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RI - Clean Ocean Access Welcomes New Executive Director Pamela Cook

The Board of Directors and staff of Clean Ocean Access (COA) are thrilled to announce our newly appointed Executive Director, who officially joined the team on January 3, 2022.

The Board of Directors and staff of Clean Ocean Access (COA) are thrilled to announce our newly appointed Executive Director, who officially joined the team on January 3, 2022. The Board and dedicated search committee considered many qualified candidates to select a new leader who will continue to reenergize COA’s vision for a clean, healthy ocean that is accessible to all. COA is excited to welcome Pamela Cook, who will help shepherd COA into the new year. With a long history in the nonprofit world of education, Pam has over twenty years of advancement, enrollment, and communications experience in private schools in Massachusetts. Over the years, Pam, her husband, and their four children have greatly enjoyed all the natural resources that Aquidneck Island has to offer. Her dedication, positive attitude, vibrant personality, and ability to connect with everyone she meets will allow her to foster our mission across Aquidneck and Conanicut Islands and beyond.

Pam looks forward to engaging with our volunteers, donors, and partners as we start a new chapter of COA’s story. She shares, “I am honored to lead Clean Ocean Access as the next Executive Director. The dedicated staff and board have built a strong foundation and COA is poised for tremendous growth, opportunity, and success. I am excited to build on this momentum and carry the organization to the next level while advancing our mission.” Pam will base her leadership around fulfilling the goals of our Strategic Plan, including our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, science-driven programming, and supporting the needs of our community. She is well positioned to support COA’s growth as a leader in protecting and preserving coastal environmental health with input from our engaged, informed community.

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