River Advocates is governed by a Board of Directors and staffed by an executive director, volunteers and interns who serve as River Guides.
Board of Directors
The Board includes river advocates Dennis Richardson, president; Martin Mador, Robert Workman, David Sloane, Kathy Fay, Doreen Abubakar and Aaron Goode.
Emma Richardson creates videos, recorded a conference and hosted turtle displays.
Jason Kohl is preparing videos, setting up monitoring, and assisting the paddling program.
Stephen Modine is assisting Prof. Ron Smith of Yale Geology in the monitoring program. Breina Schain helps with paddling instruction.
Mary Mushinsky directs programs and trains river guides and has worked to restore rivers for 21 years. Mary is the author of Urban River Permits Review and Advocacy Recommendations for the Quinnipiac, Mill and West Rivers (2015). http://www.thequinnipiacriver.com/sites/default/files/mill_river_pages.pdf
My'kel Alston, Jamece James, Jervone Myers, Ian Reynolds, and Ryan Gamble escort paddlers, plant trees and learn about river pollution to educate visitors.