Elizabeth H. Bagley, B.A.Director of Annual Giving
Ms. Bagley directs the Annual Fund and coordinates special events at the Center. Following a corporate career in reinsurance brokerage and marketing, she has held positions including director of communications and major gifts officer and most recently served as Assistant to the President at Fairfield University. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Connecticut College.
Phone 508-444-1517 | Email
Tracy Barquinero, M.S.Finance Associate
Ms. Barquinero works on financial documents for both science and administration. She has extensive experience in executive administration and office management. Prior to joining the Center, she provided administrative assistance and was a member of the Senior Leader Team at Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, a not-for-profit retirement community in Charlottesville, VA. Ms. Barquinero received her B.S. in Business Administration from SUNY at Utica/Rome in Rome, NY, and her M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons College in Boston.
Phone 508-444-1568 | Email
Paula C. Beckerle, B.A.Development Associate
Ms. Beckerle supports the Development and Communications team and oversees the WHRC donor database. Prior to joining the Center, she was the Donor Database Manager at the Tanzanian Children’s Fund in Boston. She is co-founder of Circle of Hope, a non-profit organization assisting homeless individuals in Greater Boston. She earned her B.A. in Art History from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Phone 508-444-1521 | Email
Kelly Benway, B.B.A.Finance & Administration Assistant
Ms. Benway provides support to the Director of Finance & Administration. She has an extensive background in finance and has spent the majority of her career in Boston as an equity sales trader and Managing Director at Leerink, Swann & Company. Prior to joining the Center, she held positions at the Bank of Cape Cod, as business development and mortgage loan officer, and at the Falmouth Historical Society, as coordinator of marketing and development. Ms. Benway has volunteered as treasurer of the Falmouth Village Association and in the Falmouth Public Schools. She holds a B.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Phone 508-444-1578 | Email
Florence Carlowicz, B.A.Grants Accountant
Ms. Carlowicz is responsible for the Center’s accounts payable and purchasing functions. Prior to coming to the Center, she spent a decade at Discovery Communications, in the corporate accounting offices and as budget manager for The Learning Channel. She received her B.A. in Behavioral Science from the University of Chicago.
Phone 508-444-1503 | Email
Shauna Conley, B.S.Accountant & Benefits Administrator
Ms. Conley brings broad experience to the accounting department and is responsible for accounts payable, purchasing, payroll, and employee benefits administration. She has spent more than twenty years in the employee benefits field, and prior to joining the WHRC, she worked for Mercer HR Services, concentrating on health and benefit administration, retirement plans, as well as Human Resource Services. While at Mercer, she also earned her registered representative securities license. Ms. Conley earned her B.S. in Finance from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.
Phone 508-444-1587 | Email
Annalisa EisenFacilities Assistant
Ms. Eisen provides support for the facilities of the Gilman Ordway Campus. She also owns and operates a local property management business and has diverse and broad experience in such fields as health care and the international book business. She has travelled extensively in Nigeria, Senegal, and the Caribbean, and has lived in Sweden, Libya, Russia, Malta, and France.
Phone 508-444-1579 | Email
Michael Ernst, M.F.A.Director of Information Systems
Mr. Ernst manages computer, network and telecommunication systems at the Center. Prior to coming to the Center, he was a CADD specialist and a programmer. Mr. Ernst received his M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Washington, Seattle, and continues to practice sculpture professionally.
Phone 508-444-1506 | Email
Duane H. MartinInformation Systems Assistant
Mr. Martin provides support for the Center’s information systems. He has vast experience in installation, administration, upgrade, and security for server/workstation environments. Prior to joining the Center he spent many years managing a broad range of IT services for non-profit agencies in Brockton, MA, providing resources and training in education and workforce development for at-risk youths.
Phone 508-444-1586 | Email
Dave McGlinchey, J.D.Director of Communications
Mr. McGlinchey directs WHRC’s communications function and is responsible for telling the Center’s story to the world. He is a journalist and lawyer, and, prior to joining WHRC, he served as the director of communications and marketing for the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences. An avid birder, hiker, and skier, he is passionate about raising public awareness for climate change impacts and solutions and is the author of Final Flight: 10 Northeastern Birding Spots at Risk from Climate Change. He serves on the board of the Spatial Informatics Group – Natural Assets Laboratory. Mr. McGlinchey earned his B.A. from Wake Forest University and his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.
Phone 508-444-1509 | Email
Lisa Strock O’Connell, B.S.Chief Administrative Officer
Ms. O’Connell oversees the administrative functions of the Center. These areas include Facilities, Human Resources, International Licensing and Visas, Corporate Insurance, and communications with the Board of Directors. She is the staff liaison and Assistant Clerk to the Board of Directors. Prior to joining the Center, she held leadership positions in environmental non-profit and for-profit companies, including Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts and Jacobs Engineering. She was also the Conservation Administrator for the town of Brewster, MA. She received her B.S. in Wildlife Biology from Humboldt State University.
Phone 508-444-1518 | Email
Fred PalmerDirector of Facilities
Mr. Palmer has broad experience in landscaping, construction, wastewater systems and general maintenance. Previously he has held positions with Tisbury Public Works on Martha’s Vineyard, and as crew chief for building supply, excavation and landscaping companies. At the Center Mr. Palmer is responsible for the interior and exterior maintenance of the Ordway Campus building and grounds, mechanical systems, and the innovative wastewater system. He holds Massachusetts licenses for Commercial Driver, Hoisting Engineer, Construction Supervisor, and Grade 5 Combined Industrial/Municipal wastewater operator.
Phone 508-444-1502 | Email
Camille M. Romano, M.S., C.P.A.Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Romano is responsible for the financial management of the Center, including internal and external financial reporting, budgeting, tax filings, and management of the annual independent audit. She also supervises the Sponsored Research Office and is responsible for compliance with grant awards. Prior to joining the Center as an Accountant in 1991, Ms. Romano worked in a supervisory capacity as a senior auditor the firm of Deloitte & Touche in Boston, and she is licensed as a C.P.A. in Massachusetts. She obtained her B.S. in Wildlife Biology from the University of Massachusetts and her M.S. in Accounting from Northeastern University.
Phone 508-444-1512 | Email
Alison Smart, B.F.A.Chief Development Officer
Alison Smart oversees WHRC’s fundraising and communications functions. She works closely with the Center’s board of directors, staff and partners to advance the Center’s priority initiatives. Alison has spent her entire career in fundraising and communications for non-profit organizations. Prior to joining WHRC, she served as Vice President for Development & Marketing for the New Bedford Whaling Museum where she spearheaded initiatives to build the museum’s financial capacity and expand its physical campus through a major capital campaign. During her 8 year tenure at the Museum, she also participated in the museum’s strategic reorientation from teaching primarily whaling history to including whale ecology and conservation exhibitions and programs. Alison is passionate about the positive role that fundraising can play in making an impact on global environmental issues.
Phone 508-444-1545 | Email
Julianne Waite, B.A.Graphic Designer, Web Administrator
Ms. Waite is responsible for the design of outreach materials and maintaining the Center’s website. She has many years of experience in graphic design and web development, most recently for a Cape-wide non-profit arts organization. She received her B.A. in English and Sociology from Oberlin College.
Phone 508-444-1561 | Email
Allison WhiteCommunications Associate
Manager of Administration
Ms. White is responsible for organizing and implementing the Center’s administrative systems. A writer and editor with broad experience, she has lived and worked in Paris and in New York where she was a researcher and reporter for Newsweek.
Phone 508-444-1550 | Email