MATT RUTHERFORD - President
DR. MICHAEL GRESALFI- Vice President
A member of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's senior staff within the Washington DC area for nearly 21 years. Providing national security related strategic planning, policy and operations advice and assistance to Federal Agencies and associated national security programs, with a focus on protecting, preventing, and/or responding to WMD attacks.
Michael is active in social service programs having acted on multiple boards such as: United Cerebral Palsy, National MS Society, and John Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering.
BRIAN ROBERTS- Treasurer
Brian Roberts is a Certified Public Accountant and Managing Member of Tax & Financial Services, L.L.C. Roberts’ experience serving as Directors, Officers and Committee Chairs of several regional and local Not for Profits along with being an adviser in his professional practice is an asset to the Ocean Research Project. In addition Roberts is passionate about preserving our natural resources as he is a Trout Unlimited Endorsed Licensed Fishing Guide, the founder of White Marlin Outfitters, and the Tournament Director of the Big Fish Classic Fishing Tournament.
Tom was born in Germany, grew up in Pa. and has lived up and down the East Coast. After spending four years in the Coast Guard he graduated from the University of New Hampshire with an EE degree.
Since then he has been with NASA, first at Kennedy, then at the Goddard Space Fight Center. He enjoys sailing and has been involved with Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating for many years in several different capacities. Some of his other interests are nature and metaphysics.
DR. JAMIN GREENBAUM
Jamin Greenbaum's zest for researching the changing Arctic and Antarctic environment stems from his drive to take data then re-interpret it for society to recognize the need to plan on being steps ahead. Jamin leads a post-doctorate assignment at University of Texas’s Institute of Geophysics using remote sensing drones. He received his M.S. in Aerospace Engineering at UT in 2006. He recognizes that by observing grounding line behavior of the major Antarctic ice streams we will be able to estimate the mass loss into the world’s oceans and the eventuality of global sea level change. Since 2007 Greenland and Antarctica have often been home for Jamin as he explores a multitude of aerial, satellite and oceanographic technology to unlock the un-noticed truth of our thawing dynamic planet.
James McGovern grew up in northern N.H. on a farm in the mountains. His love of the outdoors and nature began as a child wandering freely in the fields and woods surrounding his home. During family camping trips to the seaside, James discovered the Ocean and was struck by its beauty and vastness.
After college James spent a few years building ski lifts, before going back to school to get an M.B.A. and law degree. As an attorney, James currently advises institutional investors on issues related to corporate fraud in domestic and international securities markets. His work focuses primarily on securities litigation and corporate governance matters, but he also has experience handling constitutional claims.
James’ passion for nature and the outdoors has grown over the years, paddling rivers in the Brooks Range, sea kayaking in Prince William Sound and sailing along the West coast. On these trips, James got a glimpse of nature in its undisturbed form and gained an immense appreciation for our connection to the Earth. These experiences also impressed upon him the need to protect these vital resources.
James earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center. He received his B.A. and M.B.A. from American University, where he was awarded a Presidential Scholarship.
Inna grew up in a large city located in Central European Russia. After completing 3 years of University in Russia, where she studied Management, she moved to the United States to continue her higher education. Inna was admitted to Columbia University from where she graduated with bachelor’s degree in Economics in 2015. After graduation she decided to stay in New York City and pursue the career in Wealth Management.
Inna is a member of National Association of Professional Women. She is actively involved with Columbia Alumni Association and serves as a Co-Chair on the Programing and Marketing Committee. In recent years, sailing has become a big part of Inna’s life. In her spare time she enjoys sailing and racing on the Hudson River. Inna is very passionate about environmental sustainability and preserving our natural resources.
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston