Friends of the Middlesex Fells
Board of Directors

Bryan Hamlin, Ph.D, Board Chair
Mike Ryan, Executive Director
Mayor Robert Dolan, Advisor
Dana Jewel, Birds
Heidi Kelf, Secretary
Walter Kittredge, Native Plants, Trails
Carol McKinley, Events
Mike Oliver, Treasurer
Sandra Pascal, Board Vice Chair
Rich Sanford, Volunteer Coordination
Robert Weggel, Trails
​Joyce Calabro, Development
Bob Ghika, Communications
Sarah Maisonneuve, Youth Activities Director

Friends of the Middlesex Fells Advisory Council

Representative Katherine Clark,                                              US House of Representatives
Representative Paul Brodeur, Massachusetts House of Representatives
Mayor Robert J. Dolan, Mayor City of Melrose
Matthew Burne, M.S., Biologist.
Susan E. Dalelio, Regional Vice President, Posse Foundation. 
Barry P. Fogel, Esq., Keegan Werlin LLP
Anita W. Brewer-Siljeholm, M.S.. 
David Kourtz, Principal, HR-ROI Solutions, LLC
Dominica Nichols, Ph.D.biologist.  
Tinie Noordzij, Winchester Trails Association 
Professor Michael Romero,  PhD Biology Department, Tufts University
Ted Wright, Jr.
Professor Emeritus of Political Science, State University of New York at Albany

Mission and Goals Statement

Mission Statement

The Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation is dedicated to the protection and harmonious use of the Fells; promoting awareness, policies and programs to honor and preserve the ecological, historical and recreational resources of this urban forest reservation.


1. Instill awareness and appreciation of the Fells as a valuable natural and historical resource which will foster a sense of stewardship within the larger community.

2. Develop programs for recreation, enjoyment, and study of the Fells which are harmonious with landscape and habitat.

3. In cooperation with others, develop and advocate for policies designed to preserve and protect the Fells Reservation.​

Do you have questions or suggestions which would help the Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation in our mission to preserve the Middlesex Fells as an outstanding example of recreation, conservation, and environmental education for the Greater Boston community?   We encourage you to share your ideas, inspirations, stories, photos, or your concerns by sending us an email, calling, or writing us a letter.

Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation
235 West Foster Street                        Melrose, MA 02176