Retirement Board


Name Title Term Expires
David Kornwitz Chairman, Appointed Member  
Timothy Barros Vice Chairman, Elected Member 2023
Sheryl Strother Ex-Officio Member  
Michael Leach Elected Member 2025
Charles Cahill Appointed Member 2024

Membership Details

The Town of Wellesley Retirement Board consists of 5 members: Ex-officio member (Finance Director), 1 member appointed by the Board of Selectmen, 2 elected members of the retirement system, and a 5th member appointed by the other 4 members.


The information provided on this website was designed to provide updated and accurate information to the members and beneficiaries of the Wellesley Contributory Retirement System. This information is not intended as a substitute for the Massachusetts General Laws, nor will its interpretation prevail should a conflict arise between its contents and MGL Chapter 32. Rules governing retirement benefits are subject to change periodically either by statute of the Massachusetts Legislature or by the Wellesley Retirement Board.

The Wellesley Contributory Retirement System is 1 of 104 contributory retirement systems for public employees within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. All 104 systems, although operating independently are bound together under one uniform retirement law, Chapter 32 of the Massachusetts General Laws. Chapter 32 establishes benefits contributions requirements, accounting and funding structure for the system. The Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (PERAC) created by Chapter 306 of Acts of 1996 oversees these systems, and ensures that all board actions are in compliance with Chapter 32. Each system is governed by a retirement board. It is the responsibility of the Retirement Board to administer, in accordance with the law, the retirement system and provide a comprehensive explanation of rights, benefits, and regulations regarding retirement to all employees of the Town of Wellesley (excluding teachers) and the Wellesley Housing Authority.