Board of Directors


Chair of the Board
Kim Perry, Waring-Sullivan Funeral Home

Ron Ellis, Edward Jones

Carl Taber, BayCoast Bank

Vice Chair of Government Affairs
William Burns, Southcoast Health Systems

Vice Chair of Community Affairs
Chris Howard, First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union

Vice Chair of Economic Affairs
Rose Lopes, Sylvia Group

Vice Chair of Membership
Jeff Pagliuca, Bristol County Savings Bank

Immediate Past Chair
Dave Maher, Lockheed Martin


Nathan Araujo, R4L Management
Henry Arruda, WJFD-FM
Cheryl Bartlett, New Bedford Community Health Center
Kevin Carando, Acushnet Company
Kathy Carter, Charlton College of Business, UMASS-Dartmouth
Paul Chasse, REALTOR® Association of Southeastern Massachusetts
Dr. Laura Douglas, Bristol Community College
Stephen W. Connulty, Paul & Dixon Insurance
Gail Fortes, YWCA of Southeastern Massachusetts
Jeffrey Glassman, Darn It, Inc.
Doug Glassman, SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford & Marion / Middleboro
Ellen Gitlin, Diversified Marketing Group
Luke Lehman, BankFive
Chuck Lord, AHEAD
Lynne Mastera, Precix
Douglas Rodrigues, JMR & Company
Kristy Roussel, Lafrance Hospitality
Derek Santos, New Bedford Economic Development Council
Carmen Sylvester, Southern Mass Credit Union
Mike Tavares, Horacio’s, Inc
Robert Unger, Unger LeBlanc


Directors Emeritus

Joel E. Burns