Our Team

Board of Directors

Monica DeAngelis, Board President ~ Email Monica ~ Monica is performing the critical role of President to manage and provide leadership for the Board of Directors, leading the creation of a board plan, and keeping the organization focused on achieving the vision. She has a BS in Biology from University of New Hampshire and a MS in Biology from San Diego State University. She is a Marine Mammal Biologist at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center.
Ian Owen, Board Treasurer ~ Email Ian ~ Ian as the 2nd term Treasurer is leading the finance efforts to achieve long term fiscal solvency and to develop an endowment. He has an EEE degree from the Royal Navy (UK) and received a commendation from the UK’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) when he helped set up and run an oiled bird rescue and rehabilitation center in Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War. Ian is a program manager at Sonos Inc.
Annie Becker, Board Secretary ~ Email Annie ~ Annie is performing the role of Secretary fostering communication and ensuring proper management and utilization of organizational records, bylaws, policies and procedures, and assisting with fundraising and community events. She has a Bachelor of Science in statistics and finance from Syracuse University. Annie is a realtor on Aquidneck Island and is the President Elect of the Newport County Board of REALTOR©
Jon Burr, Board Member ~ Email Jon ~ Jon joined the Board of Directors in 2017 and is involved with programming, marine debris analytics, and event planning. He has a Bachelor of Science in business management from Bentley University. Jon lives in Newport and is a licensing royalties analyst/accountant in the Corporate Royalty department at Hasbro Toy Company.
Barbara Frost, Board Member ~ Email Barbara ~ Barbara joined the Board of Directors in 2017 and is involved with office administration, finance, and event planning. She has a degree in accounting from Roger Williams University. Barbara lives in Newport and spent 25 years as Assistant Treasurer at Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Inc. Now retired, she is enjoying sailing in Narragansett Bay and the sunsets of Aquidneck Island.


Dave McLaughlin, Executive Director ~ Email Dave ~ Dave is the Co-Founder of Clean Ocean Access in 2006 and as executive director since 2014 he is working on transforming the organization into a sustainable non-profit such that the mission lasts forever. He earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in applied mathematics from the Florida Institute of Technology with a concentration in atmospheric science and physical oceanography in 1993 and 1996. Before this journey, Dave had a career in information technology as an enterprise architect at Hasbro Toy Company from 1996 to 2014.
Eva Touhey, Program Manager ~ Email Eva ~ Eva joined the team as an intern in October of 2015 working on watershed reporting, and advancing education activities in 2016. As the program manager, she is responsible for core programs, big projects, volunteer management, advocacy, education & outreach, reports, and program revenue. Eva received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 2015, and a Master’s degree in marine affairs from the University of Rhode Island in 2019.
Max Kraimer, Program Coordinator ~ Email Max ~ Max joined the team as an intern in May of 2017 focusing on Marina Trash Skimmer data collection and research. As the program coordinator, Max is responsible to advance the big projects; Southeast New England Marina Trash Skimmers and Healthy Soils Healthy Seas Rhode Island, and program sponsorship. Max received his Bachelor of Science in marine biology with a minor in sustainability studies from Roger Williams University in 2018.
Garrett Russ, Development Coordinator ~ Email Garrett ~ Garrett joined the team in September of 2018 as a development coordinator bringing two years of experience in the renewable energy industry and over five years of experience in business development. Garrett is responsible for maintaining an accurate database for the organization as well as donor, fundraising, and event management. He received his Bachelor of Science in international relations and a minor in sustainability studies from Roger Williams University in 2016.
Audrey Royer, Communications Marketing Events Coordinator ~ Email Audrey ~ Audrey joined the team in September of 2019 bringing three years of experience in sales support, marketing, event planning and communications. Audrey is responsible for communicating the needs and results of the organization to establish an engaged community of volunteers, donors, and sponsors – and advance our mission-based programming goals and achieve our fundraising objectives. She received her Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Southern New Hampshire University in 2016.
Lauren Dixon, Program Coordinator ~ Email Lauren ~ Lauren joined the team in 2019 and is responsible for core programming, participatory action science, experiential environmental education, and volunteer management. Lauren has six years of professional environmental education experience and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Marine Science from the University of Tampa in 2011.
Jamie Rhodes, Shrink Wrap Consultant ~ Email Jamie ~ Jamie joined the team in 2019 and is responsible for the shrink wrap recycling project to put in place a circular economy for LDPE plastic and advance awareness within the sailing and marine community. He was the former Program Director at Upstream Policy, and the Rhode Island State Director of Clean Water Action. Jamie earned a Juris Doctor from Roger Williams University in 2012.