Board of Directors

Ian Cooke & Jerry Hopcroft

The Board of Directors is the Association’s governing body. They are elected by the members at the Annual Meeting, generally in June, and are unpaid volunteers drawn from the communities we serve.

Officers and Directors, as of May 2020

President, Robert McGregor, Sharon

Member – Sharon MA Water Management Advisory Committee; President – Unitarian Church of Sharon; Chair – Red Jacket Society, City Year Providence; Founder and Chief Bottle Washer – NepRWA Nips Inc.

Vice President, David Biggers, Canton

Walk, Bike & Hike Committee, Town of Canton; Finance Committee & Spring Coffeehouse Organizer, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Canton; Volunteer, Brookwood Community Farm; Retired Environmental Engineer, MassDEP

Secretary, Stephen Brayton, Dedham

Owner, Brayton Communications (PR and financial communications). Former journalist with the Boston Herald, Patriot Ledger. Managed environmental PR at Gillette Co. Director & past-president, Dedham Historical Society.

Treasurer, Jerry Hopcroft, Norwood

Registered Professional Engineer, Licensed Site Professional; Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Wentworth Institute of Technology; Member of the American Society for Engineering Education, the Water Environment Federation, the New England Water Environment Association, and the American Society of Civil Engineers; Founder and President of Chirimoto Development Project, Inc.; Member Norwood Permanent Building Construction Committee; Elected Norwood Town Meeting Member.

Heather Audet, Norwood

Senior Project Manager at GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., Registered Professional Engineer, Membership Co-Chair of WTS-Boston (Women’s Transportation Seminar), 2019 WTS annual Conference Committee Co-Chair, WTS-Boston 40th Anniversary Committee volunteer, member of American Society of Civil Engineers/ Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section (BSCES), Old Parish Preservation volunteer, and Pan Mass Challenge volunteer. Former member and volunteer of West Creek Conservancy (Ohio), Florida Institute of Technology concrete canoe team, flatwater kayak and canoe competitor, and member of Kent Island Outrigger Canoe Club.

James Green, Canton

Retired Executive Director, Center for Orthopedics, Spine Sports Medicine, South Shore Hospital (SSH); Board Member, Friends of Blue Hills; Blue Hills Volunteer Tutor, GED Program.

Michael Jaillet, Foxborough

Town of Westwood, Massachusetts Town Administrator, 1987 to 2019; Town of Bellingham, Massachusetts Executive Secretary/Administrator, 1985 to 1987; City of Boston, Assessing Department, Boston, Massachusetts Consultant, 1985 to 1988 Data Processing Manager. 1984 to 1985 Executive Assistant to the Commissioner, 1983 to 1984 ; Town of Clinton, Massachusetts Planning Analyst, 1977 to 1978; Peace Corps, Tougan Sous Prefecture, Burkina Fasso (formerly Upper Volta), West Africa Rural Development Planner and Grantman, 1975 to 1977. Member of the Massachusetts Municipal Managers Association (MMMA), 1984 – present.

Ardis Johnston, Stoughton

Retired, Invertebrate Department, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University; Secretary, Stoughton Open Space Committee; Board Member, Packard Manse, Inc; Stoughton Representative, Borderland State Park Advisory Committee; Board Member, Stoughton Neighborhood Coalition

Taber Keally, Milton

Commercial real estate broker with Donahue Associates; Treasurer, Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Milton Rep. to Three Rivers Interlocal Council; Chair, MWRA Wastewater Adv. Comm.

Paul Lauenstein, Sharon

Past President Blue Hill Press; founding Member Sharon Lions Club; Member MWRA Water Supply Citizen Advisory Comm.

Maria Lyons, Dorchester

Science Teacher, Mount Alvernia Academy; Massachusetts EPA Greenteam School Leader; Environmental Chairperson, Port Norfolk Civic Association; Active Member, Neponset Greenway Council; Greenovate Boston, Climate Ready Boston Leader

Kyle McBurney, Milton

Wealth Manager, Bank of New York Mellon; Mentor, Summer Search Boston; Corporate Volunteer, Thompson Island Outward Bound; Member, Boys and Girls Club of Boston Friends Council; Member, Norfolk and Plymouth County Estate and Business Planning Council (NPEPC)

Martha McDonough, Readville

Retired elementary school teacher, Whitman-Hanson School District; Neponset Greenways Council Member; Factory Hill Community Garden Coordinator; Readville/Camp Meigs Neighborhood Watch Member; Hyde Park Neponset River Clean-up Coordinator

Brendan McLaughlin, Milton

Principal of Westglow Technology Consulting; Trustee Milton Public Library; former member Milton Warrant Committee; former Chair Milton Foundation for Education Celebration of Education Campaign; Pan Mass Challenge participant.

Richard O’Mara, Dorchester

President of Cedar Grove Gardens, President Dorchester Park Association, Officer of Dorchester Lower Mills Civic Association and Lower Mills Merchant Assoc., Board Member of Cedar Grove Cemetery and the Dorchester Historical Society.

Bill Pastuzek, Newton

Commercial real estate appraiser and owner of Shepherd Associates, LLC; Board Member and past Board President, Greater Boston Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

Hayley Skulborstad, Norwood

Sr. Advisor HR Advanced Analytics at CVS Health; Volunteer Consultant for Empower Success Corp. Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology. FitClub CVS Health.

William Wiseman, Walpole

Senior VP Investments, Morgan Stanley; Past Member, Walpole Pond Committee; Past Treasurer, Friends of Paragon Carousel; Former Chairman Hull Redevelopment Authority. Office ends 2016.

Board Member Responsibilities

Board members are responsible for establishing our strategic priorities, approving and monitoring the operating budget, evaluating our programs, and hiring and evaluating the Executive Director. Just as importantly, the Board connects the Watershed Association to our local communities and helps recruit the expertise and resources we need to be successful.

Board members serve two-year terms and must be members of the organization. The Board meets monthly, and Board Members participate in a variety of committee work. Anyone interested in serving as a Member of the Board is encouraged to contact the Nominating Committee via the Executive Director.