Photo credit Marian Siljeholm
The Friends of the Fells is proud to introduce our new executive director, Ron Morin. On September 5, 2017, Ron was connected to the Friends as an Encore Fellow of Executive Service Corps of New England (ESC) and will guide the Friends’ strategic planning for the year. Pairing his experience working with small non-profits with an enthusiasm for conservation, Ron brings both skill and passion to the position. We are thrilled to have him leading our team, and chatted with him about his hopes and goals for his new position.
At the forefront of Ron’s mission is to develop a streamlined organizational structure that will allow the Friends to grow and develop. To Ron, enhancing the structure of the Friends means increasing fundraising, expanding preexisting programs, and creating more staff positions. Inspired by the Friends’ dedicated board of directors, large pool of volunteers, and successful member engagement, Ron feels hopeful that an improved organizational structure will be able to enhance the services and programs that the Friends already offer.
Ron’s experiencing developing the capacity and efficiency of other non-profits and drive to grow the Friends’ successes is sure to provide valuable guidance during the coming year. “I can’t wait to work to preserve the beauty of the Fells,” Ron told us. We can’t wait either!
— Rebecca Redelmeier, Friends of the Fells Volunteer
Executive Services Corp of New England
RON MORIN, an Encore Fellow of Executive Services Corp of New England (ESC), is the new Interim Executive Director for the Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation. Ron’s expertise is building capacity of small non-profit organizations. He has over 25 years of experience as administrator with leadership, management and supervisory skills. He has grown small non-profits into sturdy, sustainable organizations. He enjoys program development and public relations. In his spare time, he paints abstract pictures and is a member of the Abstract Artist Group of New England. His play, “The Chimney,” won an award at the Firehouse Theatre in Newburyport, MA and was later produced at Theatre in the Pines in Rockport, MA. For four years, he wrote a financial blog – Trading ETF’s. He is happily married, and he and his wife always enjoy a good walk in the woods.
ESC Mission: To enhance the impact of nonprofit organizations through high-quality, affordable, capacity-building services by experienced professionals.