Our People

Staff

Garry Brown

Founder & President

Ellen Orange-Brown

Associate Director

Ray Hiemstra

Associate Director of Programs

Dyana Peña

Deputy Director of Programs

Matt Sylvester

Communications Director

Sarah Spinuzzi

Senior Staff Attorney

Lauren Chase

Staff Attorney

Armita Ariano

Staff Attorney

Claire Arre

Marine Restoration Director

Michaela Coats

Education Director

Genesee Ouyang

Education Coordinator

Suzanne Welsh

Volunteer Coordinator

Board of Directors

Robert King

Board Chairman

John Wiesphenning

Chancellor at Coast Community College District

Vice Chairman

Garry Brown

Founding Director at Orange County Coastkeeper

Board President

Ellen Orange-Brown

Associate Director at Orange County Coastkeeper

Assistant Board Secretary (non-voting)

Vince Zimmerer

Executive Vice President at W. Brown & Associates

Treasurer

James Parkhurst

Newport Bay Hospital

Secretary

Alan Freeman

Sr. VP of Investments at UBS Financial Services

Member

Katherine Garcia

Director of Marketing & Communications at Web Marketing Therapy

Member

Janice Sclafani

Regional VP of Sales at Essity Professional Hygiene-West US

Member

Mandana Massoumi

Partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Member

Kara Adams

Managing Director at Ernst & Young

Member

Membership Advisory Committee

Stephen Mayville Yorba Linda

Stephanie Pacheco – Fountain Valley

Dani Gold – Newport Beach

Esther Julier – Riverside

Tony Quiroz – Coachella Valley

Patricia Leal-Gutierrez – East Coachella Valley