Executive Director of APCC. Ed is responsible for determining the focus of APCC’s advocacy and educational efforts, implementing APCC’s programs, coordinating fund raising and membership activities, and the overall management of the daily operations of the organization. Program areas include wastewater education, management and infrastructure financing; town center revitalization and zoning (coordinating the work of the Business Roundtable); agricultural lands protection, and implementation of map-based planning. An attorney and former Coast Guard helicopter pilot Ed has been involved in coastal environmental issues for over 30 years. He has several reported cases in wetlands protection and land use issues.
Assistant Director of APCC. Don oversees APCC’s reviews of developments of regional impact. He is responsible for our Action Alert Network through which we inform our members and friends of upcoming legislation or town meeting action and urge their support through letter writing or phone calls. Don acts as legislative liaison for many of our advocacy efforts on the state and regional level. Don coordinates the state Zoning Reform Working Group, a state-wide group working to pass the Community Planning Act, which would revamp the state’s outmoded zoning act. He is responsible for our newsletter and many of our other printed and web-based documents.
Jo Ann Muramoto, Ph.D.
Regional Coordinator for the Mass Bays Program (MBP) on Cape Cod and APCC Director of Science Programs. The MBP is one of 28 National Estuary Programs established under the Clean Water Act to improve the quality of estuaries of national significance. MBP goals include restoring and protecting coastal habitat, improving coastal water quality, promoting storm water management, and managing coastal erosion. Jo Ann’s projects include the designations of Cape Cod Bay, Nantucket Sound and Vineyard Sound as No-Discharge Areas (including writing grants for the towns for pump-out facilities) and the implementation of a herring count program at Stony Brook in Brewster. She also is assisting the towns of Brewster and Sandwich in grant writing for herring run restoration and stormwater remediation respectively; providing support letters to towns seeking funding for coastal projects; and assessing the feasibility of using storm water utilities to fun stormwater infrastructure and maintenance.
Director of Information Services. Laura is responsible for the design, function and integrity of APCC's website, membership database and internal computer network. She manages our extensive membership program, as well as most member communication both in print and online. Laura works closely with other staff members on community outreach to help ensure we reach our fundraising and public education goals. She is also responsible for the design and processing of the majority of our print and mail projects including member outreach pieces, brochures and our annual reports.
Kristin Andres is APCC’s Director of Education & Outreach. She is responsible for educational programming and materials related to APCC’s mission and serves as a liaison to the Cape community. She interacts and develops relationships with a wide range of organizations, government agencies, schools and the general public in assessing and addressing educational needs related to conserving and preserving the Cape’s natural resources. Kristin organizes workshops, addresses civic groups and seeks educational opportunities through a variety of creative means. She is especially involved with our native plant initiative and promotes ecological land care and thoughtful stewardship of our managed landscapes.
Lauren Powers is APCC’s Grant Administrator responsible for managing all grants and contracts directly related to current programs and projects. She handles purchasing and provides support to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors.
Restoration Ecologist. April is responsible for advancing the goals of the Cape Cod Restoration Coordination Center established by APCC and our partners. APCC has worked with Cape communities to identify more than 140 restoration projects aimed at restoring impaired salt marshes, fish runs, and shellfish beds as well as improving water quality through stormwater remediation. As the restoration ecologist April supports the Center providing technical, planning, permitting and management support to communities interested in completing restoration projects.
Patrick Frye is Membership Field Coordinator. Patrick travels the Cape, knocking on doors soliciting memberships for the organization and informing communities about the important issues facing the Cape.
Restoration Technician. Bryan works with the Restoration Ecologist and other APCC staff to conduct technical assessments, field monitoring, and outreach to advance the mission of the Restoration Coordination Center (RCC). Bryan develops monitoring and assessment protocols, conducts field work, trains volunteers, plans and assists with RCC outreach, assists with maintaining and prioritizing the RCC’s project inventory, and manages GIS mapping of restoration sites.