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

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

Christopher M. Hodgson – Clerk
Coastal Financial

Board of Directors

Ann Auger
VP Commercial Loan Officer
BayCoast Bank

Jennifer Downing
Executive Director
Leadership SouthCoast

Deidre Fountain
VP of Human Resources

Donald Hartley
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones

Joseph Lopes
Commercial Loan Officer
Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation

Nancy McFadden
Coordinator Field Education
Retired from Bridgewater State University

Joan Pilling
Branch Manager
Bristol County Savings Bank

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



Scott Dubois – Vice Chair

Robert Pielech, CPA – Treasurer
CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP




Atty. Christopher Cassara
Partridge, Snow & Hahn LLP

Kim Ferreira
Executive Director
Mass in Motion

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

Diane Howes 
Director Clinical Integration & Practice Optimization
Southcoast Physicians Group

Robert Manny
Chief Operating Officer
Pure Haven

Vernon Miles
Branch Manager
RMS Mortgage

Maria Rebelo
Branch Manager
New Bedford Credit Union