Board & Staff
Board of Directors 2012 - 2013
President: Christopher McKeown
Vice President: William Chamberlin
Vice President/Secretary: Michael Terry
Treasurer: John Redmond
|Jennifer Antonucci||James L. Elcock||Bill Reissfelder|
|Harold R. Beacham, Jr.||Maureen C. Erickson||Jay Roche|
|Maureen Bleday||Linda Hunter||Jay Schwab|
|Onika Jenkins||Wayne Smith|
|Elisha F. Lee, Life Member||Curt Stevenson|
|Tim Connors||Dave Liebrock||Jack Troy|
Corporate Board 2012 - 2013
|Daniel Bailey, III||Christopher Heckscher||
|Joel Berkowitz||Juanita Allen Kingsley||Ross E. Sherbrooke|
|Walter M. Cabot, Jr.||David Krumsiek||Debra Steele|
|Judy Caruso||John R. Layton||Amanda Taft-Pearman|
|Betsy Chimento||Angela E. Lin||
|Myles Collins||Charles W. Long||Richard Thomas|
|John Cronin, Jr.||Irwin Mirsky||Peter Thompson|
|North Cunningham||Michael M. Moody||Judith A. Thomson|
|Sally Curran||Susan Moorhead||Thomas S. Thornhill|
|Robert A. Dempsey||Frederick O.J. Muzi||Peg Underhill|
|Michael Elizondo||Samuel D. Perry||Susan Viano|
|Caroline G. Gregory||Daniel Pierce||George Webb|
|Peter S. Gregory||Carolyn Pope||Joan H. Wells|
|David E. Grossman||Dana Pope||Jack Wiggin|
|Louis Grossman||Edward H. Raymond||Sally Willis|
|William Gutfarb||John Salvatore||Lisa Wood|
|Paul Hanley||Jonathan Samen||
|Robert Hansel||Preston H. Saunders|
|William N. Bancroft||Daniel S. Gregory||Mason M. Taber, Jr.|
|Harold R. Beacham||Elisha F. Lee|
Eric Arnold, Executive Director
As Executive Director, Eric oversees all things Hale. He works with the Board of Directors and leads Hale's hard-working team. A University of Denver graduate, Eric earned a Master's from Lesley University and has been honored with a Leadership Award, National Service Award and Meritorious Service Award from the American Camp Association. He’s also a member of the Massachusetts Camp Association. Eric loves spending time exploring the outdoors at Hale Reservation, bird watching and seeing the children enjoying all that Hale has to offer. He and his wife, Hildi, are parents to Kylie and Camden. In addition to being a huge Boston sports fan, Eric plays guitar and mandolin in a local band.
Diane Collins, Finance Director
Diane has always been good with numbers, which makes her great at her job of budget management, financial operations, overseeing audits, and IT administration. Plus, Diane got her degree in accounting from Bentley College. Before coming to Hale in 1990, she worked for Senior Home Care Services, Brewster Wallcoverings, and Faulkner Hospital. Diane and her husband Pat make their home in Franklin, with their two boys, Michael and Matthew. She and her family enjoy watching the New England Patriots and the Boston Bruins. Diane loves the fall season at the Hale Reservation—it’s her favorite time of year.
Tom Dietzel, Ranger
Tom has been working here at Hale for nearly 25 years. He provides assistance with the day-to-day maintenance and management on the grounds of Hale and makes sure the rules are enforced. He can also be seen helping out with the natural history programs. With a degree in social sciences and park management from Unity College, Tom enjoys bird watching, animal tracking and especially keeping an eye (and ear) out for owls. He is also a big fan of the Boston Bruins.
Joe Knight, Program Coordinator
As Hale's new Program Coordinator, Joe is excited to work with the many schools, scouts and camps that utilize the property all year long. Joe is a recent graduate of Bridgewater State University with a degree in Physical Education. Having served an internship at Hale, he is thrilled to join the team fulltime. When not racing from one end of the Reservation to the other, Joe can most likely be found on the golf course, working to lower his handicap.
Paula McLaughlin, Director of Development & Community Relations
The rumble of camp buses and the boisterous sounds of children are some of the things that make working at Hale Reservation so special for Paula. This trivia buff manages public relations, fundraising, community outreach and special events. Paula previously worked at The Children’s Trust Fund and Boston College, where she also earned her degree. She is on the steering committee for Westwood Day, a board member of Needham Bank, and the founding member of Westwood Community Chest. Paula lives in Westwood with her husband, Paul and her children Erica, Casey and Molly. In her spare time, she enjoys watching sports, especially Skidmore Basketball.
Shannon Obey, Membership Beach Director
Shannon is one of the newest members of the Hale staff. As the Director of Membership Beach, Shannon is working hard to make sure that all the aquatics programs (and everything else at Membership) go swimmingly. Before coming to Hale, she was the blog writer at Social Boston Sports. She also worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor at the Pro Sports Club in Washington. She’ll never forget her first time as a lifeguard at Membership Beach. There was a sudden rainstorm and her whistle got too wet and didn’t work. Since then, we always make sure her whistle is loud and clear. In her free time, Shannon likes to sew, crochet, and do arts and crafts. Shannon earned her B.A. from Providence College.
Genevieve O'Connell, Education & Adventure Director
Genevieve earned her BA in Neurobiology from Columbia University and worked in biotech for many years. While developing a teen program for the YMCA in 2001, she discovered the joys of ropes courses. Over the last decade, she's continued to explore teaching experiential education and for the last 4 years has worked fulltime as a freelance facilitator. She has experience as both a Facilitator and a Lead Facilitator for challenge courses, GPS adventures and teambuilding programs. Her diverse clients have included; The Browne Center at UNH, Hale Reservation, Project Adventure, and Boston University Experiential Education. Since 2010, she has been course manager for Brown University’s Leadership Institute. Gen’s hobbies include designing knitted garments, rock climbing, hiking, and snowshoeing so watch for her on the trails!
Jan Parr, Office Manager/Marketing
Jan wears many hats at Hale: juggling marketing activities, managing Hale's website, overseeing general office operations and processing program registrations. When not busily engaged at Hale, she enjoys time painting, gardening, and traveling. Some evenings you may even find her playing trivia with coworker Paula. Prior to joining the Hale, Jan worked for the Mass. Audubon Society, Department of Environmental Management and Horizons for Youth. Jan earned her degree at UMass Amherst.
James Reinhold, Day Camp Director & Public Program Director
When folks find out he works at Hale, James hears lots of happy memories and stories about their experiences here. He loves to hear their tales of fun and adventure. In his official duties, James runs Hale Day Camp and manages public programs. He spends his free time volunteering at Moose Hill Audubon Society and Borderland State Park. James also enjoys playing Disc Golf. Born and raised in Brookline, Massachusetts, James has lived all over the country and met his wife Becky in California. James has his B.A. in Environmental Education & Human Development with an emphasis in Eco-Psychology from Prescott College.
Jay Walsh, Environmental Resource Manager
Jay loves when autumn’s vibrant colors decorate the Hale Reservation. As an avid outdoorsman, one of his favorite activities is spending a sunny fall day at the top of Sen Ki property. Before coming to Hale in 1998, Jay worked as a camp counselor at Chickatawbut in Milton, Massachusetts. He now manages the natural resources at Hale, which includes everything from testing the water quality to removing invasive plants in the 1,130 acres here. Jay earned his B.S. degree at UMass Boston. Jay confesses that he has a love/hate relationship with gravity.