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Executive Team, Cabinet, and President’s Council

College Leadership


Executive Team

Members of Executive Team are the leaders of the following divisions: Academic Affairs, Administration & Finance, Institutional Development & Alumni Relations, Enrollment Management, Human Resources, Office of the President, Institutional Effectiveness & Strategic Initiatives, and Student Development. The group meets with the President weekly to set both short term and long-term policy and strategy for the College. At the beginning of the academic year, each member develops an annual agenda and goals for the offices within his/her division. Action items and notes are distributed to members.

David Podell, Ph.D.

Presidents Cabinet

Ph.D., New York University

Ed.M., Harvard University

B.A., University of Pennsylvania

Elizabeth Blumberg, Psy.D.

Presidents Cabinet
Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students

Executive Team

Psy.D., Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
M.A., Wesleyan University
M.A., Tufts University
B.A., Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Neil Buckley, M.B.A.

Presidents Cabinet
Vice President for Finance and Administration

Executive Team

M.B.A., Suffolk University
B.A., Suffolk University

Marcus Edward, M.B.A.

Presidents Cabinet
Assistant Vice President of Finance and Administration

Marcus Edward Marcus Edward Cabinet

M.B.A., University of Massachusetts

Lynn Hunter, D.Ed.

Presidents Cabinet
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Executive Team

D.Ed., Pennsylvania State University
M.Ed., University of Maine, Orono
B.S., Husson College
A.A.S., Eastern Maine Community College

Courtney B. Jackson, Ph.D.

Presidents Cabinet
Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Initiatives

Courtney B. Jackson, Ph.D. Courtney B. Jackson, Ph.D. Executive Team

Ph.D., Rutgers University
M.A., Rutgers University
B.A., Colorado College

Mary Shia, A.L.M.

Presidents Cabinet
Vice President for Institutional Development and Alumni Relations

Mary Shia Mary Shia Executive Team

A.L.M., Harvard University Extension School
B.A., University of Massachusetts at Boston

Lisa Slavin, M.P.A.

Presidents Cabinet
Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management

Lisa Slavin Lisa Slavin

Executive Team

M.P.A., Framingham State University
B.A., Framingham State University

Samaria Stallings, M.A.

Presidents Cabinet
Executive Director of Human Resources

Executive Team

M.A., Emerson College

B.A., Simmons College

President’s Cabinet

(Executive Team plus below)
Cabinet consists of all Executive Team members, along with the Assistant Provost, Deans of Automotive Technology, Business and Professional Studies, Health Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences and STEM and Deans/Directors of the following offices: College Planning Collaborative, Controller, Diversity, Equity Compliance, Grants Development, Information Technology, Marketing & Communications, Public Safety and Student Success. This group meets twice monthly to provide updates on and plan for specific activities, initiatives, programs and projects occurring within their areas throughout the year. Action items are distributed to members.

Phara Boyer, M.A.

Presidents Cabinet Only
Director of Corporate Partnerships and Workforce Development

Phara Boyer Phara Boyer


M.A., William James College
B.A., Regis College

Karen Britton, M.A.

Presidents Cabinet Only
Executive Director of the President's Office


M.A., Emerson College
B.A., Bucknell University

Colleen Coffey, M.A.

Presidents Cabinet Only
Executive Director, The College Planning Collaborative

Colleen Coffey Colleen Coffey Cabinet

M.A., Marquette University

Don Copson, B.S.

Presidents Cabinet Only
Interim/Acting Chief Information Officer

Don Copson Don Copson Cabinet

B.S., Northeastern University

Lauren Curley, B.S.

Presidents Cabinet Only
Director of Procurement and Business Operations

Lauren Curley Lauren Curley


B.S., Granite State University
A.S., Massachusetts Bay Community College

Lynne Davis, Ed.D.

Presidents Cabinet Only
Dean of Health Sciences


Ed.D., University of Houston
M.Ed., Central State University
B.S., University of Oklahoma Health Science Center

Chitra Javdekar, Ph.D.

Presidents Cabinet Only
Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Chitra Javdekar, Ph.D. Chitra Javdekar, Ph.D. Cabinet

Ph.D., Tufts University
M.S., University of Mumbai
B.S., University of Mumbai

Nina Keery, M.A.

Presidents Cabinet Only
Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences

Nina Keery, M.A. Nina Keery, M.A. Cabinet

M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

B.A.,Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Christopher LaBarbera, Ph.D.

Presidents Cabinet Only
Assistant Provost


Ph.D., Stony Brook University
M.A., Stony Brook University
B.A., Dartmouth College

Robert Lilley, Ed.D.

Presidents Cabinet Only
Dean of Automotive Technology

Robert Lilley Robert Lilley


Ed.D., Northeastern University
M.Ed., American International College
B.S., Keene State College
A.T., McPherson College

Lisa MacDonald, M.A.

Presidents Cabinet Only
Director of Equity Compliance

Lisa MacDonald Lisa MacDonald


M.A., Virginia Tech

B.A.,University of Hartford

Susan Maggioni, Ph.D.

Presidents Cabinet Only
Dean of Business and Professional Studies


Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
J.D., The Duke School of Law
B.A., Trinity College


Lynn Moore, Ph.D.

Presidents Cabinet Only
Chief Diversity Officer, Director of Students of Color

Lynn Moore, Ph.D. Lynn Moore, Ph.D. Cabinet

Ph.D., Capella University
M.M., Cambridge College
B.S., North Carolina Central University


Vincent O’Connell

Presidents Cabinet Only
Director of Public Safety

Vincent O’Connell Vincent O’Connell Cabinet

Jeremy Solomon, M.P.P.

Presidents Cabinet Only
Interim Director of Marketing and Communications

Jeremy Solomon Jeremy Solomon


M.P.P., Harvard University
B.A., University of Vermont

Richard Williams, J.D.

Presidents Cabinet Only
Associate Dean for Student Success

Richard Williams, J.D. Richard Williams, J.D. Cabinet

M.F.A., Emerson College

J.D., University of Texas School of Law

B.S., Texas A&M University

President’s Council

President’s Council consists of all Cabinet members, along with Directors of Admissions, the Academic Achievement Center, Administrative Computing, Advising, Athletics, Career Services, Counseling, Facilities, Financial Aid, Learning Services, Student Accounts, and Workforce Development. Other members include the Coordinators of Disability Resources and Veterans Affairs, Registrar, faculty from each academic division, adjunct faculty and representatives from AFSCME and Student Government. This group meets monthly to share information via presentations and reports. A report is distributed to the entire community afterwards.


Barbara Bernard, B.A.
Director, Academic Achievement Office

Josh Cheney, M.A.
Associate Dean of Students

Curtis Cormier, M.S.
Director of Financial Aid

Joseph DeLisle, M.A.
Director of Facilities

John Donato, M.A.
Faculty, Humanities and Social Sciences

Sheila Donlon, B.S., B.A.
Director of Student Accounts

Jon Edwards, M.A.
Director of Counseling

Orland Fernandes, M.Ed.
Math and Science Learning Specialist

Julie Ginn, M.A.
Director of Career and Internship Services

Lawrence Goff, Ph.D
Adjunct Faculty, Humanities and Social Sciences

Terry Kramer, M.Ed.
Director of Administrative Computing

Alison McCarty, M.B.A, S.B.
Interim Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management

Jennifer McAndrew, M.Ed.

Karen Nardone-Lemons, M.Ed.
Adjunct Faculty, Humanities and Social Sciences

Adam Nelson, B.A.
Director of Athletics

Erin Nguyen
SGA President

Joseph O’Neill, M.S.
Coordinator of Disability Resources

Reggie Pierre-Charles, A.S.
AFSCME Steward

Timothy Rivard, M.S., M.A., M.L.S.
Director of Learning Services

Linda Romero, M.Ed.
Professor, Business and Professional Studies

Sarah Salerno, M.Ed.
Director of Academic & Transfer Advising

Bernadette Sibuma, Ed.D.
Director of Online Learning

Jose Silva, D.N.P., Ed.S., M.S.N., R.N.
Program Chair, Practical Nursing

Robert Tarutis, M.A.
Professor, Humanities

Dennis Walsh, M.S.
Professor, Biotechnology