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MCPHS University President Charles F. Monahan, Jr. BSP '62

MCPHS University President Charles F. Monahan, Jr. BSP '62

A 1962 graduate of MCPHS University with a bachelor's degree in pharmacy, Charles F. Monahan Jr. became the fifth president of MCPHS University in 1997 after 35 years as a practicing pharmacist and successful businessman. Prior to his inauguration as president, Mr. Monahan served as a member of the University's Board of Trustees for eighteen years and spent the last six years as the chairman of the board.

Under President Monahan's leadership, MCPHS University has experienced unprecedented growth in enrollment, physical facilities, research, and endowment.

MCPHS University Leadership

As the second-oldest and largest university of pharmacy in the country, MCPHS University has a legacy of exceptional leadership that has kept us on the cutting edge of healthcare education. The MCPHS University spirit of innovation and our continued pursuit of excellence are championed by our leaders. The entire staff at MCPHS University shares a deep dedication to forwarding the healthcare industry by training future generations of professionals across all disciplines.

MCPHS University's volunteer board members are entrusted with the highest fiduciary duty to make all final binding decisions related to the management of the University. We are grateful for each dedicated member of this highly respected and diverse group, which provides the forward thinking and momentum that drives the University in new and exciting directions. The Trustees are appointed by the University Corporation, which is governed by the MCPHS University By-Laws.

  • Chester E. Babineau, Retired, Pepperell, Massachusetts
  • Gail P. Bucher, Retired, Concord, Massachusetts
  • Laura Chan, Retired, Stoneham, Massachusetts
  • Christopher Flynn, Flynn’s Pharmacy and Home Medical Equipment, Inc., Pittsfield, Massachusetts
  • Maryesther L. Fournier, Smith Drug, Wakefield, Massachusetts
  • Richard E. Griffin, Retired, Bedford, New Hampshire
  • Trish Hannon, New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Peter J. Healy, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Emery Johnson, Warren Associates Inc. Consulting Service, Allen, Texas
  • Gary J. Kerr, Baystate Health, Springfield, Massachusetts
  • James Lyons, Ex-Officio, Retired, Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
  • David Maher, Ex-Officio, Retired, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Michael Searvance, Dekalb Medical Center, Decatur, Georgia
  • Heidi Kantor Snyder, Drug World Pharmacies, New City, New York
  • Ronald P. Thiboutot, Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central PA, Harrisburg, PA
  • Karen Tubridy, Akebia Therapeutics, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Lesley Walls, Retired, Tulsa, Oklahoma


  • Richard E. Griffin, Chairman
  • Maryesther L. Fournier, Vice Chairman
  • Charles F. Monahan Jr, President
  • Christopher S. Flynn, Treasurer and Auditor
  • Richard J. Lessard, Assistant Treasurer
  • Laura H. Chan, Secretary
  • Deborah A. O'Malley, Assistant Secretary
  • Gail Phillips Bucher, SOSc, University Chaplain

Chairmen Emeriti

  • Jay Bikofsky, J.E.B. Consulting, Stockbridge, Massachusetts
  • David Maher, Retired, Salt Lake City, Utah

Trustees Emeriti

  • Jon C. Anderson
  • George D. Denmark
  • Lawrence B. DiBona
  • Richard W. Dudley
  • Mark Fuller
  • Ernest P. Gates Jr.
  • Theodore L. Iorio
  • Marguerite Johnson
  • Gregory H. Laham
  • James F. Lyons
  • Ronald Matricaria
  • Horace C. Moses III
  • Judith P. Ronshagen
  • Alex Schamroth
  • Catherine R. Shattuck
  • Milton N. Stamatos

The Vice President of Academic Affairs/Provost is responsible for all academic programs at the University. All MCPHS University faculty have appointments in one of the Schools or libraries within Academic Affairs.

Caroline S. Zeind, Vice President for Academic Affairs / Provost
BA, PharmD, University of Tennessee

  • Delia Castro Anderson, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education; Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
    BA, University of Rhode Island; MA, University of South Carolina; PhD, University of Southern Mississippi
  • Morris S. Berman, Dean, School of Optometry - Worcester
    MS, OD, University of Houston
  • Linda D. Boyd, Dean, Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene
    AS, Mt. Hood Community College; BS, Oregon State University; MS, Tufts University; EdD, Portland State University
  • Paul DiFrancesco, Dean, School of Pharmacy–Boston
    BS, Northeastern University; MPA, Suffolk University; EdD, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Carol Eliadi, Dean of Graduate Nursing Studies, School of Nursing, Boston
    BSN, University of Massachusetts Amherst; MSN, University of Massachusetts Lowell; EdD, University of Massachusetts Amherst; JD, Massachusetts School of Law
  • Jacinda Felix-Haro, Interim Dean of Students
    AS, Roxbury Community College
  • Sue Gorman, Executive Director for Academic Affairs
    BS, Bentley University; MBA, Suffolk University
  • Richard Kaplan, Dean of Library and Learning Resources
    BA, MLS, University at Albany
  • Barbara A. Macaulay, Associate Provost, Academic Innovation
    BS, Springfield College; MEd, Worcester State College; EdD, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Craig Mack, Associate Provost for Student Achievement and Success
    BA, Bowling Green State University; MEd University of South Carolina; EdD, Johnson & Wales University
  • Anna K. Morin, Interim Chief Academic Officer-Worcester/Manchester; Dean, School of Pharmacy, Worcester/Manchester
    BA, Cornell University; BSPharm, PharmD, University of Rhode Island
  • Michael Montagne, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs / Associate Provost
    BS, MA, PhD, University of Minnesota
  • Jeanine Mount, Associate Provost for Academic and Professional Affairs
    BS Pharm, MS, PhD, Purdue University
  • Kathleen Polley-Payne, Dean, School of Nursing, Boston 
    ADN, Westbrook College; RN-MSN, Pediatric Primary Care, Simmons College; PhD, Education with specialization in Nursing Education, Capella University
  • Meredith St. John, Dean, New England School of Acupuncture
    BA, University of Chicago; MAc, New England School of Acupuncture
  • Stacey Taylor, Administrative Dean/University Registrar
    BS, Suffolk University
  • Richard J. Lessard, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
    BS, MS, Bentley College; CPA, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Keith Bellucci, Chief Business Officer
    BA, Gordon College; CPA, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Charles Breckling, Chief Digital Marketing Officer
    MBA, State University of New York at Binghamton
  • Margaret Eaton-Crawford, Director of Purchasing
  • Kevin Dolan, Chief Human Resources Officer
    MS, University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Kevin Nolan, Chief of Public Safety
    BS, Northeastern University
  • Kathleen Ryan, Chief Enrollment Officer
    BS, College of New Rochelle
  • Tom Scanlon, Chief Information Officer
    BS, Southern New Hampshire University
  • John Tummino, Director of Environmental Health and Safety
    BS, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Jeff Ward, Director of Facilities
Deborah A. O´Malley, Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer; Legal Affairs
JD, Boston College Law School; BA, Smith College

  • Mary Tanona, Associate General Counsel; Legal Affairs
    JD, Fordham University School of Law; BA, Smith College
  • Denise Vernava, CORI Officer/Paralegal
  • Marguerite C. JohnsonSenior Vice President and Chief of Staff
    BS, PharmM, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; MBA, Western New England College
  • Michael R. RattyDirector of Communications
    BA, Ithaca College
  • Karen SingleExecutive Director, Center for Professional Career Development
    BA, Boston College; MEd Northeastern University
  • Lawrence R. TownleyExecutive Director of Development Operations
    BA, Trinity College; MS, Boston University
  • Seth P. WallExecutive Director Worcester/Manchester
    BA, BS, University of New Hampshire; MBA, MS, Southern New Hampshire University; EdD, New England College
  • Caroline S. Zeind, Vice President for Academic Affairs / Provost; Associate Provost for Academic and International Affairs; Chief Academic Officer – Worcester/Manchester
    BA, PharmD, University of Tennessee
  • Albert A. Belmonte, PhDProfessor of Pharmaceutics Emeritus
  • Donald Bernard, MDMedical Director Emeritus
  • Hridaya N. Bhargava, PhDProfessor of Industrial Pharmacy Emeritus
    Phone: 781-784-6764
    Address: 21 Sherwood Circle, Sharon, MA 02067
  • Steven D. Cohen, ScDProfessor of Pharmacology/Toxicology Emeritus
  • Benjamin R. Hershenson, PhDDean Emeritus
  • David C. Kosegarten, PhDProfessor of Pharmacology Emeritus
  • Scott L. Massey, PhDDean Emeritus
  • George Matelli, EdDAssociate Professor of Physics and Mathematics Emeritus
  • Harold I. Silverman, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Emeritus
    Phone: 508-872-8389
    Address: 45 Crest Road, Framingham, MA 01701
  • David E. Tanner, PhDProfessor of American Studies and Humanities Emeritus
  • Jennifer Tebbe-Grossman, PhDProfessor of American Studies and Political Science Emeritus
  • Lesley Walls, MDFounding Dean Emeritus, School of Optometry
  • David A. Williams, PhDProfessor of Chemistry Emeritus
  • Philip I. Wizwer, MSProfessor of Pharmacy Practice Emeritus