CNS Advisory Board Member

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Katherine Abbott '77 AS, '80 BS is the president of Boston Harbor Now. Most recently she served as executive director of the Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Worcester County Horticultural Society. Previously, she was executive vice-president of the Trustees of Reservations. Prior to that position, Kathy served as the Massachusetts Commissioner of the Department of Conservation and Recreation. As president and CEO of the Island Alliance, she helped to raise $11 million to establish the Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area. In addition to her two degrees from UMass Amherst, she holds an MPA from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. She lives in Sharon, Massachusetts.