OARS Staff

Alison Field-Juma - Executive Director
Alison joined OARS as Policy Director in June 2005 and became Executive Director in 2010. Alison is Vice-Chair of the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Wild & Scenic River Stewardship Council, Chair of the SuAsCo Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA), and represents OARS on other state and regional advisory boards. Prior to joining OARS, Alison was Director of the Environmental Governance Program of the African Center for Technology Studies, and was the founding Managing Director of Initiatives Ltd., a scholarly publishing company, both in Nairobi, Kenya. Alison holds an MSc in Natural Resource Policy and Planning from Cornell University, and a BSc in Biology from Tufts University.

Julia Khorana - Development Director
Julia has directed membership and fundraising for OARS since 2005. A resident of Stow, she became an OARS volunteer in 1992 helping with public outreach and organizing the Annual River Cleanup. Julia is on the Board of Directors of the MetroWest Nonprofit Network and serves on the Appalachian Mountain Club's Conservation Programs Committee, the Outdoor Leadership Development Committee, and Chairs the Boston Paddlers Committee. Julia holds a BS in Biology from MIT and is also a free-lance graphic designer.

Sue Flint - Staff Scientist
Sue has been OARS' Staff Scientist since 1999. Under her leadership, the OARS water quality sampling program has expanded to all three rivers of the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord watershed, collecting quality assured data under the program "Quality Assurance Program Plan." Sue holds a BS in Microbiology from the University of Rhode Island, a Master's in Environmental Science from UMass, and a graduate certificate in Geographic Information Sciences.

Bill Froberg - Education Coordinator
Bill joined OARS in the spring of 2010. Bill teaches Physics in a local public school district during the school year, and brings his teaching outdoors during the summer months as part of OARS. He serves on the Acton Conservation Commission and enjoys hiking, birding, and kayaking on our local waters. Bill holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, and Masters degrees in Engineering Management and Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Michelle Woodard - Bookkeeper