Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 11:00

CEO of Fallon Health, Worcester Philanthropist, and Entrepreneur Elected to Assumption College Board of Trustees

WORCESTER, MA (June 22, 2016) — The president and chief executive officer of one of the region’s largest health care providers, a supporter of a number of initiatives of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester and in the Worcester community, and the president of a successful small business have been appointed to the Assumption College Board of Trustees. Assumption alumni Richard Burke ’80, president and chief executive officer of Fallon Health, and Lilliam Alonso Miller ’89, president and co-owner of Remodela, Inc., and vice president of Maderas Alfa, Inc., join longtime community advocate Alison Kenary as the new members of the College’s Board.

“These three individuals are not only well-respected in their communities and profession, but bring a wealth of experience and significant skill sets that will contribute to the Board,” said Francesco C. Cesareo, Ph.D., president of Assumption College. “I look forward to working with Richard, Alison and Lilliam as we, and the rest of the College’s Board, provide direction and guidance building upon the successful foundations of a vibrant learning community that produces well-rounded and thoughtful graduates who are leaders in their fields.”

Richard Burke ’80 is president and chief executive officer of Fallon Health, the nationally recognized not-for-profit health care organization, which he joined in 1998. Burke has served on numerous boards including the Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging, Fitchburg State University, the Worcester Economic Club and the Worcester Regional Research Bureau. Currently a board member of the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans and the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, he holds a master’s degree in political science from Boston College and a MBA from Cornell University. He was valedictorian and graduated summa cum laude with a BA in political science from Assumption.

Alison Kenary, a longtime neighbor of Assumption and friend of the school, is an active volunteer and philanthropist in the Worcester community. She has served on the boards of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Old Sturbridge Village, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Worcester Historical Museum, Worcester Garden Club, Worcester Wellesley Club and Junior League of Worcester; as a corporator of the Worcester Art Museum and EcoTarium; and as a member of the American Antiquarian Society and the UMass Medicine Development Council.  She is an active volunteer with the Diocese of Worcester Vocations Office. She is a friend within the Assumption community and can be frequently seen at various lectures and events on campus as well as attending Mass at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit. She believes strongly in the mission of Assumption and looks forward to increased involvement in the school and the many initiatives of the College community. Kenary, who graduated from Wellesley College with a bachelor’s in anthropology and a concentration in medieval archaeology, and her late husband James, a former Assumption Prep student, are the parents of five children.

Lilliam Alonso Miller ’89 is president and co-owner (with husband Arland) of Remodela, Inc., an upscale kitchen and bath appliance store for residential and commercial enterprises, and vice president of Maderas Alfa, Inc., a distributor of construction materials. Both businesses are based in Puerto Rico, where they reside with their three sons. She is president of the Drug Enforcement Association Caribbean Citizen’s Academy, an outreach program which teaches and spreads awareness to thwart drug trafficking. Lilliam, who holds a BA in business administration from the College and a degree in architecture from Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, and her husband have graciously hosted several Assumption alumni receptions at their home. 

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews