About STC: Board of Directors & Advisory Committee

STC Board of Directors


Archie F. Carr, III, Ph.D.Board Chairman; Senior Conservationist (Retired), Wildlife Conservation Society; son of founding scientific director Dr. Archie F. Carr, Jr., Gainesville, Florida

Laura Forte – President; Retired Managing Director and Former Director of Latin American Equity Research, Citigroup, New York, NY

Nick Shufro Treasurer; Deputy Assistant Administrator, Risk Management, Federal Insurance & Mitigation Administration, FEMA/Dept. of Homeland Security, Washington, DC

Mark D. ShantzisSecretary; Retired entrepreneur and conservation activist. Co-Founder of Conservation Education Foundation. Melbourne Beach, Florida


Lindsay Brown, Esq. – Partner at Brick & Patel LLP in New York City specializing in estate planning, trust administration and charitable planning.

Peggy M. Cavanaugh – Environmental activist, artist and author residing near the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, Melbourne, FL

Sing Chan – Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Goldman Sachs, New York

Landon H. Clay – Financial Investment Manager, East Hill Management; Artist, New York, NY

Rick Cleveland – Professional screenwriter and director of TV and film based in Los Angeles, CA

David Ehrenfeld, M.D., Ph.D. – Professor of biology, Dept. Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, Rutgers; received Ph.D. under Dr. Archie Carr; writer of books and articles on conservation and related subjects. New Jersey

Michael Feld – Owner of Ocean Blue Divers, a dive tour company for dive enthusiasts in New York. With a membership of nearly 5,000, Ocean Blue Divers is one of the largest diving groups in the U.S.

Alison Frey – Environmental activist and sea turtle volunteer with Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol, SC

Elise Frick – Board member, Emily T. Clay Foundation; daughter of long-time STC Board member H. Clay Frick, Jr.; helped launch the Bermuda Turtle Project. New York, NY

Anthony Knerr, Ph.D. – Managing Director, AKA/STRATEGY, strategic consultants to nonprofit institutions in the US and Europe. Previously Treasurer of Columbia University. New York, NY

Kim Ogren – Public interest professional with experience in land use and environmental planning, nonprofit effectiveness, and training and learning; Miami, FL

Jeffrey Phipps –Owner, Growth Innovations; grandson of STC co-founder John Phipps. Tallahassee

Katherine Powers, CPA – Associate at Stonepeak in New York City; Great-granddaughter of STC co-founder Joshua Powers.

Chris Rajczi – Computer industry consultant and business networking specialist based in Texas

Shirley Sanchez, Esq. – Environmental attorney and conservationist with NGOs in Costa Rica

Helen Stamatacos – Environmental activist; philanthropist living in the Arche Carr Refuge, Melbourne Beach, FL

Emeritus Board Members

Landon T. Clay

Larry Ogren

F. Peter Rose

STC Scientific Advisory Committee

Karen A. Bjorndal, Ph.D. – Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research, University of Florida

Milani Chaloupka, Ph.D. – Ecological Modelling Services, University of Queensland, Australia

David W. Ehrenfeld, Ph.D., M.D. – Department of Natural Resources, Rutgers University (Retired)

Anne B. Meylan, Ph.D. – Florida Marine Research Institute (Retired)

Jeanne A. Mortimer, Ph.D. – Turtle and Tortoise Project, Conservation & National Parks, Division of Environment, Republic of Seychelles

Barbara Schroeder – National Sea Turtle Coordinator, National Marine Fisheries Service

Sebastian Tröeng, Ph.D. – Executive Vice President, Conservation International