Staff and Board Members
Judy Lehrer Jacobs
Judy Lehrer Jacobs has been the Executive Director of the Friends of the Blue Hills since 2004. Before joining the Friends, she has worked in various aspects of the environmental field for over 20 years, including researching environmental policy for non-profits and managing energy and water conservation projects for state government. Prior to joining FBH she organized religious communities around environmental issues. She obtained a Master’s in Environmental Policy at the University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources.
Julia Milot joined The Friends of the Blue Hills as the Volunteer Coordinator in spring of 2022. Before taking on this role, she was the Social Media Intern for the Friends from December to May during her senior year at Emmanuel College in Boston. There, she majored in Communications and Media Studies, and minored in Marketing and Writing. Julia was born and raised in Bellingham, MA and spent many summers hiking and camping, galvanizing her love and appreciation for the outdoors and environmental advocacy. In her free time, Julia enjoys skiing, reading, writing, and spending time with her friends and family.
Mary Timilty joined The Friends of the Blue Hills in the summer of 2022 as the Membership Coordinator. Mary grew up in the Ponkapoag section of Canton and spent her childhood enjoying all areas of the Blue Hills with her friends and family. Mary currently resides in Walpole with her husband Jim and two teenage daughters MaryJane and Kaitlin. In her free time, Mary enjoys gardening, listening to all types of music, vacationing with her family and walking her dog Presley.
Data Science Consultant
Mike Dezube is the CEO of Charles River Data, a data science consulting firm in Boston focused on machine learning, GIS, optimization, and big data. After 7.5 years at Google he left to found his own firm putting his two degrees in engineering from Cornell University to use at their fullest extent.
In his free time Mike’s also a senior data scientist at Mass General Hospital doing academic research – ML for cancer research and large scale analysis for opioid reduction. When he’s not diving into data, Mike spends his time woodworking, and of course hiking.
Matt Panucci is CEO of the Belgian based DOLIUM, which specializes in packaging for beverage companies. Matt has spent most of his professional career in beverage sale and marketing with a focus on international business development and M&A. Matt and his family recently moved to Milton from Belgium, where they lived for 8 years. As an outdoor enthusiast Matt has a keen interest in FBH, its evolution, and advancement.
David Dobrindt moved to Milton in 2002 and immediately discovered the Blue Hills, hiking, running, swimming, fishing and enjoying all the Blue Hills has to offer. In addition to being a member of L Street Running Club and TARC, David is president of the Milton Running Club and trains for races, ranging in distance from 5k to 100 miles, almost exclusively on the trails in the Blue Hills. David is an account director for a large professional services firm and when not traveling for work or training for his running adventures, can be found spending time with his wife and four children, two cats and one dog. David joined the board in January of 2015 and is originally from Long Island, NY.
Mike grew up in Milton, MA and the Blue Hills was a resource throughout his childhood, whether he was enjoying the view from Eliot Tower or skiing for the first time at the Blue Hills Ski Area. Now living in Canton, MA, he and his family have been supporters of Friends of the Blue Hills since first learning of the organization. Mike has worked for 24 years at Fidelity Investments in a variety of roles, from financial planning services to relationship management and sales. He is currently a VP of Sales, presenting Fidelity’s Workplace Giving solution and helping companies manage broad-based employee philanthropy programs. He is enthusiastic about promoting the Blue Hills as an incredible resource open to all, and building support for its protection. Mike holds an MBA from Suffolk University and a BS in Education from Boston University.
Bob Murray has been enjoying the Blue Hills since moving to Milton in 1996 with his wife and daughter. Despite having hiked on almost every trail in the Reservation, he still enjoys getting out there in every season of the year. In addition, he uses the Reservation (especially the Skyline Trail) as training course for his yearly long-distance treks in the United Kingdom. Bob retired from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in June 2018 after 30 years, most recently serving as the administrative officer of the Center for International Studies. In addition to being a Friends of the Blue Hills board member, he also serves as the Treasurer.
Trustee at Large
Winston Daley was born in Jamaica and emigrated to Boston at 10 years old. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business and Entrepreneurial Studies from Suffolk University and his master’s degree from Northeastern University. Winston began his career in financial services, spending more than a dozen years working on the long-term investment portfolios of some the country’s biggest institutional clients. Feeling the call to give back, Winston decided to leave his career in finance to work with youth. Sports was his first connection point to the US and so that is where he pivoted: beginning a journey in sports for youth development, coaching, creating leagues for kids, working in schools, and becoming a Lead Facilitator at the Center for Sport in Society, leading workshops on relationship violence, racism, and social justice. Winston also became a nonprofit leader, concentrating on the issues of youth employment, environmental justice, and community empowerment. He is most recently a technology startup founder and an elected Parks and Recreation commissioner for the Town of Milton.
Trustee at Large
Carina has been involved with the Friends of Blue Hills for several years as a National Trails Day project coordinator and trail maintenance volunteer. In her leadership capacity she has received multiple Partner of the Year awards on behalf of the ongoing relationship with REI. Most recently Carina serves as chair of our Clean Parks Committee, and is excited to help the Friends launch its Advocacy Committee in 2022. Carina is an avid outdoor enthusiast and frequents BH trails as a trail runner, cyclist, amateur photographer and steward. She obtained her Master’s of Science in Conservation Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Trustee at Large
Laura moved to Milton from Boston over ten years ago and has step foot in the Blue Hills Reservation almost every day since then, walking and hiking the trails with friends and family. Upon moving to Milton, Laura joined the Friends of the Blue Hills eager to help protect the park she has come to love. Laura is a middle school English teacher with experience in public and independent schools who currently teaches part time and volunteers often in her children’s schools. In addition to being active outdoors, Laura loves animals, reading, and gardening.
Trustee at Large
Emily Grilli-Scott joins the Friends of Blue Hills with a profound appreciation for the natural world for it’s beauty and positive impacts on physical and mental health. She lives in Roslindale, MA and spends her weekends hiking in the Blue Hills and other local green spaces with her family. Currently, she works at Northeastern University as the Assistant Director of the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program. Prior to joining Northeastern, Emily worked at the Appalachian Mountain Club connecting families to urban parks through intentional programming and at Echo Hill Outdoor School on the Chesapeake Bay of Maryland as a Senior Educator. She is passionate about connecting public health, climate change, and community organizing to build healthier communities while working to dismantle structural racism. Emily holds a MPH with a concentration in Health Equity from Simmons University and a BA in Environmental Studies and English from St. Lawrence University.
Lorna Jane Norris
Trustee at Large
Lorna Jane Norris is a British born non-profit arts leader, singer, and teaching artist. Following a 20-year career in the community arts education field, Lorna Jane launched LJN Advisory in 2020, a coaching, consulting and recruitment firm specializing in partnering with small to medium size non-profit arts organizations. Lorna Jane’s life and work are grounded in a love for being among the trees. During the first wave of COVID 19, Lorna Jane set a personal goal to run every trail in the Blue Hills. Upon completion she reached out to FOBH and asked if there was a way she could give back. As a result, she became the inaugural chair of the organization’s Membership Committee and then joined the Board in August of 2021. Lorna Jane and her partner Ed live in Milton and are both members of the 125-mile club!
Trustee at Large