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

Vice President & General Manager, Saint-Gobain Abrasives

Bruce Gaultney - Chairperson

Publisher, Worcester Telegram & Gazette

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.

Director, Government and Community Relations, College of the Holy Cross

Edwin Thomas Shea Jr.

Market President - Central Massachusetts, Bank of America

Eve Gilmore

Director of Partnership Development, Edward Street Child Services

Frances Anthes

President and CEO, Family Health Center of Worcester

Glenda L. Anderson, MA LMHC


Glenn R. Knowlton

Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Saint-Gobain Abrasives

Rep. James J. O’Day

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

James Leary - Chair-Elect

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

James W. Coghlin, Jr.

Vice President Supply Chain Management, Coghlin Companies, Inc.

Joseph D. Freitas

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

Joseph P. Carlson

Staff Representative, United Steel Workers of America – District 4

Karen Ludington

President & CEO, Children’s Friend, Inc.

Rev. Louis G. Bond, Ph.D.

United Methodist Church

Marcy L. Reed

President, Massachusetts, National Grid

Maribeth Bearfield

Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.

Melinda J. Boone, Ed.D.

Superintendent, Worcester Public Schools

Michael Tsotsis

President & CEO, Benefit Development Group

Nadia Totino McGourthy

Partner, Dresser & McGourthy, LLP

Nancy Kidd Brown - Clerk

Vice President, Unum

Patricia Ellis

Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety, Saint Vincent Hospital

Patsy C. Lewis


Ralph H. Lambalot, Ph.D.

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

Steven G. Joseph

Senior Vice President of Individual Disability Insurance Operations, Unum

Todd M. Bailey - Treasurer

Vice President, Senior Care Services, Fallon Community Health Plan