Board Members

Stephen R. Karam
Chairman
Chair, Compensation Committee;
Governance Committee
Principal
Karam Financial Group (Fall River)
Hometown: Fall River, MA
Exp. 2027
Mary L. Burns
Vice Chair
Vice Chair, Governance Committee
Chair, UMass Building Authority
Principal
Splash Media Group Boston, LLC (Boston)
Hometown: Lowell, MA
UMass Lowell '84 B.S.
Exp. 2026
Bethany C. Berry
Voting Student
MD/PhD Candidate
Student University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
Hometown: Worcester, MA
Exp. 2023
David M. Brunelle
Hometown: Paxton, MA
Exp. 2024
Gerald G. Colella
Hometown: Seabrook, NH
UMass Lowell ‘78 B.S., Hon. ‘19
Exp. 2024
Jose M. Delgado
Hometown: Springfield, MA
UMass Amherst '18 M.B.A.
Exp. 2023
Michael E. Dooley
Sport Leadership and Administration
University of Massachusetts Boston
Hometown: Norwood, MA
Exp. 2023
Robert Epstein
Vice Chair, Compensation Committee
President & CEO
Horizon Beverage Group (Norton)
Hometown: Boston, MA
UMass Amherst '67 B.A.
Exp. 2025
Richard M. Kelleher
Chair, Athletics Committee
Vice Chair, Audit and Risk Committee
Chairman, Principal
Pyramid Hotel Group (Boston)
Hometown: Duxbury, MA
UMass Amherst '73 B.S.
Exp. 2023
Mina T. Lam
Business Administration (Economics)
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Hometown: Medford, MA
Exp. 2023
Adam M. Lechowicz
Voting Student
PhD Candidate
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Hometown: Northampton, MA
UMass Amherst '22 B.S/B.A.
Exp. (Interim)
Robert Lewis, Jr.
Vice Chair, Athletics Committee
Nicholas President & CEO
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (Boston)
Hometown: Boston, MA
Exp. 2027
Ann M. Maguire Keches
Hometown: Boston, MA
UMass Amherst '73 B.A.
Exp. 2025
Michael V. O'Brien
Chair, Committee on Administration and Finance
Executive Vice President
WinnCompanies (Boston)
Hometown: Southborough, MA
UMass Amherst '88 B.S.
Exp. 2026
Noreen C. Okwara, M.D.
Internal Medicine Resident
Brigham & Women's Hospital (Boston)
Hometown: Lowell, MA
UMass Boston '12 B.S.
UMass Medical School '17 M.D.
Exp. 2023
Imari K. Paris Jeffries, BA, MEd, MA
Chair, Committee on Academic Affairs and Economic Development
Executive Director
King Boston (Boston)
Hometown: Boston, MA
UMass Boston '97 B.A., '99 M.Ed., '03 M.A.
Exp. 2026
James A. Peyser
Secretary of Education, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Education (Boston)
Hometown: Milton, MA
ex-officio
Julie M. Ramos Gagliardi, MBA
Vice Chair, Committee on Academic Affairs and Economic Development
Hometown: Somerset, MA
UMass Dartmouth '87 B.S.
Exp: 2024
Elizabeth D. Scheibel, JD
Chair, Audit and Risk Committee
Vice Chair, Committee on Administration and Finance
Legal Consultant
Hometown: South Hadley, MA
Exp. 2026
Steven A. Tolman
President
Massachusetts AFL-CIO (Boston)
Hometown: Boston, MA
UMass Boston '99 B.A.
Exp. 2027
Maxwell D. White
Political Science (International Relations)
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Hometown: Centerville, MA
Exp. 2023
Charles F. Wu, MBA
Executive Fellow
Harvard Business School (Boston)
Hometown: Newton, MA
Exp. 2026
Zunilka Barrett
Secretary, Board of Trustees