About Us

Friends of Fellsmere Heights (FoFH) was incorporated in 2015 to help keep Fellsmere Park, situated in Malden, Massachusetts, forever open as a public park and playground consistent with the historic character of this Olmsted-designed park; to promote recreation consistent with the historic uses of the park; to promote use as a community open space so residents and visitors can both enjoy the beauty of nature and gather in a sense of community; to promote protection of wildlife habitat and watershed in Fellsmere Park and in Fulton Heights, situated in Medford, Massachusetts; to defend the generous donations, made primarily by Malden residents, to the former Malden Hospital Trust by helping ensure that the assets and land—situated in Malden and Medford between Fellsmere Park and Fulton Heights—of the former Trust serve local public charitable interests and the local need for open space for public health; and to actively seek and hold land or easements in these environs for these purposes.

Our Mailing address is:

56 Pine Street, Malden, Massachusetts, 02148

Email contact address:  info@fellsmereheights.org

Board of Directors and Officers:

Prisco Tammaro, President

Mr. Tammaro is a volunteer president. He is a Mechanical Engineer with over 10 years experience designing HVAC and plumbing systems for commercial buildings with special emphasis on energy efficiency. Many designs have been used in LEED certified buildings and CHPS certified schools, the world leading certifications for energy efficiency, indoor air quality and overall sustainability with the environment. His duties are spelled out in our bylaws and include attending meetings of our Board of Directors and voting on Board decisions. Mr. Tammaro receives no compensation of any kind and performs his duties on an “as needed” basis.

Robert Doolittle, Vice President

Mr. Doolittle is a volunteer vice president. He has been a professional pastoral minister to youth and families in parish settings for 39 years. He is now semi-retired and lives in Malden. His duties include moderating regular monthly volunteer meetings, sending out the monthly news updates and meeting notices, attending meetings of our Board of Directors, and voting on Board decisions. Mr. Doolittle receives no compensation of any kind and performs his duties on an “as needed” basis.

Steven Keleti, Director

Mr. Keleti is a volunteer director. He has over twenty-five years experience as an environmental activist and community organizer. He is co-founder of the Friends of Mary Cummings Park, served as president of that organization from 2008 to 2011, and still serves on the board; during his tenure, that organization helped thwart a proposed 640-unit 40B development in Whispering Hill Woods abutting the park, and convinced the City of Woburn to purchase the land and put it under permanent conservation protection. He has helped form local and regional community groups for the protection and creation of open space. He recently served on the Malden Energy Efficiency Commission. He has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, and works as an engineering and software contractor and consultant. His duties are spelled out in our bylaws and include attending meetings of our Board of Directors and voting on Board decisions. Mr. Keleti receives no compensation of any kind and performs his duties on an “as needed” basis.

Joy Pearson, Clerk

Ms. Pearson is a volunteer clerk.  She is an adjudicator with 27 years state service.  She holds a Master’s Degree from UMass Boston.  She has also been an educator, both in the U.S. and abroad.  She has a strong interest in preserving nature in Malden, worked on the campaign the pass the Community Preservation Act, and advocates for more open space in Malden.  Her duties are spelled out in our bylaws and include attending meetings of our Board of Directors and voting on Board decisions.  Ms. Pearson receives no compensation of any kind and performs her duties on an "as needed" basis.

Alicia Garza, Treasurer

Ms. Garza is a volunteer treasurer. She is a Software Engineer with nearly 15 years experience, currently working in the field of progressive tech helping to develop leading edge software to support progressive candidates, organizations, and causes. Her duties are spelled out in our bylaws and include acting as the organization’s chief accounting officer, attending meetings of the Board of Directors, and voting on Board decisions. In addition to managing the organization’s financial affairs, she oversees and maintains our technical infrastructure and our member database. In her spare time, she’s a volunteer organizer, devoting numerous hours to various progressive candidates and causes. Ms. Garza receives no compensation of any kind and performs her duties on an “as needed” basis.


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