Who's Involved

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The individuals below are valued colleagues of the Shark Conservation Fund working above and beyond their already demanding conservation roles to advance the goals of the SCF. Their contributions give all of us hope that these species will recover and rebound. 

Advisory Board

  • Jim Angell

    Board Member Paul M Angell Foundation

    Jim worked as an attorney for nearly two decades for Earthjustice, where he litigated and directed numerous cases to protect the landscapes and endangered species of the American West, and to preserve the region’s clean air and water.

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  • J. Charles Fox

    Executive Director Oceans 5

    Prior to joining Oceans 5, Chuck served in senior positions with federal and state governments, as well as nonprofit and philanthropic organizations. He served as the Assistant Administrator for Water at the US Environmental Protection Agency and as the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. 

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  • Rebecca Ng

    Portfolio Manager Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

    Rebecca leads Paul G. Allen Family Foundation’ marine wildlife work, currently focused on sharks and rays. Prior to her current position, Rebecca was program lead for the Greater Mekong Program of the World Wildlife Fund. 

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  • Justin Winters

    Former Executive Director Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

    Over the past ten years, Justin has helped Leonardo DiCaprio reshape his approach to philanthropy and activism, leveraging his position as a global figure to influence decision-makers and the public on pressing environmental issues. 

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  • Ann Colley

    Director of Public Relations and Charitable Giving Moore Capital Management (MCM), LP

    Ann manages communications for MCM and is Executive Director of The Moore Charitable Foundation where she directs MCF’s philanthropic mission of conservation and protection of wildlife, land, water and marine resources. 

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  • Trevor Bacon

    Marine Program Officer Moore Charitable Foundation

    Trevor manages MCF’s Panama and Bahamas marine programs and is responsible for the development and implementation of marine research expeditions and scientific initiatives. His areas of expertise include fisheries management and the protection of migratory, pelagic shark species. 

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Staff

  • Lee Crockett

    Executive Director Shark Conservation Fund

    Lee works with the Board of Advisors designing and implementing programmatic and grantmaking strategies, ensuring strong operations and governance, and forming strategic partnerships with NGOs and other funders. Prior to joining the SCF, Lee spent 20 years working on fisheries management at the state, interstate, federal and international levels with both the U.S. government and the non-profit sector. Most recently, he was the Director of U.S. Oceans at The Pew Charitable Trusts. Lee has a MS in Biological Oceanography from the University of Connecticut.

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  • Meenakshi Abbi

    Senior Manager, Sponsored Projects Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA)

    Meenakshi Abbi joined RPA’s San Francisco office in May 2012 as a member of the Sponsored Projects & Funds team.. Meenakshi draws on extensive experience to serve as a resource on fiscal sponsorship, financial management, project management, and operational efficiency. Meenakshi has a diverse background ranging from directing programs and computer programming to workforce development and volunteering for social justice organizations. Prior to her current role at RPA, Meenakshi worked at Tides for over four years as a program manager for fiscally sponsored 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) projects, and helped re-launch Tides Advocacy Fund. She was also Director of the Small Business Development Center Technology Advisory Program, a nonprofit dedicated to helping small businesses effectively utilize technology. Meenakshi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Her passions include civic engagement, financial inclusion, and social justice. 

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  • Jennifer Hoyler

    Administrator Shark Conservation Fund

    Jennifer provides administrative and grant making and monitoring support for the SCF. She worked most recently with conservation of apex predators in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. With experience in the grant-seeking and development world, she brings knowledge of grant organization and reporting and a focus on relationships that will support the work of SCF. Passionate about the oceans and ocean wildlife from an early age, Jennifer is committed to preserving oceanic species and habitats around the world.  

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Expert Advisory Panel

  • Dr. Andy Cornish

    Shark and Ray Initiative Leader World Wildlife Fund Hong Kong
  • Professor Nicholas Dulvy

    Co-Chair, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Shark Specialist Group Canada Research Chair in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at Simon Fraser University
  • Sarah Fowler

    Scientific Advisor Save our Seas Foundation Trustee of the Shark Trust
  • Rebecca Regnery

    Deputy Director Humane Society International Wildlife Department
  • Luke Warwick

    Associate Director Wildlife Conservation Society Sharks and Rays Program