Board & Staff

Board of Directors, Corporate Board and Life Members


Meeting Documents

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  Nancy Harding  Jay Schwab

Deborah Brennan

 Linda Hunter  Wayne Smith

Lennox Chase

 Onika Jenkins  Curt Stevenson
 Tim Connors  Elisha F. Lee, Life Member

 Jack Troy

   Dave Liebrock

Corporate Board 2012 - 2013


 Daniel Bailey, III  Christopher Heckscher

Jean Sharry

 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

Davis Taylor

 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  Preston H. Saunders

Tara Zadeh

 Robert Hansel    


Life Members

 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 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 especially loves the fall season at the Hale Reservation.

Tom Dietzel, Ranger

Tom has been working at Hale for nearly 25 years. He provides assistance with the day-to-day maintenance and management of the grounds at Hale and makes sure the rules are enforced. He can also be seen helping out with 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, Camp Program Coordinator

As Hale's 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 & Events Director

As the Director of Membership Beach, Shannon is always working hard to make sure 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. 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 a BA in Neurobiology from Columbia University and worked in biotech for many years. While developing a teen program for the YMCA, she discovered the joys of ropes courses. Over the last decade, she's continued to explore teaching experiential education and 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. Gen’s hobbies include designing knitted garments, rock climbing, hiking, and snowshoeing so watch for her on the trails!

Susan Rauchwerk, HOLA Program Director

Dr. Rauchwerk received her undergraduate Ecology degree and teaching certificate from Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey. She completed her Masters and Doctoral degrees in Teaching and Learning from Harvard University, studying under Eleanor Duckworth. She comes to Hale with a strong background in science, education, administration and teacher professional development through her twenty years with the Massachusetts Audubon Society at Trailside Museum and as the Education Manager for Drumlin Farm. Most recently, she was the Director of Education for Earthwatch Institute. Dr. Rauchwerk conducted scientific research around the globe, and developed grants and learning opportunities for teachers and students to work alongside scientists.

James Reinhold, Director of Camp Programs  

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. 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, Buildings & Grounds Director

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 buildings and grounds at Hale. Jay earned his BS at UMass Boston. Jay confesses that he has a love/hate relationship with gravity.