Deborah Weaver, Executive Director (ext. 1001)
Kim Botelho, Education Director (ext. 1006)
Roberta Carvalho, Science Director (ext. 1005)
Steve Connors, Community Engagement Manager (ext. 1003)
Jennifer Lynch, Development and Finance Administrator (ext. 1002)
Michaelah Vasconcellos, Environmental Educator (ext. 1004)
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493 Old County Road
Westport, MA 02790
PO Box 3427 Westport, MA 02790-0703
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Deborah brings over 40 years of non-profit experience to the Alliance after founding and leading 2 very
successful agencies in Greater Boston. She has been awarded by the Celtics Heros Among us, Best
Practices (Girl Scouts), The Social Innovation Award, The Wellesley College President’s Award for
Community Service, and recognition from the Germaine Lawrence School, the Mass Lottery and the
Heights Award. Deborah has taught at numerous area colleges including: Simmons, Lesley, Dean,
Suffolk U and Wellesley College for over 37 years. An avid outdoors person, Deborah can be found on
her bike, in her kayak and walking her dog in Westport.
Kim became WRWA’s Education Director in February 2023. She joined the organization with nearly 30 years of leadership experience in environmental education and multiple accolades in her field. Among these include two awards for Excellence in Environmental Education by the MA House of Representatives. During her first year she was also named a 2023 Civics and Environmental Education Change Fellow by the North American Association of Environmental Education. In her free time, Kim is an avid hiker, hand drummer, and photographer who loves to be outside as much as possible.
Roberta earned her Master's degree in Chemical Oceanography and a BS Degree in Marine Biology both from Texas A&M University. For the past 22 years, she's been an integral part of the WRWA, currently serving as the Science Director. She manages our science programs, conducts research, and supports advocacy endeavors, website, and graphic design efforts all contributing to the preservation and protection of the watershed. Roberta grew up with summer vacations in Westport and it fostered a life-long love for nature and the environment.
Community Engagement Manager
With a foundational background in communications from the 1970s, Steve has been at WRWA 8 years as the Community Engagement Manager. He curates special events, newsletters, and media. Steve is passionate about the Westport River since his youth where he spent summers sailing and swimming, fostering a deep love for this watershed.
Development and Finance Administrator
Jennifer has more than 23 years of nonprofit administrative and fundraising experience in Westport. She has been with the Alliance since 2015 and manages all of the organization’s fundraising, finance, accounting, and administrative functions. She understands the critical importance engagement and fundraising plays in the success of non-profit organizations.
Born and raised in Westport, Michaelah's journey with WRWA began in her own classroom, sparking a love for the environment. Graduating with honors from UMASS Dartmouth with a bachelor's degree in biology, she has contributed over two years to WRWA's education department. Currently serving as the Environmental Educator, she said she's "honored to nurture an appreciation for the environment in the next generation of biologists", instilling in them a love and respect for the world around us.
2024 Board of Directors
R. Michael Sullivan
Vice President Development
Wendy Nicholas Dorsey