Our People

Garry W. Brown

Executive Director & CEO

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Ellen A. Orange Brown

Associate Director

Ray Hiemstra

Associate Director of Programs

Colin Kelly

Senior Staff Attorney

Sarah Spinuzzi

Staff Attorney

Katie Nichols

Marine Restoration Director

Lauren Smith

Volunteer and Communications Coordinator

Dyana Peña

Education Director

Cara Blaxton

Education Coordinator

Marianne Hugo

Coastkeeper Garden Director

Board of Directors

Steve Bone, Board Chairman, Orange County Coastkeeper
Garry Brown, Founder & President, Orange County Coastkeeper
Ellen Orange-Brown, Assistant Board Secretary, (non-voting) OCCK
Frank Tolerico, Board Vice-Chairman, CEO, Alpha Consulting
James Parkhurst, Board Treasurer, President, Newport Bay Hospital
Bob King, Board Secretary, CPA, Hall & Company

Kara Adams, Senior Manager, Ernst & Young
Alan Freeman, Sr. VP of Investments, UBS Financial Services
Mandana Massoumi, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
Richard Nicholson, President, West Pacific Medical Laboratory
John Weispfenning, Chancellor, Coast Community College District