Reserve Staff

Reserve Manager, temporarily vacant

Please contact Dr. Kenny Raposa for all Prudence Island facilities/Reserve properties inquires


Dr. Kenny Raposa, Research Coordinator

Prudence Ph: 401-683-7849
Providence Ph: 401-222-4700 x2019
Fax: 401-683-7366

Maureen Dewire, Education Coordinator

Prudence Ph: 401-683-1478
Fax: 401-683-7366

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Dr. Daisy Durant, Marine Research Specialist II

Prudence Ph: 401-683-7368
Providence Ph: 401-222-4700 x2018
Fax: 401-683-7366

Jennifer West, Coastal Training Program Coordinator

Please contact for all RI DEM/NOAA partnership and administrative inquiries

Providence Ph: 401-222-4700 x7413


Carl Cottle, Park Manager

Prudence Ph: 401-683-4236
fax: 401-683-7366

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Laurie Marandola, Administrative / Communications Assistant

Providence Ph: 401-222-4700 ext 7222
fax: 401-683-7366


In Memoriam

Bob Stankelis Manager, 2005-2020

Bob leaves a legacy filled with people, creatures and places that he made better through his influence. The Reserve fosters resilient estuaries and watersheds, and we were fortunate to have Bob with us furthering that critical mission by promoting scientific research, education, training, and restoration, conservation and stewardship. Bob had a special combination of qualities; he was passionate and logical, fierce and gentle, dogged and creative. In addition to being an extraordinary leader of the Reserve for over 15 years, Bob was a cherished friend and an overall wonderful person. 

Robin Weber, Retired Stewardship Coordinator 

Robin dedicated nearly 20 years to Reserve as the Stewardship Coordinator before retiring to pursue other endeavors. Robin leaves behind an incredible legacy that saw many positive impacts to the habitats on Prudence Island. Robin was instrumental in dozens of projects including prescribed burns, invasive species removal, habitat management, wildlife monitoring and so many more. She was also the GIS and mapping whiz for the Reserve and served in a leadership role at the national level. We are grateful for her years of service and the ecosystems and wildlife on Prudence Island have benefited greatly from her work.


Staff - Robin