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Program Advisory Board

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium receives guidance and input from its Program Advisory Board, which was established in 2005.

Prospective members are invited by the Chair of the Consortium Board of Directors, and the Program Advisory Board consists of representatives from academic, agency, business, and public interest organizations from South Carolina and adjacent coastal states.

Clark Alexander, Ph.D.
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

John Carmichael
Executive Director
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Jay Pinckney, Ph.D.
Director, Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences
University of South Carolina

Sebastian van Delden, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Sciences and Mathematics
College of Charleston

Deborah Stirling
S.C. Floodwaters Commission, National Sea Grant Advisory Board
Burroughs & Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies
Coastal Carolina University

Paul Gayes, Ph.D.
Palmetto Professor of Marine Science and Geology
Executive Director, Burroughs & Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies
Coastal Carolina University

Marilyn Hemingway
CEO and President
Gullah Geechee Chamber of Commerce

Kim Iverson
Public Information Officer
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Sandra Bundy
Real Estate Broker
B&P Real Estate Services
Georgetown County Planning Commission

Jeffrey S. Allen, Ph.D.
Executive Director
S.C. Water Resources Center
Clemson University

Jannie Harriot
WeGOJA Foundation

David Bennett
Executive Director
Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission

Blaik Keppler
ACE Basin NERR and S.C. Department of Natural Resources

Debra Hernandez
Executive Director
Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association

Patricia Ferguson, Ph.D.
Regional Workforce Advisor
S.C. Department of Commerce

Ben Duncan
Chief Resilience Officer
Director, S.C. Office of Resilience

Dawn Dawson-House
Executive Director
S.C. African American Heritage Commission

Elizabeth B. von Kolnitz
S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control
Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management

Chris Mack
Coastal Engineering Lead
Stantec Engineering

Geno Olmi, Ph.D.
NOAA SE and Caribbean Regional Team

Chenille Williams
Vice President
Environmental Educators of South Carolina

Kevin Mills
President and CEO
South Carolina Aquarium

Mary Culver
Applied Sciences Program Manager
NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Allison Hardin
Planning and Development Director
City of Conway

Phil Maier
Deputy Director, Marine Resources Division
S.C. Department of Natural Resources

Mike Denson, Ph.D.
Hollings Marine Laboratory