Worcester Homecoming is a collaborative effort to enhance and sustain the momentum of Worcester’s renaissance, while at the same time bolstering recovery efforts from the pandemic. We want to drive inclusive economic growth in the region and build a network of notable alumni who feel deeply connected to the city and our community.

Meet Our Team

Homecoming Chairs
Kola A. Akindele,
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Sherri Pitcher,
Fontaine Brothers

Executive Committee
Michael P. Angelini,
Bowditch & Dewey

Dennis Kerrigan,
The Hanover Insurance Group

Kate McEvoy,
UMass Memorial Health

Peter Stanton,
Worcester Business Journal

Thomas Ryan,
Brakeley Briscoe Inc.

Jen Luisa,
The Hanover Insurance Group

Expat Committee
Peter Stanton,
Worcester Business Journal

Thomas Ryan,
Brakeley Briscoe

Catherine Deane

Ed Madaus

Paul Demoga

Finance Committee
Michael F. Collins,
UMass Chan Medical School

Ralph Crowley, Jr.,
Polar Beverages

John C. Roche,
The Hanover Insurance Group

Marketing Committee
Christine Cassidy,
Fallon Health

Jen Luisa,
The Hanover Insurance Group

Deborah Penta,
PENTA Communications, Inc.

Program Committee
Che Anderson,
UMass Chan Medical School

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

Carolyn Stempler,
Greater Worcester Community Foundation

Project Manager
Mary Mackenzie

Ex-Officio
Edward M. Augustus, Jr., City Manager,
City of Worcester

Joseph M. Petty, Mayor,
City of Worcester

Karyn Polito, Lt. Governor,
Commonwealth of MA

James P. McGovern, Congressman,
US House of Representatives, Commonwealth of MA