Leadership & Staff

Leadership Team

The Leadership Team is an advisory body assembled to activate and mobilize the Ocean Visions 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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Jennifer Dianto Kemmerly

Vice President of Global Oceans at Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Emanuele Di Lorenzo

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

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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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Martin Gray

Chief Marketing Officer at Georgia Aquarium

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Paul Holthus

Founding President and CEO of the World Ocean Council

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Jeff Larsen

Site Lead, Creative Destruction Lab-Atlantic

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Fiorenza Micheli

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

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Gary Mitchum

Professor of Physical Oceanography and the Associate Dean in the College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida

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Kate Moran

President & CEO, Ocean Networks Canada

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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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Chris Scholin

President and CEO, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

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Eric Siegel

Chief Innovation Officer, Ocean Frontier Institute

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Mark Shimamoto

Director, Global Outreach Programs, American Geophysical Union

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Rohit Shukla

Founder and CEO, Larta

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Dawn Wright

Chief Scientist of the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)

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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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Emily Goldfarb

Operations Manager

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Jessica Keith

Communications Director

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David Koweek

Science Director

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Nikhil Neelakantan

Program Manager