Your Connection To the Outdoors

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee ("ExCom") is the top level of chapter leadership, representing all the committees that keep us humming.

The members of the AMC Western MA Executive Committee are listed below. All ExCom members are volunteers. Feel free to contact them with any questions, concerns or suggestions you may have.

Chapter Officers - 2021

Chair: Brant Cheikes ( [position description]
Vice Chair: Heather Wyman ( [position description]
Treasurer: Tricia O'Neil Hanrahan ( [position description]
Secretary: Rosie Walter ( [position description]

Committee Chairs

Appalachian Trail Committee: Debra Weisenstein (
Bicycling Committee: Janine Papesh (
Communications Committee: Rick Whitney (
Conservation Committee: Robert Cherdack & Rosie Walter (
Diversity Committee: Dawne Piers-Gamble (
Family Programs: Dawne Piers-Gamble and Laura Stinnette -- contact us to volunteer!
Membership/Social Committee: VACANT -- contact us to volunteer! [position description]
Mountaineering Committee: Chris Neil & Chris Thompson (
New England Trail Committee: Ray Girard (​
Nominating Committee: Cosmo Catalano, Kathy Martin, Jan Alicia Nettler, Jack Spear
Outings Committee: Kathy Martin (
Paddling Committee: Dee Dice, Mary Therese Durr, Bonna Wieler (
20s/30s Committee: Jack Spear (
Training and Education Committee: Bill Fogel (
Social Media Editor: Jeannette Pierce (
Webmaster: VACANT -- contact us to volunteer!


Chapter Trips Approver: Kathy Martin (
Regional Director: Charlie Arsenault (
Regional Trails Coordinator: Aaron North (, 617.523.0636 x56524)
Tuesday Hiking: Mary Moriarty (
Past Chair: Martin Mahoney (

2021 Executive Committee Meeting Schedule

Until further notice, all Executive Committee meetings will be held via Zoom.

  • Jan 11th
  • Feb 8th
  • March 8th
  • April 12th
  • May 10th
  • June 14th (mid-year budget review)
  • July 12th
  • Aug. 9th
  • Sept. 13th
  • October 4th
  • Nov. 5th – Annual Meeting (Friday evening)
  • Winter Planning Meeting 2021 will be in person - Saturday, December 11th

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