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

Jane Baumann

South Kingstown Land Trust


John Berg

The Nature Conservancy


Alex Chuman

Aquidneck Land Trust


Margaret DeVos

Southside Community Land Trust (Executive Director)


Michael Doyle

At large member


Elaine Fontaine

President, Northwest RI Supporters of Open Space


Debra Mitchell

Cumberland Land Trust
(past Chair, Appalachian Mountain Club – Narragansett Chapter)


Barbara Rich

Smithfield Land Trust (Municipal)


Christopher Riely

Providence Water (Forester/Land Steward Scituate Reservoir)


Carol Lynn Trocki

At large member


Nancy Weinstein

Tiverton Land Trust (staff, former Board member)


Shawen Williams

Prudence Conservancy


* 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: Christopher Riely

Vice-President: Margaret DeVos

Secretary: Nancy Weinstein

Treasurer: John Berg

Executive Director: Rupert Friday

Thank You to our 2013 & 2014 Board of Directors!

2013 & 2014 RILTC Board

Standing (from left): Christopher Riely, Jane Baumann, John Berg, Paul Roselli, Chuck Allott, Rupert Friday.
Seated (from left): Michael Doyle, Nancy Weinstein, Carol Lynn Trocki, Margaret DeVos.
Missing from the photograph: Abby Brooks, Dori Gerhardt.

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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