Barry is program director for the foundation’s marine conservation work and leads efforts to ensure healthy oceans through approaches that integrate human use with conservation. This includes work to shift fisheries management to an incentive-based system to help end overfishing, rebuild depleted stocks and sustain fishing communities, as well as advancing comprehensive approaches to ocean planning.
Previously, he was a program officer at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, where he led efforts to protect and restore ecological systems. He also has served in positions at the US Department of the Interior, White House Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, US House of Representatives, US National Academy of Sciences and American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Barry is currently board president for the Consultative Group on Biological Diversity, the leading affinity group for environmental foundations, and vice-chair of the California Ocean Science Trust Board.
He earned a D.Sc. from Washington University, M.A. from George Washington University, M.S. from University of Connecticut and B.S. from University of Miami.