• Jim Rokakis

    Jim is a Vice President at the Western Reserve Land Conservancy; and the Director of their Thriving Communities Institute. In 2 sentences, explain your work with the HWHF? HWHF has supported many facets of Western Reserve Land Conservancy’s work from land protection and planning to the county land bank idea to urban reforestation. HWHF has been […]

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  • Les Kaufman

    Les is an evolutionary ecologist specializing in the biology and conservation of aquatic ecosystems. He has special expertise in coral reef biology, the evolution and ecology of tropical great lakes fishes, and ecosystem-based management of marine resources.  He is a professor of Biology at Boston University who earned his PhD at Johns Hopkins University in 1980. In […]

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  • Andrea Grottoli

    Andrea Grottoli is a Professor in the School of Earth Sciences (SES) at The Ohio State University.   Professor Grottoli received her BSc. from McGill University (1992), her PhD from the University of Houston (1998) and completed postdoctoral training at the University of California – Irvine (2000).  She and her team are focused on three […]

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  • Gabriella Rosu

    Gabriella Rosu is the Department Chair for Information Security and Digital Media at Stark Technical College. In 2 sentences, explain your work with the HWHF? I developed Digital Media Day events for High School students from Stark County. The events, held at Stark State College’s main campus, created opportunities for faculty and high school students […]

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  • Edie Widder

    Dr. Edith “Edie” Widder is a biologist and deep-sea explorer who is applying her expertise in oceanographic research and technological innovation to reversing the worldwide trend of marine ecosystem degradation.  Edie graduated Magna cum laude from Tufts University where she received her BS Degree in Biology. She then went on to earn a Masters Degree […]

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  • James “Buddy” Powell

    A native Floridian, in the 1970s Buddy worked for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service as a biologist and manatee specialist. In 1986, he moved to West Africa where he studied manatees and forest elephants for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and was pivotal in establishing several coastal protected areas. He and his wife, Maureen, […]

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  • Chuck McClaugherty

    Dr. Charles McClaugherty is a Professor of Biology, the Director of the Nature Center and the Dr. John D. Brumbaugh Chair in Environmental and Ecological Sciences at the University of Mount Union. In 2 sentences, explain your work with the HWHF? Using high resolution aerial photography and computer-based mapping we are examining the impact on the […]

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  • Richard Charter

    Richard Charter is a Senior Fellow at the Ocean Foundation.  Richard has led many campaigns – one of the more recent campaigns was the Rigs to Reefs Initiative funded by the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation. In 2 sentences, explain your work with the HWHF? Protecting our oceans from offshore oil drilling, educating the public about […]

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  • John Amos

    Educated as a geologist (University of Wyoming – MS, Cornell University – BS) John Amos spent 10 years applying image processing, image analysis, and digital mapping techniques to conduct environmental, exploration and resource assessment studies for the energy and mining industries and government entities. In 2001 John founded SkyTruth, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to strengthening […]

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  • Ali Habashi

    Ali Habashi is is an award winning documentary filmmaker who has covered stories in more than 30 countries.  His work includes the acclaimed films One Water and The Silver Mirror.  He is currently working on the MBEK Project focusing on the teachable and environmental aspects of the Ocean Health Index. In 2 sentences, explain your work with […]

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