Chairpersons

CHAIR OF THE BOARD

Cynthia A. Lyons
Community Leader
Western Mass Community Org.

VICE CHAIR

Paul M. Stelzer
Owner and President
Appleton Corporation

Trustees

  • Beth E. Anderson
    Founder and CEO
    Phoenix Charter Academy Network
  • Jean R. Bostley ’70, SSJ
    Visitor Services
    Hancock Shaker Village
  • Anthony Cignoli
    President
    A.L. Cignoli Company
  • Rev. John E. Connors
    Diocesan Representative
    Diocese of Springfield
  • Pascale Desir
    Chief Legal Officer
    Way Finders
  • Elizabeth G. Dineen ’77
    Executive Director
    YWCA of Western Mass
  • Jose R. Fernandez
    Co-owner
    Sunrise Behavioral Health Clinic
  • John D. Flynn
    Chief Operating Officer
    Hampden Engineering Corp.
  • Ellen W. Freyman
    Attorney/Partner
    Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C.
  • Mark W. Fulco
    President
    Mercy Medical Center
  • Melissa R. Gillis ꞌ96
    Attorney
    Bacon Wilson, P.C.
  • Steven P. Gobel
    First Vice President
    Morgan Stanley
  • Fawwaz Habbal
    Executive Dean for Education and Research
    Harvard University
  • Mark G. Hambley
    Trustee
    Next Century Foundation
  • Peter J. Harrington
    Senior Legal Counsel
    University of Rhode Island
  • Regina Noonan Hitchery ’71
    Former VP of Human Resources
    Alcoa Inc.
  • Joan B. Kagan
    President/CEO
    Square One
  • Kathleen M. Kane
    Managing Director
    Northwestern Mutual
  • Francis P. Kirley
    President/CEO
    Nexion Health
  • Nancy D. MacPherson ꞌ81
    Senior Dir., Government & Public Affairs
    LEGO Systems, Inc.
  • Virginia Maitland ’72, SSJ
    Chaplain
    Baystate Medical Center
  • Jennifer Putnam ’93
    President, Alumni Association
    Elms College
  • John B Quinn
    Former Asst. Superintendent (Business)
    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Martha R. Ross ’87
    Independent Cabi Stylist
    Cabi
  • Joan Ryzewicz, SSJ
    President
    Sisters of St. Joseph
  • Eleanor M. Spring ’63, SSJ
    Retired
    Sisters of St. Joseph
  • Eileen O’Leary Sullivan
    Partner
    Development Associates
  • Richard K. Sullivan
    President/CEO
    Western Mass Economic Development Council (EDC)
  • Jane Thomas ’72, SSJ
    Head of Tech Team
    Sisters of St. Joseph
  • Kathy L. Tobin
    Director of Annual Giving
    Baystate Health Foundation
  • Michael K. Vann
    President
    The Vann Group, LLC