Kat Garofoli (She/Her/Hers)

Program Manager

Kat Garofoli, a Year 8 AmeriCorps Cape Cod alumni, brings 15 years of direct experience in environmental protection, strategic planning, community engagement, and grants administration specific to the AmeriCorps Cape Cod program. She attributes the AmeriCorps program for shaping her professional career. Her time serving forged a passion for giving back to the Cape community and caring for the environment. Her goal is to recreate this for future members searching for a way to serve while building opportunities for young professionals to stay on Cape Cod.  

Kat’s professional career includes serving as Buzzards Bay Coalition’s Onset Bay Center Director, the Director of the Dennis Conservation Land Trust, and as a Resource Development Officer for Barnstable County. 

Michael Andranovich (He / Him / His) 

Program Coordinator- Outer Cape 

Michael grew up in Milford, CT, where his passion for the environment flourished while exploring the shores of Long Island Sound. He graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Studies (minor in Computer Science) from St. John’s University in Queens, NY. Looking to provide the greatest “boots on the ground” impact for communities at a local level, Michael joined AmeriCorps Cape Cod to complete a year of service in Year 18 (2016-2017). He jointly served with the Town of Sandwich Department of Natural Resources and Mashpee’s Shellfish Division. Using the numerous technical tools and professional skills gained during his service year, Michael went on to pursue positions in environmental education, wildlife stewardship, and research assistance. He finished his Master of Environmental Science and Management (MESM) degree from the University of Rhode Island with a concentration in Conservation Biology. Returning as a Program Supervisor for Year 23 (2021-2022), Michael now works as the Outer Cape Program Coordinator. In his free time, Michael enjoys playing and watching a variety of sports, or exploring the beaches of Cape Cod. 

Phoebe Plank (She/ Her/ Hers) 

Program Coordinator- Upper Cape 

Phoebe grew up in North Ferrisburgh, VT. She graduated with a B.S. in Conservation Biology from St. Lawrence University. Phoebe’s passion for conservation and environmental education led her to AmeriCorps Cape Cod where she completed a term of service with the Year 20 Corps. During her member year she individually served with the Town of Dennis Department of Natural Resources and Dennis Conservation Land Trust where she gained valuable skills in land management and public engagement. Her admiration and respect for the professional development and support that AmeriCorps Cape Cod offers young people influenced her to remain with the program as the Year 21 Outer Cape Program Supervisor. After a short break, Phoebe returned to AmeriCorps Cape Cod as the Program Specialist and is excited to continue her journey with the program in her newest role as the Upper Cape Program Coordinator. Outside of work, you can find Phoebe out on a run, exploring new hiking trails, or soaking up sunshine at the beach. 

Leo Lainez (He/Him/His)

Upper Cape Program Supervisor- Bourne

Leo grew up in Brockton, MA and graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Conservation. After graduating from college, Leo interned at Framingham State University as an Environmental Educator and worked with students to address environmental injustice issues in urban areas. Passionate about environmental education and research, Leo applied to become a Year 24 AmeriCorps Cape Cod member. During his time as an AmeriCorps Cape Cod member, Leo served with the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, developing and implementing educational programs centered around citizen science initiatives. He also served with the Town of Mashpee Department of Natural Resources, conducting water quality testing and assisting with the Department’s shellfish propagation program. 

Upon graduating from the AmeriCorps Cape Cod in 2023, Leo returned to the Cape as a Program Supervisor for the Pocasset House. In his free time, Leo enjoys being outdoors, going fishing, and hiking. He also has a passion for thrifting, watching soccer games, and cooking. This year, Leo’s goal is to establish new connections while further exploring Cape Cod. 

Caroline Lawrence (She/Her/Hers) 

Upper Cape Program Supervisor- Barnstable

Caroline grew up in Prattville, Alabama and graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in History. Upon graduation in 2022, she joined the Year 24 cohort of AmeriCorps Cape Cod. During her time as an ACC member, she served with Brewster Conservation Trust and Harwich Conservation Trust where she gained a passion for land stewardship and natural resource conservation. She has joined the staff this year as a Program Supervisor in the Barnstable “Ranch” House and looks forward to continuing to connect and engage with the Cape and its community. In her free time, she enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, skiing, baking, and this year hopes to accomplish a long-term goal of surfing. She says, “Roll Tide!”  

Rob Zielinski (He/Him/His)

Outer Cape Program Supervisor- Chatham

Rob grew up in Attleboro, MA and graduated from Bridgewater State University with a degree in Biology. He is a Year 23 AmeriCorps Cape Cod alumnus, serving with the Town of Sandwich Department of Natural Resources from the Bourne house. He helped implement a shellfish data collection plan for the Town of Sandwich, maintained natural resource properties, and was an active part of the shorebird monitoring program. He has returned to the program as a staff member and Supervisor for the Chatham house. In his free time, he enjoys video games, going to the beach, and swimming.  

Henry Torpey (He/Him/His) 

Outer Cape Program Supervisor- Wellfleet

Henry is originally from Douglas, Massachusetts. He attended Endicott College and received his degree in Environmental Science.  Henry has always had an interest in the outdoors which is what led him to join AmeriCorps Cape CodHis time as a Year 24 AmeriCorps Cape Cod member is highlighted by shellfishing  with the Town of Wellfleet Shellfish Department and coordinating volunteer projects with the Cape Cod National SeashoreThe Outer Cape, especially Wellfleet, is Henry’s favorite location on Cape Cod.  Henry has returned as a Program Supervisor for the Wellfleet LeHac” House and couldn’t be  more excited for the new Corps year. If you can manage to find him, Henry spends his free time rummaging through old vinyl records as well as putting them to good use!