Board of Directors


Our Board of Directors is comprised of valued volunteers whose skills and capabilities steer and support the PRWC mission.


Robert Travers, Chair

Ann Merriam Feinberg, Vice-Chair

Charles Bartlett, Treasurer & Secretary

Andrew Greene

John McDonald

​​John Pittari

Daniel Slywka

Lisa Turoczi

Anne Westerman

Frederick R. Leavenworth - In Memoriam

J. Lawrence Pond - Director Emeritus



Our volunteers, including our Advisory Council and committee members, are very special people whose donation of time and talents has an enormous impact on the health and well-being of our watershed and our communities. We salute and thank them for recognizing the importance of supporting our use of science, education and outreach in our collective roles of stewards of our environment.  Join our team and make a difference.

Advisory Council


Ann Astarita

Justin Bette
Aaron Budris

Leslie Kane

Vince LaFontan


Sara Lynn Leavenworth

Mark Massoud
Susan Peterson
Kyle Turoczi

Mike Jastremski

Cynthia Rabinowitz 

Steve Solley
Julie Stuart

Bruce Wittchen

Richard Warren

Carol Haskins, Outreach Director
Carol Haskins, Executive Director

Carol uses both science and education to protect and improve the high quality water in the nine watershed communities. Carol Haskins joined PRWC as Outreach Director in 2008 after receiving her Master of Science in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England. Her extraordinary contributions to river education and community engagement have been widely recognized.  She was awarded the "River Conservation Leadership Award" from the Housatonic Valley Association and honored with the North West Conservation District "Conservation Educator Award".  Carol has been splashing around rivers, ponds, and lakes since her early childhood in Vermont. Now, she professionally gets to share her passion for aquatic environments by teaching other people about the way and wonder of the watershed.

Anne Urkawich, Director of Development and Administration


Anne Urkawich, Manager of Administration and Development joined our team in 2013 with more than 20 years of experience working with non-profit environmental organizations including Long Island Soundkeeper, Stepping Stones Museum for Children, New Canaan Nature Center, and Oil Drum Art. A graduate of University of Scranton, Anne is a multi-talented member of our team who believes adventure is always waiting just around the river-bend.

Hailey McKeever, Outreach Coordinator


Hailey McKeever recently joined our team as Outreach Coordinator in November 2019. She received both a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Sustainability and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Merrimack College in 2019. Hailey’s interest in conservation is wide from interning in climate change education outreach in Costa Rica, to bird banding, whale behavior sequencing, and chemical atrazine research. She is excited to begin her work with outreach and share her passion for conservation with the PRWC.