September 2009 Employee of Distinction Award



Linda Boll

Financial Analyst
Facilities Management
Year Started: 1983
Hometown Millbury

Professionally Speaking

September Employee of Distinction Linda Boll, financial analyst for the Division of Facilities Management, leads her team in maintaining the maintenance budgets for all UMMS campuses and the University Campus of UMass Memorial Medical Center while ensuring proper buying rules are enforced for thousands of maintenance requests each month. “The department is excellent,” said Boll. “I have stayed so long because of the people I work with.”

With 26 years at the Medical School, 24 of them in Facilities, Boll brings a wealth of institutional knowledge to her work. Promoted to financial analyst in 2006, Boll has taken advantage of the formal management training available from Human Resources, supported by the mentorship of manager and nominator Brian McCarthy, associate director of Facilities Maintenance who wrote, “She has a great way of working with her staff and motivating them to outstanding performance levels.”

Points of Pride

Recalling that she wanted to work here ever since she was a teenager, Boll said, “I’m proud to be a part of the growth of UMass Medical School.” Having been part of the successful implementation of the FacilityMax Web-based computerized maintenance management system, she looks forward to undertaking the next major technology project to improve efficiency with decentralized, computerized direct work order entry for customers. Off campus, Boll is president of the Millbury Music Parents Association at Millbury High School, where her older son is the drum major, and is also on the Student Advisory to the Board of Education.