Leadership & Staff

Leadership Team

The Leadership Team is an advisory body assembled to activate and mobilize the Ocean Solutions Network. The team sets the overall strategic vision for the Network, establishes priorities, reviews progress and products, and facilitates collaboration and communication with external parties.

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Brad Ack

Executive Director and Chief Innovation Officer at Ocean Visions

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Cassandra Brooks

Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder

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Daniela V. Fernandez

Founder and CEO of Sustainable Ocean Alliance

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John E. Fernández

Professor and Director, Environmental Solutions Initiative, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Steve Gaines

Dean of the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara

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Alfredo Giron

André Hoffmann Fellow at the Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions and the World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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Chuck Greene

Professor, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University

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Paul Holthus

Founding President and CEO of the World Ocean Council

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Namrata Kolla

Product Engagement Manager, Vulcan Inc.

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Emanuele Di Lorenzo

Chairman & Co-Founder of Ocean Visions and Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology

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Fiorenza Micheli

Co-Director of Stanford’s Center for Ocean Solutions and of Hopkins Marine Station, and the David and Lucile Packard Professor of Marine Science at Stanford University

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Rick Murray

Deputy Director and Vice President for Research at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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Millicent Pitts

Chief Executive Officer and Director, The Ocean Exchange

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Erin V. Satterthwaite

Marine Ecologist, California Sea Grant at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

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Chris Scholin

President and CEO, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

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Anna Zivian

Senior Research Fellow at Ocean Conservancy

Board of Directors

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Martin Gray

Chief Marketing Officer at Georgia Aquarium

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Joe Handy

President and CEO, National Black MBA Association

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Nancy Knowlton

Sant Chair in Marine Science Emerita, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

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Emanuele Di Lorenzo

Chairman & Co-Founder of Ocean Visions and Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology

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Fiorenza Micheli

Co-Director of Stanford’s Center for Ocean Solutions and of Hopkins Marine Station, and the David and Lucile Packard Professor of Marine Science at Stanford University

Staff

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Brad Ack

Executive Director and Chief Innovation Officer

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Jessica Keith

Communications Director

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David Koweek

Science Director

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Nikhil Neelakantan

Program Manager