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The Research Bureau - Board of Directors

The Research Bureau is governed by a large and diverse Board of Directors, whose members are community leaders in a broad spectrum of professions, academia and business. The Board of Directors elects a thirteen-member Executive Committee which meets monthly and sets policy for the organization. The three-member staff reports directly to the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee, in collaboration with the staff, determines which research shall be undertaken. Citizens and public officials are encouraged to call, write or email the Bureau with suggestions for topics to be studied.

WRRB Officers, Executive Committee and Board of Directors –


Chairman of the Board
Karen E. Duffy, Worcester Credit Union

Vice Chairman
John J. Spillane, Esq.
Spillane & Spillane, LLP

Vice President for Finance
Brian Thompson
Commerce Bank

George W. Tetler III, Esq.
Bowditch & Dewey

Demitrios M. Moschos, Esq.
Mirick O’Connell

EXECUTIVE Committee Members

Brian J. Buckley, Esq. Fletcher Tilton PC
Anthony Consigli, Consigli Construction
Sandra L. Dunn, DCU Center
W. Patrick Hughes, Fallon Health
Frederic Mulligan, Cutler Associates, Inc.
Michael Mulrain, Polar Beverages
Nicholas (Nick) Smith, Rand-Whitney Container
Gayle Flanders Weiss, Esq., Unum


Peter Alden, BayState Savings Bank
David Angel, Ph.D., Clark University
Michael P. Angelini, Esq., Bowditch & Dewey
Craig L. Blais, Worcester Business Development Corporation
Steven Carpinella, People's United Bank
Gail Carberry, Ed.D., Quinsigamond Community College
Francesco C. Cesareo, Ph.D., Assumption College
Barbara Clifford
Christo Cocaine, Table Talk Pies, Inc.
Ronald N. Cogliano, Merit Construction Alliance
J. Christopher Collins, Esq., Unum
P. Scott Conti, Providence & Worcester RR
Michael Crawford, Commerce Bank
Ellen Cummings, Verizon
James Curran, Berkshire Bank
Andrew Davis, Massachusetts Port Authority
Peter J. Dawson, Esq. Mirick O'Connell
Christine Dominick, MCPHS University
Ellen S. Dunlap, American Antiquarian Society
Dr. Armin Ernst, Reliant Health Care
Charles J. Faris, Spectrum Health Systems
Aleta Fazzone,  National Grid
Thomas G. Field, III,  Saint-Gobain Corporation
Allen W. Fletcher
Richard Foote, Esq., Foote Marketing Innovation
David Forsberg, Anna Maria College
Gerald M. Gates, Stop Loss Insurance Services
Tim Garvin, United Way of Central Massachusetts
Lisa Kirby Gibbs, Highland March Office Business Center
J. Michael Grenon, Grimes & Company
Abraham W. Haddad, D.M.D.
Lloyd L. Hamm, Jr. Grafton Suburban Credit Union
Jeffrey W. Hillis, AdCare
Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D.,  Becker College
Will Kelleher, Kelleher & Sadowsky Associates
Richard Kennedy, Benefit Development Group
Richard Leahy, Webster Five Cents Savings Bank
James B. Leary, Esq., UMass Medical School
Laurie Leshin, Ph. D., Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Robert G. Lian, Esq., Lian, Zarrow, Eynon & Shea
Karen E. Ludington, Esq., Children’s Friend
Jennifer Luisa, The Hanover Insurance Group
Francis Madigan, III, F.W. Madigan Company, Inc.
Barry Maloney, Worcester State University
Francesca Maltese
Peter McDonald, Ed.D., Eagle Hill School
Kate McEvoy-Zdonczyk, Harvard-Pilgrim Health Care
Thomas McGregor, Santander Bank
Joseph McManus, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Martin D. McNamara
John Merrill, Fidelity Bank
Philip R. Morgan
Ivette Olmeda
James D. O’Brien, Jr., Esq., Mountain, Dearborn & Whiting
Michael V. O’Brien, Winn Enterprises
Andrew B. O’Donnell, Esq., Mirick O’Connell
JoAnne O’Leary, NSTAR
Kevin O’Sullivan, Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives
Deborah Packard, Preservation Worcester
Anthony Pasquale, TD Bank
James F. Paulhus, UniBank
Deborah Penta, PENTA Communications, Inc.
David Perez, BayState Savings Bank
Richard F. Powell, CPA,  Greenberg, Rosenblatt, Kull & Bitsoli
John Pranckevicius, Massachusetts Port Authority
William J. Ritter, Esq., Pojani, Hurley, & Ritter LLP
Todd Rodman, Esq.,  Seder & Chandler LLP
Eric H. Schultz, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
J. Robert Seder, Esq.,  Seder & Chandler
Edwin T. Shea, Jr., Bank of America
Philip O. Shwachman, First American Realty  
Peter R. Stanton, Worcester Business Journal
John Stowe, Lutco
Michael Tsotsis, Benefit Development Group
Charles Valade, United Bank
Russell Vanderbaan,  Siemens
Mark Waxler, Waxler Hospitality Group
Jan B. Yost, Ed.D., The Health Foundation of Central Mass, Inc.

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