Our People

Garry W. Brown

Founding Director

Ellen A. Orange Brown

Associate Director

Ray Hiemstra

Associate Director of Programs

Sarah Spinuzzi

Senior Staff Attorney

Katie Nichols

Marine Restoration Director

Dyana Pena

Education Director

Cristina Website

Cristina Robinson

Education Coordinator

Marianne Hugo

Coastkeeper Garden Director

Nina Waszak

Associate Director- Coachella Valley Waterkeeper

Lauren Chase

Staff Attorney

Board of Directors

Robert King, Board Chairman, Orange County Coastkeeper

John Wiesphenning, Vice. Chairman, Orange County Coastkeeper

Garry Brown, Founder & President, Orange County Coastkeeper

Ellen Orange-Brown, Assistant Board Secretary, (non-voting) Orange County Coastkeeper

Vince Zimmerer, Treasurer, Orange County Coastkeeper

James Parkhurst, Secretary, Newport Bay Hospital

Steve Bone, Immediate Past Chairman, Orange County Coastkeeper

 

                                                                                                                                                        

Kara Adams, Managing Director, Ernst & Young

Alan Freeman, Sr. VP of Investments, UBS Financial Services

Mandana Massoumi, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

John Weispfenning, Chancellor, Coast Community College District

Janice Sclafani, Regional VP of Sales, Essity Professional Hygiene-West US         

Mark Draper, President, Spring Creek Investors, LLC

Vince Zimmerer, Executive Vice President, W. Brown & Associates

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