Executive Board of Directors

UTEC’s Board of Directors is a dedicated group of individuals who are committed to social and economic success for young people with proven risk factors. Our Board of Directors includes 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.

Joe Avellone 
Corporate Senior Vice President
PAREXEL
Residence: Wellesley, MA
Joe Babiec, Vice President
Managing Partner
Mission First Strategy, LLC
Residence: Boston, MA
David Brown, Treasurer
Vice President, Commercial Lending 
Enterprise Bank and Community Trust
Residence: Westford, MA
Richard Cavanaugh, President
Founding Partner, Common Grow, LLC
Board member since: 2006
Residence: Petersham, MA
Belinda Juran 
Partner
WilmerHale 
Residence: Lowell, M

Joe Avellone
Corporate Senior Vice President, PAREXEL  |  Residence: Wellesley, MA

Joe Babiec
Vice President, Managing Partner, Mission First Strategy, LLC  |  Residence: Boston, MA

David Brown, Treasurer  
Vice President, Commercial Lending, Enterprise Bank and Community Trust  |  Residence: Westford, MA

Richard Cavanaugh, President
Founding Partner, Common Grow, LLC  |  Residence: Petersham, MA

Belinda Juran
Partner, WilmerHale  |  Residence: Lowell, MA

Kenneth Lavallee
Security Specialist / Asst. Vice President, Enterprise Bank and Trust Company  |  Former Chief of Lowell Police Department  |  Residence: Chelmsford, MA

M. Scott Mellen
President & CEO, wTe Corporation  |  Residence: Wayland, MA

Tim Nichols
Chief of Organizational Effectiveness, Ropes and Gray LLP   |  Residence: Newton, MA

Susan Smith, Clerk/Secretary
Student Support Services, Lowell High School (retired)  |  Residence: Lowell, MA