We Are Committed to
Protecting the Sound
Our mission is to secure permanent protection for Nantucket Sound, the historic body of water that lies between Cape Cod and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
The Alliance was formed in 2002 in response to Cape Wind’s proposal to build a 25-square-mile wind energy project in the Sound. Although we support responsibly sited renewable energy development and the use of coastal marine planning to identify appropriate sites for development, the Alliance and its 5,000+ supporters oppose industrialization of Nantucket Sound due to conflicts inherent at that location. We are also concerned about diminished water quality, coastal erosion, habitat degradation, and other effects of climate change. Our supporters include environmentalists, chambers of commerce, fishermen, Native American tribes, ferry operators, airport commissions, business trade groups, municipalities, homeowners, and others.
The goal of the Alliance is to permanently preserve Nantucket Sound’s rich ecology, protect traditional uses like fishing and recreation, address water quality issues and other effects of climate change, and prevent inappropriate development.
President & CEO
Audra has been with the Alliance since early 2003. She has 20 years of experience in strategy and business management…
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, strategy, and marketing at MapInfo in New York, Bull Information Systems in Boston and Paris, and Microsoft in Seattle.
Sandy is a Cape resident of 45 years. Before joining the Alliance full-time in 2004, she worked almost 30 years in the banking industry here…
Sandy is a Cape resident of 45 years. Before joining the Alliance full-time in 2004, she worked almost 30 years in the banking industry here on the Cape. Her family arrived here in 1620 and she loves to sail on the waters of Nantucket Sound. Sandy grew up in Pennsylvania and has her undergraduate degree in biology from the University of North Carolina.
Eric R. Steinhilber
Vice President of Development
Eric re-joined the Alliance in 2021 after serving in this role from 2007-2013. He holds a Bachelor’s degree…
Eric re-joined the Alliance in 2021 after serving in this role from 2007-2013. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science Science and a Master’s degree in Business and Public Administration. Eric has experience in fundraising, event management, and both non-profit and private sector leadership. He serves on the Barnstable Town Council and the Massachusetts Municipal Association Board of Directors.
Peter Eramo Jr.
Communications & Education Specialist
Peter has worked as a public relations specialist for over fifteen years, representing numerous non-profit organizations…
Peter has worked as a public relations specialist for over fifteen years, representing numerous non-profit organizations, including Phoenix House, Americares, UJA Federation of NY, and Signature Theatre, among others. He brings over ten years of marketing and social media experience, most recently as Publicity and Marketing Director at the Folger in DC. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University and a Master’s degree in Secondary Education from Columbia University.
Community Engagement Coordinator
Kelsey has a Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Ithaca College. Since graduating…
Kelsey has a Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Ithaca College. Since graduating she has gained experience in sales, marketing and event planning. She is passionate about sustainability and conservation and is excited to work with SOS on their mission to protect Nantucket Sound.
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