Danielle Smaha

Director, Marketing and Communications

Manomet is proud to announce that Brian Harrington, founder of the International Shorebird Survey and an emeritus scientist at Manomet, is joining its Board of Trustees.

Harrington began working at Manomet (then the Manomet Bird Observatory) in 1972. Until his retirement in 2007, Harrington focused on conservation issues associated with the long, nonstop migrations of many kinds of shorebirds, particularly the Red Knot. In 1996, he authored the popular book, “The Flight of the Red Knot,” and continues his work with knots and shorebird conservation to this day.

Currently, Harrington serves as an advisor to the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network, a science-based, partnership-driven conservation initiative for protecting the ecological integrity of critical habitats for shorebirds throughout the Americas. He is also a co-leader of the South Shore and Upper Cape Chapter of the Citizens’ Climate lobby and a Trustee of the Wildlands Trust. Previously, Brian served as President of The Herring Ponds Watershed Association in Plymouth, which he founded.

Manomet is also pleased to welcome three new Councilors to the organization.

  • Liz Cook, Associate Director of Programs and Communications, Boston Harbor Now. Cook is a graduate of Smith College with a B.A. in Religion and Folklore. She resides in Boston, Mass.
  • Paul Dobbins, Senior Director of Impact Investing and Ecosystems Services, WWF-US Aquaculture team. Dobbins is also the U.S. delegate to The International Council for the exploration of the Sea (ICeS) open-ocean aquaculture working group. He lives in Westport, Mass.
  • Sophie Hollingsworth, Associate, Product Management, Hollingsworth & Vose Co. Hollingsworth also serves as a trustee of the Roy A. Hunt Foundation and the Episcopal Relief & Development. She is a graduate of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and lives in Boston, Mass.