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The Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative

Established in 2016, the Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative is a coalition of Cape and Islands-based organizations, businesses and citizens whose mission is to unite available knowledge, resources, talent and tools to mitigate climate change impacts on Cape Cod, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and work toward achieving “net zero”-based goals for the Cape & Islands. We seek to create conditions to foster innovative, feasible, cross-sector solutions to the climate crisis.

Board members include community leaders from across the region representing organizations such as the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, Cape Air, Cape Light Compact, Center for Coastal Studies, Friends of Pleasant Bay, Outer Cape Energize, Woods Hole Research Center, and numerous faith, educational, non-profit and business entities.



Board of Directors and Advisory Council Members

(As of July 8, 2020)

Board of Directors


  • Richard Delaney – President (CEO & President, Center for Coastal Studies)
  • Moncrieff Cochran – Vice President (Vice President, Friends of Pleasant Bay)
  • Janet Williams – Secretary
  • Jim Wolf – Treasurer (Director of Sustainability, Cape Air)


  • Maggie Downey – Executive Director, Cape Light Compact (Alternate: Austin Brandt)
  • Sarah Griscom – Director of Science Programs, Pleasant Bay Community Boating
  • Andrew Juan – Chair, Youth Climate Action Network
  • Don Keeran – Assistant Director, Association to Preserve Cape Cod (Alternate: Kristin Andres
  • Barry Margolin, Coordinator, Cape Cod Climate Action Network
  • Brian McGurk, – Co-Director, Faith Communities Environmental Network (Alternate: Susan Starkey, Co-Director)
  • Lauren McKean – Park Planner, Cape Cod National Seashore
  • Wendy Northcross – Executive Director, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce (Alternate: Eugene Curry)
  • Dorothy Savarese – President and CEO, Cape Cod 5 (Alternate: Matthew Burke)
  • Fran Schofield – Chair, Net Zero 2020 Planning Team
  • Rob Brennan,  President, CapeBuilt
  • Nate Mayo, Development & Policy Manager, Vineyard Wind


  • Kristin Andres, APCC
  • Austin Brandt, Cape Light Compact
  • Eugene Curry, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce
  • Dana Rebeiro, Vineyard Wind
  • Susan Starkey, FCEN


Advisory Council

  • Barnstable County – Jack Yunits, Jr., County Administrator, Barnstable County Commissioners’ Office
  • Cape Cod Technology Council – Bert Jackson, Chief Executive Officer
  • Cape Cod Commission – Kristy Senatori, Executive Director (Alternates: Heather McElroy, Erin Perry, Michelle White)
  • Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority – Chris Kennedy, Mobility Manager
  • Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative – Liz Argo, Executive Director (Alternate: Maria Marasco)
  • Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts – Mark Robinson, Executive Director (Alternates: Julie Early, Amy Henderson)
  • Habitat for Humanity – Beth Wade, Land Acquisition and Permitting Manager (Alternate: Bob Ryley)
  • Homebuilders and Remodelers of Cape Cod – Chris Flanagan, Executive Officer
  • Jill Neubauer Architects – Jill Neubauer, Principal Architect
  • Nancy Gifford – Member at Large



Our Founders

Additional Collaborators