Tani Marinovich, President
Tani Marinovich was appointed President & CEO effective January 2019. Marinovich has a demonstrated track record of success in the environmental arena, having served as Co-Founder of the Esplanade Playspace, Executive Director of the Esplanade Association and most recently leading philanthropy with The Charles River Watershed Association. Her deep passion for environmental stewardship, youth programming and community building make her uniquely qualified to lead Save the Harbor/Save the Bay to new heights. Tani has 2 children and lives in Weston with her husband Charles Kouyoumjian.
Vice President of Operations & Programs
Chris Mancini, Save the Harbor’s Vice President of Operations and Programs, is a seasoned non-profit executive with extensive experience in curriculum development, non-profit management , program development, and overseeing youth and beach programs. A non-profit and education professional throughout his career, Mancini has created and led marine-based ecology and leadership development programs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley, Newport Rhode Island, and Somerville. He is an accomplished sailor, singer, storyteller and program leader who appeared briefly in Pirates of the Caribbean II.
Youth Program Director
In December 2018, Kristen Barry joined the Save the Harbor/Save the Bay team as Youth Program Director. Kristen is a former science and math teacher and swim coach in West Hartford, Connecticut who has been working as a Senior Harbor Educator with Save the Harbor’s youth environmental education programs since the summer of 2015. Since then, Kristen has forged valuable relationships with our seasonal and full-time staff, and with many of the youth program leaders and participants in our free summer programs. Her background and experience in curriculum, education and leadership development make her ideally suited for the role, where she brings a focus and dedication to the development and success of our staff and youth programs.
As the Development Manager at Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, Trevor Etheridge oversees daily operations for the Foundation Fundraising and Development team. Trevor brings breadth of knowledge to the position from his time assembling Community Investment and Affordable Housing grant applications in Baltimore working as a project leader at Chesapeake Community Advisors and from studying Marine Science as an undergrad at Boston University. Having joined the Save the Harbor team in 2016, Trevor is well versed in the daily operations as they relate to the mission of the organization, making him a great asset in grant writing and fundraising.
Director of Strategy & Communications
Bruce Berman has served as spokesman and Director of Strategy, Communications and Programs for the public interest environmental advocacy organization Save the Harbor/Save the Bay in Boston since 1990. He is the architect of the organization’s youth environmental education, recreation and stewardship programs.
Director of Partnerships & Advocacy
Andrea serves as Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Director of Partnerships and Advocacy. In this role she oversees work related to the Metropolitan Beaches Commission, the Beach Science Advisory Committee, and the Better Beaches Grant Program. Her career in public service began with a year of AmeriCorps service as a VISTA volunteer with YouthBuild USA in Somerville, and includes previous roles in the office of Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu, the National Economic Council at the White House under President Obama, the Hillary for America Campaign, and the health insurance enrollment nonprofit organization Enroll America. A resident of Jamaica Plain, Andrea grew up along the Ohio River and dreamed of one day living and working by the ocean.
Elyse joined Save the Harbor in 2019 as the marketing manager to effectively communicate and market the organizations mission with the public and members of the media. Her career in communications began in journalism where she worked for local newspapers across the country for nearly five years. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Springfield College in Massachusetts in journalism and recently earned her Master’s of Science in Environmental Studies from Green Mountain College in Vermont. Originally from Franklin, Massachusetts, she loves visiting the beaches around Boston year-round.
Senior Staff Assistant
In September of 2018, Shaquan joined Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, as the Senior Staff Assistant. Shaquan is a graduate of Brandeis University, with a background in Politics and History. In his role of Senior Staff Assistant Shaquan supports the Senior Staff and organization, in all tasks necessary, for the organizations success. Prior to Save the Harbor, Shaquan has served as Parliamentary Aide to Baroness Sal Brinton of the U.K. House of Lords, a contributor to MTVNews, as well as a campaign assistant to the former City Council President of Atlanta, Ceasar Mitchell. Since his youth Shaquan has been interested in making sure the natural resources we have, are preserved and shared for generations to come.