The team at the Florida Wildlife Federation is essential to guiding the Federation’s mission and work. They ensure our programs have an optimal impact as we push to keep Florida wild.
As a lawyer with over 35 years of experience in conservation, Preston has secured permanent land conservation in Florida and Georgia.
Sarah has nearly 20 years of experience running local, state and national advocacy campaigns. She enjoys camping, biking and exploring our waterways with her family.
Michelle works as Operations Manager for the FWF, she enjoys reading and exploring new places with family and friends.
Meredith has extensive experience leading wildlife conservation initiatives. Her expertise is in imperiled species policy, habitat conservation planning, and wildlife conflict resolution.
Lynn has 40 years of Member Service experiences. She loves to fish, crochet, woodwork, paint, garden and so much more.
Marney is an enthusiatic biker, hiker, gardener and advocate of learing about natural resources and conservation through outdoor activities.
Jon is an experienced nonprofit marketing and communications professional. He enjoys spending time with his family, walking their two dogs, and playing hockey.
Susan enjoys working at Florida Wildlife Federation assisting with the Wild Florida Sweepstakes and spending time in her garden.
Danny is an experienced Graphic Designer. He produces the Fish and Widlife News for the Florida Wildlife Federation.
Cole has years of experience in Information Technology, loves to fish and hike in the outdoors of Florida.
Board of Directors 2021/2022
Florida Wildlife Federation’s all-volunteer Board of Directors is elected by the general membership and comes from across the state to freely give their time and energy to the cause of conservation. The Board is comprised of academicians, professionals, scientists, and lay-people who share the common goal of keeping a state rich in wildlife and natural wonders.
- One Chair and three Vice-Chairs
- Four Regional Directors and eight District Directors across the state of Florida
- Eight At-Large directors
- Two Youth Conservation Directors
Joe practiced law in Palm Beach County for over 40 years, and holds a BA from UNC, and a JD from the University of Miami.
Marilu is a project manager for the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center and Nokuse Plantation, a 54,000 acre nature preserve in NW Florida.
Born and raised in South Florida, Dave is an avid outdoorsman, environmental activist, and Everglades water policy enthusiast.
Jay Bushnell, Ph.D.
Dr. Jay Bushnell is a retired college professor with a lifetime of active involvement in environmental issues.
Jay Exum, Ph.D.
Dr. Jay Exum is a wildlife biologist and owner of Exum Associates, Inc. a private environmental consulting firm based in central Florida.
Laurie Hood is the founder of Alaqua Animal Refuge. Born and raised in Louisiana, she graduated from LSU with a degree in Marketing.
With degrees in Biology and History from Florida State University and the University of Florida, David is a certified Florida Property Appraiser Local Historian.
Pepper Uchino is an expert on environmental policy with a specific focus on natural resources. He is the President of the FSBPA.
Jim uses his M.S. degree in Wildlife Ecology and 40 years experience to manage over 1/4-million acres of South Florida natural areas.
Ray Carthy, Ph.D.
Ray is a Wildlife Biologist and a faculty member at the University of Florida. His research centers on ecology of endangered species.
Capt Adam Morley is native to NE Florida, owner of Genung’s Fish Camp, captain for the Matanzas Riverkeeper’s “Litter Gitter,” and the recipient of the FWF Living Green award.
Billy Causey, Ph.D.
For 39 years, Billy managed the National Marine Sanctuaries in the Keys for NOAA where he developed multiple programs and partnerships.
Matt has a B.S. in Business Management from Florida State University and an MBA from Florida Southern College. He resides in Indian River County.
As the founder of Carbon Marine, Joe was recognized by the American Composite Manufacturers Association as the “innovator” in the boating accessory industry.
To Be Appointed
The Southern Regional Director of the Florida Wildlife Federation is pending appointment.
Linda, a native Floridian, past Chair and longest-serving FWF Director, hopes to one day canoe-camp once again on a pristine Ocklawaha River.
Ana Meira, MBA
Ana serves as head of the Communications Committee at the FWF and she works as Creative Director for Regular Animal.
George is a retired Florida State Parks S.E. Regional Director, and past Indian Riverkeeper, currently a member of ORCA.
Captain C.A Richardson
Retired pro-fisherman C.A Richardson is the founder of Flats Class TV and owner of Flats Class charters, based in St. Petersburg, FL.
John, a civil trial lawyer and Mediator, is native to north Florida. He is the founding member and president of the Ichetucknee Alliance.
Bobbie holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and now she holds the seat of President Pro-Tem in the town of Palm Beach.
Clinton Trotta is a financial advisor in Tampa Bay, Florida. He enjoys spending time in Everglades National Park and volunteering for environmental initiatives.
René Brown, Ph.D.
Dr. Rene Brown is a natural resources manager for Pasco County, and an independent researcher on climate science & policy.
Vincent currently serves as Branch President for the NAACP of Collier County and has helped nonprofits committed to community service, providing student internship and career opportunities in the field of aviation.
A dedicated environmental activist and outdoorsman born and raised in S Florida. His love of Florida’s wild inspired him to earn a J.D. where he focused on environmental law.
An undergraduate at Yale, Tasman studies evolution and paleontology, and is passionate about conservation through education.
Keara is completing an MS at the University of Florida, where she brings STEM programming to local underserved communities.