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 – Board Chair
    Vice President and Associate General Counsel
    Acushnet Company

    Jennifer Olivier, CPA – Treasurer 
    CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP

    Chris Hodgson, Immediate Past Chair
    Coastal Financial

    Board of Directors

    Starlene Alves
    Alves | Santos PC

    Atty. Christopher Cassara
    Partridge, Snow & Hahn LLP

    Monte Ferris, Jr.
    Major Account Executive
    RDA Insurance

    Donald Hartley
    Financial Advisor
    OceanPoint Investment Solutions

    Jacqueline Gannon Somerville, PhD, RN
    Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
    Southcoast Health

    Shanna Howell, Ph.D. – Vice Chair
    Dean of New Bedford BCC Campus
    Bristol Community College

    Jennifer St. Pierre, CPA – Clerk
    CFO & Treasurer










    Ann Auger 
    VP Commercial Loan Officer
    BayCoast Bank

    Francine Ferguson
    SVP, Senior Retail Banking Officer
    Bristol County Savings Bank

    Christopher Fortier
    Chief Pharmacy Officer
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Maegan Powers
    Vice President of Retail Event Operations
    Summit Retail Solutions

    Amilton Tavares, Jr.
    Licensed Real Estate Agent
    ReMax Vantage