Florida Ocean Alliance Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Steven Cernak (Chair, FOA)
Florida Ports Council
Port Director
Port Everglades
Duane E. DeFreese, Ph.D.
(Vice Chair, FOA)

Executive Director
Indian River Lagoon Council
Karl E. Havens, Ph.D. (Secretary)
Director and Professor
Florida Sea Grant College Program
University of Florida
Richard Dodge (Treasurer, FOA)
Professor and Dean
Oceanographic Center
Nova Southeastern University
Lenore Alpert, Ph.D.
(Executive Director, FOA)

Anne Birch
Marine Conservation Manager
The Nature Conservancy
James M. Cantonis
President
Acme Sponge & Chamois Co., Inc.
Megan Davis, Ph.D.
Associate Executive Director
FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Eric Draper
Executive Director
Audubon Florida
Debbie Flack
President, Florida Shore and Beach
Preservation Association
Philip Kramer, Ph.D.
Director
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Kumar Mahadevan, Ph.D.
President Emeritus
Mote Marine Laboratory
George A. Maul, Ph.D.
Head, Department of Marine & Environmental Systems
Florida Institute of Technology
Denise B. McCafferty
Director
Environmental Programs
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
David McDonald
President
McDonald, Miller & Coleman
Jim McDuffie
President
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust
James F. Murley, Esq.
Chief Resiliency Officer
Miami-Dade County
Jamie Picard
Business Development Advisor
Ocean Renewable Power Co., LLC
Ellen Prager, Ph.D.
President, Earth2Ocean, Inc.
Phil Purcell
Executive Director
Marine Industries Association of South Florida
Mitchell Roffer, Ph.D.
President
Roffer’s Ocean Fishing
Forecasting Service, Inc.
Jerry Sansom
Executive Director
Organized Fishermen of Florida
Richard Snow
President/CEO
The International SeaKeepers Society
Megan K. Stolen
Research Scientist
Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute
Jeff Watters
Director
Government Relations
The Ocean Conservancy