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Meet our 2022 Board of Directors Nominees! 

Nick Athanassiou

Nick has been a resident of Orleans since 1995. He served on the faculty of Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business from 1995 until 2017.

His areas of expertise include global management and the implications of cultural differences on international strategy implementation. His research has focused on characteristics of top management teams as they are related to the internationalization of the firm, on family business founder strategies, and on the social network view of the firm.  Nick has consulted on strategic planning with non-profit organizations and on international business strategy and expatriation/repatriation issues.  Locally he has served on the Orleans Finance Committee since 2019 and the Payomet Board of Directors (2018-2021).

Joan Barker

Joan lives in Brewster, and has lived on the Cape since 1981.  A registered nurse, she has worked as a home-visiting health professional caring for people in the place they feel most comfortable.  In the course of that work she has come to learn and honor the unique flavor of each town and village on the peninsula.  She emphasizes that the ocean is very much, and always has been, a part of her. In particular, she has a very personal connection and commitment to Pleasant Bay, and looks forward to helping guide an organization so committed to maintaining its integrity and beauty. 

Jon Cline

 Jon grew up in Newton MA and is a graduate of Rutgers University with a major in economics.  He lived in Connecticut for 45 years, commuting into New York City to his haberdashery business and is now a full-time resident on the Cape. He has served on the boards of both the Israel Cancer Research Fund and the United Jewish Federation (including fundraising responsibilities). Jon currently serves on the board of Am HaYam, including fund raising for the Lower Cape Outreach Council in Orleans. He enjoys sports; especially kayaking  and sailing on Pleasant Bay.

Paul Niles 

(Executive Director/8th Grade Science) was one of the founding teachers at the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School. Paul was lured to CCLCS from teaching science at a small school in Western, MA. He has a BA in French from the College of the Holy Cross, a BS in Zoology from UMass/Amherst and an M.Ed from UMass/Amherst. He lives in Brewster with his wife. He spends his spare time playing sports, kayaking and enjoying nature in all of its forms.

Steve O’Grady                                 

Since 2018, Steve has served as Executive Director of the Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT), a nonprofit land trust that protects and manages land and educates the public to safeguard the community’s natural resources. Prior to OCT, he spent two years in the sustainable seafood industry—as a commercial salmon fisherman in Southeast Alaska, head fishmonger at a Boston seafood market, and an oyster farmer in Barnstable. Steve has also worked for Mass Audubon in Wellfleet as a coastal waterbird technician. He attended Colby College, where he majored in Environmental Science with a concentration in conservation biology. He grew up north of Boston, spent childhood summers in Orleans, and feels very fortunate to live and work on Cape Cod.

Nominees for the nominating committee are: Eunice Burley, Jake Beineke, Corliss Primavera, Herb Heidt, and Mon Cochran

For the Preservation &

Enjoyment of Pleasant Bay

The Friends of Pleasant Bay is a grassroots environmental group dedicated to the preservation of one of Cape Cod's most stunning recreational and ecological resources. Since its founding in 1985 the group has been successful in achieving State designation of the Bay as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern, and was instrumental in development and State approval of a Resource Management Plan for the Bay. The Plan identifies the Bay as a regional resource requiring coordinated management of the surrounding towns. To meet this task, the four towns bordering the Bay subsequently formed the Pleasant Bay Alliance. The Friends provide ongoing support for implementation of the Resource Management Plan and host a range of other programs.

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The tides continue their unceasing ebb and flow. Similarly, the work of protecting this magnificent estuary is unceasing. We welcome your support. All who want to take part in preserving this invaluable resource are invited to become Friends.

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