Lisa grew up in Dedham, Massachusetts, received a bachelors degree in economics from Wellesley College, was recruited by Liberty Mutual Insurance and worked in various insurance and risk management positions and later, she returned to school to earn a teaching credential and a masters in education. She spent the next 20 years teaching in a California public elementary school. Lisa and her husband, Mike Betlinski, retired to Orleans in 2016 and became volunteers with Nauset Neighbors. Lisa joined the board of Cape and Islands Rowing Association and manages her rowing club, Cape Cod Masters Rowing on Long Pond in Harwich.
Eric is a co-founder of FountBio, a Boston-based life sciences company creating new aesthetic dermatology materials based on Hyaluronic Acid. Eric holds a BS in Pharmacy from Temple University and a Masters in Business from Johns Hopkins.
He has spent his career leading R&D organizations in the personal care industry and his passion centers on innovation. Past positions include Chief Commercialization Officer, Living Proof, a MIT/Robert Langer start-up acquired by Unilever in 2017 and Senior Director Research & Development Clairol/ Procter & Gamble.
Eric and his wife, Lauren now reside in Orleans near Areys Pond. He also enjoys hiking, golfing, woodworking, traveling and studying the chemistry of gin. Eric looks forward to using his time and technical skills to help support OPC’s mission and goals.
Mary Griffin previously served as Mass Audubon’s Regional Director for the Southeast, Cape & Islands and as the Commissioner of MA Dept. of Fish and Game. Mary is a former Deputy and Assistant Commissioner of MA DEP. She is a graduate of Davidson College and Cornell Law School, and lives in Orleans and Hingham. She enjoys taking nature walks with her husband Andy and puppy Finley. Mary hopes to serve on the Board to protect and increase appreciation of our natural and recreational resources in Orleans.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Rochester, a Masters in Secondary School Education from Harvard College and a PhD degree in biochemistry from Cornell. I completed post-doctoral studies at the National Institutes of Health.
I worked in science research for the Allied-Signal Research Center near Chicago and then at Pfizer, Inc., served many years on the Conservation Commission in East Lyme, CT., and, volunteered at and became Board Chairman for the Drop-In Learning Center in nearby New London, where we tutored kids in their after-school program.
I have been a mentor for 4 years at the K-3 Hyannis West Elementary School and a member for almost 3 years on the Orleans Marine and Fresh Water Quality Committee.
Maxine spent 16 years in school administration as a middle school Principal, Assistant Superintendent, Interim Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent. She also spent 16 years as an educational consultant, specializing in training on research-based instructional strategies, supervision and evaluation, systemic change in schools, and strategic planning.
Since retirement Maxine has become increasingly involved in town and community organizations. She has chaired the Nauset Public Schools Strategic Planning Process, joined the Board of the Orleans Citizens Forum, the Orleans Town Charter Review Committee, the Board of the Orleans Pond Coalition, and has volunteered on Cape Rep committees in Brewster. Maxine graduated from the University of Michigan; received an M.Ed. in Urban Education at U. of Pennsylvania; an Ed.D. in Urban Education at Temple University, and an MPA at the Kennedy School at Harvard.
For most of my professional life I worked in publishing. I recently (happily) retired from my position as executive editor of Psychiatric Times, a monthly publication for practicing psychiatrists. My husband, Boris, and I moved to Orleans in October of 2015 from Connecticut. We had been coming to the cape for more that 40 years and when we started thinking about retiring, we couldn’t think of a more beautiful place to live. We lived on a lake in New Fairfield, Connecticut for many years; then, when our kids were older, we moved to Wilton and bought a house with a small pond, that included frogs, turtles, and a great blue heron that visited every year. I’m very concerned about the environmental damage has been inflicted and admired the efforts of the Orleans Pond Coalition to counteract the damages. I look forward to taking a more active role in achieveing that goal.