Executive Board Members


Victoria Bell

Victoria is the Associate Director of Blue Frontier Campaign. She is an avid diver, ocean enthusiast, and human rights advocate. Her work at Blue Frontier includes outreach and communication efforts as well as the organization and implementation of events such as the Blue Vision Summit and Peter Benchley Ocean Awards. More


Clifford Hutt

Cliff Hutt is a Fisheries Management Specialist with NOAA Fisheries Office of Sustainable Fisheries in the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Division with 15 plus years of experience in fisheries management and research.  Previously, he was a contracting research associate working in support of NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology in the Economics and Social Analysis Division.  More


Lindsey Kratz

Lindsey has an interdisciplinary background with experience in science and policy, having worked in academia and both the executive and legislative branches of federal government. Lindsey currently serves as the Fisheries Program Coordination Officer for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). More


Katy Lackey

Katy is a Research Manager at the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF). WE&RF is a non-profit that conducts research to treat and recover beneficial materials from wastewater, stormwater, and seawater including water, nutrients, energy, and biosolids. More

Anna-Marie Laura

Anna–Marie Laura is the Senior Manager of Policy Engagement at Rare, an international conservation organization that empowers local communities to become stewards of their natural resources so that both people and nature thrive. She previously worked as Ocean and Coastal Policy Advisor for Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). More


Cassandra Lopez

Fisheries and Marine Resources Analyst at US Government


Janelle Mueller

During Ms. Mueller’s 10+ years of fisheries science experience, she has worked as a field and lab biologist in the Alaska Sockeye Salmon fishery and led a team through data management and significant policy changes for the Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass fishery. Janelle also worked on small-scale fisheries management with Rare, Inc. in Indonesia, The Philippines and Brazil and more recently supported project management and data analysis for NOAA. More

Jessie Ritter

Jessie Ritter is the Senior Policy Specialist for Gulf Restoration at the National Wildlife Federation, where she leads the federal policy work for NWF campaigns to protect and restore the Gulf of Mexico coastal area, increasing its resiliency in the face of storms, floods, sea level rise, oil spills, and other threats to wildlife and coastal communities. More

Dana Rollison

Dana Rollison is an associate with the Lenfest Ocean Program, a grant making program managed by the Pew Charitable Trusts that funds scientific research on policy-relevant topics concerning the world’s oceans and communicates the results of the supported research to decision makers and other interested audiences. More


Shannon Yee

Shannon has an interdisciplinary background with experience in policy, conservation, and economics. Shannon joined the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation in 2013 and serves as its Policy and Conservation Director. At NMSF, she coordinates Capitol Hill Ocean Week, the premier ocean policy conference in DC; manages government relations and advocacy efforts to both the legislative and executive branches; engages local community leaders in promoting and strengthening national marine sanctuaries; and oversees the foundation’s field-based conservation and research projects across the nation. More