Speakers Bureau

Looking for a speaker to give a talk to your civic group, neighborhood association or classroom?

APCC staff is prepared to provide presentations on a variety of topics. Please contact the speaker of your choice to inquire about scheduling.

Andrew Gottlieb, APCC’s Executive Director (agottlieb@apcc.org)

Andrew has more than 30 years of environmental protection experience in government and elected terms in municipal office. Andrew has extensive experience working at all levels of government, having served as a local, state and county official as well as a legislative staff person. A resident of Mashpee, Andrew is serving a fourth term on the Mashpee Board of Selectmen.

Kristin Andres, Education & Outreach Director (kandres@apcc.org)

Kristin is responsible for APCC’s educational programming. Kristin is especially involved with APCC’s native plant initiative and promotes ecological land care and thoughtful stewardship of our managed landscapes. She has been developing APCC’s Living Landscape Laboratory on the grounds of APCC, which includes displays of native gardens and sustainable land care practices.

Before joining the staff at APCC in 2015, she served the town of Chatham as its conservation agent for 16years. She serves on board of the Ecological Landscape Alliance and several local boards and committees.

April Wobst, Restoration Ecologist (awobst@apcc.org)

April manages APCC’s Restoration Coordination Center working with towns and communities on planning and implementation of restoration projects. APCC has worked with Cape communities to identify more than 170 restoration projects aimed at restoring impaired salt marshes, fish runs, and shellfish beds as well as improving water quality through stormwater remediation and addressing the impacts of climate change on our coastlines. As the restoration ecologist, April supports the Center by providing technical, planning, permitting, fundraising and project management support to communities interested in completing restoration projects.

April has over 10 years of experience in environmental protection, including project management, long-term ecological monitoring, restoration, and invasive species management. She has particular expertise and training in adaptive management and project planning. B.S. in Biology and Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. M.S. in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology from the University of Maryland.

Bryan Horsley, Restoration Technician (bhorsely@apcc.org)

As APCC’s Restoration Technician, Bryan splits his time between working outdoors conducting ecological monitoring at restoration project sites and indoors at the office managing data and equipment, making maps, writing reports, developing outreach materials and preparing for the next field mission. Bryan also manages APCC’s cyanobacteria monitoring program, which entails working with interns and volunteers to collect and analyze water samples from freshwater ponds across the Cape.

Jo Ann Muramoto, Ph.D., Director of Science Programs (jmuramoto@apcc.org)

Jo Ann is also the Regional Coordinator for the Cape Cod region of the Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program where she works with communities to restore and protect the coastal ecosystems of Cape Cod and Massachusetts Bays. Jo Ann has a Ph.D. in geological sciences from Cornell University and a B.S. in biology from Caltech. She has worked as a scientific researcher in chemical oceanography, conservation administrator for the Town of Falmouth, and as an environmental consultant in marine disposal monitoring and coastal and wetland resources. Jo Ann’s background in science, local government and consulting enables her to work effectively with stakeholders on a variety of environmental topics including habitat restoration, water resources protection, citizen monitoring, regional coordination, and capacity-building.

Don Keeran, Assistant Director (dkeeran@apcc.org)

Don focuses extensively on environmental policy and advocacy for the organization, and acts as APCC’s liaison for most state and federal environmental legislative and policy issues. Don works on the state, regional and local levels on growth management initiatives, promoting the adoption of land use and planning policies that advance smart growth, natural resource protection and climate change. He is responsible for developing many of APCC’s positions on topical environmental issues, including proposals for regional development proposals and other projects that could impact the Cape’s natural resources and quality of life.

While we do not require an honorarium or mileage, a donation to APCC according to your budget will be very much appreciated.