United Way of Greater New Bedford is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Our Board draws from area businesses, educational institutions, municipal departments, and other organizations. Each member is part of the backbone of United Way, investing their time and talent to make sure that we remain a leader in providing positive solutions to the issues that affect our community.

Executive Committee

Roland Giroux -Chair
Vice President/ General Counsel
Acushnet Company

Vernon Miles – 2nd Vice Chair
Area Sales Manager
Caliber Home Loans

Christopher M. Hodgson – Clerk
Coastal Financial

Board of Directors

Ann Auger
VP Commercial Loan Officer
BayCoast Bank

Atty. Christopher Cassara
Partridge, Snow & Hahn LLP

Kim Ferreira
Coastal Foodshed

Anthony Garro
Provost Emeritus/ Professor
Retired from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Diane Howes 
Director Clinical Integration & Practice Optimization
Southcoast Physicians Group

Maegan Powers
Vice President of Retail Event Operations
Summit Retail Solutions

Michelle Saltmarsh
Anne Whiting Real Estate


Scott Dubois – Vice Chair

Beth Sylvia Caldwell – Immediate Past Chair
Vice President
Caldwell Architectural Associates

Jennifer Olivier, CPA – Treasurer
CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP


Anthony Baird
Director of Corporate Program Development
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Jennifer Downing
Executive Director
Leadership SouthCoast

Deidre Fountain
VP of Human Resources

Donald Hartley
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones

Joseph Lopes
VP Loan Officer
BayCoast Bank

Maria Rebelo
Branch Manager
New Bedford Credit Union

Warley Williams
Assistant Principal
Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School