Rhode Island Land Trust Council Governance

The R.I. Land Trust Council is governed by a board with members elected to represent the geographic and organizational diversity of land trusts around the state.

The RI Land Trust Council is not-incorporated as an independent organization and operates as a project of Third Sector New England (TSNE) a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. TSNE’s is the Council’s fiscal sponsor.

The Board of the Rhode Island Land Trust Council


Organization Affiliation*

Term ends

Chuck Allott

Aquidneck Land Trust (Executive Director & former Board Member)


Jane Baumann

South Kingstown Land Trust


John Berg

The Nature Conservancy


Abby Brooks

Sakonnet Preservation Association


Michael Doyle

Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation (Administrator)


Dori Gerhardt

Land Conservancy of North Kingstown (former Board Member)


Ann-Marie Ignasher

Foster Land Trust (advisor) (and former Chair Smithfield Land Trust)


Kevin McDonough

South Kingstown Land Trust (and former Board Cumberland Land Trust)


Roy Najecki

Glocester Land Trust (Municipal)


Christopher Riely

Providence Water (Forester/Land Steward Scituate Reservoir)


Paul Roselli

Burrillville Land Trust


Trish Sylvester

Tiverton Land Trust


Carol Lynn Trocki

Conanicut Land Trust & Aquidneck Land Trust
(former Board Member Conanicut, former staff Aquidneck)


* Note: Organization affiliation is listed to illustrate the Board Members' connections to land conservation.
  Board Members do not represent these organizations on the Council.


President: Roy Najecki

Vice-President: Jane Baumann

Secretary: vacant

Treasurer: John Berg

Executive Director: Rupert Friday

Thank You to our 2012 & 2013 Board of Directors!

Photographed at Council’s Annual Meeting, March 9, 2013.

2012 & 2013 RILTC Board

Standing (from left): Christopher Riely, Dori Gerhardt, Rupert Friday, Carol Lynn Trocki, Chuck Allott, Paul Roselli, Jane Baumann, John Berg.
Front Row (from left): Michael Doyle, Abby Brooks, Linda Los Tibbetts, Roy Najecki.
Missing from the photograph: Jane Buxton, Ann-Marie Ignasher, George Mason, Kevin McDonough, Trish Sylvester.

Thank You to our 2011 Board of Directors!

Photographed at Council’s Annual Meeting, March 10, 2012.

2011 RILTC Board

Middle & Back Row (from left): Jane Baumann, Ted Clement, Trish Sylvester, John Berg, Helen Tjader, Rupert Friday, Paul Roselli, Kevin McDonough.
Front Row (from left): Carol Lynn Trocki, Abby Brooks, Jane Buxton, Roy Najecki.
Missing from the photograph: George Mason, Pat McNiff, Linda Los Tibbetts .


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