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

Edward W. Collins, Jr. Vice Chair 

Vice Chair, Audit Committee
International Representative, IBEW (Shelton, CT)
Hometown:  Springfield, MA
Exp. 2017 

Pantea Fatemi Ardestani

Student – Biology and Political Science Minor: Chinese
University of Massachusetts Boston
Hometown:  Mission Viejo, CA
Exp. 2017


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 Committee 
 Hometown: Lowell, MA 
 UMass Lowell '84 BS
 Exp. 2021

Kevin Delaney

Voting Student - Political Science and Economics Minor: International Business
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Hometown:  Walpole, MA
Exp. 2017

Robert Epstein

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

Philip A. Feinberg

Student – MD/PhD program
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Hometown:  Ardsley, NY
Exp. 2017

David G. Fubini, MBA

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

Philip W. Johnston

Vice Chair, University of Massachusetts Building Authority
Vice Chair, Governance Committee
President and CEO
Philip W. Johnston Associates (Quincy)
Hometown:  Marshfield, MA
UMass Amherst '68 BA
Exp. 2017

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

 Voting Student – English Literature and History
 University of Massachusetts Lowell
 Hometown: Lowell, MA
 Exp. 2017

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

Zunilka M. Barrett

Secretary to the Board of Trustees