Staff & Board of Directors

Board of Directors. Photo credit Cate Ewins.
Photo credit Cate Ewins

Lisa Heyward, President
Iris Simon, Vice President
Randy Ewins, Secretary
Jack Frost, Treasurer

Judy Adelman
Mark Berry
Mary Brennan
Frank Dorsey
Lee Fairbanks
Steve Gurin
Mac Hunter
Misha Mytar
Paul Parshley
Tricia Rouleau
Henry Sharpe
Stephen Weber


Aaron Dority, Executive Director

Aaron oversees all aspects of Frenchman Bay Conservancy’s work, including raising funds to support our programs, managing staff and contractors and working directly with landowners to protect land. In partnership with Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Aaron is currently working on a project in the Schoodic corridor north of Acadia National Park at Schoodic Point. Our partnership was recently awarded a $1 million award through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to conserve waterfowl and wading bird habitat.  Prior to taking FBC’s Executive Director position in fall, 2014, Aaron was the Federal Policy Director for Penobscot East Resource Center, now Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries in Stonington. Aaron co-founded a cooperative research hook and line marine finfish survey in eastern Maine, to strengthen stock assessments and improve fisheries management. Aaron serves on the board of the Blue Hill Food Coop. He lives in Blue Hill with his wife Jessie and their three children.

Eileen Hall, Community Outreach Coordinator

With Frenchman Bay Conservancy since 2015, Eileen focuses on a variety of the stewardship, communication, outreach, volunteer management, event planning, and conservation project support aspects of Frenchman Bay Conservancy’s work.  Eileen holds a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Illinois State University and a Masters of Environmental Science from Miami University in Ohio with a focus on stream geomorphology. Prior to joining the staff at FBC, Eileen worked at The Nature Conservancy in Iowa as Freshwater Conservation Manager overseeing watershed projects throughout the state.  She worked directly with farmers and landowners to protect freshwater ecosystems, restore natural stream ecology, and implement sustainable agricultural practices.  She has also worked for The Nature Conservancy in Maine, coordinating the collection and distribution of fish passage barrier data.  Eileen lives in Cherryfield with her husband, Bruce, daughter, Eleanor, and Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Tunk. She enjoys hiking, canoeing, cooking, fishing, gardening, and snowshoeing.