Joseph W. Masse, President
Joe is formerly the President of the Customer Support Group at Warner Lambert/Pfizer. Today, Joe is a former member of the Bass River Park Use Committee, Save The Crowe, Chair Fire Chief Search Committee, and the Dennis Port Public Library Building Committee.
Carole W. Bell, Vice President
Carole is an 11th generation Cape Codder and a founding member of the Trust (1988). She is a past member of the Beach Committee and the Arts & Cultural Council. Carole is the President of the Village Improvement Society (VIS) of Dennis (which owns the village green, children’s playground and the Revolutionary Soldier’s Training Field). In 2004, the VIS partnered with the town of Dennis to un-develop a former gas station and create a pocket park, known as Nobscussett Park.
James Wick, Treasurer
James became a trustee in 1996 and has lived in Dennis for 26 years. James was employed by the IBM Corporation for 33 years, including positions as: Manager of Competitive Evaluation and Manager of Market Research. James currently belongs to the South Side Civic Association, Dennis Capital Outlay Committee, Community Preservation Commitee, and the Dennis Municipal Affordable Housing Trust.
Richard Johnston helped found DCT and has been a Trustee since 1987. He served as president from 1997 until early 2015 and participated in negotiations on most of DCT’s complex land acquisitions and conservation restrictions. He also served as president of The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts from 2000 to early 2015. He is a current Trustee of the Charles Thomsen Land Fund, which provides grants and loans to Cape Cod land trusts for open space acquisitions. A lawyer, Rich is presently Chief Legal Counsel to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey after 30 years as a partner in the Boston office of WilmerHale, a large international law firm.
Connie, a full time resident of Dennis for nearly 50 years, was a founding member of the Trust (1988). Connie has a degree in Zoology from University of Massachusetts (1963), is a past member and Chair of the Dennis Planning Board, and served on the Dennis Land Acquisition Committee.
Dorria is an Interim Dean at Curry College. She was a founding partner and President of the Creative Services Group, Praxis Media Inc. Dorria is on the Dennis Planning Board, Community Preservation Committee, and serves on the Old South Dennis Village Association Board of Directors. With four generations of her family living on Cape Cod, Dorria is committed to the conservation and preservation of land, and is especially concerned about overdevelopment and environmental issues.
Beverley is a founding member of the Trust (1988), and has served as a member of the Town Land Bank Committee and the Land Acquisition Committee. After graduating from UMass, she taught 1st grade, and later served on the Guilderland, NY School Board. Also, by forming/leading a group called The Dennis Committee, Beverley helped to organize and lead a grass roots effort to promote the acquisition of several parcels of land for open space in the Town of Dennis in the mid 1980s.
Paul has been on the Dennis Board of Selectmen since 2001, and is currently the Chair for both the Board of Selectmen and the Dennis Wastewater Management Task Force. Paul has been with the Dennis Conservation Trust since 2004. He is an adjunct faculty member for Cape Cod Community College Business Dept., a faculty member of the Project Forward (a school work program for the learning disabled at Cape Cod Community College), and a Dennis representative of the Cape Cod Water Protection Collaborative. Paul is the past President of the Dennis Chamber of Commerce and the southside Civic Association and currently owns two family-owned restaurants in Dennis.
Connie is a long-time resident of East Dennis and has been an integral part of the DCT since her involvement began in 2004. Connie started out as the Bookkeeper and Auction Manager for the Trust, but quickly and consistently proved how valuable she would be as a Trustee as well. Connie also serves on the Dennis Beach Committee, and is associated with many other organizations within the Town of Dennis.
Edmond has lived in Dennis for more than 50 years and is a retired broadcast television executive and former principal partner of Cape Cod Broadcasting Co., Inc. (WQRC-FM & WVCX-TV 58). Edmond has been credited with numerous local and regional preservation awards for his work in period architectural restoration. Today he is the Vice-President of the Old South Dennis Village Association, Trustee of the Raymond Moore Foundation (The Cape Playhouse), and President of the Liberty Hall, Inc.
Paul has lived in Dennis for nearly his entire life. He is retired from his business, Prue Foundry Inc. and is a retired Deputy Chief of the Dennis Fire Department. Paul has been a DCT Trustee for more than 20 years, is a past member of the Town of Dennis Land Bank, and has been an elected Dennis Water District Commissioner for more than 35 years. He currently serves as the Commission Chairman.
John is a retired portfolio manager from Fidelity Investments, has been a Trustee for approximately 7 years and is currently serving on the Bass River Park Use Committee.
Christopher (Chris) Wadsworth
Chris joined the DCT board in 2008 to continue the work of his mother-in-law, founding trustee Alice Dingman. An educator, he served as the Headmaster of Nichols School (Buffalo, NY), Belmont Hill School (Belmont, MA), and Robert College (Istanbul, Turkey) and as Executive Director of the International Boys Schools Coalition. Chris has been a Trustee of Cape Cod Academy and the Cape Cod Museum of Art.
Dianne joined the DCT Board in 2012. Dianne has a background in environmental law and lives year-round in South Dennis.
Frank has been a citizen of the Town of Dennis for over forty years. He has previously served on the Comprehensive Planning Committee, the Dennis Planning Board, the Dennis Sign Code Committee, as well as the Save The Crowe DCPC Committee. Presently he is a member of the Community Preservation Committee. He has a dental practice in Dennis Village and lives in East Dennis with his wife of 40+ years Shawn, an artist.
David Berry and his wife, Alice, have owned homes in Dennis since 1976. David is a retired computer industry executive having worked for Hewlett Packard, IBM and Digital Equipment. David is currently the Vice President of the Quivett Neck Homeowners’ Association and a seasonal employee at the Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club.