Our Team

The United Way of Central Massachusetts Team

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.


Staff MemberPositionEmailPhone Extension
Chris AconeProgram Coordinator, Worcester Education CollaborativeChris.Acone@wecollaborative.org
Kerry ConaghanVice President of Community Impactkerry.conaghan@unitedwaycm.org262
Lynn CheneyVice President of Communicationslynn.cheney@unitedwaycm.org
Jennifer Davis CareyExec. Director – Worcester Education Collaborativejdaviscarey@wecollaborative.org252
Emily DodgeDeputy Director – Worcester Education Collaborativeedodge@wecollaborative.org222
Tim GarvinPresident & CEOtim.garvin@unitedwaycm.org227
James HayesChief Operating Officerjames.hayes@unitedwaycm.org250
Julia KilgoreDeputy Director – Worcester Education Collaborativejkilgore@wecollaborative.org223
Camila KolbeStaff Accountantcamila.kolbe@unitedwaycm.org201
Christy KosakManager, Corporate and Institutional Partnershipschristy.kosak@unitedwaycm.org271
Echo LaheyProgram Manager, ASOST R Grantecho.lahey@unitedwaycm.org263
Leah LarsonWomen’s Initiative Directorleah.larson@unitedwaycm.org251
Idaliana MedinaDirector, Community EngagementIdaliana.medina@unitedwaycm.org261
Paul SoucyDirector of Labor – AFL/CIOpaul.soucy@unitedwaycm.org212
Doreen ThornburgDirector, Donor Servicesdoreen.thornburg@unitedwaycm.org210
Ruben RodriguezDevelopment Associateruben.rodriguez@unitedwaycm.org

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.


Che AndersonUMass Chan Medical School
Doug BelangerUnited Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445
Joe CarlsonCentral Mass Labor Council
Dr. Matilde CastielCity of Worcester
Therese DayUMass Memorial Medical Center
Sheila H. DooleyPernet Family Health Services, Inc.
Joseph M. Hamilton – Chair, Community ImpactMirick O’Connell
Muthukumaran JeevananthamSaint-Gobain Abrasives, Inc.
Deborah Larsen
Dan Mastrototaro – Chair-electThe Hanover Insurance Group
Muthukumaran JeevananthamSaint-Gobain Abrasives, Inc.
Aarti Madan – Chair, Women’s InitiativeWorcester Polytechnic Institute
Rachel MonárrezWorcester Public Schools
Rep. James J. O’DayState Representative, 14th Worcester District
Elizabeth OluokunAmazon
Gina Plata-NinoFood Research and Action Center
Alex RichardsonThe BASE
 Naomi SleeperImperial Distributors, Inc.
Geoffrey SpoffordLian Zarrow
Rev. Clyde Talley – TreasurerBelmont A.M.E Zion Church
John C. TanaceaBank of America
Christopher WatsonWebster Five
Gregory WeinerAssumption University
Edward H. White – Chair