Officer descriptions


  • The Treasurer, or Financial Controller, oversees all financial transactions and fundraising efforts going in or out of the organization.

  • The primary duties include budget planning, financial reporting, record keeping, managing incoming and outgoing funds, reconciling bank statements, managing cash flow, preparing reports for the monthly Finance Committee meetings.

  • The Treasurer will work with the external bookkeeper on journal entry and payroll processing, as well as coordinating with an independent accounting firm for the annual financial statement review or audit, including the preparation of federal and Massachusetts tax returns.


  • The Secretary will take, maintain, distribute minutes for all Board meetings and finance committee meetings

  • Upload and maintain current Meeting Minutes, attendance, meeting distributed materials in Google Drive

  • Assist in review and maintain corporate calendar

  • File annual report and Doing Business Certificate

  • Draft policies and procedures - ie summer camp policies, document retention, CORI

  • Review WWRA policies to confirm comply with current regulations

  • Assist Treasurer in financial reviews/audits

  • General assistance to the Executive Board


Adam Schayowitz, President

Adam Schayowitz serves as the President of WWRA. He has been involved in the organization for over 10 years and in the rowing world for over 20 years. Adam began rowing in college at Hamilton College (where he met his wife Alexis, on the crew team). Before moving to Wayland, Adam coached at the Baltimore Rowing Club as well as Bryn Mawr School. Professionally, Adam is a Development Head at Pfizer Oncology, leading teams who develop medicines for cancer patients. Adam and Alexis, have two girls, Landyn (8) and Peyton (5) and a black lab named Dax.

Mark Foreman, Vice President

Mark Foreman serves as Vice President of the WW Board, where he focuses on Facilities, Operations, and general outreach. Mark was introduced to rowing when his daughter Darcy (WW 2021 and UMass Amherst Rowing 2025) took the advice of an 8th grade track coach and signed up for Middle School Crew - since then the Foreman's have happily become a part of the WW and general rowing families. Professionally Mark serves as the head of Distributed Energy Resources for a nationwide provider of energy services, and throughout his career he has led Operations and Services at pre- and post-IPO Clean Tech startups in the Boston area.

Sarah Orlov, Secretary

John Renterghem, Treasurer

Chris Maietta, Chairman

Chris incorporated Wayland-Weston Rowing Association, Inc. on August 21, 2000, with a plan to establish an interscholastic rowing team of excellence for student-athletes enrolled in Wayland and Weston High Schools. He had been an eight-season rower at Phillips Academy and was on a mission to bring to young people in Wayland and Weston the venerable sport’s many advantages, among them physical fitness, personal growth and academic achievement. The collaborative, dual-town model embodied his credo of “Two hands on the oar.” Future programs were envisioned for middle schoolers and adults. Additional goals were to bring neighbors together, and to foster community spirit and school pride.

Chris’s three children have been Wayland-Weston Crew team members. Sarah ’16 and Kate ’19 were 8-season rowers who continued their rowing careers with, respectively, the Boston University Lightweights and University of Pennsylvania Openweights. Both have been members of the U.S. Under 23 National Team and Sarah has raced for the Senior National Team. Son, Christopher, enjoyed coxing for Wayland-Weston as a freshman until a growth spurt led him to archery. Sarah presently coaches the Wayland-Weston Girls Novices.

Chris has served WWRA in many roles, among them governance, community and school relations, operations, finance, fundraising, marketing, food and beverages. A few facets of his involvement:

Established the WWRA financial model that functions independently of Town and School budgets, funds operating costs through participation fees and capital needs through donations.

Coordinated a 6-year process working with the School Departments, superintendents, principals and athletic directors to obtain recognition for crew as a varsity sport that awards letters to student-athletes in fall and spring seasons.

Led a 6-year effort for development of the boathouse, working with State and Town departments, coordinating the 18-month capital campaign that funded design, engineering and construction along with purchase of the team’s first brand new boats, 2 eights and 4 fours.

Coordinated the WWRA Board of Directors process establishing the organization’s distinctive insignia and branding.

Works with State and Town departments to facilitate access to public resources and the boathouse for WWRA programs.

Initiated Massachusetts Public Schools Rowing Association’s establishment of the fall season State Championship regatta.

Initiated formation of the Friends of Cochituate State Park to support the resource and park staff.

Initiated formation of the Friends of Wayland Recreation to support Department and Commission programs.

Initiated establishment of the Massachusetts State Police Rowing Team with WWRA assistance and facilitated the team’s participation in the Head of the Charles Regatta.

Established WWRA safety and facilities committees.

Is a frequent contributor to WWRA social media channels, building team spirit among student-athletes, parents, coaches, alumni and friends, and educating the Wayland-Weston community about rowing.

Conducts outreach on behalf of WWRA to help establish new public school, private school and club rowing teams, and to support existing programs.

Chris enjoys sculling and sweep rowing with Wayland-Weston Masters, though will never be mistaken for an Olympian, and is a Cambridge Boat Club member. He has completed U.S. Rowing Association Coaching Certification Levels I, II and III as an aid to better supporting WWRA coaches, recognizing that coaches are the most important people in a rowing organization.

The Massachusetts Public Schools Rowing Association surprised and embarrassed Chris more than a little several years ago when they inaugurated The Christopher Maietta Trophy. It’s awarded to the spring season state champion Boys Novice Eight. From the trophy’s inscription: “In honor of Chris Maietta, Founder and Past President, Wayland-Weston Rowing Association, a man of integrity, skilled oarsman and tireless catalyst, colleague and mentor, for his unwavering commitment to creating, supporting and sustaining Massachusetts youth rowing programs and the growth and success of MPSRA.”

Away from the boathouse, Chris has worked in consulting, computer systems and real estate development with private and publicly-traded companies. His experience includes marketing, public relations, financing, construction, asset and property management. Among other Board of Directors experience, he is a past president and Board chairman of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties. He earned a B.S. degree in Public Communications with concentration in advertising and marketing from Boston University and an M.B.A. degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.


Cathy Basrak

Cathy focuses on athlete safety and team behavior protocols. Cathy currently has two daughters participating on the Girl’s HS team (one as a novice, the other varsity). She has been driving athletes to and from practices since 2020 when both girls were in the MS program, learning that practice end times are quite relative. When she isn’t at a regatta or traveling with the team, Cathy is the Assistant Principal Violist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, a position she has held since 2000.

Mark Foreman

Ken Green

Jennifer Hood-DeGrenier

Jennifer Hood-DeGrenier joined the novice crew in her first semester at Williams College and ended up having a blast rowing all four years with people who are still among her closest friends. She has rowed occasionally post-college in the BU adult summer rowing program and in alumni boats, and she learned to scull in the WWRA master's program in Summer 2021. She has two kids currently rowing for WW, Julia, who started in middle school and is now a junior, and Atticus, who started in Summer 2022 and is now a novice rower. By day, Jen is Professor and Chair in the Biology Department at Worcester State University. She serves on the Volunteer Committee, primarily organizing regatta volunteers and helping with the food tent.

Tricia Liu

Tricia Liu (Liew) was introduced to the WWRA rowing community when her daughter Irene Liew was rowing in 2013 and then in 2016 when her son Kevin Liew started rowing for Middle School Crew. Since then, the Liews have been happily part of the WWRA families. Professionally Tricia is a senior patent agent practicing before the US Patent Office. Throughout her career she took the roles of director or corporate manager of intellectual property for a couple of the world's largest corporations in Michigan and the Boston area, and operated a startup as a co-founder in New Jersey in earlier years.

Steve Mascioli

John McDonald

John serves on the WWRA Finance Committee and assists with Facilities and Operations. He has three sons including their youngest, Daniel, who is an avid rower. His career focused on Tax and Finance at KPMG, Lotus Development and Textron. Outside of work he also served on and Chaired the Town of Weston Finance Committee and served as a Trustee and Officer of Weston Forest & Trails.

Tam McVie

John Renterghem

Lauren Reynolds

Seth Roman

Seth has served on the WWRA board since 2020. As a member of the WWRA Volunteer Committee, he works with other committee members to organize volunteers for regattas. He also assists with the organization’s fundraising efforts. Seth and his wife, Pam, have two daughters, one who is an avid member of WWRA. Professionally, Seth is a fixed income portfolio manager at Longfellow Investment Management, LLC, an institutional money manager located in Boston.

Alex Selvig


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