Safe Harbor Cohasset Coalition is a grant funded program of Safe Harbor Cohasset a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and is strategically guided by a 9 member steering committee. The comprehensive coalition includes senior leadership from the school department, representatives from local law enforcement, fire department, town government, members of the faith, the medical and recovery communities, mental health professionals and parents.

Safe Harbor Cohasset Coalition Steering Committee Members

Peter Pescatore
Annemarie Whilton
Greg Taylor (School Resource Officer, Cohasset PD)
Patrick Sullivan, Ph.D.
Kevin McCarthy, Esq.
Karyn Elliger
Margaret Curley
Ron Menard

Past Safe Harbor Cohasset Coalition Steering Committee Members

Christine Murphy (Co-Chair & Co-Founder)
Marita Carpenter (Chair & Co-Founder)
Jessica Fitzpatrick (Co-Chair)
Peter Pescatore, (Treasurer)
Annemarie Whilton (Secretary)
Kevin Leary
Abby Greer
John St. Ives (School Resource Officer, Cohasset PD)


Christine Murphy, Co-Founder & Former Chair

A Cohasset resident for 40 years, Christine Murphy built a $300M international sales business for Xerox. Christine’s passion, constant drive and personal goal setting add extra dimensions to any challenge she seeks to undertake. Throughout her 38-year career, Christine devoted time to the community, serving on the board and then as the Vice President of the South Shore Community Center and as the coordinator for Xerox Community Involvement Program. She also served as an executive mentor with the Babson Women’s Entrepreneurial Network.  Since 2012, Murphy has been an active member of the Social Service League of Cohasset, serving first as the Treasurer and as President for the past two years. In 2014, under the auspices of the Social Service League, Murphy co-founded and still serves as the Chair of the Safe Harbor Cohasset Prevention Coalition which was awarded a $625,000 federal grant while under her leadership.



Christine Murphy and Representative Joan Meschino in June 2018. Christine Murphy, was recognized as the Commonwealth of MA “Unsung Heroine”.  Please CLICK HERE to continue to an article about this award.