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June 27, 2024

UMass Chan leaders constitute nearly half of top 20 highest-paid state employees

A man in a white lab coat speaks to five people in a semicircle around him. Photo | Edd Cote UMass Chan Medical School Chancellor Michael Collins speaks with students.

For the second year in a row, nine of the top 20 highest-paid state employees in Massachusetts are employed by UMass Chan Medical School in Worcester, according to data compiled by the WBJ research department from the Massachusetts State Comptroller’s Office.

Dr. Michael Collins, UMass Chan chancellor and senior vice president of health sciences, dropped from his number one spot in 2022 to second on the list in 2023, with $1.4 million in total earnings. The new highest-paid state employee is the UMass men’s basketball head coach, Frank Martin, who had $1.7 million in total compensation in 2023.

Dr. Terence Flotte, UMass Chan dean, provost and executive deputy chancellor, ranked third on the list with $1.1 million in total earnings

Seven other UMass Chan employees were among the top 20 highest-paid state employees, according to their total compensation in 2023:

  • Parth Chakrabarti, executive vice chancellor for innovation and business development -  $853,500
  • John Lindstedt, executive vice chancellor of administration and finance - $640,584
  • Lisa Colombo, executive vice chancellor, ForHealth Consulting - $629,024
  • Dr. Kenneth Rock, chair and professor of pathology - $628,296
  • Mireli Fino, executive vice chancellor, MassBiologics - $577,284
  • Katherine Fitzgerald, vice chair of research, professor and director, Division of Innate Immunity - $554,347
  • Dr. Mark Klempner, executive vice chancellor emeritus - $550,742

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B Dale Magee
July 3, 2024

Some have salaries through both the medical school and UMass Memorial Health Care. I do not believe that this list includes those numbers.

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