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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

Robin Ladouceur

Vince LaFontan

Sara Lynn Leavenworth


Judi Lynch

Mark Massoud

Lisa Morrissey
Susan Peterson
Kyle Turoczi

Mike Jastremski

Cynthia Rabinowitz

Steve Solley
Joy VanderLek

Bruce Wittchen

Richard Warren
Chris Wood

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.

Katie Hennessy, Community Engagement Coordinator


Katie Hennessy, CPRP joined the PRWC as Community Engagement Coordinator. Katie received an Associate of Science in Business Management from Post University and Bachelor of Science in Park and Recreation Management from Northern Arizona University where she was a member of the Tau Sigma Honor Society. Katie's interest in conservation is wide from directing municipal park departments to developing and managing outdoor teen education classes, recreational summer camps and the Bristol Green Team. She enjoys RV-ing cross country, hiking with her two dogs, mineral collecting, and making connections in the community.

Through her varied experiences in both the government and non-profit sectors, she has learned the necessity of education and outreach to the public to bring about change. As part of the PRWC team, Katie will apply her breadth of program management skills and experiences to benefit the local community. She looks forward to helping the PRWC in their mission to bring science and education to the public and encourage involvement in local conservation.

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