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

Christopher M. Hodgson – Chair
Coastal Financial

Jennifer Olivier, CPA – Treasurer 
CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP

Roland Giroux – Immediate Past Chair
Vice President/ General Counsel
Acushnet Company

Board of Directors

Ann Auger 
VP Commercial Loan Officer
BayCoast Bank

Cynthia Brown


Atty. Christopher Cassara
Partridge, Snow & Hahn LLP

Deidre Fountain
VP of Human Resources

Joseph Lopes
VP Loan Officer
BayCoast Bank

Maria Rebelo
Branch Manager
Santander Bank


Jennifer Downing – Vice Chair
Executive Director
Leadership SouthCoast

Scott Dubois – Clerk

Beth Sylvia Caldwell
Vice President
Caldwell Architectural Associates

Kim Ferreira
Coastal Foodshed

Donald Hartley
Financial Advisor
OceanPoint Investment Solutions

Maegan Powers
Vice President of Retail Event Operations
Summit Retail Solutions

Patrick Walsh
Manager, MA & RI
Balkun Title and Closing