No, thanks ⊗
the trustees Discover the best of Massachusetts in your inbox.
where wonder happens

Governance

More Information

PDFGovernance Reference Manual
(PDF, Password protected)

Join Us
Donate

The Trustees enjoy the support of many volunteers who play a critical role in the governance of the organization.

Our governance structure consists of the following groups of volunteers:

 

Board of Directors

The members of the Board of Directors (Board) are legally responsible for setting policy, approving budgets, and overseeing the affairs of the organization, including hiring the President who is delegated the responsibility for carrying out the Board's policies and hiring staff. Members of the Board chair and serve on Committees of the Board and meet four times annually.

Peter B. Coffin, Chair
Eunice J. Panetta, Vice Chair
William G. Constable, Secretary
Clement C. Benenson
Andrew P. Borggaard
David D. Croll
Andrew O. Davis
Elizabeth de Montrichard
Laura DeBonis
Philip J. Edmundson
Uzochi C. Erlingsson
Thomas D. French
Linda Hammett Ory
Roland E. Hoch
Elizabeth L. Johnson
Brian M. Kinney
Edward H. Ladd
Martin Lempres
Robert H. Mason
W. Hugh M. Morton
Michael T. Prior
Phyllis R. Yale
Cyrus Taraporevala, Ex Officio
 

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board counsels the Board of Directors on emerging issues of importance. It is particularly charged with developing long-range plans and strategic visions for The Trustees. The Advisory Board provides guidance on developing and implementing policies and procedures, and provides assistance in fundraising strategies and goal setting. Members of the Advisory Board serve on Committees of the Board and meet three times annually to discuss key issues and recommend long term strategy to the Board.

Jeffrey Bellows, Co-Chair
Dr. Edward G. Garmey, Co-Chair
Michelle M.M. Abel
James M. Alden
Eleanor T. Andrews
Margaret G. Bailey
Joanna Ballantine
George P. Beal
Richard M. Burnes
John G. Carey
Richard H. Churchill
Chip Clark
Richard M. Coffman
Cecily C. Colburn
Karen S. Conway
Dr. Lisette Cooper
Brendan Coughlin
Walter C. Donovan
Charles D. Esdaile
Michael Even
Martha L. Gangemi
Jade T. Gedeon
Spencer P. Glendon
Trevor C. Graham
Marjorie D. Greville
Leslie W. Hammond
James H. Hammons
Mai Hanlon
Douglas B. Harding
Christopher E. Hart
Cameron Hudson
Joshua A. Klevens
Julia G. Krapf
Theodore C. Landsmark
Robert A. Larsen
John D. Laupheimer
Marie LeBlanc
Alexandra Liftman
Molly Macleod
David C. McCabe
Pauline C. Metcalf
Brian W. Monnich
Amey D. Moot
Kate Morris
Albert A. Nierenberg
Christopher Oddleifson
Janet M. Offensend
Glenn P. Parker
Jonathan H. Poorvu
Amy G. Poorvu
Jonathan Rapaport
Anthony Rochte
Carter S. Romansky
Christopher A. Shepherd
Sukanya Lahiri Soderland
Jonathan A. Soroff
Arthur K. Steinert
Hope E. Suttin
Yanni Tsipis
Melissa A. Tully
John Vasconcellos
Bradford B. Wakeman
Elizabeth Weinberg Smith
Andrew West
Marc Zawel
Janet M. Zwanziger

 

Corporate Trustees

Corporate Trustees are the voting “shareholders” of The Trustees.  The name “Corporate Trustees” dates to the origins of the organization’s original name, The Trustees of Reservations, which was formed in 1891 by an act of the state legislature as a charitable corporation governed by voluntary trustees. The basic legal duty of the Corporate Trustees is to elect the Board of Directors, the Advisory Board, and new Corporate and Life Trustees at The Trustees’ Annual Meeting.

Thomas F. Aaron
Christopher C. Abbott
Michelle M. Abel
James M. Alden
Katharine P. Allison
Jeffrey F. Allsopp
Barbara H. Almy
Robert Alsop
Suzette Alsop
Manuel F. Álvarez-González
Charles C. Ames
Kathleen L. Ames
Eleanor T. Andrews
Jared Annello
Olivier J. Aries
Amy L. Auerbach
Michele Austin Heffernan
Margaret G. Bailey
Joanna Ballantine
David A. Barrett
Susan Baxter
George P. Beal
Gina Beinecke
Jeffrey Bellows
Priscilla E. Bender
Clement C. Benenson
Stephanie T. Benenson
Steven A. Bercu
Lorri Berenberg
Lila W. Berle
Helen D. Bethell
Tatiana Bezamat
Neeti Bhalla Johnson
Laura Bibler
Jane L. Bihldorff
Gregory Bilezikian
Mark H. Bissell
Isabelle T. Black
Martha Bohlin
Andrew P. Borggaard
Bronly S. Boyd
Nonie Brady
Dianne Brand
Irene S. Briedis
Thomas R. Bright
Kathleen Brill
Michael Bronner
John F. Brooke
Peter A. Brooke
Lisa A. Brothers
Sarah H. Broughel
Ronald Brown
Cornelia W. Brown
Richard M. Brown
Lalor Burdick
John A. Burgess
Richard M. Burnes
John R. Cabot
Anthony B. Cahill
Lucy Caldwell-Stair
Rebecca G. Campbell
Richard J. Canty
Diane M. Capstaff
Liza R. Carey
John G. Carey
Sarah Carolan
Sharon Casdin
Frances R. Caudill
Jonathan Chatinover
Richard H. Churchill
Robert A. Clark
Chip Clark
William C. Clendaniel
Peter B. Coffin
Richard M. Coffman
Cecily C. Colburn
Frances Colburn
Barbara G. Cole
Emily Collins
Franz Colloredo-Mansfeld
Patrick Connelly
William G. Constable
Karen S. Conway
Mary C. Cooper
Lisette Cooper
David L. Costello
Robert A. Costello
Brendan Coughlin
Christopher H. Covington
Bonnie G. Covington
Roger Crandall
Patty Crane
Albert M. Creighton
Peter H. Creighton
Christopher Y. Crockett
David D. Croll
Matthew Daniels
Susan W. Davis
Andrew O. Davis
Jonathan G. Davis
Elizabeth de Montrichard
Laura DeBonis
Eileen R. DeCastro
Edmund P. DeLaCour
Jane C. Demers
John P. DeVillars
Peter Diana
James R. Dodge
Cynthia Doe
Walter C. Donovan
Peter B. Dow
David Doyle
Andrew Dreyfus
J. W. Dunlaevy
Denis C. Duquette
Philip J. Edmundson
Lawrence G. Eliot
Peter L. Eliot
James V. Ellard
Betty M. Ellis
John M. Ellis
Uzochi C. Erlingsson
Jennifer Erskine-Cashin
Charles D. Esdaile
Sarah E. Eustis
Richard M. Evans
Michael Even
Jeffrey B. Fager
Melinda W. Fager
John Farina
Benjamin M. Faucett
Samuel M. Feldman
George F. Fiske
John F. Fiske
Nancy J. Fitzpatrick
Ronald L. Fleming
Alice L. Flint
George B. Foote
David R. Foster
Gerard D. Frank
Jascha Franklin-Hodge
Thomas D. French
Richard D. Frisbie
Ann C. Galt
John Galt
Martha L. Gangemi
John L. Gardner
Edward G. Garmey
William D. Gause
Jade T. Gedeon
Bartlett R. Geer
Spencer P. Glendon
Susan C. Glessner
Alexandra Glover
Faith Goddard
Trevor C. Graham
Nancy B. Gray
Susan J. Gray
Marjorie D. Greville
Lawrence A. Griffin
Benjamin W. Guy
Craig C. Halvorson
Linda Hammett Ory
Leslie W. Hammond
James H. Hammons
Mai Hanlon
Craig C. Hannafin
Douglas B. Harding
Elisabeth Harper
Colin D. Harrington
Carter H. Harrison
Katrina B. Hart
Christopher E. Hart
Keith D. Hartt
Wilmot R. Hastings
Elizabeth E. Hatch
Nathan Hayward
Thomas J. Healey
Christie P. Hedges
Michael Heffernan
Jeremy D. Henderson
John K. Herbert
Cynthia S. Hibbard
Roland E. Hoch
Eloise W. Hodges
Arthur C. Hodges
Howard B. Hodgson
Jeff M. Hoffman
James E. Hooper
Howard Hoople
Paul S. Horovitz
Jeffrey E. Horvitz
Amos B. Hostetter
Margaret D. Howard
James S. Hoyte
Lily R. Hsia
Cameron Hudson
Walter Hunnewell
Janice G. Hunt
Laura Iorio
Kate James
Stephen B. Jeffries
Kristina G. Jelleme
Elizabeth L. Johnson
Elizabeth B. Johnson
Edward C. Johnson
Robert A. Jonas
David B. Jones
Bradley W. Jones
Charles F. Kane
Brian Keane
Holly M. Ketron
Jonathan M. Keyes
Frederick N. Khedouri
Judith J. King
Brian M. Kinney
Kathryn S. Kinney
Celia Kittredge
Joshua A. Klevens
Jeffrey R. Kontoff
Julia G. Krapf
William P. Kupper
Edward H. Ladd
Philip L. Laird
Antonia P. Lake
Brian P. Lambert
Theodore C. Landsmark
Gertrude Lanman
Jeremy Lapon
Robert A. Larsen
John D. Laupheimer
Marie LeBlanc
Paul R. LeBlanc
Jeffrey M. Leiden
Martin Lempres
David I. Lewis
Lisa S. Lewis
David W. Lewis
Alexandra Liftman
Deborah Logan
Gregory Lomanno
Charles R. Longsworth
Jonathan B. Loring
Caleb Loring
F. Joseph Loughrey
Justin Lynch
John MacNeish
Betsy R. Madsen
Peter E. Madsen
Eli Manchester
William B. Marsh
William J. Martin
Erica A. Mason
Robert H. Mason
Daniel K. Mayer
Anne S. Mazar
David C. McCabe
Thomas A. McCrumm
Signe McCullough
H. B. McEver
James T. McGuinness
Kathleen T. McIntyre
Katherine J. McMillan
Drew McMorrow
Ann McQueen
Deneen McQueen-Chippari
Wilhelm M. Merck
Tamsen Merrill
Pauline C. Metcalf
Nicholas G. Metcalf
Robert T. Metcalf
Susan Mikula
Elizabeth C. Minot
John O. Mirick
Brian W. Monnich
Amey D. Moot
Keith N. Morgan
Elizabeth C. Morgan
Kate Morris
Christopher Morss
W. Hugh M. Morton
Frederick S. Moseley
Deborah W. Moses
Virginia M. Murray
Scott A. Nathan
Gregory A. Netland
James R. Newland
Sarah Newton
Thomas H. Nicholson
Albert A. Nierenberg
Nicholas W. Noon
Birch S. Norton
Michael R. Nowlan
Jan E. Nyquist
Julia B. O'Brien
Ronald P. O'Hanley
Kathryn P. O'Neil
Christopher Oddleifson
David G. Offensend
Janet M. Offensend
Stephen P. Oliver
Carolyn M. Osteen
Elizabeth H. Owens
Susan W. Paine
Jill Palese
Eunice Panetta
William H. Park
Glenn P. Parker
Faith Parker
Arthur H. Parker
Oliver Parker
Alan Pasnik
Bradford J. Paul
Russell J. Peotter
Calixto Perez
Richard F. Perkins
David O. Phippen
Matthew V. Pierce
Daniel Pierce
Suzanne Pinto
Samuel Plimpton
Vida E. Poole
Amy G. Poorvu
Jonathan H. Poorvu
Dana G. Pope
Beatrice A. Porter
Susan K. Potter
Margaret L. Poutasse
Michael T. Prior
Mary W. Pruett
Paul T. Przybyla
Nathaniel Pulsifer
Jonathan Rapaport
Hillary H. Rayport
Eugene E. Record
Brooke G. Redmond
Cynthia Reed
Marcy L. Reed
Henry S. Reeder
J. Stanley Reeve
George A. Reilly
Louise C. Riemer
Bruce Ringwall
Darrol G. Roberts
Anthony Rochte
John E. Rodgers
Bradford D. Rodney
Carter S. Romansky
Theodore Roosevelt
Johanna H. Ross
G. N. Ryland
Stanley L. Schantz
Paul A. Schmid
Rene Schweickhardt
Letitia W. Scott
Robb Scott
Robert H. Scott
David W. Scudder
Naomi O. Seligman
Paul Sellew
Roger Servison
Kate Shamon
L. Dennis Shapiro
Christopher A. Shepherd
Harriet H. Shields
William Shields
Regan Shields Ives
Heidi H. Siegrist
John L. Simons
Sandra Sloan
Norton Q. Sloan
Jason Slocum
Martha L. Smick
Phyllis Smith
F. S. Smithers
Sukanya Lahiri Soderland
Hilary Somers Deely
Andrei Soran
Jonathan A. Soroff
Jason H. Soules
Lionel B. Spiro
John B. Stanbury
Augusta P. Stanislaw
Richard R. Stebbins
Mark A. Stein
Margaret E. Steiner
Arthur K. Steinert
Howard H. Stevenson
Catherine M. Stone
R. G. Stone
Mimi E. Storey
Mary Ann Streeter
Edward Sullivan
Dawn M. Sung
Carol F. Surkin
Elliot M. Surkin
Hope E. Suttin
Jane M. Talcott
Hooker M. Talcott
Margaret M. Talcott
Cyrus Taraporevala
Assadour O. Tavitian
Patricia R. Ternes
John E. Thomas
David C. Thompson
Thomas S. Tilghman
George E. Triantaris
Kelley Truchan
Philip A. Truesdell
Yanni Tsipis
Denise L. Tucker
Melissa A. Tully
Susan T. Turner
G. Scott Uzzell
Elizabeth H. Valentine
John Vasconcellos
Sanjeev Verma
Julie M. Viola
Karen von Loesecke
Ernst H. von Metzsch
Margaret A. Waggoner
Natalia K. Wainwright
Bradford B. Wakeman
Samuel W. Wakeman
Norman S. Walker
David E. Walker
Thomas P. Walsh
Janet G. Walsmith
Joe M. Walsmith
Nathaniel Walton
Kathy L. Washburn
William S. Wasserman
Solomon B. Watson
Melinda Webster Loof
Elizabeth Weinberg Smith
Susanna B. Weld
R. A. West
Andrew West
Megan West
Sally S. Willis
Anna Winter Rasmussen
Susan S. Winthrop
Martin A. Wohl
Oliver Wolcott
Richard S. Wood
Michael Woodall
Julia Woodard
Nancy C. Woolford
Claudia S. Wu
Phyllis R. Yale
S. M. Yonce
Michael J. Zak
Marc Zawel
Joanne Zitek
Janet M. Zwanziger

 

Life Trustees

Life Trusteeship is one of the highest honors conferred by The Trustees. It recognizes those who have made extraordinary gifts of property, financial assets, or service to The Trustees. Life Trustees vote each year at the Annual Meeting (either in person or by proxy) to elect the Board of Directors, Advisory Board, and new Corporate and Life Trustees.

Lee Albright
Elsie J. Apthorp
Wilhelmina V. L. Batchelder-Brown
Nancy B. Bates
Frances Colburn
Sylvia P. Constable
John Fiske
Alan F. French
Dorothy C. Fullam
Elizabeth W. Gordon
Ralph D. Gordon
Gale R. Guild
Roslyn E. Harrington
Nathan Hayward, III
Janice G. Hunt
Elizabeth Bishop Johnson
Andrew W. Kendall
John Ward Kimball
Catherine C. Lastavica
Edward P. Lawrence
James Lawrence, III
Robert P. Lawrence
George E. Lewis, Sr.
Susan P. Little
Pamela Fezandie Lohmann
Jane C. Lyman
Richard K. McMullan
Thomas L. P. O'Donnell
May H. Pierce
Nancy B. Putnam
Stephen L. Root
Jane Saltonstall
David W. Scudder
Mary Waters Shepley
Norton Q. Sloan, Jr.
F. Sydney Smithers, IV
Caroline D. Standley
Elliot Mark Surkin
Pamela B. Weatherbee
R. Angus West
Frederic Winthrop, Jr.

 

Chairman’s Council

The Chairman’s Council was created in 1995 to honor former members of the Board of Directors and Advisory Board and recognize their past governance service. It also provides an opportunity for The Trustees to continue to benefit from the advice of experienced individuals. They meet twice a year to hear updates on Trustees work, and many members serve on a Committee of the Board.

David W. Scudder, Chair
Amy L. Auerbach, Vice Chair
Lee Albright
Steven A. Bercu
Tatiana Bezamat
Laura Bibler
Jane Lyman Bihldorff
Sarah Hunt Broughel
Ronald Brown
Lalor Burdick
Rebecca Gardner Campbell
Liza R. Carey
Sharon Casdin
Robert A. Clark
William Clark Clendaniel
Frances Colburn
Susanna Colloredo-Mansfeld
Mary Campbell Cooper
David L. Costello
Peter H. Creighton
Elizabeth Hope Cushing
John P. DeVillars
James V. Ellard, Jr.
Jeffrey B. Fager
Ronald Lee Fleming
Allen W. Fletcher
David R. Foster
Ann C. Galt
John L. Gardner
Elizabeth W. Gordon
Gale R. Guild
Carter H. Harrison
Nathan Hayward, III
Thomas J. Healey
John K. Herbert III
Eloise W. Hodges
Paul S. Horovitz
James S. Hoyte
Lily Rice Hsia
Janice G. Hunt
Stephen B. Jeffries
Elizabeth Bishop Johnson
Charles F. Kane, Jr.
Stephen B. Kay
Andrew W. Kendall
Jonathan M. Keyes
Edward H. Ladd
Philip L. Laird
Robert A. Lawrence
George E. Lewis, Sr.
David Ingalls Lewis
Deborah Logan
Charles R. Longsworth
Caleb Loring, III
Jonathan B. Loring
Peter E. Madsen
Eli Manchester, Jr.
Katherine J. McMillan
Wilhelm M. Merck
John O. Mirick
Sara Molyneaux
Frederick Strong Moseley, III
George S. Mumford, Sr.
Virginia M. Murray
Scott A. Nathan
Thomas H. Nicholson
Nicholas Woods Noon
Julia B. O'Brien
Thomas L. P. O'Donnell
Ronald P. O'Hanley, III
Kathryn P. O'Neil
Carolyn M. Osteen
Russell J. Peotter
Richard F. Perkins
Samuel Plimpton
Beatrice A. Porter
Margaret L. Poutasse
Hillary Hedges Rayport
Eugene E. Record, Jr.
Henry Sutherland Reeder, Jr.
John Ex Rodgers
G. Neal Ryland
Jane Saltonstall
Stanley L Schantz
Mary Waters Shepley
William Shields
Norton Q. Sloan, Jr.
F. Sydney Smithers, IV
Caroline D. Standley
Augusta Perkins Stanislaw
Margaret E. Steiner
Elliot M. Surkin
Hooker M. Talcott, Jr.
Jane McC. Talcott
Patricia R. Ternes
John E. Thomas
Philip A. Truesdell
Julie Viola
Natalia K. Wainwright
Susanna B. Weld
William F. Weld
R. Angus West
Susan S. Winthrop

* New Council Member

More Information

PDFGovernance Reference Manual
(PDF, Password protected)

Join Us
Donate
facebook twitter pinterest instagram


© 2019 The Trustees of Reservations
The Trustees is a 501c3 nonprofit organization
Est. 1891