BAA Board Membership

The Bridgewater Alumni Association (BAA) is governed by a Board of Directors that meets quarterly to conduct business on behalf of the larger alumni body. Potential new Directors are selected annually by the BAA Nominating Committee from among alumni applicants who have demonstrated an interest in the University by donations of time, talents, and a willingness to make a personal leadership gift at any level they are able to. 

Matt Quimby, President of the Bridgewater Alumni Association, is a Senior Engineering Recruiter for Micro Tech Staffing. 


Michael J. Vieira, Ph.D. retired in 2013 as Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs at Bristol Community College, where he also served as Dean of the Division of Business and Information Management and acted in other leadership positions. Prior to his move into administration, Mike served as a full-time member of the Computer Information Systems Department and continues to teach for BCC, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Eastern Nazarene College and other schools.

For more than 20 years, he taught in Fall River's public schools and advised the student publications at B.M.C. Durfee High School. Since 1974, he has been published regularly in area newspapers including the Standard-Times and the Providence and magazines including SouthCoast Insider and Prime Times. Mike has written and edited several books, including Determination: A Cambodian Family's Journey with Makna Men. He is currently under contract for a book about famous New England rock formations for History Press.

Mike graduated from Bridgewater State College (B.A. '75 and M.A.T. '82), where he served as editor of The Comment from 1974-75. He holds a Certificate of Advanced Graduate study from Rhode Island College and earned his doctorate in Education at Capella University. A native of Fall River, he now lives in Swansea with his wife, Audrey. They have two children and their first grandchild, Kyle Michael.

Past President

Jason Stocker is a paralegal at Wells Fargo. As an undergraduate at BSU, he majored in math and was involved in Phi Pi Delta.

Heidi Belanger was elected to the Bridgewater Alumni Association Board in 2018 and is employed as an administrative assistant. She is a Boston Resident.  

John D. Blake, attorney at law, has been a member of the Massachusetts Bar for over 30 years with a private practice in Taunton. He serves as a Verger at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Taunton. He lives in Berkley.

After receiving her English degree (with a minor in political science) from BSU, Margaret Caulfield went on to complete a law degree at Suffolk University Law School. She is an associate at partners Health Care and has been featured in BSU television ads.

2014 graduate Brendan Concannon majored in political science at BSU, where he served as BSU Student Trustee and as a member of the Sigma Pi Fraternity. He is now the Director of Constituent Services for Massachusetts State Senate President Pro Tempore Marc Pacheco. In addition to working full-time at the State House, he is also pursuing a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Massachusetts.

Jean Chisser was elected to the Bridgewater Alumni Association Board in 2017 and is the Association Director, Alumni Special Services at Boston College.  

Tom Devin is the Vice Chairman of the Braintree School Committee. While a student at Bridgewater State, Tom served as Student Government President and Captain of the Wrestling Team.

Current President of the Afro-American Alumni Association

Gabriella (Diniz) Costa was elected to the Bridgewater Alumni Association Board in 2017. While studying at Bridgewater State University, her passion for art, design, and marketing was fueled. She immersed herself in the studies of art, graphic design, art history, and business management while actively involved in Student Government Association, Honors Student Congress, study abroad, community service, The Bridge, and more. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art with a concentration in Graphic Design and minors in Art History and Management in 2015. In 2018, Gabriella received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Gabriella is the Marketing and Communications Manager at Jett Foundation, a nonprofit empowering families while fighting Duchenne muscular dystrophy. In her free time, she runs a graphic design, stationery, and family photography company, Design by Gabriella.

Lori Hindle was elected to the Bridgewater Alumni Association Board in 2017. She is a Senior Managing Consultant for Public Financial Management, Inc. and serves as a board member for the Boston chapter of Women in Public Finance.  

Bruce Hughes is a community planner working in economic development for the Old Colony Planning Council. He serves on the Bridgewater State University Advisory Committee for the Masters in Public Administration program and as an elected member of the Abington Planning Board.

Now a guidance counselor at Braintree High School, Carrie Kulick-Clark has also served as President of the Bridgewater Alumni Association. She majored in communications at BSU with a minor in political science, and she went on to earn her M.Ed. in counseling at BSU. During her undergraduate years, she was involved in student government, The Comment and the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority.

Scott McDonald was elected to the Bridgewater Alumni Association Board in 2018. He works in sales at John Nagel Co. in Boston. As a student he served as a class officer. Scott is a resident of Duxbury. 

Luis Rosa was elected to the Bridgewater Alumni ASsociation Board in 2018 and is the Vice President of College Services at Higher Education Partners. He is the past president of the Afro-American Alumni Association at Bridgewater State and lives in New Bedford.  

Matt Rushton was elected to the board in 2018 and is the Assistant Chief of Police for the Bridgewater State University Police Department. He serves on the Bridgewater Finance Committee, as a board member for Bridgewater Youth Basketball and is Past Chairman of the Bridgewater Housing Authority. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Public Administration at Bridgewater State University.

Joie Steele was elected to the Bridgewater Alumni Association Board in 2018 and is the Director of the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center and Student Activities at Brown University. As a student she worked as a resident assistant and was involved with the Residence Hall Association. 

Margarida Vieira was elected to the Bridgewater Alumni Association Board in 2017 and is the Director of University Services at Bridgewater State University and has served as an employee at BSU for over 30 years. In 2017, she completed her doctorate degree in higher education leadership at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI.

Michael Volpone is a Client Services Manager at Agero, formerly known as Cross Country Automotive Services. He is the Recreation Committee Co-Chair for the Town of Newbury.