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
Owner-Director
Universal Tool Co., Inc.

Evan C. Plotkin
Board Clerk
President
NAI Plotkin

Maria Aigner
Retired

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
Attorney
Bulkley Richardson & Gelinas, LLP

Ellen Freyman
Attorney
Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin PC

Meghan Lynch
President & CEO
Six-Point Creative Works

Timothy Marini
President, Principal
FieldEddy Insurance and Financial Services

Cathy Paige
Retired

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

Amy Roberts
Senior Vice President – Chief Human Resources Officer
PeoplesBank

Josephine Sarnelli
Owner
Josephine Sarnelli, CPA

Rav Thomas
Sr. Employee Relations Specialist
Baystate Health

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