At Manomet, we believe people can live and work today in ways that will enable our world to thrive and prosper tomorrow.
Our staff works to effect meaningful change by engaging the people who manage four key systems: natural, forest, food, and economic. We focus our work on the parts of the system where we can have measurable impact and opportunity for scale.
Learn more about the team that drives our work for a more sustainable world.
AMBI Americas Coordinator and WHSRN Conservation Specialist
I am proud of being part of the Manomet team as I believe biodiversity conservation depends on multidimensional approaches, and Manomet is a place where such approaches are developed.
Manomet represents so much more to me - it’s the place that taught me to band birds, the place that has taken me to the far-flung corners of Alaska to study breeding shorebirds. Most importantly, Manomet is the place that has allowed me to
Senior Manager of Development Operations
I work at Manomet because it is making amazing progress in the areas that matter most to my family.
Cheryl T. Botieri
Vice President of Mission Advancement
I have fond memories of visiting Manomet as a child from Manomet Elementary School, then again with my children as they came here on field trips. I vividly remember the awe I felt as a young child seeing a small b..
Donor Relations Manager
I work at Manomet because of their mission and science-driven, common-sense approach to building a more sustainable world.
Vice President for Shorebird Conservation
I work at Manomet because I believe applied science should form the basis for our efforts to address the conservation problems facing us.
Assistant Director for North America, WHSRN
Laura came to Manomet in 2013 to build of the constituency of people who take action for shorebird conservation on the Delaware Bay, combining two of her passions—wildlife and solving environmental problems with...
I work at Manomet because I am given the opportunity to engage people to help our existence on the planet be more sustainable.
Lead Instructor, Landbird Conservation
I work at Manomet because I love being able to play an active role in our research, while also delivering the lessons we’ve learned to the public.
Field Manager, Grocery Stewardship Certification
I work at Manomet because our mission reflects my passion for turning science into action through strong, in-person relationships; building a sustainable future for next generations.
Amy Doering Smith
Director of Foundation Relations
My initial interest in Manomet was because of the important, incredible work that is taking place throughout the organization on sustainability, conservation, and science education. As I dug deeper and learned mo...
Administrative Coordinator and Master Gardener
From a very young age I have known that we human beings have a soul-deep need to be connected to nature, and that when this connection is broken, our spirit suffers.
By engaging the relevant stakeholders at the beginning, through the field work, and then in the interpretation of the results, science can be much more effective at leading change on the ground.
Program Associate, Shorebird Recovery Program
I work at Manomet because we are working with partners across the hemisphere to protect critical habitat for the shorebirds we all share.
Program Manager, Sustainable Economies Program
I work at Manomet because I am provided an unparalleled opportunity to make a difference in conserving the marine environment and the many benefits it provides.
Jennifer Hushaw Shakun
Applied Forest Scientist
I work at Manomet because I can put my passion for communicating science and finding inclusive, science-based solutions to work on addressing big-picture environmental challenges.
Assistant Director of Shorebird Habitat Management
I work at Manomet because we are making significant contributions to the very special places that shorebirds and people rely on.
Senior Manager of Finance and Facilities
I work at Manomet because I am proud of its history of finding science-based, practical solutions to complex environmental challenges.
Arne J. Lesterhuis
A clear understanding that conservation needs the engagement of people, the diverse and geographically widespread group of colleagues and the broad focus of work is what makes Manomet a great place to work.
Trevor L. Lloyd-Evans
Director, Landbird Conservation Program
From my first two-year stint at the (then) Manomet Bird Observatory in the 1970’s, I was immensely comfortable with the wide range of scientific work we do and the emphasis on conservation biology.
Diego Luna Quevedo
Conservation Specialist, WHSRN Executive Office
I work at Manomet because – at the end of the day - to conserve our natural resources and biodiversity in the Americas, we need to develop collaborative processes, build partnerships, and reach agreements.
Marissa McMahan Ph.D.
Senior Fisheries Scientist
I work at Manomet because it provides the perfect platform to bridge the gap between scientists and fishermen and create productive collaborative partnerships.
I work at Manomet because I feel strongly that listening to and understanding the needs of others is critical when trying to affect change, and this belief aligns closely with our mission in action.
The opportunity to work here for one week was given to me many years ago, and I am thankful that I was given the opportunity to stay.
Marketing and Communications Director
The reason that I work at Manomet is very simple; it’s because I want to feel like I am contributing to a better world.
American Oystercatcher Recovery Coordinator
I work at Manomet because of our outstanding team of biologists dedicated to the conservation of shorebirds.
Shorebird Biologist, Georgia Bight Shorebird Conservation Initiative
Addressing the challenges that shorebirds face necessitates this wide-ranging, multi-faceted approach, and I’m working with Manomet because I believe that in being a part of this team, I can help make a difference.
Eric J. Walberg, AICP
Senior Program Leader, Climate Services
Working at Manomet provides me with an opportunity to address climate change, certainty one of the major challenges of our time.
Director, Sustainable Economies Program
At Manomet, I work with our partners, people at the cutting edge, often not the first adopters, but regular people who actually do the on-the-ground work of transforming our world so that we all can thrive.
Here, I have the ability to use my accounting and finance skills as a service to society, and find purpose in this work. A purpose beyond words.
Senior Program Manager
I enjoy working at Manomet because across all of our projects our approach is to work with people from different backgrounds in order gain a complete understanding of a problem...
Board of Trustees
Retired business leader with experience in strategic planning and marketing. Trustee of Manomet and South Shore Conservatory.
My father-in-law, one of Manomet's earliest supporters, made an avid birder of me.
It's impressive to watch Manomet's staff build relationships across a range of sectors and then provide those partners with the science they need to create change.
As a partner at Hemenway & Barnes LLP, Nancy Dempze serves as a professional trustee, executor and estate planner for individuals and families.
I believe environmental challenges which our world faces deserve the highest priority.
Walter Gamble, M.D.
With scientific training, interest in conservation, I enjoy participating in researches and applications.
Currently, I work at Noble and Greenough School. teaching Biology, AP Environmental Science, and Anatomy and Physiology.
Weston Howland III
My professional area of expertise is providing investment and financial advice to individuals and families.
Molly Niles Cornell
My initial contact with Manomet was through the banding program. I had experience as a bander of migratory songbirds in Maryland before relocating to Woods Hole in 1988.
My career has been in financial services, leading global businesses in the asset management world.
I am a Professor of Biology at Tufts University, doing research on the extinction risk, and the effects of human alteration of the landscape on populations - mostly focusing on birds.
In seeking out conservation organizations to support, I look for those that are science-driven, pragmatic, and collaborative. Manomet checks off all three of those boxes.
Larry Selzer is president and CEO of The Conservation Fund, one of the nation’s top-ranked environmental nonprofits, based in Arlington, VA.
Nancy H. Stager
Board Vice Chair
I serve as the Executive Vice President, Chief HR Officer & Chief Diversity Officer for Eastern Bank, Executive In Charge of Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, President Foundation for Business Equity.
Councilors and Trustees Emiritus
- Weston Howland III, Councilor Co-Chair/Trustee Liaison
- Deborah I. Harrison, Councilor Co-Chair/Trustee Liaison
- C. Redington Barrett, M.D., Councilor
- Elizabeth B. Barrett, Councilor
- Loring Conant, Jr., M.D., Councilor
- Janne Corneil, Councilor
- Kathleen Emrich, Councilor
- A. Boynton Glidden III, Councilor
- George Gregory, Councilor
- Cynthia Hallowell, Councilor
- Emily N. Hunnewell, Councilor
- Bruce M. Kahn, Ph.D., Councilor
- Alice Walker Loehlin, Councilor
- James H. Loehlin, PhD, Councilor
- Sonia Loizeaux, Councilor
- Gwyneth E. Loud, Councilor
- Jo-Ann Lovejoy, Councilor
- Carolyn B. Marsh, Councilor
- John B. Marsh, Councilor
- Virginia Murray, Councilor
- John H. Pryor, Councilor
- Stewart Sanders, Councilor
- John D. Sharp, Councilor
- Millie Solomon, Councilor
- Martha Stearns, Councilor
- Brooke Stevens, Councilor
- Thomas Walker, Councilor
- John S. Whiting, Councilor
- Marie F. Whiting, Councilor
- Esther C. Williams, Councilor
- Johanna A. Harris, Trustee Emeritus
- Kathleen S. Anderson, Executive Director Emeritus
- Linda E. Leddy, President Emeritus
- Peter C. Bennett, Life Trustee
- Richard S. Chute, Life Trustee
- Mary B. Danner, Life Trustee
- Eugene B. Doggett, Life Trustee
- John C. Fuller, Life Trustee
- Anne Gamble, Life Trustee
- Jane Hallowell, Life Trustee
- John C. Kricher, Ph.D., Life Trustee
- George B. Mock (deceased), Life Trustee
- Douglas B. Rhodes, Life Trustee
- Peter M. Richards, Life Trustee
- Hanson C. Robbins, Life Trustee
- Henry F. Sears, M.D., Life Trustee
- Nancy B. Soulette, Life Trustee
- D. Reid Weedon, Jr. (deceased), Life Trustee