Trustees & Advisors

Officers of the Board

André Heard

Board Chair

Elizabeth Mygatt


J. Bailey McCallum

Finance Committee Chair


Dan Townley

Clerk of the Board


Laura Appell-Warren

Southborough, Massachusetts


Sandy Bandhu

Cape elizabeth, Maine

Kyo Bannai

Yarmouth, Maine


Scott Beebe

Milton, MA


Alison Carnduff

Wellfleet, MA

Kevin Connors

Dedham, Massachusetts

Jeffrey Desjarlais

Concord, Massachusetts

Jay Gudebski

Lafayette, California

André Heard

Milton, Massachusetts


Colby Holtshouse

Mountain View, Calafornia


Marion Howard

New York, New York


W. Randolph Jack

Clyde Hill, Washington


Matt Kingsbury

Arlington, Massachusetts

Richard Krantz

New York, New York


Gerrit Lansing


J. Bailey McCallum

Boulder, Colorado

Edgardo "Ponch" Membreño

Peaks Island, Maine

M.T. Charkie Quarcoo

Brooklyn, New York

Karen Scheu

Hunt Valley, Maryland

Honorary Trustees

Tim Ellis, Jr.
Woolwich, Maine

Robert L. Elmore, Jr.
Dartmouth, Massachusetts

William B. Hetzel, Jr.
Brunswick, Maine

Kevin W. Kennedy
Gulf Stream, FL

Joshua D. Marvil
Yarmouth, Maine

Fay Lampert Shutzer
New York, New York



Julius Alexander
New Canaan, CT

Ed Barker
Belmont, MA

Richard Barth
New York, NY

Harold Burnett
Winthrop, ME

Sam Buttrick
Boca Grande, FL

Paul Crowell
Falcon Heights, MN

Isabelle de Trabuc Smith
West Harrison, NY

Jenn Gudebski
Lafayette, CA

Joshua Hahn
Lakeville, CT

Danielle Heard
Meredith, NH

Anna Howell
Lincoln, VT

Don Hudson
Arrowsic, ME

Andrea Kassar
Pasadena, CA

Becca Kosakowski
Manchester, NH

Dave Liebmann
Beverly, MA

Ariane Lotti
Oak Park, IL

Rebecca Marvil
Houston, TX

Laird McCulloch
Bellingham, WA

Suzanne McGinn
Cape Elizabeth, ME

Malin Pinsky
Princeton, NJ

Chartey Quarcoo
Washington, DC

Syd Roberts
Westport, MA

Susie Rodriguez
New York, NY

Joe Selle
Concord, MA

Clay Smith
Golden, CO

Tavo True-Alcala
New York, NY

John Warren
Southborough, MA

Dale Wright
Nobleboro, ME


Join us in Wishing Tim Ellis a Happy Birthday!

From 1970 through 1991, Chewonki experienced a profound transformation, and in honor of his 86th birthday on October 1, we are honoring the man who steered these monumental changes: Chewonki’s First President, Harwood “Tim” Ellis Jr., by publishing guest-written blogs about Tim over the next few weeks.

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He Ignited a New Chewonki Era

Tim Ellis’ lifelong connection to Chewonki began in 1937. He arrived in a bassinet when his father, Harwood “Hardy” Ellis, Assistant Head at the Rivers School, was recruited by Chewonki founder Clarence Allen as head counselor. Tim spent every childhood summer at Chewonki, eventually becoming a counselor. After college, he ventured abroad and met his wife, Margaret Ellis, while teaching in Switzerland in the early 1960s.

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Gordy Hall Kept the Fire Alight

For nearly 70 years, Chewonki has been fortunate to count Gordy Hall as a camp counselor, trip leader, trustee, and dear friend. Gordy left us all the great gift of being memorable, and many of us have our own “Gordy stories” to share, and we hope to hear yours. He was a remarkable person, “one of a kind,” and left an indelible mark on Chewonki. As Gordy frequently said, “Gratitude is a powerful motivator.” We are grateful for all Gordy did for Chewonki through more than seventy years of connection and caring.

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Gordy’s Allagash Sass

I had the privilege of being invited by Gordy to join him, his wife, Taffy, and several of their friends along with Peg-WT, Greg Shute, Kate Z, for a late summer trip on the Allagash River. Although I responded with an immediate and enthusiastic, “yes!” I was, admittedly, a bit nervous to go. Before this trip, I never traveled the Allagash, and, frankly, had very limited paddling experience. Although I heard stories of the beauty of the landscape I kept thinking about other comments shared with me of the hardships of encountering a strong headwind. But Gordy, with his years and years of familiarity with the trip, and his characteristic enthusiasm, assured me that all would be well.

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