Our Board & Staff

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, Kathy Clarendon as our part-time Director of Development and Communications, and Mary-Kate Kane as our part-time Stewardship Director.

Board Members in the NEWS…

Peter Merritt Award winners:  Sheila Mackintosh (2017), Heather Steers (2012), and Larry Anderson (2007)

Earlier in 2017, Sheila Mackintosh became the 3rd Sakonnet Preservation board member to be honored with the Rhode Island Land Trust Council’s Peter Merritt Award in the 16 year history of the award.  This award honors those who have demonstrated a hands-on commitment to conservation, and Sheila joins an impressive group.  Larry, Heather, and Sheila came to Sakonnet Preservation from different backgrounds and with different degrees of knowledge of conservation, but all share the same passion for Little Compton and all have made vitally important contributions to it.




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


Ann Beardsely
Michal Brownell
John Cook
Craig Curtis
Nan Haffenreffer
Warren Jagger
Don McNaughton
Judy Melanson
Perky Nellissen
David Palumb
Heather Steers
Charlie Whipple

Stewardship Director
Mary-Kate Kane

Director of Development & Communications
Kathy Klees Clarendon

Administrative Assistant
Holly K. Lippert