Kate Masury, Program Manager

Kate is a New England native, having grown up in Southern Maine. She comes to Eating with the Ecosystem after finishing a masters program at Scripps Institute of Oceanography in San Diego, California, where she focused on sustainable seafood and fisheries. She brings with her research and communications experience (check out the wonderful website Kate developed as her masters project:  Kate leads many of Eating with the Ecosystem's programs, including a project in partnership with the University of Rhode Island that will provide the scientific backing to support all of Eating with the Ecosystem's work - a template for eating local seafood species in proportion to their natural abundance. 

Kate can be reached by email at



As a small organization, we rely on a wide spectrum of part-time contractors to lead various programs.


Dawn McAlister - School of Fish

Dawn and her fiance Trip run End O'Main Lobster in Wickford, RI, and Dawn is active in leading the charge for greater local market integration for Rhode Island seafood. Dawn leads Eating with the Ecosystem's School of Fish workshop series at Hope & Main. Dawn can be reached at

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Dave Rocheleau and Julia Bancroft - Seafood for All

Dave Rocheleau is executive chef at Crossroads RI and a former member of the RI Food Policy Council. Julia is a GIS certificate student at URI and member of the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program staff.   Since late 2014, Julia has been handling product procurement for our Seafood for All program, and Dave has taken the lead on educating food pantries and customers about using local, under-appreciated species.