Staff and Board Bios

20170726_131539Wendy Matusovich, Executive Director
Wendy grew up in Connecticut surrounded by farms and forests. Much to her mother’s dismay she spent as much time as she could playing in the mud. She learned first hand the value of spending time in nature and now is grateful for the privilege to work on bringing urban children out to the land. Wendy worked at a national nonprofit for over 18 years before joining Farrington Nature Linc. She has a A.B. from Brown University and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University.

 

kiz bio photoKiz Ortiz-Vanger, Explore Coordinator
Kiz grew up in the concrete jungle of New York City with a big heart for all animals. In attending High School for Environmental Studies, this love grew to include the greater environment. She continued to pursue this as a career by majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in Wildlife Biology at the University of Vermont. Kiz is currently studying to receive her Master’s in Environmental Education at Antioch University. And is really excited to be able to combine all three of her passions – animals, environment and urban at Farrington.

 

Current Board Members:

Uche Amaechi, MBA EdM — Uche is a doctoral candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Uche is the Extended Learning Time coordinator at the Fletcher Maynard Academy elementary school in Cambridge. Uche also serves on the board of Science Club for Girls.

Mary Ann Ashton — Co-founded an economic and management consulting business, where she was an officer for 30 years. Currently board member for League of Women Voters of Massachusetts and Worker’s Credit Union.  She has volunteered extensively with other non-profits and with the Town of Acton and Acton-Boxborough Regional School District.  H.A.B. Xavier University.

Sandra N. Bradlee — Realtor with Coldwell Banker in Lincoln, MA, and member of the Lincoln Recycling Committee. Formerly on Lincoln Tennis Committee and active in support of Fenn School and Concord Academy, Concord MA. B.A. Psychology, Western Reserve University.

Brooks Mostue — Founding Principal and President of Davis Square Architects, Somerville, MA and its predecessor Mostue & Associates Architects, Inc. Partner in The Casali Group, Inc., Construction Project Management. Member of Lincoln Town Offices Design Committee and Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School Building Committee. Eagle Scout. B.A. Harvard College, M.A. Harvard Graduate School of Design, Certificate in Art, University of Oslo, Norway.

Kate Pickle — Deputy Director for Science Club for Girls (SCFG), Kate has 15+ years of youth development experience, with a focus on STEM, from both local Girl Scout councils in the Northeast as well as the national organization. Prior to entering the youth development field full time, Kate was a staff marine scientist for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) with primary responsibility for survey work related to dredge material monitoring. Kate earned her Bachelor of Science in Marine Science from Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine.

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Thomas A. Shively — Vice President, Eaton Vance Management; formerly with State Street Research & Management Company. Resident of Wayland MA. A.B. Economics, Kenyon College; M.B.A. Finance, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Susan Hands Taylor — Community volunteer and former newspaper journalist. Trustee of Lincoln (MA) Public Library, chair First Parish Church Lincoln Outreach/Social Concerns Committee, long-time Girl Scout leader. Former Assistant City Editor, Boston Herald. B.A. Mount Holyoke College; M.S. Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Daniel Michaud Weinstock –is an organizational development consultant, facilitator, and coach that works with mission-driven organizations and systems to enhance leadership and advance mission clarity and impact. He has over 20 years of experience working with staff, management, boards, funders, families, and children in nonprofit organizations, schools and school districts, and public agencies. He has been a teacher, initiated and managed programs, and serves on the Board of Trustees of various nonprofit organizations. He is the proud father of two children. B.A. New York University, Gallatin School.

Daniel Zainulbhai – Sales and Marketing at Fortive Corporation, an Industrial Technology company. Previously, Daniel worked in a variety of industries including sports management in India and a start-up. Daniel has a passion for sports and the outdoors. BA Economics University of Chicago; MBA from Harvard Business School.