2021 OFFICERS - DIRECTORS
Jeff Mason came on board with FCW in 2018. After serving a year as a Director, Jeff was elected to President of FCW in 2019. He has a degree in Geography and Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College and did his masters work in Geography at the University of California Santa Barbara. He works full time as a Technical Fellow and Lead Consultant at WSP USA, Inc. and is based out of his home office in Chatham. He is a certified Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) and Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP) who works primarily in the renewable energy sector. Jeff is a FCW Water Watcher for the Coastal Water Nutrient Monitoring Program and a freshwater pond Cyano-bacteria monitor. Jeff collects data for both FCW water quality programs and does CoastSweep during the summer with his son and wife, making caring for our waterways and the environment a family affair! Jeff can be reached at email@example.com.
Tom grew up summers sailing the waters of Stage Harbor and Nantucket Sound and has been living year-round in Chatham since 2005 with his wife Jessica of 35 years and two children. Tom is a Chatham High School graduate and has a BA Degree from The University of Washington. He is a past Friends of Chatham Waterways President 2012 - 2016, Stage Harbor Yacht Club Commodore 2009 -2010 and also served on the Town of Chatham Waterways Advisory Committee from 2005 - 2012 and is currently on the South Coastal Harbor Management Committee as the immediate past vice-chairman. Tom is committed to protecting the waterways of Chatham for future generations.
- City University of New York, Electrical Engineering, AAS 1962
- Fairleigh Dickinson University, Industrial Engineering/Management Science, BS 1973
- Defense Systems Management College, Military Industrial Defense Acquisition, DOD 1986
- Director, ITT Corporation (retired) Program Director/Engineering Manager, ITT Avionics Division.
- Thirty-five years in senior management positions in airborne navigation, communications, electronic countermeasures, defensive avionics engineering and production programs.
Vice President-Friends of Chatham Waterways, South Chatham Embayment’s Water Watchers, Chairman-Chatham Historical Commission, Founder/Chairman-Chatham Windmill Group/Godfrey Gristmill, Chairman-Chatham
Historic Preservation Awards Committee, Chatham Marconi Maritime Center-Director Emeritus
Monomoy Yacht Club – Board of Directors, Vice Chairman-Community Preservation Committee, Managed renovation/restoration of Marconi-RCA National Register site/museum.
Bob’s passion and commitment to environmental issues is an accumulation of a life spent on or near the ocean, being a long-time sailor, rower/paddler, beachcomber and outdoor enthusiast.
He grew up spending summers sailing in Pleasant Bay and Nantucket Sound.
Bob is retired after spending thirty-five years as a financial officer.
Bob lives on Stage Island in Chatham with his wife and two English Pointers and is a member of Stage Harbor Yacht Club, the Chatham Beach and Tennis Club, Eastward Ho! Country Club, and Cape Cod National Golf Club.
In addition to being a member of the Board and the Treasurer of Friends of Chatham Waterways, Bob is also is a member of the Board and the Treasurer of the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, MA.
Bob has an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and a B.A. in American Studies from Williams College.
For over 16 years, she served as the town of Chatham's conservation agent and currently is the director of education & outreach for the Association to Preserve Cape Cod. She is a member of the town of Chatham's South Coastal Harbor Plan Committee and the boards of Friends of Trees, Friends of Sylvan Gardens, Senior Corps Advisory Council and the Ecological Landscape Alliance.
Ron and his wife have lived in Chatham for many years after retiring from a career in New York. He served the community well as a Chatham Selectmen for twelve years. And has been elected to the County Assembly for twelve years. Recently elected as the Barnstable County Commissioner. He is also a successful shell fisherman and has served on the Friends of Chatham Waterways Board of Directors since 2008. He has a strong commitment to the environment. And is noted for speaking out at Town Meeting to preserve Chatham’s natural resources and champion FCW programs.
Lisa has been a full time resident since 2014. She graduated from WPI with a degree in Civil Engineering with a focus on Environmental Studies. Her work experience includes a Licensing Engineer at the Millstone 3 Nuclear Power Plant project. She loves Chatham and is committed to keeping our waterways healthy. She is a Pond Study Group member and has currently taken on the important work as Friends of Chatham Waterways Membership Chair. She is also a member of the FCW Scholarship Committee.
Sandy has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Boston University. She was a design engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation, working in advanced development on projects including system level personal computer design, parallel processing, and microcomputer chip level circuit design and architecture. She lives with her husband Charlie on Lover’s Lake in the home where they spent summer vacations while their three children were growing up. She coached the Science Olympiad team at their middle school for 4 years. Showing girls at that age, by her example and teaching, that it is fun and ‘cool” for women/girls to love and excel at math and science. She is a working member of the Pond Study Group as a volunteer coordinator for two separate FCW Pond Study programs. She has taken data from Lovers Lake for 4 years. She also takes data for the FCW cyanobacteria study, water quality study and for the Chatham Water Watcher’s Program. Sandy wants “Future generations to have the opportunity to share the experiences that clean and clear water can provide!”
Mr. Ian Hoffman-Terry is an alumnus of Chatham High School, where he played soccer and basket- ball, and was a member of the National Honor Society. He received his B.A. degree in Government from Clark University, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Masters in Teaching History from Clark University’s Hiatt Center for Education, where he was mentored by Dr. Jim McDermott, former Massachusetts Teacher of the Year, and leading member of the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework Committee. Mr. Hoffman-Terry teaches U.S. History, Government, and Global Studies, and advises the “We the People” program, a competition team based on the We the People government curriculum. The “We the People” curriculum has been recognized as a leading civics and citizen- ship program. Ian loves engaging students (and adults) in history, global issues, and government, and spends as much time as he can in outdoor activities hiking, camping, sailing and travelling. He’s biked across Alaska, Western Europe and Newfoundland.
Shortly after moving to Chatham in 2004, DeeDee changed her employment status to full-time volunteer. She has served on the Board of Directors for Wild Care, a wildlife rehabilitation center in Eastham, and the Chatham Planning Board; and currently she serves on the Chatham Conservation Commission, Board of Directors of the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, is President of Chatham’s Friends of Trees, and represents Chatham on the Pleasant Bay Alliance.
Rachel Hutchinson works as the Shellfish Propagation Specialist/Assistant Shellfish Constable for the Town of Chatham (TOC). She has held this position since 2012 and oversees and manages the daily operations of the TOC’s shellfish propagation program. The program is focused on maintaining a sustainable shellfishery for both commercial and recreational harvesters and actively grows over 3 million clams and oysters a year, which are all grown in the waters of Chatham for eventual harvest by permit holders. In her role as the propagation specialist, she spends much of her time monitoring and tracking changes that we see in the natural environment. The shellfisheries are the “canary in the coalmine” for many of the changes that we are seeing in our marine environment. Changes in water temperature, salinity, and algal blooms are often first noticed and affect the animals lowest on the food chain, which in this case is the bivalves. In the past 10 years in Chatham, Rachel has noticed some significant changes in weather patterns and algae blooms that have shifted and affected our shellfish communities. She has had the opportunity to work with research organizations and other government entities to try and track and identify some of these changes. She has also been a part of many citizen science projects including the FCW WaterWatchers program.
Prior to working in Chatham, Rachel was employed by the Town of Eastham as a natural resource officer where along with being a shellfish constable there she was hired to oversee their open space management including the freshwater ponds and open space and recreation plan for the town. She worked with the town as they started to plan mitigation strategies for some of the impacted freshwater ponds, including aeration and alum treatments. Rachel’s background is in Environmental Science and Hydrology, and she did her undergraduate work in Geology focusing on groundwater hydrology in freshwater wetlands, as well as nitrogen loading into coastal embayments through groundwater intrusion. After her undergraduate work, she continued on to graduate school where she researched and studied Environmental Engineering focusing on using wetlands as a remediation tool for cleaning up old mining operations and groundwater pollution. Rachel recently completed her Master’s degree in wildlife management and conservation, where she was able to focus many of her projects on water resource issues that she faces in her daily career here in Chatham.
In her free time, what there is of it, Rachel is also an active Ice Hockey Official. She skates all over New England officiating High School, College and Pro hockey. Locally she is the supervisor of officials for Cape Cod and the Islands and the President of the CC&I NIHOA (Nationals Ice Hockey Officials Association) organization. She likes to discover new places to walk, kayak and bike and enjoys gardening and growing her own food, and she is passionate about good food and understanding where her food and food systems come from. Rachel is passionate about the environment around her whether that is the dry land, the freshwater ponds, our saltwater ecosystems or the groundwater beneath our feet.
I have lived and worked on Cape Cod since the late 1970’s. I live on Horizon Drive in the house my parents built when they retired after years of living abroad.
I retired from Aquacultural Research Corporation located in Dennis, MA after a 40 year career where I was one of the owners and worked as Director of Shellfish Culture . We created a successful aquaculture industry on Cape Cod and New England providing shellfish seed to the County, towns and individuals.
Since retiring two years ago, I became active with the APCC cyanobacteria sampling program testing Lovers Lake twice a month. I also have been working part-time for the Town of Chatham for the shellfish propagation department for the last two years. I am the secretary of the board of the neighborhood association.
I am interested in continuing my support for the environmental health of our community by volunteering on the Friends of Chatham Waterways.
Michele lives near Lovers Lake and has been a full time resident for several years after an international career in the public health field. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Boston College and a Master’s from the University of Pennsylvania. Professionally, Michele has been a leader in international public health for over thirty years. She is an independent consultant serving on the BOD of Together for Girls partnership and is the Vice Chair of the Technical Review Panel of the Global Fund for Aids, TB and Malaria. Michele was a career foreign service officer for USAID. She was a Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of UNAIDS. She is an active member of Friends of Marconi/RCA Ryder’s Cove Triangle Improvement Plan, serves as a volunteer land steward for the Chatham Conservation Foundation and is a member of the Marconi Maritime Center. Michele takes FCW Pond Study water samples/data from Lovers Lake for the cyanobacteria program and is on the FCW Scholarship Committee.
Have been a resident of Chatham since 1968, practicing Dentistry until retiring, after 50 years, in 2018. I have had a life-long concern for the environment and conservation. I have been part of the Pond Study for the past few years and am in my second term as a director of FCW.
Betsy Mosser has been an FCW director since 2011. She has a B.A. in history from Wheaton College and an M.A.T. from Cornell University. After a career in teaching, she started her own antique print and framing business, Mosser Antique Prints. She and her late husband moved to the Cape in 1998. Currently, she is treasurer of the League Club of Cape Cod which supports women and children in need on the Cape. As an FCW director, she is chairman of the Barbara Streibert Environmental Education Grants awarded every year to teachers in the Monomoy Regional School District, co-chairs Chatham Water Watcher water testing for Stage Harbor Estuaries, and coordinates volunteers for FCW's annual Coastsweep in conjunction with the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management and the Ocean Conservancy.
Mike is an expert in computer programing. He is helping FCW launch an updatedweb site in 2019, his knowledge is invaluable! Mike and his wife live on Emery Pond and have been taking data from the pond for the last six years. Mike has a B.A. degree in Computer Science from SUNY Oswego. He is a computer programmer with experience developing software for neuroscience laboratories in New York and Pennsylvania. He founded Great Island Software in 2003 and is principal of the custom software and IT services company.
Michael Reilly and his wife Elizabeth have been Chatham summer residents on Aunt Lydia’s Cove from Hartford, CT since 2009. He is an avid boater, sailor, and rowing enthusiast. He has been an FCW member since 2016 and a water tester since 2018. Retired since 2017, Michael practiced law at a major global law firm in New York and Hartford for 40 years and headed its financial restructuring unit the past 20 years. He currently is a Board member of the Hartford Golf Club and its Scholarship Foundation. Previously, he served for nine years on the board of the Kingswood Oxford School, West Hartford CT, for ten years on the non-profit board of Tina’s Wish, an ovarian cancer research foundation in New York.
Christopher Seufert is a native of Chatham. He received a BA in writing and journalism from Trinity College (Hartford, CT) and an MA in anthropology from California State University- East Bay. His Master’s thesis was a predictive archeological survey of Chatham based upon climatic and environmental reconstructions of the Chatham landscape from it’s glacial formation through to historic contact. For 21 years he’s run Mooncusser Films LLC an award winning multimedia company specializing in video, photography, and audio production. He currently lives on Hardings Beach with his two children, Ethan and Stella.
Sarge Slicer and his wife are longtime residents of Chatham. He has been active in and a supporter of protecting and preserving the environment for many years. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University. He worked at FM Global and while there became a fire protection engineer. Now retired, he started his own fire protection engineering consulting company. He is presently and has been a FCW Water Watcher program for many years. Sarge spends several winter months in Florida and is willing to work on FCW projects using his computer skills where needed.
Theresa Sull supports FCW’s goals of protecting its precious natural waterways and environment. She has a degree in American History and Literature from Harvard University. She and her daughter make up a mother/daughter team testing pond water for cyanobacteria concentrations. Her family has enjoyed vacationing in Chatham for thirty years. They have been full time residents since 2012. She is the Co-Chairperson of the FCW Scholarship Committee and helped make the committee have its best year ever awarding six scholarships in 2019.