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    Donna Howe (Board Chair)

    Donna Howe (Board Chair) is an environmental conservationist, community volunteer and avid scuba diver.

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    Todd Steiner (Executive Director)

    Todd Steiner is the founder and executive director of Turtle Island Restoration Network.

  • Barb Andrews

    Barbara D. Andrews

    Barbara D. Andrews is a passionate advocate for ocean conservation. She is the legal manager for the California Academy of Sciences.

  • Turtle Island Restoration Network Board Member Carole Allen

    Carole Allen (Director of the Gulf Office)

    Carole Allen is the founder and director of Help Endangered Animals - Ridley Turtles (HEART) and manages Turtle Island Restoration Network’s Gulf Office.

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    Randall Arauz (Director of Central American Office)

    Randall Arauz is the founder of PRETOMA in Costa Rica, and won a Goldman Environmental Award for his campaign to stop shark finning in that country.

  • Turtle Island Restoration Network Board Member Rick Misuraca

    Rick Misuraca

    Rick Misuraca recently retired from his position as operations director for the City of Mill Valley, Calif.

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    Julie Owen Hanft

    Julie Hanft is an attorney (member of California and Florida bars), environmental educator, naturalist, and a resident of Marin County.

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    Wallace J. Nichols

    Wallace J. Nichols is a Research Associate at California Academy of Sciences and founder/co-director of Ocean Revolution, an international network of young ocean advocates and author nearly 100 publications on ocean ecology and co...

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    Deborah A. Sivas

    Deborah (Debbie) Sivas is a leading environmental litigator and director of the highly regarded Stanford Environmental Law Clinic who balances her practice of law with an MS in Ecology. In recognition of her work on behalf of the ...

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    Frank Paladino, Ph.D.

    Frank Paladino, Ph.D. is the Biology Department Chair and Professor at Indiana University- Purdue University Fort Wayne.

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    Myra Finkelstein, Ph.D.

    Dr. Myra Finkelstein is a David H. Smith Conservation Fellow at the University of California Santa Cruz whose research focuses on human impacts on marine ecosystems.

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    Kerstin Forsberg

    Kerstin Forsberg is the Founder and Director of Planeta Océano, a growing marine conservation non-profit based in Lima, Peru.

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    Jonathan R. Green

    Jonathan R. Green is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of London as well as a notable photographer.

  • Chris HC

    Chris Harvey-Clark, Ph.D.

    Dr. Chris Harvey-Clark is currently the University Director of Animal Care at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

  • BobHueterPic

    Bob Hueter, Ph.D.

    Dr. Bob Hueter is currently the Associate Vice President of Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, FL.

  • wloftus

    William Loftus, Ph.D.

    Dr. William Loftus is the President of Aquatic Research & Communication, LLC, which involves different institutions and agencies to restore fish communities via sampling techniques and communication of scientific issues with the p...

  • george-shillinger

    George Shillinger, Ph.D.

    Dr. George Shillinger is the Executive Director of the The Leatherback Trust. He has worked in environmental conservation since 1986

  • Boris_Worm

    Boris Worm, Ph.D.

    Dr. Boris Worm is a Biology Professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is a Marine Research Ecologist whose lab includes students and postdoctoral fellows studying the causes, consequences of change, and conserv...

Board of Directors

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    Donna Howe (Board Chair)

    December 15th, 2013

    Donna Howe (Board Chair) is an environmental conservationist, community volunteer and avid scuba diver.

  • todd-steiner-bio-photo-v2

    Todd Steiner (Executive Director)

    December 1st, 2013

    Todd Steiner is the founder and executive director of Turtle Island Restoration Network.

  • Barb Andrews

    Barbara D. Andrews

    November 15th, 2013

    Barbara D. Andrews is a passionate advocate for ocean conservation. She is the legal manager for the California Academy of Sciences.

  • Turtle Island Restoration Network Board Member Carole Allen

    Carole Allen (Director of the Gulf Office)

    November 1st, 2013

    Carole Allen is the founder and director of Help Endangered Animals - Ridley Turtles (HEART) and manages Turtle Island Restoration Network’s Gulf Office.

  • randall-new

    Randall Arauz (Director of Central American Office)

    October 1st, 2013

    Randall Arauz is the founder of PRETOMA in Costa Rica, and won a Goldman Environmental Award for his campaign to stop shark finning in that country.

  • Turtle Island Restoration Network Board Member Rick Misuraca

    Rick Misuraca

    August 1st, 2013

    Rick Misuraca recently retired from his position as operations director for the City of Mill Valley, Calif.

  • julie-0417

    Julie Owen Hanft

    July 10th, 2013

    Julie Hanft is an attorney (member of California and Florida bars), environmental educator, naturalist, and a resident of Marin County.

  • Wallace-jpg

    Wallace J. Nichols

    July 1st, 2013

    Wallace J. Nichols is a Research Associate at California Academy of Sciences and founder/co-director of Ocean Revolution, an international network of young ocean advocates and author nearly 100 publications on ocean ecology and conservation and of Blue Mind (Little, Brown & Co). He earned his MEM in Environmental Policy and Economics from Duke University's Nicholas School and his PhD in Wildlife Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from University of Arizona. wallacejnichols.org

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    Deborah A. Sivas

    June 1st, 2013

    Deborah (Debbie) Sivas is a leading environmental litigator and director of the highly regarded Stanford Environmental Law Clinic who balances her practice of law with an MS in Ecology. In recognition of her work on behalf of the environment, California Lawyer magazine named Professor Sivas one of its 2008 Attorneys of the Year. She lives with her family in Palo Alto, Calif.

Staff

Interns

Science Advisors

  • frank-paladino

    Frank Paladino, Ph.D.

    June 30th, 2014

    Frank Paladino, Ph.D. is the Biology Department Chair and Professor at Indiana University- Purdue University Fort Wayne.

  • myrafinkelstein

    Myra Finkelstein, Ph.D.

    December 11th, 2013

    Dr. Myra Finkelstein is a David H. Smith Conservation Fellow at the University of California Santa Cruz whose research focuses on human impacts on marine ecosystems.

  • kerstin-frosberg

    Kerstin Forsberg

    November 20th, 2013

    Kerstin Forsberg is the Founder and Director of Planeta Océano, a growing marine conservation non-profit based in Lima, Peru.

  • 859289_4827470559364_1303585520_o

    Jonathan R. Green

    November 15th, 2013

    Jonathan R. Green is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of London as well as a notable photographer.

  • Chris HC

    Chris Harvey-Clark, Ph.D.

    November 11th, 2013

    Dr. Chris Harvey-Clark is currently the University Director of Animal Care at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

  • BobHueterPic

    Bob Hueter, Ph.D.

    October 30th, 2013

    Dr. Bob Hueter is currently the Associate Vice President of Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, FL.

  • wloftus

    William Loftus, Ph.D.

    June 11th, 2013

    Dr. William Loftus is the President of Aquatic Research & Communication, LLC, which involves different institutions and agencies to restore fish communities via sampling techniques and communication of scientific issues with the public and key agencies.

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    George Shillinger, Ph.D.

    March 30th, 2013

    Dr. George Shillinger is the Executive Director of the The Leatherback Trust. He has worked in environmental conservation since 1986

  • Boris_Worm

    Boris Worm, Ph.D.

    January 11th, 2013

    Dr. Boris Worm is a Biology Professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is a Marine Research Ecologist whose lab includes students and postdoctoral fellows studying the causes, consequences of change, and conservation of marine biodiversity. He has not only significantly contributed to the fields of marine ecology and fisheries conservation, but also spread public awareness to the issues within these fields.