Board of Trustees

Chairpersons

Chair of the Board

Cynthia A. Lyons
Community Leader
Western Mass Community Org.

Vice Chair

Paul Stelzer
Owner and President
Appleton Corporation

Trustees

Jean R. Bostley, SSJ ꞌ70
Librarian
St. Joseph Central High School

Richard Bourgeois
Senior VP/Finance
MassMutual Financial Group

Anthony Cignoli
President
A.L. Cignoli Company

Kathi Donahue
Senior VP/Commercial Lending
Chicopee Savings Bank

John D. Flynn
Chief Operating Officer
Hampden Engineering Corp.

William Frain  
Former Senior VP
UBS – Painewebber

Ellen Freyman
Attorney/Partner
Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C.

Melissa Gillis ꞌ96
Attorney
Bacon Wilson, P.C.

Mark G. Hambley
Trustee
Next Century Foundation

Peter Harrington
Senior Legal Counsel
University of Rhode Island

Regina Noonan Hitchery '71  
Former VP of Human Resources
Alcoa Inc.

Catherine Homrok, SSJ '70
Dir. of Pastoral Ministries
Diocese of Springfield, MA

Carolyn Jacobs
Dean Emerita and Elizabeth Marting Treuhaft Professor
Smith College School of Social Work 

Joan Kagan
President/CEO
Square One 

Kathleen Kane
Managing Director
Northwestern Mutual

Francis Kirley
President/CEO
Nexion Health 

Gina Golash Kos
Executive Director
Sunshine Village

Nancy MacPherson ꞌ81
Senior Dir., Government & Public Affairs
LEGO Systems, Inc. 

Virginia Maitland, SSJ ’72
Leadership Team
Sisters of St. Joseph

Wayne McCary
Diocesan Representative
Diocese of Springfield

Edward Nuñez
Assistant Vice President, Business Development
Freedom Credit Union

David O’Brien
Professor Emeritus
College of the Holy Cross

John B Quinn
Former Asst. Superintendent (Business)
City School District of New Rochelle

Kathleen Riordan '67
Former Language Educator
Springfield Public Schools 

Maxyne Schneider SSJ ꞌ65
President
Sisters of St. Joseph 

Jane Thomas SSJ ꞌ72
Head of Tech Team
Sisters of St. Joseph

Kathy Tobin
Director, Annual Giving
Baystate Health Foundation

Michael Vann
President
The Vann Group, LLC

Kimberley Williams
Director, Consumer Business Talent Programs
Aetna

Lorraine Young ꞌ56
Member, Board of Finance
Town of Branford, CT

Judith Zeh ’77
President of Alumni Association
Elms College

Contact

Office of the President
Sandra Talbot
Assistant to the President

413-265-2293
talbots@elms.edu