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CPTC Sponsors

Sponsors of the 2017 Annual Conference

UMass Extensio logo
University of Massachusetts Extension
Department of Housing and Community Development logo
Department of Housing and Community Development
MAPD logo
Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors
MARPA logo
Massachusetts Association of Regional Planning Agencies
MAPA logo
Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association
CHAPA logo
Citizens Housing And Planning Association
MIIA logo
Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association
NIAOP logo
NAIOP MAssachusetts
Mass Audubon logo
Mass Audubon
Mass. Association of consulting Planners logo Mass Association of Consulting Planners
Horsley Witten Group logo
Horsley Witten Group


Thank You to Our Presenters


  • Bob Mitchell, FAICP, Planning Consultant;
  • Bob Ritchie , attorney
  • Jonathan Silverstein, attorney, Kopelman and Paige, P.C.
  • Barry Keppard, AICP, Public Health Director, Metropolitan Area Planning Council;
  • Kate Ito, Public Health Planner, Metropolitan Area Planning Council
  • Barbara Saint AndrĂ©, Attorney, Kopelman and Paige, P.C.;
  • Judi Barrett, Director of Municipal Planning, RKG Associates, Inc.
  • Anne Herbst, Senior Environmental Planner, Metropolitan Area Planning Council;
  • Katie Theoharides, Director of Climate and Global Warming Solutions, MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs;
  • Kurt Gaertner, Land Policy and Planning Director, MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
  • Jason Schrieber, Principal, Nelson/Nygaard
  • Ilana Quirk, attorney, Kopelman and Paige, P.C.
  • Laura Shufelt; Community Assistance Manager, Mass. Housing Partnership;
  • Stefanie Covino, Project Coordinator, Shaping the Future of Your Community Program, Mass Audubon;
  • Jonathan Ford, P.E., Horsley Witten Group
  • Melissa Cryan, Grant Programs Supervisor, Division of Conservation Services;
  • Thomas Devine AICP, Senior Planner, City of Salem Department of Planning & Community development
  • Jeffery Bagg, Principal Planner, Central Mass Regional Planning Commission;
  • Karla Chaffee Esq., Robinson & Cole
  • Christopher Skelly, Director of Local Government Programs, Massachusetts Historical Commission
  • Manisha Gadia Bewtra, AICP, Analytical Services Manager, Metropolitan Area Planning Council


  • E. Heidi Ricci, Senior Policy Analyst, Mass Audubon, CPTC Board Member
  • Ralph Willmer, FAICP, Principal Planner, Metropolitan Area Planning Council
  • Phil DeMartino, Technical Assistance Program Coordinator, Department of Housing & Community Development
  • Bruce Hughes MPA, EDP, Economic Development / Community Planner, Old Colony Planning Council, Brockton, MA
  • Michael DiPasquale, AICP AIA, Extension Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Alan Pease, Town of Ashby Planning Board, CPTC