Community & Government Relations, University of Massachusetts Medical School

John C. Roche

The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.

John Shea

Partner, Mirick O’Connell

Joseph D. Freitas

CFO, Property and Casualty Division, The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc

Joseph M. Hamilton, Esq.

Mirick O'Connell

Joseph P. Carlson

Staff Representative, United Steel Workers of America – District 4

Karen Ludington

President & CEO, Children’s Friend, Inc.

Marco Rodrigues, Ed.D.

Chief Academic Officer, Worcester Public Schools

Michael Tsotsis

President & CEO, Benefit Development Group

Ralph H. Lambalot, Ph.D.

Vice President, Biologics Development & Manufacturing Launch, AbbVie Bioresearch Center

Steven G. Joseph

Senior Vice President of Individual Disability Insurance Business Operations, Unum

Yuka-Marie Vinagre, M.D., Ph.D

Associate Chief Medical Officer, Critical Care Medicine, Saint Vincent Hospital