Board Members

Robert J. Manning, Chairman

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

R. Norman Peters, JD, Vice Chair 

Vice Chair 
Vice Chair, Compensation
Founding Partner
Peters & Sowyrda (Worcester)
Hometown:  Paxton, MA
UMass Medical School '04 (Honorary)
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

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

Derek J. Dunlea

Voting Student
University of Massachusetts Amherst 
Hometown: Randolph, MA
Exp. 2018

Robert Epstein

Vice Chair, Advancement
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

Maria D. Furman, CFA

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

Stephen R. Karam

Vice Chair, Audit
Principal
Karam Financial Group (Fall River)
Exp. 2022

Gray R. Milkowski

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

Michael V. O'Brien 

Vice Chair, Committee on Administration and Finance
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
Partner
Women's Health of Central Mass, PC (Worcester)
Hometown: Hudson, MA
UMass Medical School '99
Exp. 2018

Imari K. Paris Jeffries, BA, MEd, MA

Vice Chair, Committee on Academic and Student Affairs
Executive Director
Parenting Journey (Boston)
Hometown: Boston, MA
UMass Boston '97 BA, '99 MEd, '03 MA
Exp. 2021

 James A. Peyser

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

Malinda E. Reed

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

Samantha E. Reid

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

Elizabeth D. Scheibel, JD

Vice Chair, Governance
Legal Consultant
Hometown: South Hadley, MA
Exp. 2021

Henry M. Thomas III, JD

President and CEO
Urban League of Springfield, Inc. (Springfield)
Hometown: Springfield, MA
Exp: 2017

Steven A. Tolman

President 
Massachusetts AFL-CIO
Hometown: Boston, MA 
UMass Boston '99 BA 
Exp. 2022

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 D. 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