Executive Board of Directors

UTEC’s Board of Directors is a diverse and dedicated group of Greater Lowell residents. Our Board of Directors includes youth alumni, business leaders, and community advocates. The Board sets organizational policy, provides fiscal oversight, supports fundraising efforts, evaluates the Executive Director, and serves as ambassadors for UTEC’s mission.

UTEC lost our beloved, founding Board President, Steve Pearlswig, on February 27, 2009. Through his involvement in the Lowell Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA), Steve was integrally involved in the establishent of UTEC from Day One. He was the true leader of a partnership between the DNA, the City of Lowell's Streetworker Program (representing various youth leaders in the City), St. Anne's Church (where UTEC was first located), and Community Teamwork (UTEC's fiscal sponsor during our first 5 years).  Although he served as UTEC's founding Board President during our first 10 years, Steve's impact within UTEC was much more than this one role. He was a caring, loyal, passionate, and deeply dedicated friend and mentor to staff and teens in our agency. We continue to miss him, appreciate him, and will always honor and tribute his legacy through UTEC.

Rich Cavanaugh, President
Founding Partner
Gallagher & Cavanaugh, LLP

Joe Babiec, Vice President
Managing Partner
Mission First Strategy, LLC

David Brown, Treasurer
Commercial Lending Officer
Enterprise Bank and Community Trust

Susan Smith, Secretary
Student Support Services 
Lowell Public Schools

Jim Geraghty
Executive Director
Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management


Ken Lavallee
Security Specialist and Bank Officer
Enterprise Bank
Former Chief of Lowell Police

Kathy Muldoon
Homeless Prevention Community Liaison
Community Teamwork, Inc

Chirayu Patel
Financial Analyst
Raytheon Company

Belinda Juran 

Joe Avellone
Corporate Senior Vice President