The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Advisory Board

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences' Dean’s Advisory Board provides the opportunity for supportive alumni and friends to utilize their influence and resources to promote the future success of the College. Each of our members welcomes the opportunity to advocate for the College and assist the Dean in securing the funds necessary to enhance undergraduate and graduate programs, faculty and administrative support, and forward-looking research within the departments. The Advisory Board's priority is to advance the College as a whole.

Correspondence to the Dean's Advisory Board should be sent to the SBS development office.

Sharon BlandChief Equity and Inclusion Officer, Montgomery College, Office of the President Bethesda/Rockville, MD
Sean Dandley '85 President, TPx CommunicationsYork, ME
David Der Hagopian '72 Principal, Quanah Capital CorporationWinter Park, FL
Daniel Feder '84  Managing Director, Investments, University of Michigan

St. Louis, MO/Ann Arbor, MI

Benjamin Happ ’98 Head of Marketing and Investor Relations, Myriad Asset ManagementHong Kong, China/Concord, MA
Melissa James ’10  President, Founder & CEO, The Tech Connection, Inc.Milton/Boston, MA
Vinayak Rao '15 Strategic Partnerships & Business Development—Games, FacebookSan Francisco, CA
Naomi Seligman ’95  Co-Founder, Tower26Los Angeles/Santa Monica, CA
Tenzin Thargay '18Foreign service Officer, U.S. Department of StateWashington DC
Kabir Prabhu Thatte '16 Director of the Chair's Office, Democratic National CommitteeWashington, DC
Tejasi Thatte Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Congressman Tony CárdenasWashington, DC
Jean L. Vogel ’82 Premier Services Solutions Sales Professional, Microsoft CorporationArtlington, VA/Chevy Chase, MD


Henry Barr ’68 Senior Partner, Barr and Cole, Attorneys at LawNewton, MA
Scott Burke ’84 Managing Partner, Morrison Mahoney LLPBoston, MA
Michelle Cardinal '89CEO & Co-Founder, Rain the Growth AgencyPortland OR
Kent Elwell '83 VP of Sales, InvestX CapitalMorrisville PA
Christopher Greer '88Principal, Greer Anderson CapitalGreenwich, CT
George K. Hertz ’69Retired Chief of Staff, Massachusetts Port AuthorityWestwood, MA
Lew Hoff ’62President, EventXray and Executive Chairman, Addressograph BartizanNew York, NY
Danielle Hughes '91 CEO & Founder, Divine Capital MarketsNew York, NY
Bernie Jaworski '79Professor, Claremont Graduate UniversityClaremont CA
Kristen Keel '88 Retired, Vice President,  Financial Planning & Analysis at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, MA*Media PA
Alan LeBovidge ’64 Former Executive Director, Massachusetts Turnpike AuthorityBoston, MA
Lisa Noble ’76 CEO, Farmhouse Foods, Inc.Orinda, CA
The Honorable Christine Roach ’76Associate Justice, Massachusetts Superior CourtBoston, MA
Elizabeth Segers '81Partner, Empirical Research Partners LLCNew York NY
Christine G. Savage '92Partner, Choate Hall & Stewart LLPBoston, MA
Denise Gaudet '77Financial Services*Watertown MA
Julia Sears '99Executive Development Manager, Client Facing Systems - TIAA-CREFNew York NY