Board Members

Robert J. Manning, Chairman

Chair, Compensation Committee; Governance Committee
MFS Investment Management (Boston)
Hometown: Swampscott, MA
UMass Lowell '84 BS
UMass Lowell '11 (Honorary)
Exp. 2021

Maria D. Furman, CFA, Vice Chair

Chair, Audit Committee
Retired Managing Director and Bond Portfolio Manager
Standish Ayer and Wood (Boston)
Hometown:  Wellesley, MA
UMass Dartmouth '76 BA
Exp. 2019

James R. Buonomo

Chair, Committee on Administration and Finance
Former Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer
Nypro Inc.
Hometown:  Shrewsbury, MA
UMass Amherst '74 BS, '76 MBA 
Exp. 2018

Mary L. Burns

  Vice Chair, Advancement
  Splash Media Group Boston, LLC
  Hometown: Lowell, MA
  UMass Lowell '84
  Exp. 2021

Derek Dunlea

Voting Student – Political Science and Economics
University of Massachusetts Amherst 
Hometown: Randolph, MA
Exp. 2018

Robert Epstein

Vice Chair, Administration and Finance
President & CEO
Horizon Beverage Group (Norton)
Hometown: Boston, MA
UMass Amherst '67 BA
Exp. 2020

David G. Fubini, MBA

Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School
Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company
Hometown:  Brookline, MA
UMass Amherst '76 BBA
Exp. 2018

Gray Milkowski


Political Science and International Relations
University of Massachusetts Boston 
Hometown: Shirley, MA
Exp. 2018


Michael V. O'Brien 

  Executive Vice President 
  WinnCompanies (Boston)
  Hometown: Southborough, MA
  UMass Amherst '88 BS
  Exp. 2021

Kerri E. Osterhaus-Houle, MD

Chair, Committee on Academic and Student Affairs
Women’s Health of Central Mass, PC (Worcester)
Hometown:  Hudson, MA
UMass Medical School '99
Exp. 2018

Imari K. Paris Jeffries, BA, MEd, MA

  Managing Director
  Parenting Journey (Boston)
  Hometown: Boston, MA
  UMass Boston '97 BA, '99 MEd, '03 MA
  Exp. 2021

R. Norman Peters, JD

Chair, Advancement Committee
Founding Partner
Peters & Sowyrda (Worcester)
Hometown:  Paxton, MA
UMass Medical School '04 (Honorary)
Exp. 2019 

 James A. Peyser

Secretary of Education, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Education (Boston)
Hometown: Milton, MA

Malinda Reed

 English Literature and History
 University of Massachusetts Lowell
 Hometown: Lowell, MA
 Exp. 2018

Samantha Reid

Political Science
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 
Hometown: Leominster, MA
Exp. 2018

Elizabeth D. Scheibel, JD

 Legal Consultant
 Hometown: South Hadley, MA
 Exp. 2021


Henry M. Thomas III, JD

Vice Chair, Committee on Academic and Student Affairs 
President and CEO 
Urban League of Springfield, Inc. (Springfield)
Hometown: Springfield, MA 
Exp: 2017

Victor Woolridge

Victor WoolridgeChair, University of Massachusetts Building Authority
Vice President
Barings (Hartford, CT)
Hometown: Springfield, MA
UMass Amherst '80 BA
Exp. 2019

Charles F. Wu, MBA

  Managing Director
  BayNorth Capital (Boston)
  Hometown: Newton, MA
  Exp. 2021

Camilla Yu

Voting Student - M.D. Candidate
University of Massachusetts Medical School 
Hometown: Worcester, MA
Exp. 2018

Zunilka M. Barrett

Secretary to the Board of Trustees