Sponsors

The Martha’s Vineyard Vision Fellowship strives to foster a “partnership for growth” among the Fellow, the Fellow’s sponsoring organization or business, and the Fellow’s Mentor. Each sponsoring organization is an Island-based non-profit organization or progressive business committed to working within one or more of the Vision Fellowship’s areas of interest. The Mentor’s role is to help the degree-based or professional development-based Fellow set goals, design a meaningful summer experience or sustainability project and implement his or her professional development and education plan. A Mentor is often from within the Fellow’s sponsoring organization. Current Fellows, alumni, mentors and sponsoring organizations form a powerful community of Islanders who meet regularly to share knowledge of their particular field and of their work towards the shared goal of a sustainable future for Martha’s Vineyard.

ACE MV

Education
Mentors: Lynn Ditchfield, Sam Hart
Fellows: Matthew Fisher, Katy Plasse Decker

BiodiversityWorks

Conservation and Biodiversity
Mentors: Luanne Johnson and Liz Baldwin
Fellows: Samantha Chaves, Erin Hickey, Kendra Buresch, Connor Downing

Camp Jabberwocky

Health Care, Social Services and Elder Services
Mentor: Jeff Caruthers, Liza Gallagher
Fellow: Olivia Gross, Jacqueline Menton

Dukes County Fishermen’s Assoc.

Shellfish/Fishery Management/Conservation
Mentor: Warren Doty
Fellow: Shelley Edmundson

Edgartown Board of Health 

Health Care, Social Services and Elder Services
Mentor: Matt Poole
Fellow: Richard Johnson

Edgartown Council on Aging 

Health Care, Social Services and Elder Services
Mentor: Paul Mohair
Fellow: Victoria Haeselbarth

Edgartown Fire Dept.

Health Care, Social Services and Elder Services
Mentor: Alex Schaeffer, fire chief
Fellow: Micah Agnoli

FARM Institute

Sustainable Agriculture
Mentors: Chris Scott, Sidney Morris, Jon Previant
Fellows: Matthew Goldfarb, Kaila Binney Allen-Posin, Emma HallBilsback, Sophie Abrams

Great Pond Foundation

Water (including Nitrogen Management and Water Resources)
Mentor: Emily Armstrong
Fellows: Danielle Cleary

Island Elderly Housing

Health Care, Social Services and Elder services
Mentor: Ann Wallace
Fellow: Nora Wilcox

Island Grown Initiative

Sustainable Agriculture
Mentors: Ali Berlow, Melinda DeFeo, Keith Wilda, Rebecca Haag
Fellows: Noli Taylor, Kevin Brennan, Emma HallBilsback, Matt Thibert, Zachary Bresnick, Astrid Tilton

Island Housing Trust

Affordable Housing
Mentors: Richard Leonard; Gerald Jones
Fellow: Philippe Jordi

Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living

Health Care, Social Services and Elder Services
Mentor: Leslie Clapp
Fellow: Allison Roberts

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services

Health Care, Social Services and Elder services
Mentors: Carrie White, Jennifer Neary, Juliette Fay, Carlos Osborne-Tilghman, Eric Adams
Fellows: Ana Carvalho, Jaime Billings Schwab, Luiza Mouzinho, Jacqueline Menton, April Knight, Sara Leandro, Brian Morris, Lorena Crespo, Lynn Ditchfield

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital

Health Care, Social Services and Elder Services
Mentors: Cathy Chase, David Caron, Anthony Piland, Dr. Karen Casper
Fellows: Dina BenDavid, Valci Carvalho, Sophie Ulyatt, Sara Poggi, Marcelle Alves

Martha’s Vineyard Museum

Island Cultures
Mentor: Dana Weeks
Fellow: Anna Carringer

Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School

Education, including Environmental Education
Mentor: Bob Moore
Fellows: Louis Hall, Jr., Jonah Maidoff

Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools

Sustainable Agriculture
Mentor: Laurie Halt, Richard Smith
Fellows: Melinda DeFeo, Dana Munn, James Robinson

Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group

Shellfish/Fishery Management/Conservation
Mentors: Rick Karney, Emma Green-Beach
Fellows: Emma Green-Beach, Jesse Holtham, Lee Faraca

Mass Audubon’s Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Conservation and Biodiversity
Mentors: Luanne Johnson, Suzan Bellincampi
Fellows: Liz Baldwin, Zoe Turcotte,  Cristina LaRue

Rebecca McCarthy, Esq.

Island Cultures
Mentor: Rebecca McCarthy, Esq.
Fellows: Marcelle Alves, Lynn Ditchfield

Polly Hill Arboretum

Conservation and Biodiversity
Mentor: Tim Boland
Fellow: Christine Brissette

Sheriff’s Meadow

Conservation and Biodiversity
Mentors: Dick Johnson, Adam Moore
Fellows: Jackson Parker, Kristen Fautuex

South Mountain Company

Sustainable Architecture/Built Environment
Mentors: Marc Rosenbaum, John Abrams
Fellows: Antone Lima, Eli Hanschka

Town of West Tisbury

Alternative and Renewable Energy
Mentor: Sue Hruby
Fellow: Wesley Look

Town of Tisbury

Alternative and Renewable Energy
Mentor: Sue Hruby
Fellow: Wesley Look

Tisbury Waterways, Inc.

Wastewater and Nitrogen Management
Mentor: Melinda Loberg, executive director
Fellow: Cameron Adibi

Trustees of Reservations

Conservation and Biodiversity
Mentors: Chris Egan, Will Geresy
Fellows: David Bouck, Antone Lima

Vineyard Energy Project

Alternative and Renewable Energy
Mentor: Nan Doty, Paul Pimentel
Fellow: Christine Conley, Wesley Look

Vineyard Power

Alternative and Renewable Energy
Mentor: Erik Pekar
Fellow: Taza Vercruysse

Wampanoag Tribe/Natural Resources Dept.

Shellfish/Fishery Management/Conservation
Mentor: Bret Sterns
Fellows: Sophia Welch

Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitative Center

Health Care, Social Services and Elder services
Mentors: Betsy Burmeister, Mary Holmes
Fellows: Mary Holmes, Jacqueline Menton

YMCA of MV

Health Care, Social Services and Elder Services
Mentor: Nina Lombardi
Fellow: Olivia Gross