A collaborative effort to enhance and sustain the momentum of Worcester’s renaissance

The Worcester Homecoming team is aimed at driving inclusive economic growth in the region and building a strong network of notable alumni who feel deeply connected to our city and community.

Our Team

Homecoming Board Co-Chairs

Kola Akindele, WPI

Sherri Pitcher, Notre Dame Academy

Board

Michael Angelini, Bowditch & Dewey

Melanie Bonsu, Saint Gobain

Roberta Brien, Worcester Business Development Corporation

Dennis Kerrigan, The Hanover Insurance Group

Jennifer Luisa, The Hanover Insurance Group

Thomas Ryan, Brakeley Briscoe

Peter Stanton, Worcester Business Journal

Carolyn Stempler, Carolyn & June Designs, Inc.

Executive Director

Karen Duffy, Duffy Advisors

Expat Committee

Peter Stanton, Worcester Business Journal

Paul Demoga, Community Representative

Edward Madaus, Community Representative

Thomas Ryan, Brakely Briscoe

Catherine Dean, Community Representative

Patti Peterleitner, Community Representative

Fundraising Committee

Michael Collins, UMass Chan Medical School

Ralph Crowley, Jr., Polar Beverages

John Roche, The Hanover Insurance Group

Fiscal Sponsor

Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce

Finance Committee

Kola Akindele, WPI

Karen Duffy, Duffy Advisors

Michael Angelini, Bowditch & Dewey

Dennis Kerrigan, The Hanover Insurance Group

Marketing Committee

Jennifer Luisa, The Hanover Insurance Group

Karen Pappalardo, Designer

Deborah Penta, PENTA Communications, Inc.

Program Committee

Roberta Brien, Worcester Business Development Corporation

Che Anderson, UMass Chan Medical School

Troy Siebels, The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts

Carolyn Stempler, Carolyn & June Designs, Inc.

Melanie Bonsu, Saint-Gobain