Marine Conservation Organization Expands Board

Posted on Feb 18, 2014

Joan Benoit Samuelson of Freeport and Paul Gregory of Portland recently were elected to the Board of Directors of Friends of Casco Bay/Casco Baykeeper.

Joanie Samuelson

Samuelson is the founder and chair of the TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race in Cape Elizabeth, her hometown. Many of us remember where we were in 1984 as Joan Benoit entered the Olympic Stadium in Los Angeles to win the first Women’s Olympic Marathon. She continues to set running records in between serving as an inspirational speaker and a supporter and board member of many charities.

Paul Gregory bio picGregory is an Environmental Specialist in the invasive species program of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. His expertise in public relations has benefited Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine Board of Pesticides Control, and now Friends of Casco Bay.

Executive Director Cathy Ramsdell says, “We are thrilled to have both these talented people back on our Board after a one-year hiatus due to term limits. Their devotion to the mission of Friends of Casco Bay has remained steadfast even during the time when they were not officially on our Board.”

Friends of Casco Bay/Casco Baykeeper, based in South Portland, works to improve and protect the environmental health of Casco Bay through advocacy, research, education, and collaborative partnerships.