Our Team

The United Way of Central Massachusetts Team

Board of Directors

The volunteer Board of Directors provides leadership and sets policy for United Way of Central Massachusetts. Board members act as stewards for the monies raised in our community, understand United Way’s legal responsibilities, review existing policies and formulate new policies, review and approve the annual budget and audit, and review and approve community partner funding decisions.

Our Board of Directors is a dedicated group who are invaluable to our community, both for their enthusiasm in raising money and wisdom in assuring its distribution.

  • Kola Akindele

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  • Pat Baliva

  • Saint-Gobain

  • Maureen Binienda

  • Worcester Public Schools

  • Joseph P. Carlson

  • Central MA Labor Council

  • Dr. Matilde Castiel

  • City of Worcester

  • Jeffrey Chin

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/ Metrowest

  • Therese Day

  • UMass Memorial Medical Center

  • Sheilah H. Dooley

  • Pernet Family Health Services, Inc.

  • John Esler

  • Esler Family Foundation

  • Joseph M. Hamilton - Chair, Community Impact

  • Mirick O’Connell

  • Deborah Larsen

  • Wells Fargo

  • Dan Mastrototaro

  • Hanover Insurance Group

  • Kerri Melley - Chair, Women’s Initiative

  • Commonwealth Financial Group

  • Rep. James J. O’Day

  • State Representative, 14th Worcester District

  • Elizabeth Oluokun

  • Unum

  • Luis G. Pedraja

  • Quinsigamond Community College

  • Gina Plata-Nino

  • Central West Justice: Community Legal Aid

  • Paul Provost

  • Mary Lou Retelle

  • Anna Maria College

  • Alex Richardson

  • Worcester Red Sox

  • John Shea

  • Mirick O’Connell

  • Naomi Sleeper - Chair

  • Imperial Distributors, Inc.

  • Brian Sullivan

  • Berkshire Bank

  • Rev. Clyde Talley - Treasurer

  • Belmont A.M.E Zion Church

  • John C. Tanacea

  • Bank of America

  • Edward H. White - Chair-Elect

  • National Grid

Meet our Staff

The following individuals contribute to the improvement of the community on a daily basis. Whether a United Way staff, resident fellow, community partner, or an intern, they make a difference every day. The main number for the office is (508) 757-5631.

  • Kerry Conaghan

  • Vice President of Community Impact


    Email: kerry.conaghan@unitedwaycm.org

    Extension: 262

  • Ginger Conti

  • Senior Development Officer


    Email: ginger.conti@unitedwaycm.org

    Extension: 225

  • Jennifer Davis Carey

  • Exec. Director – Worcester Education Collaborative


    Email: jdaviscarey@wecollaborative.org

    Extension: 252

  • Tim Garvin

  • President and CEO


    Email: tim.garvin@unitedwaycm.org

    Extension: 227

  • James Hayes

  • Chief Operating Officer


    Email: james.hayes@unitedwaycm.org

    Extension: 250

  • Julia Kilgore

  • Deputy Director – Worcester Education Collaborative


    Email: JKilgore@wecollaborative.org

    Extension: 223

  • Patricia Leary

  • Manager, Community Engagement & Women’s Initiative


    Email: patricia.leary@unitedwaycm.org

    Extension: 235

  • Theresa Lynn

  • Senior Vice President for Advancement


    Email: theresa.lynn@unitedwaycm.org

    Extension: 240

  • Meghan Maceiko

  • Senior Development Officer


    Email: meghan.maceiko@unitedwaycm.org

    Extension: 246

  • Emily McCann

  • Vice President Community Engagement and Women’s Initiative Director


    Email: emily.mccann@unitedwaycm.org

    Extension: 251

  • Victoria Morand

  • Finance Manager


    Email: victoria.morand@unitedwaycm.org

    Extension: 201

  • James Pepin

  • Data Systems Specialist


    Email: james.pepin@unitedwaycm.org

    Extension: 241

  • Paul Soucy

  • Director of Labor – AFL/CIO


    Email: paul.soucy@unitedwaycm.org

    Extension: 212

  • Doreen Thornburg

  • Director, Donor Services


    Email: doreen.thornburg@unitedwaycm.org

    Extension: 210