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 Christine Wais, Assistant Dean for Alumni Relations and Development. 

Michelle Cardinal ’89 CEO and Founder, R2C GroupPortland, OR
Sean Dandley ’85President, TPx East, TPx CommunicationsWaltham, MA
Daniel Feder '84 Managing Director, Investments, University of MichiganAnn 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.Boston, MA
Kristen Keel ’88 Retired, Former Undersecretary for Administration and Finance, Commonwealth of MA and VP of Financial Planning and Analysis, Harvard Pilgrim Health CareBoston, MA
Christine (Solt) Savage ’92 Partner, Choate, Hall & StewartBoston, MA
Eliza Shirazi ’13 Entrepreneur, Kick It by ElizaBoston, MA
Naomi Seligman ’95 Co-Founder, Tower26Los Angeles, CA
Tenzin Dawa Thargay '18 Founder and Director, Project YETIBoston, MA
Kabir Prabhu Thatte '16 Research Associate, Freedman Consulting, LLCWashington, DC
Jean L. Vogel ’82 Premier Services Solutions Sales Professional, Microsoft CorporationChevy Chase, MD
John A. Hird Dean, College of Social and Behavioral SciencesAmherst, MA


Henry Barr ’68 Senior Partner, Barr and Cole, Attorneys at LawNewton, MA
Scott Burke ’84 Managing Partner, Morrison Mahoney LLPBoston, MA
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
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