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Our Team


Audra Parker - President/CEO
Audra has been with the Alliance since early 2003. She has 20 years of experience in strategy and business management, has consulted to a wide range of industries, and is active in local community affairs. She holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Brown University. Her previous experience is in the private sector with positions in executive management, stragegy, and marketing at MapInfo in New York, Bull Information Systems in Boston and Paris, and Microsoft in Seattle. She lives in Osterville with her four children. 
Sandy Taylor - Executive Assistant
Sandy is a Cape resident of more than 30 years. She was long associated with Citizens Bank and its predecessor banks over the years in a variety of positions, including branch manager in South Dennis. Before joining the Alliance full-time, Sandy volunteered her time. From a family that goes back nine generations with ship captains on Cape Cod, Sandy grew up in Pennsylvania and has her undergraduate degree in biology from the University of North Carolina.
Patty Dineen - Communications Director
Patty is a Cape resident and Realtor, who joined the Alliance staff in 2009 after working as a volunteer for three years. She holds a Masters Degree in English and has taught at the Jr High, High School, and Community College levels.
Susan Nickerson - Director of Development

Sue, a native Cape Codder, has been an Alliance supporter since 2003. An avid environmentalist, she also served as the executive director at the Association to Preserve Cape Cod and the Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen. She also consulted with the HorsleyWitten Group, where she specialized in water quality protection and land use planning. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Biology and Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from Tufts University.
 Sara Anton - Development Associate 
We are proud to welcome Sara back to the Alliance as our Development Associate. A long time Cape resident, she resides in Sandwich with her husband, Matt, and three children. Sara holds a Bachelors Degree from Union College and a Masters Degree from Boston College.

 Kathy Howes - Development Associate   
A year-round Cape resident for over 30 years, Kathy is a graduate of Smith College with a concentration in coastal geology. In addition to raising her four children, Kathy has worked as an environmental consultant, stock broker, and in non-profit development. Kathy lives with her husband Tom, a 12th generation Cape Codder, in South Orleans. 

 Marina Karcha - Administrative Assistant

Marina moved to Cape Cod with her husband in 2014 and fell in love with the beauty of the Cape and its surrounding waters. Marina holds an Associates Degree in liberal arts and worked as an accounting assistant for a distributing company in Western MA. She lives in Osterville with her husband and baby daughter.


Audra Parker, President/CEO
Phone: (508) 775-9767 | Cell: (508) 280-9082



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