The Commission has a professional staff of 11, including planners with expertize in a wide variety of areas of fields including water resources, coastal management, transportation, economic development, affordable housing, and GIS, as well as an executive director, an administrator, and an administrative assistant.
508-693-3453 x117 or 508-338-7319
Sheri is responsible for the MVC's efforts dealing with water quality. A major thrust is dealing with the challenge of limiting excessive nitrogen -- from wastewater, agriculture, stormwater, fertilizer, and other sources -- that is threatening the Vineyard's coastal ponds. This includes coordinating an extensive program of water quality testing, and working with the Massachusetts Estuaries Program and the Department of Environmental Protection to find the most cost-effective ways to bring nitrogen loading down to acceptable levels.
Dan Doyle - Special Projects Planner
508-693-3453 x 121 or 508-338-7316
Dan works on projects ranging from infrastructure planning and coastal resilience to site plan review and traffic studies. Prior to joining the MVC, he worked for four years at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery, where he helped coordinate Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts across several city agencies. Dan received his LEED Accreditation in 2008, the same year he earned his graduate degree in Urban Planning from the NYU Wagner School of Public Service. He graduated from Fordham University with a B.A. in Urban Studies in 2002.
508-693-3453 x113 or 508-338-7314
Christine handles planning efforts relating to economic planning, affordable housing, and non-geographic data. She coordinates the Joint Affordable Housing Group and a variety of efforts related to affordable housing issues. She helps inform towns and other entities about grant opportunities and state programs and assists towns in participating in various state affordable housing programs. She coordinates MVC collaboration with other Island organizations such as the DCRHA and the Chamber of Commerce. She is also responsible for collection and analysis of demographic and economic data, and distribution of those materials.
Christine joined the MVC staff in February 1999. She has BA in Geography and Regional Planning and a BS in Political Science from Westfield State College.
508-693-3453 x118 or 508-338-7312
As Coordinator of Developments of Regional Impact (DRIs), Paul works with applicants to ensure that their proposals respect MVC DRI policies, analyzes proposals in cooperation with other staff members, helps draft applicant offers, and drafts Commission decisions and conditions. He also coordinates meetings of the Commission’s Land Use Planning Committee.
Paul joined the MVC staff in March 2004. He brought land use planning experience as an Assistant City Planner for the City of New Bedford. While there, Paul was involved in master plan research and analysis, GIS mapping, and the design of a new city park. Paul served summer internships with the MVC and the Town of Edgartown, and spent several years in the travel and tourism industry. He has been a member of American Institute of Certified Planners since 2007. Paul has a B.A. from the University of Minnesota, and Masters Degrees in Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture from UMass.
Mike Mauro - Transportation Program Manager
508-693-3453 x116 or 508-338-7315
Mike began his planning career as a Transportation Planner with Old Colony Planning Council (OCPC) in Brockton. After spending four years at OCPC, he went to work as a Transportation Planner for Tetra Tech Rizzo where he worked on major projects like the redevelopment of the South Weymouth Naval Air Base. From 2009 to 2013, Mike acted as the Transportation Program Manager at the MVC where he was responsible for daily oversight and administration of the Transportation Department. He worked closely on infrastructure projects like the Roundabout, Lagoon Pond Drawbridge, and the realignment of State Road and Old County intersection. Mike returned to his previous role with the MVC in July 2017. He graduated from Bridgewater State College in May 2002, earning a degree in Geography with a concentration in Urban and Regional Planning. He is an active member of the American Planning Association.
508-693-3453 x110 or 508-338-7313
Lucy is responsible for assisting the Executive Director, the MVC staff, and the Commissioners in a myriad of organizational and administrative tasks.
Lucy joined the MVC staff in March 2017. Prior, she worked for the Town of Edgartown in the Planning Board and Affordable Housing departments. A born and raised islander, she studied at Smith College and the University of Cincinnati with a focus on chemistry and environmental science. She now serves as a member of the Edgartown Planning Board and has a seat on the Dukes County Regional Housing Authority Board of Directors.
508-693-3453 x112 or 508-338-7317
As Administrator, Curt handles the fiscal, administrative, and human resource operations of the Commission. Curt is responsible for the oversight and management of the grant process with various governmental agencies.
Curt joined the MVC staff in July 2011. He brought over 25 years of entrepreneurial, financial and executive-level management experience to the MVC. Curt is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, and earned a Bachelors of Science in Accounting degree from the University of Southern California.
Additionally, Curt serves as the Treasurer for the Dukes County Pooled Other Post Employment Benefits ("OPEB") Trust.
508-693-3453 x120 or 508-338-7320
Chris works on MVC planning projects as well as fulfilling special requests from various town boards for GIS related support. She is responsible for all cartography, spatial analysis, and geographic data management at the MVC. In 2016, Chris earned her Remote Pilot's License from the FAA for flying small unmanned aerial systems (aka drones) and now leads the MVC's aerial imagery program. Lastly, Chris is the MVC's liaison for the town Gosnold.
Chris joined the MVC in September 2003. Prior to the MVC, she worked in GIS for an environmental and oceanographic science consulting firm. Chris has an MA in Geography from the University of Connecticut and a BS in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh.
Jo-Ann Taylor - Coastal Planner, DCPC Coordinator
508-693-3453 x119 or 508-338-7318
Jo-Ann manages all aspects of Districts of Critical Planning Concern activities; provides harbor planning and master planning assistance to towns, acts as project manager for environmental research activities including securing funds, coordinating projects, supervising interns; coordinates environmental review for MEPA and for some DEP licensing activities; and coordinates all-Island Conservation Commission sessions. She serves as the Vineyard’s representative on the Massachusetts Ocean Advisory Commission.
Jo-Ann joined MVC staff in June 1991, with professional experience including planning, oceanographic research (marine geophysics), small engineering projects, and government administration. She studied at Smith College and Boston University, and holds BA and MA degrees in Geology.
508-693-3453 x115 or 508-338-7311
Bill's responsibilities include project management for comprehensive planning efforts, trail planning in conjunction with the Land Bank, energy initiatives, and overall assistance to the Executive Director on policy and operations.
Bill started with the MVC in February 1999. He has been an Island resident since September 1997, after fourteen years (seven as department director) of Virginia planning experience in both rural and urban communities. He has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners since 1990. He has a Masters in Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University (1984) and a B.S. in resource development from Michigan State University (1980).