The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR) has hired a new executive to oversee all the conservation organization’s properties on Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Eunice Youmans began work as the general manager for Island properties in November.

Formerly of Falmouth, and a frequent visitor to the Vineyard, Ms. Youmans most recently worked as director of external affairs for the Woods Hole Research Center, a small environmental and climate science think tank.

She expects to move with her family soon to Chappaquiddick, and said she is thrilled to begin a new job overseeing seven properties on the Vineyard, and one on Nantucket.

“They’re beautiful places and the people that work here are really amazing,” said Ms. Youmans. “I couldn’t be luckier in terms of that.”

Ms. Youmans will be responsible for policies and contracts, budgeting, stewardship plans, staff supervision, and long term planning. She said she is eager to spend her first year on the job learning more about Trustees properties, and does not expect significant changes in the way TTOR operates in the near future.

“Not anytime soon,” said Ms. Youmans said. “It’s going to take me a long time to figure out where I am, and how everything works together.”

She will keep an office at the FARM Institute, and another at the organization’s headquarters on State Road in Vineyard Haven.

“I do go out on our properties as frequently as possible,” said Ms. Youmans. “There’s only one way to understand it, and that’s to do it.”

Longtime TTOR superintendent Chris Kennedy will remain in his post.

“Chris Kennedy will be keeping his role,” said Ms. Youmans. “He’s instrumental here. He’s not going anywhere. I’m not here to replace him.”

On Martha’s Vineyard TTOR stewards the FARM Institute, Cape Pogue Wildlife Refuge, Long Point Wildlife Refuge, Menemsha Hills, Norton Point Beach, and Wasque. It also manages Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge on Nantucket.