Four Appointed to Board of Trustees
Four new members have been elected to the Bay Path University Board of Trustees: Dr. Andrew Lam, an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School; Lynn E. Pellerano ’11 G’13, customer service director, document management services and data quality for MassMutual Financial Group in Springfield; and Tania Barber G’09, president/CEO of Caring Health Center, will each serve a three-year term effective July 2017. Andrea Hill-Cataldo, founder and president of Johnson & Hill Staffing, was elected to the Board of Trustees at the May 2018 meeting.
Dr. Andrew Lam is a nationally-recognized retinal surgeon and the author of two books: Saving Sight, an Amazon bestseller about his work as an eye surgeon, and Two Sons of China, a novel of the Second World War that won Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year for military fiction. His writing has appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post. A graduate of Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he is currently an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He resides in Longmeadow, MA, where he is a member of the Finance Committee. Dr. Lam also volunteers in his hometown in a number of ways, from the Center School Council to the Longmeadow Soccer Association to the Republican Town Committee. He is also a member of the Century Club.
Lynn Pellerano ’11 G’13 is very committed to the mission of Bay Path. She earned her bachelor of science in business administration through the One Day Program, and her Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Entrepreneurial Thinking and Innovative Practices. Since 2015 she has been a member of Bay Path’s Alumni Association Council, and in 2017 was named president of the Council, leading to her seat on the Board of Trustees representing all alumni. Her dedication to Bay Path spans far beyond her involvement with the council, however. Pellerano has been a donor to the University’s Millennium Society since 2015, and has supported the Carpe Diem fund, BOLD Women’s fund, One Day Strong, and the 2017 inaugural President’s Gala. She currently serves as a mentor through the newly-launched “Project Grow,” a Pass the Torch program for online students enrolled in The American Women’s College at Bay Path University.
Tania Barber G’09 is the president/CEO of Caring Health Center. She leads the only federally-funded (Section 330) Community Health Center in the city of Springfield. Barber joined CHC in 1996, and was named president/CEO in 2013. Barber earned an MBA in Entrepreneurial Thinking and Innovative Practices from Bay Path University in 2009, and has remained actively involved since graduating. She was honored for her leadership and dedication to community service and improvement at the 2016 Women’s Leadership Conference where she was named to the 21st Century Women Business Leaders Hall of Fame. Barber earned her bachelor of administration in organizational management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst University Without Walls. She sits on several boards including the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, the Regional Employment Board, and Health New England. Most recently, Barber was elected to serve as a Corporator for Florence Savings Bank.
Andrea Hill-Cataldo is the new chair of the Bay Path University Advisory Council. She is also the founder and president of Johnson & Hill Staffing Services, Inc. Johnson & Hill is a woman-owned staffing company with offices in West Springfield and Northampton that service Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut. It is the area’s leading firm specializing in administrative, accounting, legal and professional staffing. Hill-Cataldo worked in Boston and Cambridge, MA, for national staffing firms before relocating to Western Massachusetts in 1995 to form Johnson & Hill. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Isenberg School of Management, where she earned her bachelor’s in business administration with a concentration in marketing and a minor in economics. She is a longtime resident of Longmeadow, MA, where she lives with her husband and son. Like many of the employees at Johnson & Hill, community involvement has long been a passion for Hill-Cataldo, who volunteers her time to local organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters, St. Mary’s Academy in Longmeadow, and Girls, Inc. among others.