Through a part-time pro bono fellowship, “unaffiliated” professionals can contribute their considerable experience and skill to protecting New England’s environment.

In continued pursuit of our mission to create comprehensive long-term solutions to environmental challenges, CLF has launched the Senior Fellows program – an exciting opportunity for experienced lawyers, scientists, analysts,  and other professionals who are transitioning into retirement or out of a career break. Senior Fellows are selected and assigned to projects based on their interests and relevant expertise, and CLF’s needs. Current program areas include: healthy and resilient communities, clean energy and climate change, clean air and water, ocean conservation, transportation and environmental justice, and strategic litigation. For a comprehensive list of our programmatic priorities, click here.

Interested in a pro bono Senior Fellowship? Click here for details about the position and the application process.

To contact the Senior Fellows Program, please email

Current Senior Fellows:

Dale Azaria, Esq.

Climate resilience and rural transportation

CLF Vermont

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Keith Beasley

Environmental Engineering

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Megan Mayhew Bergman

Writing & Communications

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Kevin Breunig

Marketing and Development

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John Davenport, Esq.

In-house legal/compliance

CLF Massachusetts

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Andy Falender

Senior Advisor to the President

CLF Massachusetts

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Heather Friedman, Esq.

Environmental Justice

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Lisa Gianelly, Esq.

Real estate, transportation

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Aaron Johnson, Esq.

Zero Waste Project

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Gareth Lawson, Ph.D.

Marine science, ocean conservation

CLF Massachusetts

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Vince McKay, Ph.D.

Strategic Planning/Performance Measurement

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Win Quayle, Esq.

Climate resiliency, coastal river restoration, in-house legal

CLF Massachusetts

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William Roper, Esq.

Research and comment drafting

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Mary Rose Scozzafava, Esq.

Farm & Food (Legal Food Hub)

CLF Massachusetts

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John Solomon

Environmental Justice

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Chris Stix

Financial analysis (energy, transportation)

CLF Massachusetts

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David Van Wie

Clean Air & Water

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2016-2021 Senior Fellows:

Caitlin Ajax, Esq.

Cynthia Beckham, Esq.

David Bono, Esq.

Tom Bryan

Malcolm Burson

William Cavers

Lisa Cote

Mark Cullinan

Amy Davidson, Esq.

Birgitta Dickerson, Esq.

Rodney Dowell, Esq.

Lewis Edgers, Ph.D.

Mary Foley

Elizabeth “Betsy” Foote, Esq.

Anne Gero, Esq.

Peter Glick

Michael Harrity

Beth Jackson, PhD

Erica Kyzmir-McKeon, Esq.

Marie Lefton, Esq.

Stephen Meltzer, Esq.

Kirstie Pecci, Esq.

Tom Redburn

Wendy Sheu, Esq.

Susan Tamoney

Virginia Welles

George “Woody” Wood