Board of Directors

With diverse backgrounds in law, education, finance, HR, and other disciplines, board members bring a wealth of experience to the table, overseeing strategic planning, acting as community advocates, and serving as ambassadors of our mission.

Amy B. Royal, Esq.
Board Chair
Principal & Founding Partner
Royal, LLP

Allison Werder
Board Vice Chair
Assistant Dean of Marketing & Communication
Chief Marketing Officer
Isenberg School of Management
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Michael P. Williams
Board Treasurer
Universal Tool Co., Inc.

Evan C. Plotkin
Board Clerk
NAI Plotkin

Maria Aigner

Elaine Awand-Stearley
Founder & Director
The Able Place Inc. LLC

Rhonda Brace
Revenue Examiner
CT Department of Revenue

Kate Campiti
Associate Publisher
Business West & Healthcare News

Tanzania Cannon-Eckerle
Director of Human Resources and Auxiliary Enterprises
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Seunghee Cha
Bulkley Richardson & Gelinas, LLP

Ellen Freyman
Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin PC

Meghan Lynch
President & CEO
Six-Point Creative Works

Timothy Marini
President, Principal
FieldEddy Insurance and Financial Services

Cathy Paige

Teresa Regina
Assistant Superintendent for Support Services, Grants, & Community Relations (Retired)
Springfield Public Schools

Amy Roberts
Senior Vice President – Chief Human Resources Officer

Josephine Sarnelli
Josephine Sarnelli, CPA

Rav Thomas
Sr. Employee Relations Specialist
Baystate Health

James Goodwin, Ex Officio
President & CEO
Center for Human Development (CHD)