Who We Are

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Worcester World Affairs Council members include academics, professionals and business people, all of whom share a desire to gain a greater understanding of global issues, and to discuss international relations with well-informed individuals.​ See the short bios of the board members.

Click here for more information about membership. The WWAC Bylaws are also available.

Our Team
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Tej Maini

President

President, Worcester Institute for Senior Education

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Peter H. Hansen

Vice President

Professor of History and Director of International and Global Studies, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Richard Avis

Speakers Committee

Retired High-tech Executive

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Eric Brose

Director

Treasurer

Financial Advisor at Infinex Financial Group

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Jane Cartelli

Speakers Committee

Past President of Simon and Schuster Educational Book Division

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Karen Chaparian

Director

Chair, Speakers Committee 

Retired Business Owner and Teacher

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Albert Collinson

Director

President and CEO of a biotechnology company

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Carol Crowley

Director

Clerk

Financial Advisor at Edward Jones

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James Dealy

Director

Chair, Communications Committee

Disability Insurance Industry

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Carolyn Erskine

Director

ChairNominating Committee

Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher

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Philomena Feighan

Director 

Chair, Membership Committee

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Jim Welu

Director

Student Program Coordinator

Director Emeritus Worcester Art Museum