Barnstable Land Trust Welcomes New Board Members

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Barnstable Land Trust recently welcomed three new board members to the organization.

Justine Laugharn is a principal of Covaris, Inc., a small bio-tech company located in Woburn. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Boston College and a master’s degree in computer engineering from Boston University. Laugharn and her husband Jim have been members of BLT since 2008 and recently became more engaged as they have been able to spend more time on the Cape. They are also active with Wright Locke Farm in Winchester and MassAudubon’s Long Pasture Sanctuary.

 BLT’s new Treasurer Deb Reuman began her career in nonprofit management and finance more than 40 years ago.  She earned her MBA from the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School in Chapel Hill, N.B. and passed the Uniform CPA examination. She is retired from the Justice Resource Institute, where she served as budget director, director of finance and chief financial officer. She and her husband live in Cummaquid and have been members of BLT since 2009.

 Leigh Townes and her husband moved here a few years ago from Princeton, N.J. where she worked for many years managing global clinical trial programs for the development of new medicines for cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Leigh graduated with a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Rochester, where she worked as a nurse in the intensive care unit and later, in diagnostic cardiology. She earned her MBA from Temple University in Philadelphia. Now retired, she is active with a variety of groups that are focused on maintaining and improving the environment on Cape Cod. She is the chair of BLT’s Land Stewardship Committee and an active land steward, along with her husband John.

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