Board of Directors

CCYP was founded in 2005 by a group of young workers and leaders seeking to create a supportive community for young people living and working on Cape Cod. Fast forward two decades... CCYP has two full-time staff members, a 20-member Board of Directors, and a membership spanning all of Cape Cod and the Islands (and beyond!).

Patrick Ehart
Patrick Ehart
President

Patrick owns and operates Cape Cod Commercial Linen Service, Inc. Patrick grew up on Cape Cod, attended St. George’s School in Newport, RI, and went on to Babson College. Following Babson, Patrick worked in Boston before deciding to move back to the Cape to be involved in the family business. He serves as an advisor to the Cape Cod Maritime Museum and was a 2023 40 Under 40 recipient. He lives in Osterville with his wife, Meagan. They enjoy spending their free time with family and friends, boating, and traveling.

CCYP Committees: Executive (Chair) | Finance | Development

Angelique Viamari
Angelique Viamari
Ex Officio; Past President

Angelique currently serves as senior vice president of Governance of Cape Cod 5. Angelique earned a Master of Public Administration from Northeastern University and a B.A. in political science from Union College. She completed the New England School for Financial Studies in Banking course at Babson College and earned a Paralegal Studies Certificate from Boston University. Angelique also attended the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking Program at the Wharton School of Business.

CCYP Committees: Executive (Ex Officio) | Nominating & Governance

Marissa Cyr
Marissa Cyr
Vice President

Marissa is the chief of staff at Housing Assistance Corporation. She earned a B.A. from Smith College and her Masters in Management from Simmons College. Marissa grew up in Truro where she spent summers working at her family's seasonal restaurant. Marissa has lived in Brewster since 2017 with wife, son, and pets.  In her free time, she enjoys hikes with her family in Nickerson state park, exploring new places on and off Cape and singing with the Outer Cape Chorale.

CCYP Committees: Executive | Nominating & Governance (Chair) | Civic & Community Engagement

Charlotte Green
Charlotte Green
Vice President

Charlotte grew up on Cape Cod and now helps people finance their own slice of heaven (on and off Cape), as first vice president and residential sales manager with The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod. She earned a B.A. in communications and political science from UMass-Amherst. In her spare time, Charlotte is passionate about the Cape’s theater community, serving on the board for the Woods Hole Theater Company.

CCYP Committees: Executive | Leadership & Professional Advancement (Chair)

Megan Terrio
Megan Terrio
Treasurer

Megan is the president and owner of her own accounting business where she provides accounting support, bookkeeping, and tax services to local individuals and businesses here on Cape Cod. Megan earned a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire, a Master's from Northeastern University, and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. Megan grew up in Central Massachusetts and now lives in Sandwich with her husband, Chase, and their three children.

CCYP Committees: Executive | Finance (Chair) | Leadership & Professional Advancement

Alton Chun
Alton Chun
Director

Alton is the chief operating officer of Upland Capital Corporation. Prior, he served as regional managing director of Wequassett Resort and Golf Club. In addition to CCYP, Alton is on the board of the Harwich Chamber of Commerce and the Outer Cape Health Services and serves on Forbes Travel Guide’s standards advisory committee. Alton was drawn to Cape Cod for its beauty and lives here with his wife, Kristen, and their four children.

CCYP Committees: Development | Leadership & Professional Advancement

Casey Chatelain
Casey Chatelain
Director

Casey is an environmental scientist with the Horsley Witten Group. She earned a B.A. in environmental studies from College of the Holy Cross and a masters of Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island. Casey lives in Brewster with her husband, dog, barn cat, chickens, bees, and garden.

CCYP Committees: Nominating & Governance | Civic & Community Engagement

Stephanie Dennehy
Stephanie Dennehy
Director

Stephanie serves as executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Cape Cod 5. Stephanie earned a B.S. from Bentley University and attended the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking Program at the Wharton School of Business. She serves on the board of the New England Financial Marketing Association and on the advisory board for the ABA Bank Marketing Conference. She and her husband have two sons and a golden retriever.

CCYP Committee: Leadership & Professional Advancement

Elizabeth Jenkins
Elizabeth Jenkins
DIRECTOR

Elizabeth is a senior municipal manager in the field of community planning and economic development. She earned her Masters in urban and regional planning from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She serves on the board of the MA chapter of the American Planning Association and was a 2018 40 Under 40 recipient. The Jenkins family lives in Yarmouth Port and enjoys the beach, hiking, canoeing, music, and baseball.

CCYP Committees: Scholarship & Grants (Chair) | Nominating & Governance | Shape the Cape Summit

Sarah Mason
Sarah Mason
DIRECTOR

Sarah founded Cape Cod Nail Co. in 2016. She serves as a mentor and resource for EforAll Cape Cod, sits on the Cape Cod Chamber Wedding Committee, and volunteers time and service within the local special needs communities. When she's not brainstorming ways to grow her business, she spends quality time with her two young boys exploring different parts of the Cape and sampling the local restaurant scene.

CCYP Committees: Development | Leadership & Professional Advancement

Sarah Nitsch
Sarah Nitsch
DIRECTOR

Sarah is the senior marketing manager for Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty and owns and operates a digital marketing company, NitschWorks, with her husband Rob. Sarah earned her B.F.A. from the Academy of Art University. In her free time, she is commissioner of the Dennis Women’s Flag Football League and enjoys time with her two sons and socializing with friends.

CCYP Committees: Development (Chair) | Shape the Cape Summit | Civic & Community Engagement

Pat Phelan
Patrick Phelan
DIRECTOR

Pat works as a financial planner with Eagle Strategies. He earned his B.A. from Wake Forest University. Prior to moving to Cape Cod, Pat spent six years playing professional soccer around the world. He lives in Eastham with his wife, their three children, and their yellow lab.

CCYP Committees: Finance | Development | Leadership & Professional Advancement

Crystal Pieschel
Crystal Pieschel
DIRECTOR

Crystal leads the creation, management, and execution of all of Mid-Cape Home Centers' marketing and communications strategies. She earned her B.S. from the University Minnesota's Carlson School of Business Management and serves on multiple Home Builders and Remodelers Association committees. 

CCYP Committees: Leadership & Professional Advancement | Back to Business Bash

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Matt Scinto
DIRECTOR

Matt serves as founder and music director of the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra, assistant professor of Music and director of Orchestras at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and director of music at Pilgrim Church in Harwichport. He studied conducting at Tanglewood and earned a Doctor of Musical Arts from Boston University.

CCYP Committee: Shape the Cape Summit

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Valerie Silva
DIRECTOR

Valerie is the president of Silva Accounting Professionals (formerly known as Glivinski & Associates). She earned a B.S. from Johnson & Wales and a master's from the University of Phoenix. Val serves on the board treasurer of the Family Table Collaborative and lives in West Yarmouth with her husband and twin daughters.

CCYP Committee: Finance

Jonathan
Jonathan "JT" Thompson
DIRECTOR

JT is the founder of JT's Chronicles, a nonprofit organization that focuses on promoting positivity in communities, and teaching kids about loving themselves, setting goals, and persevering through challenges. As a lifelong resident and unofficial "Mayor of Cape Cod," bringing joy to his community is what he was meant to do.

CCYP Committee: Leadership & Professional Advancement

Mariia Watts
Mariia Watts
DIRECTOR

Mariia is a project accountant at Tighe & Bond. She holds a Master's in Business Administration from Charlton College of Business and resides in Yarmouth Port with her husband and daughter. She enjoys staying active, exploring the scenic beauty of Cape Cod, and nurturing her passion for travel.

CCYP Committees: Leadership & Professional Advancement

Christina Wiseman
Christina Wiseman
DIRECTOR

Christina is the Director of Marketing at Housing Assistance Corporation. She earned a B.A. from  from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and spent time studying in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Senegal. After graduation, she served with AmeriCorps and the U.S. Peace Corps. Christina lives in Harwich with her husband, son, and dog.

CCYP Committees: Civic & Community Engagement (Chair); Development; Shape the Cape Summit

Liz York
Elizabeth York
DIRECTOR

Liz is the executive director of the Cape Cod Maritime Museum. She earned her B.A. from Ithaca College and a master’s in Museum Studies from John F. Kennedy University. Liz, her husband, and her son live in Sandwich and she enjoys rowing, swimming, and tending to her flock of chickens. 

CCYP Committees: Shape the Cape Summit | Civic & Community Engagement

CCYP Staff

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Emily Wagner
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Emily Wagner became executive director of CCYP in April 2024. Before joining CCYP, Emily served as director of communications for the National Head Start Association and deputy director of advocacy communications for the American Library Association. She also brings experience in fundraising, communications, and organizing from years working in higher education and with The Pew Charitable Trusts. Originally from Brewster, Emily is a graduate of both Mount Holyoke College and The Catholic University of America.

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Jesse Collins-Peck
PROGRAMMING & MARKETING COORDINATOR

Jesse earned a B.A. in performing arts management from the University of Hartford’s Hartt School. She moved to West Yarmouth in June 2021 and worked as the executive assistant at Payomet Performing Arts Center in North Truro before she joined CCYP in May 2022. Jesse leads CCYP's events and programs which bring together thousands of Cape Codders each year. When she is not working, Jesse enjoys reading, walking with her dog, biking the rail trail, and skiing.