Affiliations Board & Staff


SPA is a member of the Land Trust Alliance (LTA), (, the national umbrella conservation organization with over 1700 land trust members from around the country. The LTA sets standards for best practices in land conservation.

SPA is also a member of the Rhode Island Land Trust Council (RILTC) (

In its conservation work, SPA actively collaborates with other conservation organizations that include the following:



Sakonnet Preservation Association is governed by a 15 member Board of Directors.  Our Board is an engaged and hard-working group representing the Little Compton Community.  Holly Lippert serves as our part-time Administrative Assistant.


Abigail Brooks, President
Sheila Mackintosh, Vice President
Bill Theriault, Treasurer
Jack Angell, Secretary


Ann Beardsely
Ron Bogle
Michal Brownell
John Cook
Craig Curtis
Nan Haffenreffer
Warren Jagger
Don McNaughton
David Palumb
Heather Steers
Charlie Whipple

Director of Development & Communications
Kathy Klees Clarendon
Administrative Assistant
Holly K. Lippert