About STC: Board of Directors & Advisory Committee

STC Board of Directors


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.

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

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


President Emeritus

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

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


Emeritus Board Members

Archie F. Carr, III (Deceased)

Landon T. Clay (Deceased)

Larry Ogren (Deceased)

F. Peter Rose (Deceased)

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