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Our Staff

Friends of Casco Bay is staffed by talented professionals who are passionate about our mission. We are known as a great place to work, in addition to being a great cause for which to volunteer.

Will Everitt, Executive Director

Will stands at the helm of our organization, ensuring that Friends of Casco Bay remains resilient, effective, and mission-driven. Will joined Friends of Casco Bay as our Development Director in 2006 because his values aligned with our community-based approach to environmental stewardship. Prior to working with us, Will worked as an environmental community organizer, helping neighborhood groups and families across New England protect themselves from pollution, sludge spreading, and toxic pesticide spraying. He also worked across the country on environmental and political campaigns in New Jersey, Ohio, Vermont, and Alaska. Will was hired as our Executive Director in 2022.

Will is the person to reach out to if you have a question about our mission, our overall approach to protecting Casco Bay, or our finances. He loves hearing your thoughts and suggestions about our work.

To reach Will, call: (207) 799-8574 ext. 204 or email: willeveritt@cascobay.org.

Ivy Frignoca, Casco Baykeeper

Ivy FrignocaAs Casco Baykeeper, Ivy is the chief advocate for Casco Bay. In speaking passionately on behalf of the Bay, she is able to draw on her experiences, including as an environmental educator, an advocate for Vermont’s public lands and Lake Champlain, and most recently, as a Senior Attorney with Conservation Law Foundation. Her previous work on oceans, clean water, and clean air issues throughout New England provides her with in-depth knowledge of the issues she continues to confront, including ocean acidification, excess nitrogen, and reducing wastewater discharges and stormwater runoff.

Ivy is the person to reach out to if you have general questions about the Bay, you see something on or around the Bay that concerns you, or if you have questions about our Baykeeping efforts.

To reach Casco Baykeeper Ivy Frignoca, call: (207) 831-3067 or email: ifrignoca@cascobay.org.

Susan Bosco, Development Assistant

Susan utilizes her strong organizational skills to maintain meticulous records and track member support. She has over 10 years of experience working in development and administration with Maine nonprofits. Susan was drawn to Friends of Casco Bay because of our work to protect the health of the coastal waters that she calls home.

Susan is the person to reach out to if you would like to update your contact information.

To reach Susan, call: (207) 799-8574 ext. 211 or email: sbosco@cascobay.org.

 

Mike Doan, Staff Scientist

Mike leads our science and research efforts. Mike first joined Friends of Casco Bay in 1995 as an intern and water quality volunteer. He was hired as Research Associate in 1998. He is busy with everything from scientific program planning and equipment calibration to working with volunteers, interns, staff, and other scientists to assess the environmental health of Casco Bay. Mike coordinates many research initiatives involving dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll, nutrients, water currents, sediment toxics, and acidification. He is our data analyst, geographic information system (GIS) specialist, and captains our Baykeeper vessel.

Mike is the person to reach out to if you would like to learn more about our science and monitoring efforts or if you would like access to one of our data sets.

To reach Mike, call: (207) 799-8574 ext. 206 or email: mdoan@cascobay.org.

Jeff Fetterer, Office Manager

Jeff FettererJeff came to Friends of Casco Bay in 2007 with over 10 years of administrative and development experience with Maine nonprofits. Jeff keeps the day-to-day operations of our office flowing smoothly and efficiently, handling everything from email inquiries from people in our community, to bookkeeping, computer operations, meeting preparation, and insurance details.

Jeff is the person to reach out to if you have questions about the day-to-day operations of Friends of Casco Bay.

To reach Jeff, call: (207) 799-8574 ext. 201 or email: jfetterer@cascobay.org.

Chris Gilday, Pumpout Coordinator

Chris brings a lifetime of experience on the water as a sailor and commercial fisherman to the position of Pumpout Coordinator. Most of Chris’ time is spent helping to keep Casco Bay clean as he captains our pumpout boat, Headmaster, removing sewage from other vessels on Casco Bay.

Contact Chris if you have questions about our Pumpout Program. For pumpout service, please register your boat first: cascobay.org/pumpout/

Heather Kenyon, Science and Advocacy Associate

As Science and Advocacy Associate, Heather works closely with Staff Scientist Mike Doan to collect data on the health of the Bay and with Casco Baykeeper Ivy Frignoca in putting those data to good use in our advocacy. Heather has a background in marine science, having spent many hours under the surface of the ocean as a scientific scuba diver collecting data on coral reefs. She is a graduate of University of Maine School of Law, where she concentrated on environmental law with a focus on marine environments. While in law school, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal and interned with Friends of Casco Bay, Maine Conservation Voters, Democracy Maine, and Maine’s Department of Marine Resources. Heather is committed to our mission because she sees improving and protecting the health of the Bay as imperative to creating a sustainable future for generations to come.

To reach Heather, call: (774) 487-9178 or email: hkenyon@cascobay.org. 

Robby Lewis-Nash, Staff Writer

Robby relies on his experience as an environmental journalist in Maine to translate Friends of Casco Bay’s science and policy positions into compelling news the Casco Bay community can use. Before joining Friends as our Staff Writer, Robby covered critical environmental issues across the state, including drinking water contamination, hazardous air emissions, and landfill river pollution, from community-based perspectives. Robby brings a passion for environmental justice and sound science to our mission of improving and protecting the environmental health of the Bay. Robby is the person to reach out to if you have questions about our communications or if you have a story to share. He is the point of contact for all media inquiries.

To reach Robby, call: (413) 695-3306 or email: robbylewisnash@cascobay.org.

Sarah Lyman, Development Director

Sarah loves building and maintaining relationships for Friends of Casco Bay. As Development Director, her core work of strengthening our financial support and growing our membership base comes naturally from her easy way with people, development experience, and deep knowledge of our work. Sarah first joined Friends of Casco Bay in 2011 as a part of our fundraising staff. Most recently, she served as our Community Engagement Coordinator. Sarah fell in love with Maine’s coast while studying marine biology and psychobiology at the University of New England. She strongly believes advocating for science-driven, community-informed decisions creates the best outcomes. Sarah continues to be excited that our interdisciplinary approach at Friends aligns with her education and values.

If you have questions about making a donation to Friends of Casco Bay, or ideas for supporting our journey toward improving and protecting the Bay’s health, Sarah would love to speak with you. To reach Sarah, call: (207) 370-7553 or email: slyman@cascobay.org.

Robby’s photo: Photograph by Mat Trogner
Cover photo and some other Staff Photographs by Kevin Morris
Additional Staff Photographs by Robby

Read more about our staff and their work:

No Poop in the Bay: Friends of Casco Bay Relaunches Pumpout Program

May 31, 2022

We are excited to announce that we are relaunching our Pumpout Program. After a 2-year hiatus, our pumpout vessel, Headmaster, is back in the water and is being captained by our newest staff member, Pumpout Coordinator Chris Gilday. “After working as a commercial fisherman for decades, I know firsthand how… Read more

Meet our new Executive Director!

May 23, 2022

Will Everitt has been hired as our next Executive Director at Friends of Casco Bay. Will is a familiar face, as he has served as our Communications and Development Director for the past 15 years and Interim Director since September 2021. With his strong background in environmental community organizing, communications,… Read more

We are hiring: Science and Advocacy Associate

May 20, 2022

Science and Advocacy Associate – full time with a comprehensive benefits package Friends of Casco Bay is hiring a Science and Advocacy Associate. This new position will report to and work closely with our Casco Baykeeper and Staff Scientist to monitor the health of Casco Bay and advocate for actions… Read more