BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Eric Baitchman, Zoo New EnglandEric Baitchman is the Director of Veterinary Services for Zoo New England, which includes the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and the Stone Zoo, in Stoneham, MA. He received his DVM from Cornell University and is a board certified diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine. He has participated in a number of local and international wildlife conservation efforts, especially with reptiles and amphibians. He serves as the lead veterinarian for a multi-institutional international amphibian conservation program, the Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation project and has authored a number of chapters and journal articles on amphibian medicine and disease.
Susan Oman, Energy and Environmental ConsultantSusan Oman learned about GWC’s Blanding’s turtle headstarting project through her son’s classroom, and that experience eventually led her to the GWC Board. For more than 20 years, Susan worked as a consultant, evaluating efficiency and renewable energy programs for utility companies and state and federal agencies. During the growing season, she works on an organic, community supported agriculture (CSA) farm, where she assists with the harvest, plants seedlings, and wrestles weeds. Susan holds a Masters degree from Boston University’s Center for Energy and Environmental Studies and a Bachelors degree from Brandeis University.
George Peabody, Glenbrook PartnersGeorge is a payments industry consultant with Glenbrook Partners where he helps established and start-up companies with business strategy. An experienced non-profit board member, he is excited to be part of GWC. Long ago, he helped lead Earthwatch expeditions and at the Manomet Bird Observatory banded hundreds of birds. When the ice is gone, he can often be seen rowing his Adirondack guide boat on the Concord with his four-legged coxswain Benny.
Kristen Scopinich, Mass Audubon Society
Kris Scopinich is Education Director at the Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary. She oversees and manages education programs for schools, children, families, and adults at the sanctuary and off-site in local communities. She and her staff work with over 800 schools throughout the state and partner with several school districts to develop curriculum that address science learning through place-based field studies and citizen science.