Our Team

Staff

Robb Johnson

Robb Johnson, Executive Director

Robb joined MLTC as Executive Director in 2019. He has over 30 years of non-profit program and management experience in health care, human service, and… READ MORE

Barbara Chrenko

Barbara Chrenko, Programs Manager

Barbara is a lifelong outdoors enthusiast who developed a love of open spaces and quiet places from a childhood spent outdoors, actively accessing amazing landscapes… READ MORE

Lauren Berk

Lauren Berk, Development and Operations Coordinator

Lauren earned her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Brandeis University in spring 2023. She acquired knowledge in conservation tactics through various field and… READ MORE

Board of Trustees

Cynthia Henshaw

Cynthia Henshaw, President

Cynthia has been the Executive Director of the East Quabbin Land Trust, which covers eight towns in central Massachusetts, since 2007 and involved with various… READ MORE

Janet Milkman

Janet Milkman, Vice President

Janet joined the Barnstable Land Trust as Executive Director in 2017 and is thrilled to be back home on the Cape. She has worked for… READ MORE

Rita Gibes Grossman

Rita Gibes Grossman, Clerk

While Rita's professional experience was in tertiary healthcare for 25 years, she pursued her passion for the natural environment by joining the Boxborough Conservation Trust… READ MORE

Christa Collins

Christa Collins, Treasurer

Christa started her conservation career at the Nashua River Watershed Association, and in 2002 joined Sudbury Valley Trustees, where she ended her tenure in 2022… READ MORE

Paul Catanzaro

Paul Catanzaro

Paul is an Extension Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Paul teaches courses in the Forest Ecology and Land Conservation major and… READ MORE

Jack Clarke

Jack Clarke

Jack recently retired after twenty-six years as Mass Audubon’s Director of Public Policy. Prior to that he was with the National Park Service at the… READ MORE

Cormac Collier

Cormac Collier

Cormac moved to Nantucket in 2001 and began work with the Nantucket Land Council as their Resource Ecologist. In 2005 he took the helm as… READ MORE

Buzz Constable

Buzz Constable

"Buzz" (William) is a well-seasoned conservation, land use and real estate investment attorney serving diverse organizations in Massachusetts. A past President of MLTC, he is… READ MORE

Karen Grey

Karen Grey

Karen has been the President and Executive Director of the Wildlands Trust since November 2007. From 1991 to 2007, Karen served in a variety of…  READ MORE

Jenny Hansell

Jenny Hansell

Jenny has served as President of Berkshire Natural Resources Council since 2018. Born in Boston and raised in Detroit, she holds a BA from Yale… READ MORE

Richard Hubbard

Richard K. Hubbard

Rich was the Executive Director of the Franklin Land Trust from 2004 - 2019. Rich, who is recognized nationally as an authority on conserving farmland and… READ MORE

Diana Ruiz

Diana Ruiz

Diana is the Executive Director of the Native Land Conservancy, becoming their first staff member in 2021. The NLC is Native-run land conservation group based… READ MORE

Kristen Sykes

Kristen Sykes

Kristen is Northeast Regional Director for the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA). Prior to joining NPCA she was the Southern New England Director of Conservation… READ MORE

Vidya Tikku

Vidya Tikku

Vidya is the Vice President, Urban Outdoors at The Trustees of Reservations. She has been with the Trustees since 2005. Prior to her current position… READ MORE

Anna Wilkins

Anna Wilkins

Anna has served as Executive Director of North County Land Trust since 2017. She previously served in Land Manager, Stewardship and Outreach roles for the… READ MORE

Kathy Orlando

Kathy Orlando (Ex Officio)

Kathy Orlando is Executive Director for Land Protection with the Sheffield Land Trust where she has worked for over 30 years to conserve the rich... READ MORE

Conservation Advisory Council

The Conservation Advisory Council is a non-governing body whose distinguished members provide advice, counsel and ambassadorship for MLTC.

Buzz Constable, Co-Chair

"Buzz" (William) is a well-seasoned land use and real estate investment attorney serving diverse organizations in Massachusetts. Public service includes elected and appointed positions in… READ MORE

Loring La Barbera Schwarz, Co-Chair

Loring served most recently as Climate Change Director at Mass Audubon, promoting a program of education, policy, member action. Over 25 years with The Nature… READ MORE

Ed Becker

Ed is the former president of Essex County Greenbelt, a regional land trust. Over the course of a long career in land conservation, Ed led… READ MORE

Julie Brandlen

Julie is the newly retired Director of Mass Audubon's Boston Nature Center (BNC) after 21 years. BNC is one of the nation's first urban nature… READ MORE

Jared A. Chase

Jared has held various senior management positions in Global Markets, Treasury, and Investment Management over a 35-year career in global banking and financial services. He… READ MORE

Mary Griffin

Mary has served as a Commissioner of the MA Department of Fish and Game, as a Regional Director of Mass Audubon, as Executive Director of… READ MORE

Laura Johnson

Laura is a life-long conservationist with more than 35 years’ experience in non-profit management. Laura was president of Mass Audubon where she spent 14 years… READ MORE

Ray Lyons

Ray, a conservation attorney based in Harvard, Massachusetts, serves as outside counsel to the New England Forestry Foundation and the Northeast Wilderness Trust to protect… READ MORE

Mary McFadden

In 2001, Mary co-founded the Wareham Land Trust and worked to pass the Community Preservation Act, which has helped the town to quadruple its amount… READ MORE

Bernie McHugh

In 1996, Bernie took himself out of company operations at W.J. Grosvenor & Co so he could expand his volunteer land & wildlife conservation work. While… READ MORE

Andrew Magee

Andy's background is in hydrogeology and environmental planning. He has over 35 years experience in the conduct and management of environmental studies and scientific investigations… READ MORE

Bob O’Connor

Bob is the former Director of the Division of Conservation Services at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs where he coordinated land… READ MORE

Kathleen O’Donnell

Kathleen has over forty years experience in real estate law specializing in title and conveyancing and the representation of cities and towns in the acquisition… READ MORE

Mark Robinson

Mark has served as Executive Director of The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts, Inc. since its founding in 1986. The Compact provides technical assistance… READ MORE

Lisa Vernegaard

Lisa has over 30 years of experience working in the protection and stewardship of natural and historic areas across the United States. Most recently she… READ MORE

Wes Ward

Following 33 years at The Trustees of Reservations, the last 26 as conservation director, Wes taught for a semester at Brandeis with Frank Lowenstein and… READ MORE

Rob Warren

Rob works as a land conservation consultant, negotiating land protection projects and advising on funding and partnerships. He recently stepped down after eight years as… READ MORE

Henry Woolsey

As Manager of the Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program in Massachusetts, Henry spent over 30 years building the program. His last major project was… READ MORE