Board of Directors

Meet UTEC’s Board of Directors

The UTEC Board of Directors supports young adults as they redefine their futures
through reduced recidivism, education, and employment while also helping foster the most innovative solutions to serve as a model across the country.

They provide fiduciary oversight, fundraise, set agency policies, nominate new members, and evaluate the CEO.

Scott Mellen

Board Chairman

Brandon Colón

Director of Investments, Battery Global Advisors

JuanCarlos Rivera

Director of Operations, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell

Jonathan Dowst

President and CEO, Pentucket Bank

Jonathan Kelly

Retired, Fidelity Investments

Neil Maniar

Director of MPH Program, Northeastern University

Tim Nichols

Chief of Organizational Effectiveness, Ropes & Gray

Lon Povich

Counsel, Anderson & Kreiger and Former Chief Legal Counsel for Governor Baker

Barbara Vlacich

VP, Global Sales Operations & Strategic Programs, UKG

Joseph (Jody) White

President and CEO, Circle Health and Lowell General Hospital

Gregg Croteau

Chief Executive Officer

Meet The Advisory Council

The Advisory Council provides guidance, brainstorms new ideas, and cultivates new resources to support and extend the work of UTEC.

Nish Acharya
CEO, Equal Innovation Consulting

Jennifer Aronson
Associate Vice President for Programs, The Boston Foundation

Don Berwick
President Emeritus, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

Szifra Birke
Principal, Birke Consulting

Honorable Jay Blitzman
Retired First Justice
Middlesex County Juvenile Court

Dinah Buechner-Vischer
President, Lookout Foundation

Mary Burns
Principal, Splash Media Group Boston, LLC & Capital Advertising, LLC

Joann Chen
Director, Employment Technology Funds JFF (Jobs for the Future)

Julie Chen
Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Tom Clay
CEO, Xtalic Corporation

Fred Conover
President, CTP Boston

Laura Derba
Former North Atlantic Regional President Whole Foods Market

John DiGiovanni
President, Trinity Management, LLC

Nancy Donahue
Philanthropist

David Ennis
President, Affirmative Investments

Kelly Fitzsimmons
Founder and Managing Director, Project Evident

Michael Gallagher
Founding Partner, Gallagher & Cavanaugh, LLP

James Geraghty
Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management

Rufus Gifford
Chief of Protocol of the United States

Philip Giudice
Former CEO and President, Ambri, Inc.

Tito Jackson
Former City Councilor, City of Boston

Juliette Kayyem
Belfer Lecturer in International Security, Harvard University Kennedy School

Belinda Juran
Retired Partner, WilmerHale

Jeff McCormick
Managing Partner, Saturn Partners

Thaddeus Miles
Director of Community Services, MassHousing

Steven Panagiotakos
Former State Senator

Doug Rauch
Founder and President, Daily Table
(Former President, Trader Joe’s)

Elizabeth Reilinger
Founder and Managing Partner, Leadwell Partners

Bob Rivers
President, Eastern Bank

Sally Sharp Lehman
Principal, Sharp Lehman Consulting, LLC

Richard Snyder
Of Counsel, Duane Morris, LLP

Mark Sylvia
Managing Director, BlueWave Solar

Dan Wolf
CEO, Cape Air