Board of Directors
Karen Kim McGuire
Kim, President of Save Twin Brooks Inc., was most recently a manager at a nonprofit organization where she designed skills training and job placement programs for out of work adults, while partnering with employers to hire her clients. She has worked with public schools, universities and the state of Vermont designing programs to help individuals identify their skills, passion and future career direction. In addition, Kim has held various senior Human Resources roles at high-tech companies. She is an avid gardener at Meetinghouse Farm community gardens in West Barnstable.
When learning in December 2020 of the proposed apartment development at the Twin Brooks property, Kim and her husband Brian Hughes launched the “Save Twin Brooks” citizens group to save the property for preservation and community use. Kim and Brian live on Stewart’s Creek, which flows into Nantucket Sound and the Keyes Memorial and Fortes Beaches, and daily observe avian, aquatic and wildlife species. They have worked closely in the past with the Town of Barnstable on the preservation of the Stewart’s Creek Estuary.
Brian, Vice President of Save Twin Brooks Inc., and former Software Engineer, loves all things technical. Brian is continuing investigating and analyzing the nitrogen loading of ground water that feeds into the Stewart’s Creek estuary. Brian is the First Vice President of the MIT Club of Cape Cod. In that role he identifies and engages speakers on technical topics of interest to the MIT Alumni community of Cape Cod. Speakers have addressed topics of local interest including Cape Cod environmental concerns.
Assistant Vice President
Liz was the Orenda Wildlife Land Trust – Administrator from 2009 till 2019, board member 2002-2009 where she maintained information about properties held by the land trust. Liz also supported staff at events and organized volunteers for special projects, and was the liaison for property owners. She attended Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition workshop events and attended Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trust meetings.
Liz is currently on the Land Acquisition and Preservation Committee for the Town of Barnstable. She is the former Chair of the Cape Community College Educational Foundation, and was the account executive for Comcast Cable Advertising 2002-2006. Liz has been a full time resident of Cape Cod since 1988.
Harry Alverson is a retired Partner and Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, a Washington, DC based alternative investment management firm. Prior to joining Carlyle in 1996 Mr. Alverson was with Bankers Trust Company for 13 years, based in Bahrain and London. He is on the Board of Trustees of Skidmore College; on the Board of Trustees of Heritage Museum and Gardens where he is Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee; on the Board of Directors of the Hyannisport Club; and on the Board of Governors and Vice President of The Beach Club (Craigville, MA). He graduated from Skidmore College and received a MBA from the Wharton Graduate School at the University of Pennsylvania.He and his wife have owned their house in Barnstable for 42 years and have lived on Cape Cod as full time residents for the past 5 years.
Milton Berglund, resident of the Keyes Beach area in Hyannis, lives in the family home originally acquired in 1955. Long concerned with the deteriorated condition of Stewart’s Creek and its effect on the nearby beaches, Milton has been active in efforts to preserve the health of Cape Cod’s estuaries and to enhance more effective waste-water management in the Town of Barnstable. Milton retired in 2005 after a career in international banking.
Director of Communications
Since 1992, Angela has been the owner AMR Consulting, LLC d/b/a A-Type Marketing and Design. Aside from her business, she has always been involved with non-profits especially helping other women business owners. Angela chaired the Women’s Business Connection at the South Shore Chamber, Athena Powerlink® International, Self Esteem Boston and is one of the founders of Leadership in Action (LIA) for Young Women. She was also one of the founders of the Boston Cyber District. Her most heartfelt achievement was working with the late Lenny Zakim, former Executive Director of the Anti-Defamation League, helping to bring to fruition The Team Harmony Foundation which culminated in the first No Place for Hate event at the Boston Garden before 15,000 high school students.
As Director of Communications at Save Twin Brooks, Angela’s goal is to craft communications and messaging that creates a balance between preserving and conserving green space and affordable housing demands in Hyannis.