Our Team

Ray Phillips – President

Ray Phillips Bio Photo 1 InchRay Phillips is a 28 year resident of Sudbury with a passion for enjoying and protecting our natural resources. The co-founder of three successful startup companies, he has over 30 years of experience in the software industry with companies such as Digital Equipment and Microsoft. As a performing artist and professional photographer, Ray created some of the first environmentally-themed music concerts in the 1970s. He continues this work today in local bands and photography exhibitions. He holds an MS from Indiana University in Information Systems, an MBA from Boston University, and a BA from Montclair State University. He is proud to say that he has never let his formal education get in the way of learning.

Bill Schineller – Director

Bill is a Sudbury resident with a passion for enjoying and protecting our natural resources. He served on the Sudbury Select Board from 2019-2022. He shares his love of the outdoors as former Advisor to Sudbury Venture Crew 1776 scouting group, and as a volunteer for Waypoint Adventure, whose mission is to help youth and adults with disabilities discover their purpose, talents and strengths through the transforming power of adventure. Bill currently works in risk management for a Fortune 100 financial technology company. He holds a B.S. in Systems Engineering from Boston University and a Masters in Operations Research from Stanford University. Bill brings his decision analysis, technical, and communications skills to Protect Sudbury.


Jim Gish – Director, Environmental Outreach Liaison

1170723_10153804636279738_8028491805128610423_nJim Gish is a 23-year resident of Sudbury whose first foray into activism was in 1992 as Chairman of the Westwood Mosquito Control Study Group. This group’s work resulted in Norfolk County adopting a safer integrated pest management approach to mosquito control.  He is a software engineer and a Consulting Member of Technical Staff at Oracle in Burlington.  He has degrees in computer science from the University of Delaware and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jim is an amateur pianist who also enjoys biking, long walks, cooking, gardening, and photography. Jim has been an active member of Town Meeting since moving to Sudbury in 1993 and strives to interject a thoughtful, questioning, and compassionate perspective in discussing town issues. Jim does not “Like” anything on Facebook, and if you ever see him “Like” anything, we all should worry about the state of the universe, as it would signify that there has been a space-time rift that could have dire effects on us all.

Bill and Chris Densel – Street Captain Coordinators

Bill and Chris Densel live on Austin Road and have called Sudbury their home for over 20 years. They have two daughters and as a family, are passionate about the outdoors. You will often find them walking their dogs, running the trails or cross country skiing when the opportunity arrives. They coordinate the communication effort to our over 100 street captains as well as schedule neighborhood meetings in every section of Sudbury.