NRPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Richard Grant, President & VP Public Affairs
RBGrant & Associates
Richard works with Foundations and Sponsors to support the mission of NRPA.
Ken McShane, Treasurer
Ken manages NRPA finances and business details.
Veronica Berounsky, Ph.D., Vice President
Marine Ecologist, URI Graduate School of Oceanography
Veronica focuses on science, education, and State level conservation issues.
Craig Wood, Secretary
Craig’s interests are land management and public access around Sprague Bridge and Salt Marsh Restoration. Craig also leads our Osprey education program for local fourth graders.
Erin Chille, Student, Marine Biology, University of Rhode Island
Erin is working to engage the University of Rhode Island community in NRPA’s conservation and education efforts.
Jason Considine, Owner, Narrow River Kayaks
As a business owner and resident in the watershed, Jason is concerned with paddling on the Narrow River and watershed safety.
Barry Devine, Conservation Biologist
Barry’s interests are research and education.
Sarah Gaines, Geologist, Natural and Cultural Heritage Consultant
Sarah is interested in the cultural landscape of the river and focuses on educating and engaging local families in river activities.
Chris Hubbard, Walker Wellington
Chris works on storm water retention issues and local student science fair awards.
Jim Kaczynski, Science Teacher, Jamestown Lawn Avenue School
Jim strives to increase student involvement in marine ecology and seeks to engage the local fishing community in the health and preservation of the Narrow River.
Molly Mageau, Head Teller, People’s Credit Union
Molly organizes Narrow River cleanups, improving the health of the river.
Catalina Martinez, Regional Program Manager NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration
Catalina focuses on education programming and reducing the use of toxic household, lawn, and pest control chemicals in the watershed.
Paula Santos, Business Consultant and Event Planner
As a resident of the watershed, Paula is concerned about the health of the river and appropriate utilization of its resources. She wants to educate and engage the local community in NRPA’s work.
Sally Sutherland, Ocean Engineer, Naval Undersea Warfare Center
Sally coordinates NRPA’s Annual Lesa Meng Scholarship Awards to local high school seniors.
Nathan Vinhateiro, Senior Scientist, RPS ASA
Nate, a coastal and marine geologist, is concerned with watershed conservation.
Alison Kates, NRPA Program Coordinator
Alison supports NRPA activities and keeps stakeholders and the public informed about watershed issues and events.