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Board of Trustees

Vision, Integrity, and Drive: Meet the Board

Our Board of Trustees stand as the guiding force behind our University's strategic vision and growth. Comprising visionary leaders from diverse backgrounds, they are dedicated to fostering academic excellence and ensuring a bright future for our University community.

WNE Board of Trustees

2022-2023 Officers

KENNETH M. RICKSON - Chair
NICK LaPIER - Vice Chair
ROBERT W. CLARKE - Secretary
GARY THOMAS - Treasurer
ROBERT E. JOHNSON - President

Our Trustees

NEVILLE S. BOGLE '75/G'81

Manager

Traveler's Insurance Companies

MA

JOHN J. BRENNAN '71
President & CEO
Summitt Company, LP
TX

CARMEL A. CARAMAGNA, Esq. L'84

Senior Vice President

Westcor Land Title Insurance Co.

NJ

RICHARD M. CASSATA '80

Managing Director, Public Finance Group

Assured Guaranty Corporation

NJ

ROBERT W. CLARKE
Former President
Chase, Clarke, Stewart & Fontana General Insurance Agency
MA

ALEXANDER M. CORL '84
CFO and Treasurer

The Lee Company

CT

KEVIN S. DELBRIDGE '77

Former Senior Managing Director

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

MA

DIANNE FULLER DOHERTY G'81

Former Regional Director
Mass Small Business Development Center

MA

MICHAEL FLYNN '82/G'83
CEO
Hampden Engineering Corp.

CT

DENIS G. GAGNON G'76
President, CEO
Excel Dryer, Inc.
MA

MICHAEL T. GAINES

Director, Health Care Initiative
Harvard Business School

MA

ELENA GERVINO L’88
Senior Vice President

Travelers

CT

DR. ROBERT E. JOHNSON

President

Western New England University
MA

STEVEN P. KITROSSER '66/G'70

Former Chairman

InPhase Technologies

CA

STANLEY KOWALSKI III '92
Chairman

FloDesign Companies
MA

NICHOLAS LaPIER '90
Principal

Nicholas LaPier CPA PC
MA

AMY B. LEWIS '88/G'00

Director of Marketing/Business Development
Kitchens to Go Built by Carlin 

CT

RAYMOND MCCARTHY '88/G'98
Senior Vice President
Baystate Health
MA

KENNETH M. RICKSON '75

Former Vice President, Sales Risk Management

MassMutual Financial Group
MA

JODIE ROURE L'97
Associate Professor, Project Investigator, and Founding Director
Rising Scholars of Justice Pipeline Program
NY

DEBORAH K. SAREMI L'95
Partner and General Counsel
Future Health Wellness Solutions and Saremi, LLP

MA

PETER C. STEINGRABER, Esq. L'84

Partner

Commonwealth Development Group, LLC
RI

GARY F. THOMAS, Esq. L'76
President

The Wealth Technology Group

MA

STEVEN J. TREMBLAY '87/G'91

Managing Director

Ernst & Young LLP

MA

KATHLEEN A. WHITE '78

Former Vice President and COO
ExThera Medical Corporation
CA