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About

Staff & Officers

Executive Director, Cris Luttazi

Cris Luttazi joined the Duxbury Beach Reservation in 2017 as its first ever Executive Director and professional staff.  She has significant experience in project management with both for-profit and non-profit organization.  Cris brings extensive coastal conservation experience to the position and a passion for the Massachusetts coastline.  Prior to joining DBR, Cris worked as the Program Coordinator for Mass Audubon’s Coastal Waterbird Program.  She was awarded a Fellowship at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the Marine Policy Center and subsequently was a Guest Student in the WHOI Chemistry and Geochemistry Department.  Previously, Cris was a principal with Barclays Global Investors, serving as the Manager of European Direct Marketing and Manager of External Operations in London and San Francisco, respectively.  She holds a B.S. First Class Honors degree in Marine and Freshwater Biology from Kingston University in the United Kingdom and a B.S. degree in Management Science and Finance and Marketing from Bridgewater State University. Cris loves to travel, explore new beaches and  boat rides. 

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Assistant Director, Brynna McGlathery

Brynna McGlathery joined the Duxbury Beach Reservation in 2017 as the Reservation Coordinator and became the Assistant Director in 2020.  Brynna has been working with MA non-profits with a focus in coastal ecology since graduating from Tufts University with a BS in Biology and Environmental Science.  Prior to joining the Reservation as the Reservation Coordinator, Brynna worked as the Field Coordinator for the Mass Audubon Coastal Waterbird Program, shorebird technician for the Massachusetts Trustees of Reservations, and natural resource intern for the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in Wells, Maine.  When she is not at Duxbury Beach, Brynna is an avid skier, hiker, and dog-lover.

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Development Coordinator, Linda Malone

A graduate from Boston College with a degree in finance, Linda Malone joined Duxbury Beach Reservation in 2019 as the Development Coordinator.  Linda’s first project with the Reservation was directing DBR’s highly successful 100 Year Celebration.  Prior to joining DBR, Linda served as the Development Director at Friendship Home in Norwell for 7 years.  In addition to her professional life, Linda has played leading roles in a number of charities, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Waltham YMCA, Italian Home for Children and St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  Linda and her husband Joe live in Scituate where they raised their four children and a fifth child from the inner city.  Linda enjoys entertaining, golf and travel. 

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Program Specialist, Sue MacCallum

After a long career at Mass Audubon, Sue joined Duxbury Beach Reservation in late 2020 in a part-time capacity as Program Specialist. In previous years, Sue had worked closely with the DBR Technical Committee to assist with shorebird monitoring and permitting as well as contributed to educational programs on Duxbury Beach. In her new role, Sue will be co-chairing the Community Outreach Committee, supporting the Reservation’s volunteer program, and assisting with efforts to “get the word out” about the Reservation’s goals and efforts to protect the amazing resource that is Duxbury Beach. On a more personal note, Sue has led natural history trips around the world, introducing travelers to Central and South America, southern Africa, and many of the unique habitats across North America, enjoys birding and gardening, and has lived in Marshfield for over 35 years.

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Reservation Coordinator, Joey Negreann

Joey started with Duxbury Beach Reservation in March 2023 as the Field Coordinator and then moved into the role as Reservation Coordinator at the end of the summer. Prior to working for Duxbury Beach Reservation, he spent many years working in different roles within the conservation field across many different public and private organizations. He worked in outreach and engagement, volunteer coordination, vegetation management, and biological data collection for the National Park Service, Audubon California, Point Blue Conservation Science, Western Ecosystems Technology, and the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. He holds a BA in International Relations from Goucher College. When not working Joey is out side looking for birds, running, and hiking.  

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Field Coordinator, Alec Mauk

A graduate from the University of Rhode Island with a B.S. in Marine Biology and a B.S. in Wildlife & Conservation Biology, Alec Joined Duxbury Beach Reservation in 2021 as a Shorebird Monitor for the Endangered Species Program where he collected ecological data on nesting Piping Plovers and Least Terns on Duxbury Beach. Alec returned as a seasonal employee again in both 2022 and 2023, this time as a Field Technician and a Monitor Supervisor respectively. Finally, in the autumn of 2023 Alec accepted the role of Field Coordinator for the Endangered Species Program. When Alec is not at Duxbury he can be found on the beaches of Buzzards Bay, in the deciduous forests of Southern New England, or enjoying taking care of his tropical plant collection at home.

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President, Sue Rourke

Sue has over 35 years of direct investment experience. Prior to joining 1620 Investment Advisors, she worked for 4 years at Equitable Bank in their Trust Department as an analyst and portfolio manager. After relocating to Massachusetts in 1987, Sue spent 8 years at Sinclair & Associates in Boston and continued with a successor company (Seaward Management Corp.) for 4 years. She has been with 1620 Investment Advisors for the last 25 years. Sue serves as the President of Duxbury Beach Reservation.  She resides in Duxbury.

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Joseph M. Grady, Jr., Vice-President

Joe recently retired as the Conservation Administrator for the Town of Duxbury, a position he held since 1988. He has worked closely with the Duxbury Beach Reservation over many years to develop and implement management strategies on Duxbury Beach, including supervising public and private staff employed to erect and maintain beach structures and plantings. He has worked with many local organizations, schools, and Mass Audubon to educate beach visitors. Joe is also a co-owner of Blue Moon Oysters. Joe serves as the Vice-President and has been a trustee of Duxbury Beach Reservation since 1988. Joe resides in Duxbury.

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Treasurer, Theresa Hewitt

Theresa (Teak) began her career as a social worker and transitioned to the corporate world in the Trust Department of Continental Bank in Chicago working initially in Trust Operations, then Trust Business Development-tax and estate planning and finally corporate pension consulting- ERISA compliance. She left the bank as a Vice President to focus on family.  Teak has served as a volunteer on numerous non-profit committees and boards with an emphasis on special event planning and fundraising. She serves as the Treasurer of Duxbury Beach Reservation and serves on DBR’s Development Committee, Finance Committee and Host Committee for the annual Beach Ball fundraiser (co-chair 2021). Teak lives in Marshfield.

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Clerk, Tim McCrystal

Tim is co-chair of the Ropes & Gray Health Care Practice Group. He has over 30 years of experience advising health care providers, companies, and investors on cutting-edge regulatory matters and transactions. He has extensive experience in structuring and negotiating health mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, hospital-physician relationships, formation and reorganization of multi-institutional health care systems, and a variety of contractual arrangements and general business transactions.  Tim serves as the Clerk of Duxbury Beach Reservation. He resides in Duxbury.

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