Staff

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Ian Cooke

Ian Cooke, Executive Director

In his tenure as Executive Director, Ian has developed the Watershed Association’s programs, expanded its capabilities and fostered development of the watershed approach in Massachusetts. Ian has served as Executive Director since 1993. Ian currently serves as Board President for the Massachusetts Rivers Alliance and was formerly a Board Member of the Massachusetts Watershed Coalition. He has a BA in Environmental Conservation from the University of New Hampshire.

Reach Ian at cooke@neponset.org or 781-575-0354 x 305.

 

 

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Nancy Fyler

Nancy Fyler, Outreach Director

Nancy is responsible for outreach and communications, as well as public school water conservation programs and public events. She has a BFA in Communication Design from Parson’s School of Design and a teaching certificate from the Massachusetts College of Art. Nancy is currently a Board Member of the Sustainable Sharon Coalition, and volunteers her time on various committees in her hometown.

Reach Nancy at fyler@neponset.org or 781-575-0354 x 307.

 

 

 

Chris Hirsch

Chris Hirsch, Environmental Scientist

Chris joined NepRWA as Environmental Scientist in 2016. He studied zoology at North Carolina State University, and earned his Master’s in Restoration Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to joining the watershed association, Chris worked on water quality monitoring projects for a non-profit watershed group in Baltimore MD.

Chris oversees and/or leads the Association’s science and environmental monitoring programs, and also plays a key role in our efforts to reduce polluted stormwater runoff and restore fish and wildlife habitats.

Chris can be reached at hirsch@neponset.org  or 781-575-0354 x 302.

 

 

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Nancy Mahon

Nancy Mahon, Office Manager

Nancy joined the staff as our Office Coordinator in January, 2016.  She studied at Boston University and has a Bachelor’s in Business with a concentration in Accounting.

Nancy lives in Canton where she spends much of her time volunteering within the school system as a proud parent of four sons.

You can reach Nancy at mahon@neponset.org or 781-575-0354 X304

 

 

 

 

Dee Mullen

Dee Mullen, Development Director

Dee is a graduate of Hartwick College with a B.S. in Sociology, and has more than 24 years of experience generating revenue and increasing support for non profit organzations.  She launched her fundraising career at The Cambridge School of Weston, led the parent fundraising effort at Boston University, and most recently was the major gift officer at Italian Home for Children.

Dee’s passion is showing small non profits how to raise more money, strengthen their boards, and build relationships with donors. She currently serves on the board of Hopa Mountain in Bozeman Montana, volunteers on the development committee at the Loring Greenough House in Jamaica Plain and enjoys hiking with her two Jack Russell terriers.

Please contact Dee at mullen@neponset.org or 781-575-0354 x 303.

 

 

Annie O’Connell

Annie O’Connell, Environmental Science Fellow

Annie is a recent graduate of Boston College, where she received her B.S. in Environmental Geoscience. Prior to working with NepRWA, she has had internship experience working at the Yale University School of Forestry and for the City Council parks department in Dublin, Ireland. She is passionate about environmental issues and particularly interested in natural resource management and hydrology.

As the Environmental Science Fellow, Annie will be participating in coordinating the Citizen Water Monitoring Network program, as well as assisting with outreach and other environmental science initiatives.

Reach Annie at o’connell@neponset.org or 781-575-0354 x 306.

 

 

Tom Palmer

Tom Palmer, Willett Pond Manager

Tom performs a wide variety of tasks at Willett Pond, ranging from construction supervision to natural resources management to enforcement of shoreline protection rules.

He is also our official staff photographer and produces a variety of pictures for our website and Flickr account.

Contact Tom at palmer@neponset.org or 781-575-0354 x 301.

 

 

 

 

Kerry Snyder

Kerry Snyder, Advocacy Director

Kerry serves as the Watershed Association’s Advocacy Director, assisting communities develop and implement watershed protection policies and advancing the Watershed Association’s policy agenda.

She has extensive experience in public policy, recently serving as Assistant Director of the Public Health and Tobacco Policy Center at Northeastern University Law School. Previously, Kerry has also worked as Associate Counsel to the New Jersey Legislature on environmental, natural resource and agricultural policy issues, and Chief of Staff to a Massachusetts state senator. Kerry earned her J.D. through Suffolk University Law School and her B.A. from Boston University.

Kerry may be reached at snyder@neponset.org or (781) 575-0354 x300

 

 

Jiaheng Hu (Jim)

Jiaheng Hu (Jim), Environmental Science Intern

Jim is pursuing a M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering at Tufts University, where he just completed his first year. Prior to that, he graduated from  South China Agricultural University with a B.S. in Environmental Science. As the 2017 NepRWA summer intern, he will be responsible for the Citizen Water Monitoring Network and Hot spot Monitoring Program, which includes preparing sampling materials and supplies, field work, data management, sample analysis in the lab, and volunteer coordination.