In the past two months, Manomet has welcomed new staff members to lead programs focused on fishery restoration and energy.


Anne Hayden is the coordinator of the Downeast Fisheries Partnership, a coalition that is seeking to restore the freshwater and marine ecosystems in Downeast Maine. Shelly Tallack Caporossi is the senior program leader for energy.   


Hayden joined Manomet in September. Previously, she was an independent consultant focusing on marine research, policy and management. 


“I am thrilled to be working on a project near and dear to my heart: restoration of Maine’s once proud fisheries,” Hayden said. “It is exciting to think about what this will mean for our coastal communities, but just as important will be the model we develop for all communities to engage in the management and conservation of their natural resources.”


Hayden has served as a Maine Councilor for Manomet and has been on the boards of Maine Audubon Society, the Maine Chapter of the Nature Conservancy and the Penobscot East Resource Center. Currently, Hayden is a member of the Maine State Board of the Conservation Law Foundation and the Davis Conservation Foundation. She is an adjunct lecturer in Environmental Studies at Bowdoin College. She holds a BA in American History and Literature from Harvard, an MS in Environmental Studies from Duke and is currently pursuing a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Maine.


Caporossi joined Manomet in October 2012. She is looking to build on Manomet’s previous energy-related work with communities in the Northeast.


“I am pleased to have found a position at Manomet which fits my interests and promises to be a great professional challenge,” Caporossi said. “I look forward to building Manomet’s Energy Program in a way that helps communities in the Northeast make energy-related decisions with a proactive emphasis on stewardship of our natural resources.”


Shelly is originally from England, and she lived in the Scottish islands for a number of years. She has a BA in Applied Psychology from the University of Sussex in England, a Masters in Marine Resource Development and Protection from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland and a PhD in Fisheries Ecology from Heriot-Watt, where she focused on the commercial crab fisheries of the Shetland Islands.  


In 2003, Shelly moved to Maine where she worked at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. 


– Haley Jordan