Our oceans experts


  • McTee, Sarah Fisheries Policy Specialist envelopeContact Sarah

    Areas of expertise: Fisheries monitoring and data collection; electronic monitoring, Fisheries policy and management, Pacific tuna, Sea turtle biology and conservation, Coral reef ecology

    Office: San Francisco

  • Mimikakis, John Associate Vice President envelopeContact John

    Areas of expertise: Oceans Programs, catch shares

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Mullin, Matthew P. Deputy Regional Director, New England and Mid-Atlantic envelopeContact Matthew P.

    Areas of expertise: Oceans Programs, catch shares, renewing fisheries

  • Paffe, Heather Associate Vice President

    Areas of expertise: Renewing fisheries, catch shares, strategic planning, policy

    Office: Austin, Texas

  • Priddle, Erin UK Fisheries Manager, EU Oceans Program envelopeContact Erin

    Areas of expertise: Policy Development, Environmental Regulation, Research and Analysis, Rights-based fisheries management/Catch-shares, stakeholder engagement, sustainable development, EU and UK fisheries regulation

  • Areas of expertise: Oceans Programs, Latin America & the Caribbean, marine protected areas, renewing fisheries

    Office: Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Regas, Diane Senior Vice President – Programs envelopeContact Diane

    Areas of expertise: Oceans, catch shares, energy policy, climate change, international climate

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Rodriguez, Laura F. Deputy Director, Mexico Oceans Program envelopeContact Laura F.

    Areas of expertise: Oceans Programs, Latin America & the Caribbean, Restoring Mexico's Gulf of California, catch shares

    Office: La Paz, Mexico

  • Ruiter, Pamela Senior Project Manager Europe Program, Oceans envelopeContact Pamela

    Areas of expertise: Oceans program, Seafood markets, catch shares, renewing fisheries, EU Fisheries policy, TURF Reserves

  • Ruta, Gwen Vice President, Programs

    Areas of expertise: Corporate partnerships, antibiotic resistance, business and the environment, EDF Climate Corps, fleet vehicles, food and beverage, Green Portfolio Project, Green Supply Chain, Innovation Exchange, nanotechnology, paper and packaging, private equity and financial services

    Office: Boston

  • Schmitt, Harrison Director of Government Affairs, Gulf and Southeast Oceans Program

    Areas of expertise: Oceans Programs, catch shares, renewing fisheries

    Office: Austin, Texas

  • Smith, Sarah Spatial Policy Specialist envelopeContact Sarah

    Areas of expertise: Marine protected areas, marine spatial planning, fishing communities, cooperative management

    Office: Boston

  • Areas of expertise: Transportation, energy demand, shale gas

    Office: New York City

  • Sterner, Thomas Visiting Chief Economist envelopeContact Thomas

    Areas of expertise: Selection and design of environmental policy instruments; economics in general; climate and energy; natural resource economics

    Office: New York City

  • Strauss, Kent Research Coordinator envelopeContact Kent

    Areas of expertise: Environmental markets, natural resource economics, renewable resources and ocean conservation

    Office: San Francisco

  • Thomas, Johanna Pacific Region Director and Senior Advisor to New England and Mid-Atlantic Regions envelopeContact Johanna

    Areas of expertise: Oceans Programs, renewing fisheries

    Office: San Francisco

  • Tinning, Matt Senior Campaign Director, Oceans envelopeContact Matt

    Areas of expertise: Oceans Program, US Fisheries, Environmental Policy, Environmental Law

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Whittle, Daniel Cuba Program Director envelopeContact Daniel

    Areas of expertise: Oceans Programs, Latin America & the Caribbean, catch shares, Cuba ocean conservation, renewing fisheries, marine protected areas

    Office: Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Willard, Daniel Economist, Gulf and Southeast Oceans Program

    Areas of expertise: Oceans Program, catch shares, marine protected areas, natural resource economics

    Office: Austin, Texas

  • Zapata, Pedro Mexico Program Director envelopeContact Pedro

    Areas of expertise: Public policy and political processes.

    Office: La Paz, Mexico