The ERM Program governance structure defines roles and responsibilities across the ERM Program. This ensures diverse, system wide representation in the ERM process from
across disciplines and facilitates integration of strategies across the system.

The governance structure is comprised of the following:

  • Board of Trustees: The UMass Board of Trustees (BOT) fully supports the systemwide ERM Program and provides direction and guidance to the Program. The BOT Audit and Risk Committee receives an annual update on the Program at a regular meeting of the Committee; additional BOT committees are provided updates as needed.
  • President’s Council: Consisting of the President, the President’s senior staff, and each Chancellor, President’s Council actively supports the Program, providing direction and guidance as needed.  
  • ERM Executive Committee: Consisting of leadership representatives from the campuses and President’s Office, the ERM Executive Committee validates and prioritizes risks and affirms risk mitigation strategies.
  • ERM Working Group: Consisting of campus ERM representatives and seventeen discipline-specific subject matter experts from across the university system, the ERM Working Group identifies and assesses systemwide risks, and develops, implements, or monitors risk mitigation strategies.
  • Campus ERM Committees: Membership may vary from campus to campus, but Campus ERM Committees are responsible for identifying, assessing, and mitigating campus-level risks.

Executive Committee Membership

CaliseLisaUMPOSenior Vice President and Treasurer, Administration and FinanceSVP, Administration and Finance
CulverwellMarcyMedicalSenior Associate Vice Chancellor, Administration and FinanceMedical School
DavidKyleUMPODirector, Internal AuditDirector, Internal Audit
GiulianiChrisBostonAssociate Vice Chancellor for Administration and FinanceBoston
HescockJeffAmherstDirector, Environmental Health and SafetyAmherst
KarbergAndrewUMPOAssociate Counsel, Compliance, Ethics, and International AffairsResearch
LowyDavidUMPOGeneral CounselGeneral Counsel
MilianoTomLowellAssociate Vice Chancellor, Administrative ServiceLowell
MilliganMichaelUITSChief Information OfficerChief Information Officer
SubbaswamyKumbleUMPOInterim Senior Vice President, Academic and Student AffairsSVP, Academic Affairs
PackardChristineUMPOAssistant Vice President, Enterprise Risk ManagementERM/Chair
PasquiniLeeAnnUMPOAssociate Vice President Administration and FinanceAVP, Administration and Finance
PiggottRobyn DartmouthChief of StaffDartmouth

Working Group Membership

BrittonKristenAmherstSenior Associate Athletic DirectorSubject Matter Expert - Athletics
BrooksJuneMedicalSenior Director, Compliance and PolicyCampus ERM Lead
CarragherCandyceUMPOSenior Executive Associate to the Senior Vice PresidentSubject Matter Expert - Academic Affairs and Student Affairs
ColemanBrianMedicalAssociate Chief Information Officer - Information SecurityCampus ERM Lead
ComeauJustinBostonManager, Emergency Planning & Business ContinuityCampus ERM Lead
ConklinShaneAmherstAssociate Vice Chancellor for Facilities and Campus ServicesSubject Matter Expert - Facilities
CulverwellMarcyMedicalSenior Associate Vice Chancellor, Administration and FinanceCampus ERM Lead
DunlapJohnUMPOChief Human Resources OfficerSubject Matter Expert - Human Resources
DurkinMichaelUPSTDirector, Strategic ProcurementSubject Matter Expert - Procurement
Edelman-BlankDeborahLowellDirector, Counseling ServicesSubject Matter Expert - Health & Mental Health
HescockJeffAmherstExecutive Director of Environmental Health and Safety & Emergency Management

Campus ERM Lead

Subject Matter Expert - Safety and Security

HitchcockPatrickUMPOControllerSubject Matter Expert - Controller
HoeyJohnUMPOExecutive Director, CommunicationsSubject Matter Expert - Communications
KarbergAndrewUMPOAssociate Counsel, Compliance, Ethics, International AffairsSubject Matter Expert - Legal
LaGrassaMichaelDartmouthAssociate Vice Chancellor of Administrative Operations & ComplianceCampus ERM Lead
MajewskiDebDartmouthVice Chancellor of Human ResourcesCampus ERM Lead
MayersDarrylBostonAssistant Vice Chancellor for Contracts and ComplianceCampus ERM Lead
PackardChristineUMPOAssistant Vice President, Enterprise Risk ManagementCampus ERM Lead
PatelTejalOGCAssistant Counsel, International Affairs and ImmigrationSubject Matter Expert - International Activities
RussellAndrewUMPO Senior Assistant Vice President of Operations and Associate TreasurerSubject Matter Expert - Tax
ScanoDerekUMPOAssistant Director, Internal AuditSubject Matter Expert - Internal Audit
SkrzekJosephUMPOAssistant Vice President for Budget and PlanningSubject Matter Expert - Finance
SmithBradfordUITSChief Information Security OfficerSubject Matter Expert - IT
StockwellJoshuaUMPOAssociate Counsel for IP and ResearchSubject Matter Expert - Research
TuckerJoshuaUMPOInsurance AnalystSubject Matter Expert - Insurance
WalkerNefertitiUMPO/ Amherst

Deputy Vice President, Academic & Student Affairs & Equity

Vice Chancellor, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Subject Matter Expert - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility
WoodRickLowellDirector, Office of Life Safety and Emergency ManagementCampus ERM Lead
YankaRuthAmherstExecutive Director Administration & Finance Operations, Vice Chancellor Administration and FinanceCampus ERM Lead