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About Us

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Deborah Moriarty, Chapter Director

Deborah has been involved in the nonprofit world for more than twenty years. She has started a number of successful nonprofits in her own community, taking them from the grassroots’ need to building boards and strategic plans, to managing programs and facilities. Deborah thrives on problem solving; whether it is how to provide pre-k opportunities to lower income families or how to raise awareness of the effects of climate change on our ocean and on our communities.  Deborah was raised on a homestead in northern British Columbia where everyday life was dictated by nature. Respect and wonderment for everything in and of the natural world is Deborah’s passion.


James Roubal, Program Coordinator

James recently earned a Master’s Degree in Marine Affairs at the University of Washington. Growing up on the shores of the Lake Erie, he quickly discovered the natural and cultural riches of the Great Lakes and other aquatic ecosystems.

James has served as the coordinator for Washington CoastSavers since 2018.  He successfully coordinated the many private and public partners to facilitate the Washington Coastal Cleanup and Washington State’s participation in Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. James has over four years of experience as an environmental outreach professional at the Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center and Seattle Housing Authority prior to this position, where he spent his time organizing environmental stewardship and volunteer programs.