Tani Marinovich


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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.

Chris Mancini

Vice President of Operations & Programs

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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.

Kristen Barry

Youth Program Director

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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.

Trevor Etheridge

Development Manager

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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.

Bruce Berman

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.

Andrea Patton

Director of Partnerships & Advocacy

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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 Brightman

Marketing and Communications Manager

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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.

Bridget Ryan

Lead Teacher


Bridget has been with Save the Harbor since June 2013 as the Lead Teacher in charge of the Summer Youth Programs. During the school year she teaches 8th and 12th grade Government & Politics at the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science in Roxbury. When she’s not in the classroom, you can also find her coaching Varsity Soccer and Softball at the O’Bryant. Growing up, Bridget spent the summers in Maine going to the beach with her family and loves that these summer programs teach children, in and around Boston, how to fish, catch crabs and lobsters, sing sea shanties, and share their love for Boston Harbor.  Bridget graduated with a B.A. in History/Secondary Education from Providence College (where she is a 2005 USA Rugby National Champion!) and a Masters in Curriculum and Teaching from Fitchburg State University. 

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