BOARD & ADVISORS2018-02-08T16:33:47+00:00

BOARD & ADVISORS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Anitra Thorhaug, Ph.D.
Anitra Thorhaug, Ph.D.
Miami, FL. – Old Lyme, CT. – Burton, TX.
Restoration marine plants around the world through USA, FAO, World Bank, IOC. Research of pollutant effects on marine plants, setting standards and policies for US and UN. Convenor of decision-making conferences to restore and sustain natural resources.
Andrew Oerke
Andrew Oerke
Miami, FL. – Brownwood, TX
President of Partnership for Productivity carried out microfinance/microenterprise in 80 nations from 1976 onward to 1988. Director of Peace Corps in Malawi, Jamaica, Uganda, Poet-in Residence St. Andrew’s University.20 years experience restoring world’s coastlines.
Ryan Jackson, M.D.
Ryan Jackson, M.D.
Willemstad, Curacao – El Paso, TX
Dean of Academics at Caribbean Medical University in Curacao, Board Member of the US Association of the Club of Rome, Co-author of “Future of the Western Hemisphere” and Health Committee Chair for “Future of the Arctic” He is also Ombudsman of the Triple Nine Society.
Barbara Carby, Ph.D.
Barbara Carby, Ph.D.
Kingston, Jamaica
Director of Disaster RisK reduction Center at University of West Indies, Dr. Carby was previous Director General of Jamaica’s Office of Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Preparedness. She is attributed with Planning the Belize’s Disaster Preparedness planning.
Jorge Lopez-Portillo, Ph.D.
Jorge Lopez-Portillo, Ph.D.
Xalapa, Vera Cruz, Mexico
INECOL Mexico. Dr. Lopez-Portillo is a mangrove expert, who has studied energy and development throughout Mexico and Central America , especially Gulf of Mexico and Western Caribbean for decades. He is excellent in finding solutions for sustainability within the coastal and energy development process. Mapping, productivity, pollution effects.
Franklin McDonald, Ph.D.
Franklin McDonald, Ph.D.
Kingston, Jamaica
Director Caribbean Director Office of Disaster Preparedness, Jamaica; Executive Director of the Jamaica Natural Resources Conservation Authority; Director of the University of the West Indies Institute for Sustainable Development; Advisor to the United Nations Environment Program in the Caribbean.
Hugo Tobar, Ph.D.
Hugo Tobar, Ph.D.
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Energy and Port Engineer. Consultant to UN, to Government of Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Panama, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru, and Uruguay. He received his Ph.D. from MIT. He is an expert in Energy Futures and Environment South America and Caribbean. He was a co-author of the Energy chapter of “Future of the Western Hemisphere”.
Arthur Schwarz Ph.D., Dept Biological Sciences.
Arthur Schwarz Ph.D., Dept Biological Sciences.
Keene, TX.
Educator, Field Biologist. Ph.D. Univ. Saskatchewan, Canada. Worked on environmental training and education in Uganda and then in China for 10 yrs. University of Michigan, Presently Chairman Biology and Professor Southwestern Adventist University, Keene, TX.

ADVISORS

Helen Mills Poulos, Ph.D.
Helen Mills Poulos, Ph.D.
Plantsville, CT.
Expert in remotely sensed imagery interpretation and modeling for US, Mexico, Caribbean, and Central America. Active in both field and technical analyses for plant resource changes in response to natural and anthropogenic disturbances and stressors. Wesleyan University, College of the Environment. Research Associate, Yale School of Forestry.
Gladstone Bonnick, Ph.D.
Gladstone Bonnick, Ph.D.
Kingston, Jamaica – Broward county, FL.
A noted economist, Dr. Bonnick’s knowledge and experience stem from a career of over 40 years in the field of economics. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics and has lectured locally and internationally. His professional career includes Jamaica Ministry of Finance (over 10 years), Deputy Governor the Bank of Jamaica, and at the World Bank, in various capacities, for over 15 years.
Harold Wanless, Ph.D.
Harold Wanless, Ph.D.
Coral Gables, FL.
Dr. Wanless has studied sea level rise throughout the world’s tropics for 50 years, and particularly in the Caribbean and GOM and Atlantic, as well as Island Nations. He gives advice to a series of USA states in the GOM and the western seaboard as well as Caribbean nations such as Bahamas, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Turks & Caicos and Pacific.
Timothy C.W. Ku Ph.D.
Timothy C.W. Ku Ph.D.
Middletown, CT.
Associate Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Wesleyan University, biogeochemist, carbon/lead analyses and interpretation. Ku has extensive experience collecting near shore sediment cores, organic matter, and sediment pore waters from Florida Bay, Panama, Saint Lucia, Puerto Rico, the Pacific and elsewhere.