Apr 12, 2023 12:00 PM
Cathy Lanois
About Greenbelt: 
Greenbelt works within the 34 cities and towns of Essex County, helping individuals, families, municipalities and organizations realize their land conservation goals. Our mission is to protect natural land and working farms across Essex County forever, helping to conserve healthy ecosystems, clear water, local food supplies, scenic landscapes and free, accessible places for all to benefit from nature. 

Cathy Coffin Lanois, Greenbelt's Director of Development and Community Engagement

Cathy has two decades of experience in development and advancing the work of environmental, educational and cultural nonprofits. In her 10+ years at Greenbelt, she has attracted and engaged multi-generational audiences by bringing in new members, increasing the participation of current members and facilitating volunteer programs and events. She leads Greenbelt's Development and Community Engagement team working to advance our land campaigns, the Annual Fund, communications and membership programs.

Cathy's appreciation for accessible open space stems from her lifelong love of being outdoors - trail running, skiing, hiking, boating, beach walking.  Professionally, her goal is to provide others who value the benefits of conserved land the opportunity to get involved, make a difference, and support Greenbelt's mission. Cathy has a Master’s Degree in Geology and worked as an environmental consultant before starting her career at Greenbelt.