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Board of Directors & Staff

Preservation Massachusetts is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and maintains a professional staff that collaborate on advocacy, programs and projects, and with project specific consultants, such as legislative and conference planning. We also work with partners statewide, regionally, and nationally. Our office staff work from our base in Plymouth, MA, while our Circuit Riders work “in the field,” responding directly to requests for advocacy assistance. 


Jessica Rudden-Dube, Executive Director
Jeff Gonyeau, Circuit Rider
Stacia Caplanson, Circuit Rider

Julie Roper, Event Planner
Ellen White-Davis, Administrative Coordinator


Board of Directors


Mary Thompson, Chair (Bank of America)

Robert Charest, Vice Chair (Boston Financial Investment Management)

Nick Ratti, Treasurer (CohnReznick)
Daniel Kolodner, Clerk (Klein Hornig, LLP)

  • Kara Anderson (Architectural Heritage Foundation)

  • Pamela Bailey (Bond Brothers)

  • Maureen Cavanaugh (PAL Inc.)

  • John Cornell (Nixon Peabody, LLP)

  • John Gahan (Sullivan & Worcester, LLP)

  • Wendall Kalsow (McGinley Kalsow & Associates)

  • Douglas Kelleher (Epsilon Associates)

  • Sarah la Cour (Westmass Area Development Corp.)

  • Ryan Lynch (Shawmut Design and Construction)

  • Karen Mauney-Brodek (Emerald Necklace Conservancy)

  • James E. McDermott (Holland & Knight LLP)

  • Gordon Pulsifer (First Resource Companies)

  • Jon Rudzinski (Rees-Larkin Development)

  • Scott Winkler (Wessling Architects)

  • Claudia Sauermann Wu (Attorney)

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