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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 Advancement, Marketing & Communications 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

Marcus Edward, M.B.A.

Presidents Cabinet
Vice President for Finance & Administration

Marcus Edward Marcus Edward Executive Team

M.B.A., University of Massachusetts
B.S., University of Massachusetts
A.S., Northern Essex Community College

Courtney B. Jackson, Ph.D.

Presidents Cabinet
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

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

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

Lisa Slavin, M.A.

Presidents Cabinet
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management

Lisa Slavin Lisa Slavin

Executive Team

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

Jeremy Solomon, M.P.P.

Presidents Cabinet
Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Marketing, and Communications

Jeremy Solomon Jeremy Solomon

Executive Team

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

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.

Yvonne Anthony, Ph.D.

Presidents Cabinet Only
Director of Grants Development


Ph.D., Brandeis University

M.H.A., University of Minnesota

B.A., Macalester College

Dan Pace, B.A

Presidents Cabinet Only
Vice President of Human Resources

Dan Pace Dan Pace


B.A. Interim Assistant
Vice President of Human Resources

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, Corporate Partnerships, Workforce Development, and Community Education

Colleen Coffey, M.A. Colleen Coffey, M.A. Cabinet

M.A., Marquette 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

Mishawn Davis-Eyene, A.L.M.M.

Presidents Cabinet Only
Executive Director of Development

Mishawn Davis-Eyene, A.L.M.M. Mishawn Davis-Eyene, A.L.M.M. Cabinet

A.L.M.M., Management, Harvard University
B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago

Philip N. Di Blasi, J.D.

Presidents Cabinet Only
Chief of Police

Philip N. Di Blasi Philip N. Di Blasi


J.D., Suffolk University
B.A., Suffolk University

Catherine A. Gildae, Ph.D.

Presidents Cabinet Only
Assistant Dean for Institutional Effectiveness

Catherine A. Gildae, Ph.D. Catherine A. Gildae, Ph.D. photo


B.A., Emmanuel College
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School
M.Ed., Framingham State University
Ph.D., Northeastern University

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

Michael Lyons, M.S.

Presidents Cabinet Only
Chief Information Officer

Michael Lyons, M.S. Michael Lyons, M.S. Cabinet

M.S., University of Massachusetts, Lowell

B.A., University of Massachusetts, Boston

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
Assistant Provost


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


Alison McCarty, M.B.A.

Presidents Cabinet Only
Associate Dean of Admissions and Community Learning

Alison McCarty Alison McCarty


M.B.A., Harvard Business School
S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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


David Protano

Presidents Cabinet Only
Dean of Automotive Technology & Interim Dean of STEM

David Protano David Protano Cabinet

A.S.E., Certified Master Technician
B.S., Nichols College

Richard Williams, J.D.

Presidents Cabinet Only
Associate Dean for Student Success & Interim Dean of Business and Professional Studies

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 Accessibilty 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.


Karen Akukwe, M.A.
Coordinator of Transfer Affairs and Articulation

Steve Baccari, M.S.

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

Phara Boyer, M.A.
Director of Health Science Admissions and Adminssions Operations

Phoebe Bustamante, J.D.
Director of Accessibility Resources

Josh Cheney, M.A.
Associate Dean of Students

Liz Cooper, B.S.
Associate Director of Public Relations

Don Copson, B.S.B.A.
Director of End User Services

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

Dustin Gerstenfeld
Director of Administrative Computing

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

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

Alex Jean-Jacques, M.A.
Director of Financial Aid Operations

Stephanie Jean Pierre 
Director of Financial Aid Services

Elizabeth Kinsman, B.S.
SUCCESS Grant Manager

Laura Lavallee, M.A.

John Martin, M.A.
Military and Veterans Affairs Coordinator

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

Adam Nelson, M.S.
Director of Athletics

Reggie Pierre-Charles, A.S.
AFSCME Steward

Jeff Price, A.S.
Director of Network Services

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

Julie Schleicher, M.A.
Coordinator of Orientation and Student Engagement

Bernadette Sibuma, Ed.D.
Director of Online Learning

Dennis Walsh, M.S.
Professor, Biotechnology