Board and Staff


Executive Director
Elizabeth Ainsley Campbell

Elizabeth Ainsley CampbellElizabeth joined the NRWA as Executive Director in 1994. Under her leadership the Association has become more sophisticated in its watershed approach, has grown in its capacity to protect the natural resources of the watershed, and has launched an award-winning environmental education program for youth and adults. The Association is making significant strides in fulfilling the goals of its long-range “2020 Vision Plan.” Elizabeth has provided oversight on many large projects, including the “Protecting Today’s Water for Tomorrow” multi-year partnership project funded by the U.S. EPA for over $700,000 which garnered more than $400,000 in matching services from three dozen partners. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor’s degree from Radcliffe College in General Studies and a Master’s degree from the University of Michigan in Communications.

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Land Programs and Outreach Director
Al Futterman, MPH

Al FuttermanAl forwards the NRWA’s Greenway Program and Land Protection Program, working with landowners to permanently protect riverfront and other priority properties through conservation restrictions or easements and through acquisition by local land trusts, municipalities, or state and federal conservation agencies. Al participates in numerous collaborations, including the Fitchburg Greenway Committee and MassLIFT. The NRWA serves as Sponsor of the Nashua River Greenway Forest Legacy Program, and Mr. Futterman oversees that effort. Al also assists watershed towns with their Open Space plans and provides educational programs for adults at the River Resource Center. Al has been the NRWA’s Land Programs and Outreach Director since 1999. Al holds a Bachelor’s degree in Rural Sociology from Cornell University, a Master’s degree in Public Health from Boston University, and has done additional graduate study at the University of Massachusetts Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning Program at Amherst.

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River Classroom & Environmental Education Director 
Stacey Billings Chilcoat

Stacey Billings ChilcoatStacey coordinates and implements the NRWA’s “on the water”, canoe-based education programs for youth and adults serving 2000+ participants annually. In this position, she serves as lead environmental educator and river guide on river trips for all ages. She also works with the Environmental Education Director to create and lead “off water” programs including in school and school yard science classes, family workshops, afterschool nature and science clubs, and outdoor adventure hiking programs for young teens. Stacey serves as an educational consultant to teachers, administrators, and schools developing inquiry-based science programs within the Nashua River watershed. She has been the NRWA’s River Classroom Director since 2001. Stacey holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. She is certified in CPR and Wilderness First Aid, and holds an American Canoe Association Level 3: River Canoeing Instructor Certification.

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Environmental Education Associate 
Mary H. Marro

Mary H. MarroMary coordinates and implements programs for 7,000+ students and adults annually. She has initiated curriculum-based environmental education school programs in Pepperell, Fitchburg, Ayer, Leominster, Ashburnham, and Shirley, MA and in Nashua, NH. Mary serves as Scientist-in-Residence in several schools. Mary has provided professional development and college credit for teachers in several communities, at Fitchburg State University, with the Museum Institute for Teaching Science, and at the NRWA’s River Resource Center. Mary develops service learning projects for schools that provide opportunities for teachers and students to be involved in watershed stewardship. She provides youth programming afterschool, during school vacations and in the summer, and also offers popular programs for the public. Mary has been the NRWA’s Environmental Education Director since 2001. Mary holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Education from Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s degree in Environmental Biology from Antioch New England Graduate School.

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Environmental Education Assistant 
Gaynor Bigelbach

Gaynor BigelbachGaynor grew up, largely outdoors, in Wales, which, paradoxically, led her to a BA in Dramatic Literature. She worked for BBC Television for several years, until life in dark editing suites became too unpalatable.  On arriving in the USA, Gaynor immersed herself in learning about the ecology of eastern forests and waterways. After working as a freelance correspondent for local newspapers, writing about environmental issues, and family outdoor activities, she spent a year at NRWA as their Americorps Service Learning Coordinator. She has been an educational consultant for NRWA for a number of years, in addition to working as a River Classroom Guide, and a Discovery Museum Traveling Science Teacher.

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Water Programs Director
Martha Snow Morgan

Martha Snow MorganMartha supervises the NRWA’s Water Monitoring Program, including authoring the NRWA’s EPA, MassDEP and NH DES-approved Quality Assurance Project Plan for the Water Monitoring Program. She manages other water quality-related projects, including Bacterial Source Investigations and nutrient investigations, and provides comments and advocacy on issues concerning water quantity and quality as they affect the Nashua River watershed, including NPDES permits, dam issues, water conservation, and land use issues as they affect water. Martha has been the NRWA’s Water Programs Director since 1999. Martha holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, an Associate Degree in Animal Science, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, University of Massachusetts, and a Master’s degree in Geological Sciences from the University of Maine at Orono.

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Water Monitoring Coordinator
Kathryn Nelson

Kathryn NelsonKath coordinates seasonal water sample collection with the NRWA stream monitoring teams and supervises laboratory analysis for the NRWA’s Water Monitoring Program. She works closely with Water Programs Director in addressing a wide range of water issues. Kath also coordinates student interns and volunteers who assist with special projects, data analysis, and field work, including the NRWA’s bio-control project to reduce invasive purple loosestrife. Kath has been the NRWA’s Water Monitoring Coordinator since 2006. Additionally, Kath serves as Chair of the Lower Merrimack River Advisory Committee, and is a member of the NH Rivers Management Advisory Committee providing input on stream flow policy and regulation. Kath holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Boston College and a Master’s degree in Regional Planning from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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Communications Manager
Wynne Treanor-Kvenvold

Wynne Treanor-KvenvoldWynne publicizes NRWA events and programs through press releases, bi-monthly newsletters, monthly e-newsletters, the NRWA website, and various other avenues. She is a member of the staff Development Team, working on online appeals, assisting with event planning and logistics, and supporting individual and organizational membership acquisition and retention efforts. She also works on adult education programming and serves as staff IT support. Wynne has been the NRWA’s Communications Manager since 2000. Wynne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Paralegal Studies from Winona State University in Minnesota.

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Development Manager
Lauri Johnson

Lauri JohnsonLauri focuses on increasing awareness of and support for the Association from individuals and businesses in the community. She coordinates support from individuals via memberships, annual appeals, and major gifts as well as business and organization membership, sponsorship, and matching gifts. She also supports the Association’s marketing, planning, and outreach activities. Lauri has been the NRWA’s Development Manager since 2002. Lauri holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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Office Administrator 
Kate McNierney

Kate McNierney joined the team in January of 2016. She coordinates the office volunteers, assists with programs, greets visitors, and keeps everything running smoothly. She works closely with the Executive Director and supports the work of the Development Team and Program staff. In addition, she takes on special projects and is currently overseeing the renovation of the NRWA’s River Resource Center. Kate has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from Dartmouth College.

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Judy Larter, Paul Matisse, and Lucy Wallace, current and past NRWA presidents - photo by Bob Lotz.

Judy Larter, Paul Matisse, and Lucy Wallace, current and past NRWA presidents

Lucy Wallace, Harvard, MA
Lucy served as Grants Administrator for National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, doing wetlands, resource protection and restoration, and land-related grants. She has served as a Member of the Harvard Board of Selectmen, and also served on the Harvard Conservation Commission, Harvard Planning Board, and chaired the Harvard Town Plan Committee. Lucy has been involved with Devens redevelopment planning since the base closure announcement in the early 1990’s. She is a Board member of the Harvard Conservation Trust.



Vice President
Melissa Maranda, Fitchburg, MA
Melissa is a life-long resident of North Central Massachusetts and currently lives in Fitchburg. Melissa is the Senior Vice President and Senior Trust Officer of Rollstone Bank and Trust’s Wealth Management Division. The Bank has offices in Fitchburg, Leominster, Harvard, Townsend, and Worcester. Melissa holds a Law Degree from UNH School of Law, and has extensive non-profit, fund-raising, and sale management experience. In her former position as Director of Gift Planning for the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts, Melissa was with the Foundation during its first decade and provided leadership in raising over $40 million in charitable assets. Melissa volunteers in the community and her interests include many outdoor activities.



Ralph Baker, Fitchburg, MA
Ralph is the Chairman and Chief Scientist of TerraTherm, Inc., an environmental remediation contractor based in Fitchburg.  A co-founder of the firm, Ralph holds a Ph.D. in Soil Physics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, has been an environmental scientist for 40 years, and is an expert in hazardous waste cleanup technology.  He is the author of over sixty-five technical papers and four books.  Ralph was formerly Chair of the Groton Board of Health, and has been a long-time member of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Ralph previously served on the NRWA Board from 2006-2012.



Fredericka Baytos, Stoughton, MA

Freddie has been with the Deluxe Corporation for over 15 years, most of that time in the position of Corporate Marketing Research Director for the Minneapolis headquartered company, which has a satellite location in Groton, MA. Freddie belongs to professional associations, such as the American Marketing Association. She also volunteers time to assist various community organizations, is an avid hiker, enjoys flower gardening and has a special interest in protecting and restoring natural places. Freddie previously served on the NRWA Board of Directors from 2001 to 2007.



Executive Committee Member-at-Large
Arthur Feehan, Lunenburg, MA
Arthur is an avid outdoorsman.  You can often find him on a stream fly fishing or taking runs with the family dog through the natural areas the Nashua River Watershed Association has helped to conserve.  He is a firm believer that you protect what you love.  Art is currently a Technology and Regulatory Consultant assisting clients in the financial industry transform their business. Prior to consulting Art held the position of Executive Director at J.P. Morgan Chase Bank where he developed and ran several successful businesses.



Sue Edwards, Pepperell, MA
Sue is an aspiring illustrator and essayist. She has been a movie maker, a Youth and Community Services Librarian, and she founded Extra Mile Design, a firm she recently retired after 20+ years serving libraries and non-profits with identity programs, marketing campaigns, and websites. Sue is the Executive Producer of several documentaries including “Marion Stoddart: The Work of 1000”, a film about NRWA’s founder. She has been a long-term champion of friends and causes devoted to peace, and to the well-being of people and our planet. She enjoys drawing, dancing, cat-sitting in cities worldwide, and riding her bicycle and Amtrak long distances.



Michael Fleming, Leominster, MA
Mike is recently retired from the MA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation (formerly Dept. of Environmental Management).He earned a BS in Forestry (UMass Amherst).He started out as a Forester working on State Forests and Parks land in Essex, Middlesex, & Berkshire Counties, and with private and municipal forest landowners in Worcester County.He then served as the SuAsCo Watershed Team Leader with the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs/MA Watershed Initiative, a broad partnership of state & federal agencies, non-profit organizations, businesses, local officials, and individuals working on watershed related issues, and was appointed as one of two gubernatorial appointees to the SuAsCo Wild and Scenic River Stewardship Council. For 12 years, he served as MA Forest Legacy Program Coordinator, a US Forest Service funded program with a goal to protect important forest resources.



Warren Kimball, Boylston, MA
Warren is recently retired from the MA Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP). Warren has a BS in Microbiology (UMass Amherst) and a MS in Environmental Engineering (Northeastern University). Warren joined the DEP in 1972 as one of the original “Water Wrats,” sampling, analyzing, and modeling rivers and lakes. He has served as the head of the Water Quality Standards, Biology, Research and Demonstration Programs. Warren was involved in revisions to the Water Quality Standards for 25 years and wrote the CSO, mixing zone, thermal, toxics & antidegradation policies. As a consultant to EPA, he helped found the Water Quality Standards Academy, assisted with the National CSO Policy & the National Water Quality Assessment Guidance (305 (B) requirements). He has worked with DEP’s Streamflow Task Force, and serves as a consultant to USGS and EPA’s National Water Quality Monitoring Council on subcommittees for the Water Information Services & Volunteer Monitoring.



Ray Martino, Hollis, NH
Ray previously lived for many years in Lunenburg, MA. He is the President and CEO of Simonds International in Fitchburg, joining them in 1999 after a twenty year career with The Stanley Works. Ray has an MA in Economics and an MBA from the University of Connecticut. He is active in leadership roles on many Boards, including Vice Chair of Workers Credit Union, Chair of North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation, Chair of Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation and Director of American Knife Manufacturer’s Association, and is a former Director of the Fitchburg State University Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the University of Connecticut School of Business Board of Overseers. Ray enjoys outdoors activities – including hiking, running, golfing, skiing, and time on his tractor.



John Maynard, Groton, MA
John has been a resident of Groton, MA since 2009. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1965. After a two year fellowship in Nairobi, where he met his wife Penelope (Pepe), he spent his career practicing business law in New York City. He was managing and presiding partner of the firm of Reboul MacMurray Hewitt Maynard from 1974 to 2003, when that firm became the New York office of Ropes Gray. He is an experienced sailor; he and Pepe have spent many summers cruising the coast of Maine. Pepe is an experienced horticuturalist and garden designer. After John’s retirement he and Pepe decided to leave behind the rocky hillside garden they had built together in Westchester County in favor of a more level piece of property overlooking Surrenden Farm, where they have been at work on an ambitious garden. John has been a trustee of the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge MA since 1974.


Bill Moseley, Hollis, NH
Bill is a venture capitalist currently focused on many land development projects. His professional career, that started as a Navy nuclear propulsion officer, has included several heavy industrial manufacturing leadership positions associated with ceramics, plastics, unconventional machining processes, and solar energy. He is the author of the book Succeeding by Leading that focuses on effective leadership and industrial relations within the manufacturing environment. Bill is currently the Secretary on the Board of Directors associated with the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY, Chair of the Hollis Planning Board, and alternate member of the Hollis Zoning Board of Adjustment. As a result of the superb accomplishments of the NRWA, Bill and his wife Lynn are able to truly enjoy their home on the Nashua River with their three dogs.



Daniel Nigrosh, Boston, MA 
Dan is President of Can-Am Machinery of Fitchburg. Since 1988 Can-Am Machinery has been dealing in secondhand papermaking machinery from mill buildings along the North Nashua River. Prior to that Dan worked at a recycled paperboard mill in Hopkinton, New Hampshire. Dan earned a BA in Economics and Political Science from Boston University. Dan is active with the Fitchburg Greenway Committee, The Rodman Ride for Kids, and has been an NRWA member for 20 years. Dan and his wife spend an increasing amount of time at their Westminster, MA property where Dan enjoys Paddle Boarding on Wyman Lake. Dan also enjoys golf, skiing, and cycling.


Cheryl Serpe, Westford, MA
Cheryl is a Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of Enterprise Bank’s Nashoba Valley/North Central region. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Virginia, with minor degrees in Art History and French. The early years of her professional career were on Wall Street at Irving Trust Company in the project finance division. She currently serves as Treasurer on the Board of Minuteman Arc for Human Services (Concord) and is a Corporator for Emerson Hospital. She is a board member and past board president of the PCA (Parish Center for the Arts) in Westford, where she also helps produce a blues music series and the annual Westford Regional Art Event. She is also a member of the Westford Rotary Club, and a founder of the Westford Business Association. In her free time, Cheryl is an avid reader, enjoys hiking, cycling, and kayaking.



Susan S. Slane, Nashua, NH
Susan is a lifelong resident of New Hampshire and has been living in Nashua for close to 30 years. She is currently a REALTOR® with Better Homes & Gardens, The Masiello Group, after recently retiring from a career in the IT industry with DEC, Compaq and HP. Her roles spanned product and program management and market research to alliances
and channel partner management. Susan has a degree in Biology from Tufts University and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. An avid nature lover, Susan had the incredible opportunity to intern at Manomet, Inc. (originally known as the Manomet Bird Observatory) where her love of birds soared, especially Piping Plovers. She became a NH Natural Resources Steward in 2015 through the UNH Cooperative Extension and a water monitor volunteer with the NRWA in 2016. Susan enjoys golfing, curling, kayaking and just enjoying the beauty that nature has to offer.



Gerald Smith, Lancaster, MA
Gerry, along with his wife Janet, have lived on Spectacle Pond for the past three years. They previously lived in Bolton for 24 years. Gerry recently retired; he previously worked in the environmental field as a Freshwater Biologist for some 40 years.  He was the founder and President of Aquatic Control Technology, Inc., a lake management and restoration firm based in Sutton, MA. He was also a Principal and Biologist with IEP Inc., an environmental consulting firm, formerly of Northborough.  Gerry served a three- year term as a Director of the North American Lake Management Society; is a Past-President of the Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society; and has been active with the MA Congress of Lakes & Ponds since its inception. He enjoys most outdoor activities and particularly fly-fishing. 



William Stevenson, Harvard, MA
Will has been a resident of Harvard since 1997. Will is the Director of Integration and Business Development for SOLitude Lake Management. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering from Union College, Masters of Environmental Management from Yale School of Forestry, and an MBA from Babson College. He has spent his professional career working in a variety of positions and industries. He serves on the Advisory Council for MassAudubon and the Board of Wildlife Conservation Trust.



Frank Sweet, Boxborough, MA
Frank is a senior executive at AECOM, a global engineering and consulting firm. He has served in a variety of positions including leadership of the Environment Business Line, the Northeast Region and Corporate Operations. Frank also serves on the Massachusetts Business Roundtable, a non-partisan organization which has done extensive public policy work on education, health care, workforce development and infrastructure issues. He served on the Tewksbury Planning Board for 10 years and chaired the town’s Master Plan Committee. Frank Sweet earned a BS in Geology at UMASS Amherst and an MBA at Northeastern University. Frank and his wife Robin have six children and are very active in youth sports. Frank also enjoys most outdoor activities including fly fishing and hiking.



Alison Tocci, Shirley, MA
After 30 years in the media and non-profit sectors in NYC, Alison now runs her own consulting company called Meet The Future, LLC based in her home town of Shirley, MA. Previously, Alison was the General Manager of Brooklyn Paper Publications, Publisher of Brooklyn Bridge Magazine, and President CEO of Time Out North America Media. In 2011 she was named President of the City Parks Foundation (CPF), the non-profit arm of the NYC Parks Department where she oversaw a $30m budget and mission to provide free environmental and arts programming in parks throughout the city. While at CPF, Alison launched the first fundraising Candlelight Dinner in Central Park, which raised $1.2m in donations in one night. Alison was Chair of the Waterfront Museum in Brooklyn, NY from 1999 to 2011 and is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer having served two years in Gabon, Central Africa. In 2010, Alison and her husband George Tocci reimagined and successfully revitalized the historic Bull Run in Shirley as a farm-to-table restaurant and live music venue.


 Charles Vander Linden, Groton, MA
Chuck is a co-founder (1981) and partner in the law firm Starr Vander Linden, LLP, which has offices in Fitchburg and Worcester. Chuck graduated from Harvard Law School in 1976, then served as a law clerk for the Honorable Reuben Goodman on the MA Appeals Court. He has been engaged in the practice of law in central Massachusetts since 1977. He served as a member of the Groton Zoning Board of Appeals for 15 years and has been a Trustee of the Groton Conservation Trust since 1984.



Joan Wotkowicz, Townsend, MA
An active NRWA member since the 90's, Joan has volunteered in the water monitoring program and contributed many hours of web site development. She is on the board of directors of Squannacook Greenways, a non-profit building the Squannacook River Rail Trail in Townsend and Groton, and has been a dedicated contributor to the Townsend Meeting Hall Gallery Committee and the Society for Technical Communication. A technical writer and former analytical chemist, she is currently a proposal writer at MorphoTrust, working on identification security technologies such as driver licenses, passports, facial recognition, and fingerprinting. Residing in Townsend near the Squannacook River, she loves to mountain bike, hike, and paddle. Her favorite outings are spending weekends at her cabin in the Berkshires and sea kayaking along the coast of Maine.



Founding Director Emeritus
Marion Stoddart, Groton, MA
Marion Stoddart - Photo by Nancy OhringerMarion is the founder of the Nashua River Clean-up Committee and the NRWA. She has played a key role in the clean up of the Nashua River and the success of the organization. Marion is an active member of the Groton Greenway Committee. She is the former Chairman of the Groton Conservation Commission and the Groton Conservation Trust. Interests include adventure travel, hiking canoeing, kayaking, cross-country skiing, bicycling and tennis.