About STC: Board of Directors & Advisory Committee

STC Board of Directors



F. Peter RoseChairman; Ecologist; Member of Board of Advisors of the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont, VT .

Laura FortePresident; Retired Managing Director and Former Director of Latin American Equity Research, Citigroup.

Nicholas A. ShufroTreasurer; Assistant Administrator, Risk Management, Federal Insurance & Mitigation Administration, FEMA/Dept. of Homeland Security, Washington, DC.

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

Michael P. Bruyere, Esq. – Attorney with Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP in Atlanta, GA office.

Archie F. Carr, III, Ph.D. – Senior Conservationist, Wildlife Conservation Society; son of founding scientific director Dr. Archie F. Carr, Jr., Gainesville, FL.

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

William Conway (Emeritus) – Former President, Senior Conservationist, Wildlife Conservation Society.

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

Rick Cleveland – Professional writer, 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.

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

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 D. 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.

Charles Magal, M.D. – Radiologist. Lives part time in Pennsylvania and in Melbourne Beach, FL .

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

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

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

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

Jordan Urstadt, Esq. – Founder and CEO of PartnerVine, a global network of law firms. Grandson of STC co-founder Joshua Powers. Zurich, Switzerland.

Sing Williams – Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Goldman Sachs, NY.



STC Scientific Advisory Committee

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

Alan B. Bolten, 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

Llewellyn M. Ehrhart, Ph.D. – Department of Biological Sciences, University of Central Florida & Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute

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

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

Peter C. H. Pritchard, Ph.D. – Chelonian Research Institute

J. Perran Ross, Ph.D. – Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida

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

Sebastian Tröeng, Ph.D. – Marine Programs, Conservation International