Florida Ocean Alliance Board of Directors

Board of Directors

J. Stanley Payne (Chair, FOA)
Florida Ports Council
Executive Director, Airport and Seaport
St. Lucie County
Duane E. DeFreese, Ph.D.
(Vice Chair, FOA)

Executive Director
Indian River Lagoon Council
Richard Dodge, Ph.D.(Treasurer, FOA),
Professor and Dean
Oceanographic Center
Nova Southeastern University

Lenore Alpert, Ph.D.
(Executive Director, FOA)

Anne Birch
Marine Program Manager
The Nature Conservancy
James M. Cantonis
Armaly Sponge Company
Michael Crosby, Ph.D.
President & CEO
Mote Marine Laboratory
Laura DiBella
Florida Harbor Pilots Association
James Garey, Ph.D.
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Sherry Larkin, Ph. D.
Interim Director
Florida Sea Grant College Program
Jackie Larson
Executive Director
Florida Shore and Beach
Preservation Association
Kumar Mahadevan, Ph.D.
Founding Member, FOA

Denise McCafferty
Environmental & Sustainability
Senior Specialist
Lloyd’s Register
David McDonald
McDonald, Miller & Coleman
Jim McDuffie
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.
Earth2Ocean, Inc.

Phil Purcell
Marine Industries Association of
South Florida
Robert E. Salonen, CEcD
Director, Government Affairs and
Strategic Partnerships
Florida Institute of Technology
Jerry Sansom
Executive Director
Organized Fishermen of Florida
Richard Snow
The International SeaKeepers
Megan K. Stolen
Research Scientist
Hubbs-Sea World Research
Jim Sullivan, Ph.D.
Executive Director
FAU-Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Matthew Upton
Roffer’s Ocean Fishing Forecasting
Service, Inc.
Jeff Watters
Government Relations
The Ocean Conservancy
Glenn Wiltshire
Acting Chief Executive
Port Director
Port Everglades
Julie Wraithmell
Executive Director
Audubon Florida
Rob Zeiger
Vice President, Corporate Responsibility
and Chief Communications Officer
Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd