Discover the leadership that shapes SECOORA’s partnerships, forms our policy, and guides our activities.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors plays a pivotal role in shaping SECOORA’s overarching policies, staffing Policy Committees, electing SECOORA officers, maintaining high board performance standards, reviewing SECOORA’s finances, and reporting on board activities to the general membership. The specific roles and responsibilities, including attendance, policy and planning, membership and voting, committee activities, SECOORA personnel, and budget matters, are outlined in the our by-laws.

For Board Meeting and Executive Committee Minutes, please Contact Megan Lee at

Board Members

Board Member Institution
Gary Mitchum University of South Florida College of Marine Science
Jeff Copeland WeatherFlow
William Savidge Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
Susan Lovelace South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium
Evelien VanderKloet Ocean Tracking Network at Dalhousie University
Bryan Franks Jacksonville University Marine Science Research Institute
Patrick Barrineau Coastal Science & Engineering
Duane De Freese Indian River Lagoon Council
Nathan Hall University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Erin Hague Tetra Tech

Executive Committee

We are honored to be working with this talented group of individuals. The SECOORA Executive Committee plays an important role in sustaining our success.

Gary Mitchum


University of South Florida College of Marine Science

Jeff Copeland

Vice Chair


Susan Lovelace


South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium

William Savidge


Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

Evelien VanderKloet


Ocean Tracking Network at Dalhousie University

2024 Annual Meeting

May 7-8, 2024

Charleston, South Carolina
Mark your calendars! The meeting will comprise of three parts: Board, member, and stakeholder meetings. Stay tuned for updates.


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By-Laws View
Conflicts of Interest Policy View
Board of Directors View
Board Officers Election Framework - 2023 View
Board Election Procedural Framework - 2023 View
Committees View
Travel Reimbursement Form View

Our members influence and guide all our endeavors to help make us a trusted source for coastal ocean information in the Southeast US.