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.
As a teacher and active research scientist, Tasman is passionate about organizing conservation efforts in communities through outdoor education and the arts. Aquatic salamanders like sirens and amphiumas are his favorite Florida wildlife.
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 2022/2023
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
Born and raised in South Florida, Dave is an avid outdoorsman, environmental activist, and Everglades water policy enthusiast.
Ana Meira, MBA
Ana serves as head of the Communications Committee at the FWF and she works as Creative Director for Regular Animal.
Clinton Trotta is a financial advisor in Tampa Bay, Florida. He enjoys spending time in Everglades National Park and volunteering for environmental initiatives.
Laurie Hood is the founder of Alaqua Animal Refuge. Born and raised in Louisiana, she graduated from LSU with a degree in Marketing.
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.
Pepper Uchino is an expert on environmental policy with a specific focus on natural resources. He is the President of the FSBPA.
Grant has over 30 years of experience in Natural Resource Management, Historic Preservation, and Intergovernmental Coordination.
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.
To Be Determined
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.
René Brown, Ph.D.
Dr. Rene Brown is a natural resources manager for Pasco County, and an independent researcher on climate science & policy.
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.
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.
As a researcher and college professor, Jennifer has over 20 yrs of experience in coastal conservation. Her passion is for the study and conservation of coastal fisheries and the ecosystems that support them.
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.
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.
George is a retired Florida State Parks S.E. Regional Director, and past Indian Riverkeeper, currently a member of ORCA.
John, a civil trial lawyer and Mediator, is native to north Florida. He is the founding member and president of the Ichetucknee Alliance.
Jaclyn grew up in Tampa Bay. She loves spending time outdoors appreciating the wonders of the natural world with her children.
Science, politics, and I collide in America's Everglades. World’s best aunt. World’s greatest stepmom. Tennis (when not limping). Seminole for life.
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.
Mason is an active sportsman and wilderness enthusiast of Central Florida. With a background in GIS, he hopes to create a more sustainable future land-use model, and spread a passion of conservation to his peers.