Staff

Ian Cooke, Executive Director

As Executive Director, Ian has developed the Watershed Association’s programs, expanded its capabilities and fostered development of the watershed approach in MA. Ian has served as Executive Director since 1993. Ian is a board member and former president of 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

 

 


Declan Devine, Sr. Environmental Science Fellow, 2021

Declan has a BS in Civil Engineering and Environmental Geology from Tufts University.  His past work and research has focused on understanding and improving water quality and aquatic habitats.

As the Environmental Science Fellow, Declan will be coordinating the Citizen Water Monitoring Network and assisting with water sampling and other environmental science projects.

Declan may be reached at devine@neponset.org or (781) 575-0354 x306

 


Nancy staff pic 2Nancy Fyler, Outreach & Education Director

Nancy has been with NepRWA since 2008, first as a Water Conservation Coordinator and then as Outreach & Education Director. She has a BFA in Communication Design from Parson’s School of Design and a K-12 teaching certificate from the Massachusetts College of Art.

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

 

 

 


Jennifer Hopcroft, Director of Development

Jen joined the NepRWA staff in 2021. Previously, she held fund development and operations positions in local and international human services and social justice organizations. She holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University.

Reach Jen at hopcroft@neponset.org or 781-575-0354 x 303

 

 

 


Nancy Mahon staff picNancy 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 X324

 

 


Andres Ripley, Greenway and Natural Resource Specialist

Andres is a graduate of Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, where he received his B.S. in Biology.

After serving as NepRWA’s Environmental Science Fellow, Andres was promoted to become Greenway and Natural Resource Specialist. He heads up our efforts to improve and extend greenways and recreational connections throughout the watershed, helps coordinate volunteer recruitment, provides support to expand NepRWA’s school outreach programs, and supports new citizen science initiatives.

Andres may be reached at ripley@neponset.org or (781) 575-0354 x301

 


Jennifer Rogers, River Restoration Director

Jennifer is an environmental scientist with expertise in wetland ecology. She studies the impacts of many kinds of stressors, such as climate change or streamflow modification, on these wetlands so policies and restoration projects can best protect the local habitats and the species that rely on them.

She holds a B.S. in environmental science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, an M.S. in environmental health sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Doctorate in environmental science and engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Jennifer joined NepRWA in 2020 and will lead the science programs that aim to improve stream health and coastal regions within the Watershed.

Jenny may be reached at rogers@neponset.org or (781) 575-0354 x302

 


Meghan Slocombe, Environmental Science Fellow, 2021-22

Meghan is an environmental scientist who is interested in the interactions between humans and natural spaces, whether it be through development, recreation, or conservation.

She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with her B.S. in Environmental Science. Meghan’s honors thesis focused on the interactions between anadromous river herring and their prey within freshwater coves.

As the Environmental Science Fellow, Meghan coordinates the Citizen Water Monitoring Network, organizes river cleanups, and provides support for other environmental science projects.
 
Meghan may be reached at slocombe@neponset.org or 781-575-0354 x 308

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