Mike Aspinwall '75, Trustee
Mike Aspinwall ’75, management, is in his second term as a WPI trustee, having joined the board in 2014. He has an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is CEO and co-founder at Stability Health, a digital health company providing advanced diabetes care to patients with complex diabetes and related cardio-metabolic diseases. Aspinwall has served on several WPI advisory boards, on the Tech Advisors Network, and as a trustee mentor.
Terri Camesano, Dean and Professor
Terri Camesano is WPI’s inaugural full-time dean of graduate studies (since 2014) and a professor of chemical engineering, with appointments in civil and environmental engineering and biomedical engineering. Her PhD is in environmental engineering. She has been a WPI faculty member for 22 years. In her role as a dean, and as reflected by her numerous appointments, she advocates for all students and the integration of research and education in interdisciplinary training programs. Camesano was most recently selected as a fellow of the American Council on Education. She was a 2018 Fulbright Scholar, and she received the WPI Board of Trustees Chairman’s Exemplary Faculty Prize in 2014.
Jihan El Ouaragli, Graduate Student
Jihan El Ouaragli is a PhD student in civil engineering focusing on smart thermal energy storage and thermal comfort. Her research interests lie at the intersection of energy storage and smart materials using multidisciplinary computational and experimental study approaches. She has served as a research assistant, teaching assistant, and graduate mentor for NSF-REU programs within the Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering Department. El Ouaragli is also a graduate fellow in the Women Research and Mentorship Program (WRAMP), a Pre-Collegiate Outreach Program for young women to explore STEM research. She recently won the WPI 3MT 2022 Best Presentation and People’s Choice Award. El Ouaragli holds a MEng degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Ecole Mohammadia d'Ingénieurs (Rabat, Morocco). She is from Chefchaouen, Morocco.
Dominic Golding, Teaching Professor
Dominic Golding, teaching professor in the Department of Integrative & Global Studies, joined WPI in 2007. He is the director of the WPI project centers for Nantucket and London where the project sponsors typically involve a mix of government agencies, museums, and non-profit social service organizations. He has also advised student projects in various other global project center locations, including Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, and Switzerland. He received his B.A. in geography from Oxford University. He received his PhD in geography from Clark University, where his research focused on occupational hazards and the social issues of risk assessment and risk management.
Marni Hall '97, Trustee
Marni Hall ’97, chemistry and social sciences and policy studies, is in her second term as a WPI trustee, joining the board in 2016. She has a PhD from Columbia University. She is VP & GM Regulatory Science and Strategy at IQVIA, which uses data, technology, and advanced analytics to help its clients advance medical research and healthcare. The 2017 winner of the Boynton Award, Hall is a trustee mentor and has served on several WPI advisory boards
George Heineman, Associate Professor
George Heineman, associate professor, computer science, joined WPI in 1996. He received his PhD from Columbia University. Crediting his understanding and practice of computer programming for most of his professional and personal accomplishments, he aims to help WPI students recognize their power to solve problems that make the world a better place. His teaching of both undergraduate and graduate students focuses on software engineering, which sets the standard of professional excellence and demonstrates how students can be "more than just programmers." He has been a visiting researcher at BBN Technologies and MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
Jeremy Hitchcock '04, Trustee
Jeremy Hitchcock ’04, management information systems, is in his first term as a WPI trustee, joining the board in 2017. He is founder and chair of Minim, a Wi-Fi management and IoT security startup based in Manchester, N.H. He is also a co-founder and the former CEO of Dyn. Recognized as Innovator of the Year (2015), Hitchcock is a trustee mentor and has served on several WPI advisory boards and on the Tech Advisors Network.
Sharon Johnson, Professor
Sharon Johnson, professor in The Business School, teaches industrial engineering, health systems innovation, and operational excellence. She received her PhD from Cornell University. A founding member of the Healthcare Delivery Institute, Johnson's research explores the impact of lean improvement methods in healthcare settings, as well as applying systems modeling approaches to design more effective healthcare delivery processes. In 2019, she was awarded the Chairman’s Exemplary Faculty Prize for excelling in faculty performance, including teaching, research and scholarship, and advising.
Joyce Kline '87, Trustee
Joyce Kline ’87, mechanical engineering, is in her second term as a WPI trustee, having joined the board in 2016. She has an MBA from MIT. She is managing director at Accenture where she’s focused on applied intelligence, aerospace and defense, and digital transformation. Recipient of both Boynton and Taylor Awards from the Alumni Association, Kline is a past president of the Alumni Association, a trustee mentor, and a member of the Women’s Impact Network.
Arnold Lane, Director of Multicultural Education and Community Engagement
Arnold Lane, director of multicultural education and community engagement, a newly created position, joined WPI in October 2020 as assistant director in the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA). He has a BA from the University of New Haven, a master’s from Springfield College, and an MBA from Winston-Salem University. A student-centered practitioner and advocate for equity and inclusion, his focus is on student success. Lane is responsible for developing educational strategies to support diverse student populations in STEM while also preparing WPI scholars to enter a diverse workforce. Aligned with a creative vision as well as a passion for equity and inclusion, he most recently served on the Mental Health & Well-being Task Force and is on the Mental Health Implementation Team.
Francesca Maltese, Trustee
Francesca Maltese, retired director of governmental and community affairs at O'Connell Development Group, a commercial development firm, is in her final term as a WPI trustee, having joined the board in 2008. A member and past chair of the facilities and infrastructure committee when WPI built the Innovation Studio/Messenger Hall and Unity Hall, she is also an advocate for renovating and improving older campus buildings. Maltese has a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in Regional Planning, both from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Erica Mason '96, Trustee
Erica Mason ’96, biotechnology and social sciences and policy studies, is in her second term as a WPI trustee, having joined the board in 2013. Her education extended to doctoral studies in biology and courses in architecture and design. She is an artist, focusing on portraiture and abstract landscapes. The 2016 winner of the Boynton Award, she is a member of the campaign executive committee for Beyond These Towers—the current and largest fundraising campaign in WPI’s history. Mason also serves on the executive committee of the Women’s Impact Network and is a trustee mentor.
Neil McDonough, Trustee
Neil McDonough, chairman of Flexcon Holdings Trust and former president and CEO of FLEXcon, a materials science company and the global leader in coated and laminated films, is in his final term as a WPI trustee, joining the board in 2011. His service to WPI and the Worcester community runs in the family; his father was also a WPI trustee. McDonough’s company sponsors projects for WPI students and hires WPI graduates.
Karen Tegan Padir '90, MBA '95, Parent '19, '21; Trustee
Karen Tegan Padir '90, BSCS, MBA '95 is in her third term as a WPI trustee, having joined the board in 2008. She is also a WPI parent with two daughters earning their bachelor's degrees in 2019 and 2021. She is the senior vice president of Digital Product & Technology at binx health, a healthcare technology and diagnostics company that makes routine testing convenient by enabling access to care where people live, work, study, and shop. The 2010 winner of the Boynton Award, Padir serves on the executive committee of the Women's Impact Network and is a trustee mentor.
Sue Roberts '92, Professor and Department Head
Sue Roberts ’92, is is professor and department head of Chemical Engineering. She received her B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from WPI and her PhD in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University. As a teacher, scholar, and leader, Roberts has been recognized with enumerate awards including the NSF Career Award, NAE’s Frontiers in Engineering Education Workshop selectee, and NIH’s Biomedical Engineering Diversity Prize. Roberts is passionate about faculty advocacy and is part of the NSF Advance team that has pioneered new approaches and mentoring structures for mid-career faculty at WPI and beyond. Roberts’ research is funded by federal agencies and industry and is aimed at development of bioprocesses for synthesis of plant natural products through application of cellular and metabolic engineering approaches. Roberts embraces mentoring and teaching students in a research context and sees WPI as the ideal environment for faculty and students to collaborate to solve complex interdisciplinary research questions in an inclusive and supportive culture.
Jessica Sabourin, Director of Student Aid and Financial Literacy
Jessica Sabourin, director of student aid and financial literacy, joined WPI in July 2019. She has a BS from UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management and an MBA from Anna Maria College. Her higher education experience spans student accounts, student loans, collections, financial aid, and fundraising operations. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she and her team led the strategic work to ensure that students with the most financial need received funding. This included governmental assistance and the development, funding, and implementation of the COVID Emergency Assistance Fund at WPI. Most recently Sabourin collaborated with campus partners to re-write the institutional financial aid policy for the benefit of student mental health.
Donna Stock, Parent '11, Vice President of University Advancement
Donna Stock is vice president of university advancement and a WPI parent with a son earning his bachelor's degree in 2011. In her role, she's responsible for building and sustaining relationships with alumni, donors, parents, friends, and advocates for WPI to secure the vital resources and connections that add lasting value. She has a BA from Colby College and is a certified fundraising executive (CFRE). Stock joined WPI in July 2006 and took on the leadership role in September 2020, a natural extension of her work as campaign co-chair of Beyond These Towers, the $500 million comprehensive campaign combining philanthropy and research funding. In addition to alumni relations and leadership and planned giving, she oversees government, community, and corporate relations.
Karen Troy, Professor
Karen Troy, professor, biomedical engineering, joined WPI in 2013. She received her PhD from the University of Iowa. With expertise in quantitative image analysis, computational modeling, biomechanics, and working with healthy and clinical human populations, she teaches and conducts research in biomedical engineering and orthopaedic biomechanics. Her teaching includes physical and computational experiments that explore this link between whole body biomechanics and the physiologic response of our musculoskeletal system and she aims to connect more theoretical concepts to everyday experiences.
Myles Walton '97, Trustee
Myles Walton ’97, mechanical engineering with a concentration in aerospace engineering, is in his first term as a WPI trustee, joining the board in 2021. He has a PhD from MIT. He is managing director at UBS, a global firm providing financial services in over 50 countries. A past president of the Alumni Association and inaugural chair of the WPI Hall of Luminaries Committee, Walton was the 2017 recipient of the Washburn Young Alumni Award, and he received the Boynton Award in 2012.
Micah Wilde '23, Undergraduate Student
Micah Wilde ’23 is a biomedical engineering major with a minor in biology. Current president of the Student Government Association (SGA), she began her SGA service in representing students in her first year at WPI. She is from Fort Worth, Texas.
David LaPré '74, Trustee, Committee Chair
David LaPré '74, engineering/life sciences, is in his second term as a WPI trustee, having joined the board in 2015. David is currently President of DGL Advisors, a consultancy focused on advising leaders in the bio-pharma industry. He previously worked for Roche (known as Genentech in the United States), the world's largest biotechnology company and global leader in in-vitro diagnostics, where he held senior executive roles in Technical Operations both in the United States and Switzerland. David received an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business. In 2014, he was awarded the Robert H. Goddard Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement by the WPI Board of Trustees and the Alumni Association.
Lauren Turner, Search Partner, WPI Talent & Inclusion
Lauren Turner is senior vice president of talent & inclusion/chief diversity officer, having joined WPI in January 2022. She received her PhD in leadership and organizational studies from the Robert J. Manning School of Business at UMass Lowell. She oversees all aspects of WPI’s human resources and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) functions, including compensation, benefits, talent acquisition, performance management, learning and development, organizational development, employee engagement, labor and employee relations, HR information systems, data and analytics, DEI, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.