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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 or 781-575-0354 x 305.



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Nancy Fyler

Nancy Fyler, Outreach Director

Nancy works on outreach and communications, as well as water conservation partnerships between watershed municipalities and the Watershed Association. She especially enjoys working with students and teachers. She has a BFA in Communication Design from Parson’s School of Design and a teaching certificate in K-12 Art Education 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 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  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 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 or 781-575-0354 x 303.


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.

Contact Tom at or 781-575-0354 x 301.





Meghan Rauber

Meghan Rauber, Field Sampling Coordinator

Meghan joined the NepRWA staff as an intern in June 2015 and was promoted to Field Sampling Coordinator in February 2016.  She runs the Citizen Water Monitoring Network, and works on other water quality projects such as hotspot monitoring.

Meghan has a B.A. in English as well as a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has a diverse background of experience, from producing online retail boutiques to working in environmental laboratories. Her interests include water quality science, engaging citizens in environmental monitoring, environmental restoration efforts, and cats.

You can reach Meghan at or 781-575-0354 x 306.


Priscilla Thomas

Priscilla will be helping with projects in the office from proofreading data to working in the lab processing samples to organizing media materials for next year’s 50th anniversary of NepRWA.

Priscilla has a degree is in Plant and Soil Science from UMASS Amherst, and over a decade of experience doing floral and garden design. She has worked with older adults, children, and special needs populations teaching about horticulture, design, horticultural therapy, and sustainability.