Board of Directors
The Board of Directors shall be responsible for the long term, strategic planning for MYRO; for ensuring that MYRO remains focused on its mission; for developing revenue and marketing, plans to maintain the fiscal health of MYRO, and for working with the Officers to align annual operations with long term goals.
Bruce Adams is employed at Sun Gro Horticulture Inc. as Director of Marketing, North America. He served as a board member on the East Longmeadow Community Access Television and serves on the Communications Committee for the Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association.
His rugby career started at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and continued with the Springfield Rugby Football Club (SRFC). After an early retirement from rugby, Mr. Adams returned to the sport in 2006 as a player with SRFC, and has served as a high school team Coach, Westfield State University Women’s Rugby Coach, NERRS referee and SRFC Club President from 2011 to 2019.
Mr. Adams has been an active participant in the Massachusetts Youth Rugby Organization from the original Steering Committee in 2007 to his current position as Treasurer, in which capacity he serves on the Board.
Beverly Armstrong is currently Chairman & Brewmaster of Brazo Fuerte Artisanal Beverages, a craft brewing company based in New England.
Prior to Brazo Fuerte, Ms. Armstrong served in senior management/executive roles within the biotechnology industry, including CFO, CCO, GC, and VP Operations. Prior to that, Ms. Armstrong advised companies in legal, business and operational matters while at Mintz Levin, a Boston-based law firm.
In addition to MYRO, Ms. Armstrong serves on the board of directors of the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, The Alliance for Business Leadership, and other not-for-profit organizations. Ms. Armstrong received her AB in Economics and Government from Harvard University, an MBA from Harvard Business School and a JD from Harvard Law School. Ms. Armstrong was also named to the Boston Business Journal’s list of “40 Under Forty” leaders in the Boston business community.
Ms. Armstrong played rugby for Beantown RFC for almost 15 years and continues to play recreationally. In her rugby career, Ms. Armstrong been a member of the US Women’s National Team player pools in 15s and 7s, been a reserve for the US Women’s 7s Hong Kong Squad and toured internationally with the Atlantis 7s Rugby select squad.
Tamy Lockhart has spent most of her career as a software product manager of commercial software products, but also has a background in Insurance and Healthcare. She holds an Economics degree from the University of East Anglia and an MBA from Northeastern University.
Ms. Lockhart has served as a Senior Girl Scout Leader, a math tutor as part of the STARS program in Jamaica Plain, appointed as Guardian Ad Litem as part of the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) program in the Boston Court, and has been involved in other programs that advocate for children. Ms. Lockhart was introduced to Rugby while studying in England and is a founding member of the Boston Women’s Rugby Football Club.
Tamy Lockhart serves as Board Chair.
Alan MacLeod works in high tech industry in business development and product management roles. He has a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Heriot-Watt University.
Alan's rugby career started from a very early age sitting on the sofa watching 5 Nations Rugby in the early 70s. His playing career began as an 8 year old while at school and continued through university. After relocating to the states, while looking for a way to introduce his son to rugby in 2013, he came across a group of rugby enthusiasts playing pickup rugby with their children that ultimately grew in to the Wrentham Barbarians, where Alan currently coaches the high school age teams.
Alan MacLeod sits on the Board of Directors as MYRO President.
Lyle J. Micheli, MD, is the director of the Division of Sports Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital, Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School and, the O’Donnell Family Professor of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College in 1962 and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1966. In April 2013, Dr. Micheli opened The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention, dedicated to encouraging sports and exercise, especially among children and young adults, while simultaneously preventing sports injuries.
In 1998, Dr. Micheli was elected to the Executive Committee of the International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS), From 2010 through 2014, he held the position of Secretary General. Dr. Micheli was the recipient of the 2011 Robert E. Leach Mr. Sports Medicine award at the annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He is a past President of the American College of Sports Medicine (1989-1990), attending physician for the Boston Ballet, team physician for US Figure Skating, and chairman of the USA Rugby Medical and Risk Management Committee.
Dr. Micheli played rugby at Harvard and with the Boston Rugby Club.
Tony Poti is a retired youth Development Professional previously employed as the Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Webster - Dudley. Mr. Poti is President of the Worcester Sports Foundation.
Tony's rugby career started at the University of Connecticut, continued with the Hartford Wanderers Rugby Football Club. In 1979, he was a founding member of the Worcester Rugby Club.
Mr. Poti currently coordinates and coaches the Worcester Youth Rugby Program and serves as an assistant High School Coach for Burncoat High School in Worcester.
Fran Russell is a current board member.