Board of Directors and Advisory Board

Board of Directors

President:  John Jopling, Esq., Senior Managing Partner, Dell Graham law firm, Gainesville; member, Florida Springs Council Executive Committee

Vice President:  VACANT

Treasurer:  Jasmine Lott Hagan, Quality Control Manager, Gluten Free Certification Organization/Gluten Intolerance Group

Secretary:  Lucinda Faulkner Merritt, writer and retired Santa Fe College Career Service employee; member, Floridians’ Clean Water Declaration Steering Committee; Advisory Board member, Center for Earth Jurisprudence

Paul Donsky, Intern, Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute, and Environmental Science major, Santa Fe College

Eric Flagg, documentary videographer and environmental scientist; Coordinator/Instructor in Digital Media Technology, Santa Fe College; Director/Producer, Jellyfish Smack Productions

Amelia McKnight, retired Administrative Assistant for new construction for both residential and commercial projects; previously dual licensed as Realtor, Mortgage Broker and active in real estate development for 15 years.

 

Advisory Board (in order of appointment)

Jim Stevenson, retired Chief Biologist for the Florida Park Service, former chairman of the Florida Springs Task Force, former director of the Florida Springs Protection Initiative

Bob Palmer, Ph.D., retired Staff Director of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the U. S. House of Representatives and former Chairman of the Alachua County Environmental Protection Advisory Committee

Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson, Policy Director and former President of Our Santa Fe River; Co-owner of Rum 138 canoe & kayak outfitters; Curator and fine artist at Rum 138 Art Gallery

Robert E. Ulanowicz, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and Courtesy Professor, University of Florida Department of Biology

Robert L. Knight, Ph.D., President, Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute



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