Leadership & Staff

Save The Bay is a group of dedicated professionals with one goal in mind: To protect, restore and help people explore the beauty of our state's most valuable natural resource.

Executive Director

Jonathan Stone
Jonathan Stone

Jonathan joined Save The Bay in early 2009 as the organization’s fourth executive director. After growing up in suburban Boston and spending summers on Buzzards Bay, he first moved to Rhode Island in 1976 to attend Brown University, before going on to earn an MBA at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business Administration. He spent time in Seattle and Boston before his love of the sea brought him to back to the Ocean State in 1989, when he promptly joined Save The Bay as a member and swimmer.

Like many Rhode Islanders, Jonathan has always enjoyed a deep connection to the Bay, where he regularly swims, kayaks and fishes. Taking the helm of Save The Bay gave him a unique opportunity to play a leadership role in protecting Narragansett Bay and inspiring the next generation of Bay stewards. During his tenure, Save The Bay has successfully challenged ill-conceived and damaging infrastructure projects, sounded the alarm on changing climate conditions, completed dozens of habitat restoration projects, achieved major legislative victories, expanded Save The Bay’s environmental education programs, and strengthened its financial foundation.

“My dad always encouraged me to view every turn in life as an opportunity to learn, and introduced me to marine life and the beauty of the ocean. It is a privilege to lead such an outstanding organization that has been at the vanguard of protecting the Bay for nearly 50 years.“

Before taking the helm at Save The Bay, Jonathan commuted to Boston, where he worked in financial services as a securities analyst, investment manager and co-founder of an investment management company. During these years he also served on the Board of the Gordon School in East Providence and joined the faculty of Providence College as an adjunct professor.

Advocacy & Restoration Staff

Topher Hamblett Topher Hamblett
Director of Advocacy & Policy
Kendra Beaver
Staff Attorney
Rachel Calabro
Narragansett Bay Riverkeeper
David Prescott
South County Coastkeeper
Tom Kutcher Mike Jarbeau
Narragansett Baykeeper
Wenley Ferguson
Director of Habitat Restoration

Communications & Marketing Staff

Cindy Sabato, APR
Communications Director
  Katy Dorchies
Marketing and Graphics Specialist

Development & Outreach Staff

  Jacqueline Carlson
Membership & Individual Giving Manager
  Joan Abrams
Major Gifts Officer
  Tammy Camillo
Part-time Grants Writer
  Stephany Hessler
Grants & Foundations Manager

Education Staff

Bridget Kubis Prescott
Director of Education
Grainne Conley
Education Program Manager
Jennifer Kelly
After School Program Manager
Jennifer Kelly
Public Program Manager and BayCamp Director
Adam Kovarsky
Exploration Center Manager
Meghan Kelly Meghan Kelly
Education Specialist
Mary Klimasewiski
Education Specialist
Eric Pfirrmann
Lead Captain
Jeanine Louro Jeanine Louro
Education Specialist
Dan Blount Lauren Farnsworth
Education Specialist
 Dan Blount Celina Segala
Education Specialist/Outreach Coordinator
Letty Hanson Letty Hanson
Education Specialist

Finance Staff

Katharine Estes
Director of Finance
Nicole Delos
Accounting Manager

Operations Staff

Maureen Fogarty Maureen Fogarty
Senior Director of Operations
Josh Cherwinski
IT Manager
Stan Dimock
Operations Assistant
Leanne Danielsen Leanne Danielsen
Events Manager
 July Lewis July Lewis
Volunteer & Intern Manager
Leslie Munson
Administrative Assistant
Mike Russo
Facilities Manager

Board of Directors



Cheryl Nathanson '19

Vice President

Gib Conover '20

Vice President

Gail A. Ginnetty '21

Vice President

Justin DeShaw '21


Eugene McDermott, Esq. '19


Steve Geremia '19



Michael J. Blitzer '20

Robin Boss '20

George Coleman '19

Joseph "Bud" Cummings '19

Stephen Gerencser '19

Jenn Harris '21

Christopher P. Lee '20

Lynn Manning '20

Anne Miller '21

Ruth Mullen '20

Alan Nathan '20

Sam Slade '20

George W. Shuster, Jr. '20

Robert Vierra '21

Alisson Walsh '20

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is comprised of trusted advisors with a longtime commitment to the organization.


Joan Abrams

Trudy Coxe

Kate Kilguss

Sarah Beinecke Richardson

Dr. Vincent Rose

H. Curtis Spalding

Ellicott Wright

President's Leadership Council

The President's Leadership Council (PLC) assists Save The Bay by providing expertise, perspective, contacts and resources to further our mission.


Alden Anderson, Jr.

Ruud Bosman

Nick and Wendy Bowen

Timothy Burns

Duncan and Barbara Chapman

Stephen Clark

Jemma Craig

Denise Dangremond

Elizabeth M. Delude-Dix

Joseph DiBattista

Bradford S. Dimeo

Patrick Driscoll

Anne G. Earle

Jonathan D. Fain

Mark J. Formica

Leslie Gardner

Thomas P. I. Goddard

Bob and Robin Hall

Peter Hallock

Steven Hamburg

Alan G. Hassenfeld

C. Michael Hazard

David and Susan Hibbitt

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Higginbotham

Jennifer Hosmer

Kate Kilguss

Sanne Kure-Jensen

John Laramee

Brooke Lee

Raymond T. Mancini

Brad Miller

Raymond F. Murphy, Jr.

Joop and Ria Nagtegaal

Alice M. Nichols

Elizabeth Prince de Ramel

Jeffrey Rasmussen

Michael Rauh

Sarah Beinecke Richardson

Marty Roberts

Nancy Safer

George and Stephanie Shuster

Jeffrey Siegal

Eric R. C. Smith

Hon. O. Rogeriee Thompson

Philip Torgan

William Vareika

Kenneth W. Washburn

Ellicott Wright