David Worth, Executive Chairman
David has a lifelong relationship with the island. He grew up on Nantucket, returning every summer with his family before retiring to the island in 2013. He is a direct descendent of William Worth, who settled on Nantucket in 1662 and married Sarah Macy, the daughter of Thomas Macy. David has been instrumental in helping the island’s nonprofits. He is currently the chairman of the board of the Residences at Sherburne Commons, Inc., a nonprofit founded in 2015 to purchase Nantucket’s only senior living community out of bankruptcy and restore it to fiscal and operational health. David served on the Town of Nantucket’s Finance Committee for nearly a decade. He recently held the position of interim Executive Director at the Nantucket Historical Association and the Nantucket Conservation Foundation. Before retirement, he had a 40-year career as an international businessman. David and his wife, Leslie Forbes, have two sons, Dana and Tristram.
Peter McCausland, Founding Board Member
Peter is a 50-year summer resident on Nantucket who has a deep and abiding respect for the island and its community. He is the retired founder and CEO of Airgas, Inc., the world’s largest supplier of packaged industrial, medical and specialty gases. Peter received an undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina and a Law degree from Boston University, where he was part of the first environmental law class. He and his wife Bonnie live in Hobe Sound, Florida, and spend several months on Nantucket. They have two adult children, Chris and Elizabeth. Peter has a passion for sailing and has been a supporter and advocate for Nantucket for many years.
Tobias is a native Nantucketer whose family has been here for several generations. Many know Tobias from his service as the youngest-ever elected member of the Nantucket Select Board. He now owns and operates two businesses, including ACKSmart, a solar installation firm, and Wheels of Delight, a solar-powered electric bike rental company. Tobias is passionate about making a positive difference to create a sustainable life for Nantucket’s community. He loves sailing, shellfishing, and working in his garden.
Bill is a long-time island resident and an active real estate broker and Co-founder of Great Point Properties. He serves on several nonprofit boards, including the Nantucket New School and Strong Wings Adventure Camp and Nantucket Dreamland Foundation. Bill is passionate about ensuring future generations have the opportunity to live on the island to maintain a thriving Nantucket community.
Linda’s involvement on Nantucket began in the public schools as an art teacher. She also played a critical role in directing the Nantucket Girls Club, which later became the Nantucket Boys and Girls Club. Linda brings decades of experience in protecting Nantucket’s natural resources. After five years on the Planning Board, she stepped in as the Executive Director of the Nantucket Land Council, where she organized and mapped the first Wellhead Protection Area in the U.S. In 1998. She was given the Governor’s Award for Open Space Protection for her instrumental role in helping to place land in permanent open space. She became Linda Loring’s Land Protection Campaign Manager before retiring to her home in Sconset. In addition to being a strong advocate for the environment, having served on the committee that created Covenant Houses, Linda also focuses her efforts on housing initiatives for year-round residents. She is devoted to and energized by protecting Nantucket in all its wonders.
Julia Lindner, Executive Director
Julia comes to ACK•Now with a background in municipal government, finance, and fact-based decision-making. More recently, she worked for the Town of Nantucket, overseeing operating and capital budgets and served as the business manager for Community Data Platforms. After nearly ten years as year-round residents, her family now splits its time between Nantucket and Sherborn, MA.
Anna Day, Community Outreach Specialist
Anna has lived on Nantucket for the past six years. She came here from Burlington, Vermont, where she lived having graduated from Saint Michael’s College in 2013. She initially worked on the island at Surfing Hydrangea Nursery. In September 2019, Anna married her husband, Dan Day, at Almanack Arts Colony. They live here year-round with their two dogs who love going on long walks and taking in the island’s natural beauty.