Our Team

Staff

CLIVIA MASAMI

Community Partnerships Coordinator, Palau

ANGEL JONATHAN

Community Partnerships Coordinator, Pohnpei

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors helps set OneReef’s strategic direction, establishes long-term goals and objectives, and helps secure long-term financing for programmatic activities. The Board consists of leaders in marine conservation, private investment, and economics.

JOHN DAWSON

Chair

Mr. Dawson is a retired entrepreneur who has helped to create several successful startup companies. He has spent the past 20 years serving as a board member and donor for various leading-edge nonprofits.

DR. LIDA TENEVA

Treasurer

Dr. Lida Teneva is a marine conservationist and ecologist who has investigated climate change impacts on key ocean ecosystems, worked with indigenous communities on sustainable fisheries, and built ocean exploration programs.

MARY G. JAMESON

Board Member

Mary G. Jameson grew up in La Jolla, California. Daughter of aerospace executive Frank G. Jameson, Mary graduated from USC with an emphasis in Finance and Marketing.

DR. IGOR KORNEITCHOUK

Board Member

As a philanthropist, Dr. Igor Korneitchouk, a retired music professor, has been involved in efforts to rid the oceans of plastic refuse, spearheading and helping to sponsor the Plastics Awareness Global Initiative, a symposium of scientists gathered from around the world to address this problem.

JOHN REID

Board Member

A Harvard-trained economist, Mr. Reid is also the founder of the Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF), recently recognized by the MacArthur Foundation as a highly effective conservation organization.

DR. BERNIE TERSHY

Board Member

Dr. Tershy is an Adjunct Professor and a Research Biologist in the Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC). He also directs the Coastal Conservation Action Lab at UCSC.