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Board of Trustees

Becker College is governed by a 16-member Board of Trustees. As a collective body, the trustees hold the authority and responsibility to ensure the fulfillment of the College’s mission and are ultimately responsible for the College’s fiscal health. The board selects and appoints the President and approves policy, while operations and management of the College are vested in the President.

Full Board Meetings:

2020 – 2022

October 2, 2020
February 12, 2021
June 4, 2021
October 8, 2021
February 11, 2022
June 3, 2022

Christine L. Cassidy ’14 – Chair

Year of Initial Appointment – 2015Christine Cassidy

Christine Cassidy is senior vice president and chief communications officer at Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP). She joined FCHP in 2002 and has held various communications-related roles. She currently serves on FCHP’s Community Relations and Community Benefits Grant committees. Prior to joining FCHP, Cassidy was the editor of The Lancaster Times and North County Family & Health. She also spent 15 years at the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company in Boston. Cassidy is a member of the United Way of Central Massachusetts’ Women’s Initiative and was recognized as a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Central and Western Mass. Cassidy was recently honored as an Outstanding Woman in Business by The Worcester Business Journal. To see a story about the award, go to

John H. Budd – Secretary

Year of Initial Appointment – 2011

John Budd

John Budd received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Iowa. He relocated to Worcester in 1966 after serving three years as a captain in the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Since 1998, John has been of counsel with the Worcester-based law firm of Mirick, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP. Prior to joining the firm, John was senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of the Paul Revere Companies for 21 years and a staff attorney for 10 years prior. His professional and community affiliations include: member and former president, Association of Life Insurance Counsel; former chair, board of directors, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care; trustee, UMass Memorial Health Care; chair and former campaign chair, United Way of Central Massachusetts Investment Committee; campaign co-chair, Friends of Rogers-Kennedy Restoration; and commissioner, City of Worcester Civic Center Commission. John and his wife, Dawn, live in Worcester and are the parents of three children and have eight grandchildren.

Scott Conti

Year of Appointment – 2006-2018; Year of Reappointment – 2020

Scott Conti is Project Manager for MassDOT Rail & Transit Division, Boston, responsible for capital improvements on 300 miles of MassDOT-owned rail lines. He previously was President of Capital Properties Inc. in Providence, was President/COO of Providence and Worcester Railroad Company, and  Co-Superintendent/Assistant Project Engineer at Perini Corporation in Framingham. Scott is a graduate of Norwich University (Northfield, VT), where he received a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Railway Engineering & Maintenance of Way Association, and serves on the Board of Directors on the New England Railroad Club (past President), Kiwanis Club of Worcester, and Queen Lake Association.


Rebecca B. Crocker

Year of Initial Appointment – 2018Rebecca Crocker

Rebecca B. Crocker, who previously served as a Corporator of Becker for several years, currently resides in Florida. A native of Worcester, MA, she has many connections to Becker and the Worcester community. Crocker was a Corporator at Worcester Art Museum for many years, and served as co-chair of their popular The Cookbook II. She dedicated many years as a CASA (court-appointed special advocate) in the Worcester Juvenile Court System, served on several UMass Memorial Hospital committees, where she was a co-chair of a fundraising event for the institution, and numerous other boards throughout the community.


Daniel A. DelMastro ’70 LJC – Treasurer

Year of Initial Appointment – 2018

Daniel DelMastro

Daniel A. DelMastro is the founder and president of Aero-Med, Ltd., a medical and hospital equipment business in Glastonbury, CT. He founded the company in 1985 and incorporated it in 1988. With five warehouse locations across the country (CT, FL, TX, IL and NV) to meet customer delivery expectations, Aero-Med provides a wide range of disposable dental and medical supplies. The company recently became a division of Fortune 15 health services group Cardinal Health, and further expanded its international partnerships.

DelMastro graduated from Leicester Junior College (now Becker College) in 1970 and went on to study at American International College.


Jeff Goodsill

Year of Initial Appointment – 2018Jeff Goodsell

Jeff Goodsill is a leading interactive entertainment executive, having run several top game development studios in North America. He has shipped numerous award-winning and critically acclaimed titles in multiple genres, including Age of Empires, NASCAR Racing, Titan Quest, and Dawn of War. He was the general manager at Ensemble Studios, general manager and producer of Papyrus Racing Games, president and executive producer of Iron Lore Entertainment, general manager of Stomp Games, a Tencent Company, and vice president of Dailybreak CP LLC. He is an active pilot and lives in eastern Massachusetts with his two children and wife Martha.


Cheryl M. Lapriore – Vice Chair

Year of Initial Appointment – 2015

Cheryl Lapriore

Cheryl Lapriore is the senior vice president, chief of staff, and chief marketing officer for UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc. (UMMHC) and the president of UMass Memorial Health Ventures, the holding company for all of the UMMHC outside (non-hospital) business enterprises. Prior to joining UMMHC, she was the vice president of corporate relations at The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. and served as the president of The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation, Inc. She also served as vice president and chief of staff to the president of Allmerica Financial Life Insurance and Annuity Company. She is active in several local community organizations, including the Worcester Chamber of Commerce, the Worcester Business Development Corporation, Community Health Link, the Women’s Initiative of the United Way of Central Massachusetts, and the Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance.

Frances E. Polito, ’68 

Year of Initial Appointment – 1996Fran Polito

Fran Polito received her associate’s degree from Becker College in 1968, and a B.S. in business from Worcester State College and a master’s degree in health-care administration from Clark University in 1983. She was employed as a health care administrator/executive at the Fallon Clinic in Worcester for 24 years and at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Boston for 2-1/2 years. Fran is a life member of the Medical Group Management Association (National & State) and is a certified medical practice executive in the American College of Medical Practice Executives. She currently serves on the board of directors of Seven Hills Foundation.

Dr. Gregory Pogue ’70

Year of Initial Appointment – 2018

Gregory Pogue

Dr. Gregory Pogue ’70 is vice president and chief human resources officer at the College of New Jersey, where he is responsible for policy, procedures, compliance, and EEO/AA/Diversity. A native of Elizabeth, NJ, he has authored numerous articles and a book, Employee Assistance Programs on Liberal Arts Campuses. Pogue currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Trinity United Methodist Church, and is trained as a Stephen’s Minister. He has also served on several advisory boards and councils including the YMCA of Union County, NJ, and Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, NJ. In 1970, Pogue earned an associate of science degree from Becker Junior College and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree from Nichols College, an MBA from Wagner College, and a doctorate in business administration from Argosy University-Sarasota. He is currently pursuing a Master’s of Theological Studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Becker College recognized Pogue in 2015 with the Gabe Simon Award (athletics) and, in 2018, with an Honorary Degree in Humane Letters.

Eurayshia Williams Reed 

Year of Initial Appointment – 2019

Eurayshia Williams Reed ’05, who earned an associate’s degree at Becker College, is a resident of Whitinsville, Mass., and the owner of Shi-Shi’s Lounge, a salon in Worcester. She is a chartering member the Central Massachusetts (MA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, and currently serves as its nominating chair. She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors at the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, as co-chair of the Diverse Professional Roundtable, as a member of the Worcester Women’s Leadership Conference Committee, and as a member of the Worcester Technical High School Cosmetology Advisory Board. She received the honor of Small Business of the Year from the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2016. She is married to Kenneth A. Reed, III.

Edward J. Wilson

Year of Initial Appointment – 2018

Edward Wilson

Edward J. Wilson is co-founder, CFO, and Publisher of Wilson Language Training (WLT) Corporation, which is dedicated to “Literacy for All” and strives to empower individual educators, schools, and districts to achieve literacy with all students in their care. He and his wife, Barbara, founded WLT in 1985 and have devoted over three decades to the education of children and adults with dyslexia and successfully scaling up the work of the company, leading the transition from a private learning center model to a 200+ employee company. A resident of Amesbury, he has served on the Board of Directors for the New England Branch of the Orton Dyslexia Society for six years, the Executive Board of the International Dyslexia Association for seven years, and was the founding treasurer of the International Multisensory Structured Language Council. Wilson attended Northeastern University. In 2010, Ed and Barbara Wilson each received an Honorary Degree in Humane Letters from Becker.



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