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MEET THE TEAM 

Our team is made up of passionate environmentalists with expertise in the fields of Science, Education, Advocacy, Communications & Engagement. Their wide-ranging experience allows The Everglades Foundation to move the needle on the greatest ecosystem restoration project in the world. 

LEADERSHIP

Eric Eikenberg

Chief Executive Officer

Shannon Estenoz

Chief Operating Officer

Vice President of Policy & Public Affairs

Geoffrey Mullins

Chief of Staff

Director of Operations

Steve Davis, P.h.D.

Vice President of Communications & Engagement / Senior Wetland Ecologist

Jodi Mailander Farrell

Vice President of Development

Shannon Trivino

Director of Board & Employee Relations

 

ADVOCACY

Shannon Estenoz

Chief Operating Officer

Vice President of Policy & Public Affairs

Geoffrey Mullins

Chief of Staff

Director of Operations

Jacquie Weisblum J.D.

Director of Engagement & Outreach

Keely Phillpotts

Engagement & Outreach Manager

Anna Upton 

General Counsel

 

ADMINISTRATION

Shannon Trivino

Director of Board & Employee Relations

Ruth Estevez

Executive Administrator

Michelle Larotta

Administrative Assistant

Jeannette Rubio

Administrative Assistant​

 
 

COMMUNICATIONS & ENGAGEMENT

Steve Davis P.h.D

Vice President of Communications & Engagement / Senior Wetland Ecologists

Begoñe Cazalis

Director of Communications

Jacquie Weisblum J.D.

Director of Engagement & Outreach

Elizabeth "Liz" Jakeway

Senior Engagement Manager

Edyna Garcia-Miguez

Marketing Manager

Keely Phillpotts

Engagement & Outreach Manager

DEVELOPMENT

Jodi Mailander Farrell

Vice President of Development

Anabel Evora

Senior Director of Development

Karina Buenrostro

Director of Development

Sarah Perry

Director of Development

Katherine Caskey

Director of Leadership Giving

Owen Baillie

Director of Corporate Partnerships & Foundation Giving

Nikki Dvorchak

Director of Development, Southwest Florida

Bibi Shifrin

Development & Events Coordinator

 

Gloria Calle

Donor Services & Database Administrator

 

EDUCATION

Jennifer Diaz

Director of Education

Bianca Cassouto

Education Program Manager

Alicia Torres

Champion Schools Program Manager

Kim Gooch

Education Coordinator

Analise Fussell

K-12 Education & Outreach Assistant

Susan Toth

Literacy Program Aid

 

SCIENCE

Tom Van Lent, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist

Rajendra Paudel, Ph.D.

Senior Hydrologist

Anteneh Abiy, Ph.D.

Hydrogeologist​​

Yogesh Khare, Ph.D.

Water Quality Scientist

Ruscena Wiederholt, Ph.D.

Computational Ecologist

Andrew Stainback, Ph.D., J.D.

Economist

 

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