Board of Directors & Leadership Council

The Buzzards Bay Coalition’s work to protect clean water is guided by a volunteer board of directors hailing from across the watershed. The Leadership Council consists of community members who provide expertise, contacts, and resources that help us achieve our mission.

Board of Directors

board and staff of the Buzzards Bay Coalition

Members of the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s board and staff gather to view Coalition projects across the watershed.

Board Officers

  • Laura Ryan Shachoy, Esq., Chair, Marion
  • Samuel Gray, Vice-Chair, Wareham
  • Russell Keeler, Treasurer, Rochester
  • Scott Zeien, Clerk, Cataumet
  • Mark Rasmussen, President, Dartmouth

Board Members

  • Michael Angelini, Esq., West Falmouth
  • John Bullard, Westport
  • Andrew Dimmick, Vineyard Haven
  • Weatherly Dorris, Falmouth
  • Tally Garfield, Dartmouth
  • Tom Gidwitz, Dartmouth
  • Mike Huguenin, Mattapoisett
  • Kat Jones, Onset
  • Lloyd Macdonald, Esq., Dartmouth
  • Chris Neill, PhD, Falmouth
  • Hilary Prouty Vineyard, Mattapoisett
  • Jack Reynolds, Westport
  • Steve Smith, Mattapoisett

Leadership Council

  • Margie Baldwin, Marion
  • Rob Beams, Mattapoisett
  • Philip Beauregard, Esq., New Bedford
  • Pam Beck, Little Compton
  • Jono Billings, Bourne
  • Simone Bourgeois, New Bedford
  • Peg Brandon, Falmouth
  • Gioia Browne, Little Compton
  • Hans Brenninkmeyer, Dartmouth
  • Derek Christianson, Dartmouth
  • Ginny Clark, Pocasset
  • Beth Colt, Woods Hole
  • Dan Cooney, Marion
  • Trudy Coxe, Jamestown, R.I.
  • Cynthia Crocker, Marion
  • David Croll, Marion
  • Winna Dean, Onset
  • Alison Durant, Dartmouth
  • Dan Eilertsen, Mattapoisett
  • Deborah Elfers, Marion
  • Paul Elias, Naushon
  • Joanne Fallon, West Falmouth
  • Laurell Farinon, Acushnet
  • John Farrington, PhD, Woods Hole
  • Larry Fish, West Falmouth
  • Ken Fontes, Onset
  • Allin Frawley, Middleborough
  • Seth Garfield, Cuttyhunk
  • Anne Giblin, PhD, Falmouth
  • Peg Gildersleeve, Dartmouth
  • Tim Gillespie, Westport
  • Kirby Gilmore, Rochester
  • Lara Harrington, New Bedford
  • Jessica Harris, Marion
  • John Harwood, Esq., Westport
  • A. Lee Hayes, Bristol, R.I.
  • Andy Herlihy, Dartmouth
  • Lucius T. Hill, West Falmouth
  • Jordan Hitch, Dartmouth
  • Jonathan Howland, Marion
  • Gary Johnson, Mattapoisett
  • Leonard Johnson, Falmouth
  • Morris Kellogg, Dartmouth
  • Sam Knight, Esq., Dartmouth
  • Jeff LaFleur, Plympton
  • Sarah Laird, Westport
  • Mary Ellen Lees, Dartmouth
  • Bill Locke, Cataumet
  • Fred Makrauer, MD, Falmouth
  • Ted Martin, North Falmouth
  • Brendan McCarthy, Mattapoisett
  • Mary McFadden, Esq., Wareham
  • Kendra Medina, New Bedford
  • David Modest, Pocasset
  • Mark C. Montigny, New Bedford
  • Michael Moore, PhD, Marion
  • Susan Morse, Quissett
  • Hugh Morton, Westport
  • Jon Mueller, Esq., Annapolis, Md.
  • Elizabeth Munro, Cataumet
  • Tom Niles, Falmouth
  • James Rathmann, Westport
  • Chris Reddy, PhD, Falmouth
  • Cathy Roberts, Mattapoisett
  • Will Saltonstall, Marion
  • Heather Sawitsky, Marion
  • Chris Schade, Dartmouth
  • Timothy Shields, Marion
  • James C. Smith, MD, Falmouth
  • Jay Swent III, Cataumet
  • John Vasconcellos, New Bedford
  • Brad Wakeman, Fairhaven
  • John Waterbury, PhD, Woods Hole
  • Tom Wheeler, West Falmouth
  • David Wojnar, Acushnet
  • George Woodwell, PhD, Woods Hole
  • Sherbie Worthen, Wareham

Working to Save Buzzards Bay

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is a membership-supported organization dedicated to improving the health of the Buzzards Bay ecosystem for all through education, conservation, research, and advocacy.

We work to protect clean water on the Bay and on the land: