Barry Gold is the program director for the Marine Conservation Initiative.
Barry comes to the Foundation with many years of experience in science, conservation, and philanthropy. Before joining the Foundation, he managed the David and Lucile Packard Foundation’s efforts to develop a scientifically credible framework for ecosystem-based management of coastal-marine systems. He also directed their work to more effectively link science with policy and decision-making. Prior to that, Barry was chief of the Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center where he led an effort to understand and restore the Colorado River ecosystem throughout the Grand Canyon. Barry has extensive experience working at the interface of environmental science and policy and has held senior positions at the Department of the Interior, the US House of Representatives, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Barry received a B.S. from the University of Miami, an M.S. from the University of Connecticut, an M.A. from George Washington University and a D.Sc. from Washington University.Press ReleasesThe American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Announce 2006 Fellow
Meaghan Calcari is a program officer in the Marine Conservation Initiative.
Before joining the Foundation, Meaghan was an evaluator for Conservation International where she evaluated community-based conservation and development projects in the Philippines and Indonesia. Meaghan also taught environmental education at the St. Louis Science Center in Missouri, and in middle schools in Illinois, Indiana, and North Carolina. She currently facilitates a marine conservation funder working group in the Consultative Group on Biological Diversity.
Meaghan received a B.S. in Environmental Science and Psychology from the University of Notre Dame, a certificate of International Population and Reproductive Health from the University of Michigan and a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment with a focus on coastal resources. During her undergraduate education, Meaghan studied at Columbia University's Biosphere 2 Center in Tucson, Arizona.
Mandy Ford is a program associate for the Marine Conservation Initiative.
Prior to coming to the Foundation, Mandy was a technical recruiter at VMWare Inc. Previously, she worked in recruiting with STS International and Apple, Inc.
Mandy has a B.S. in Conservation and Organismal Biology from San Jose State University.
Meredith Lopuch is a program officer for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Marine Conservation Initiative.
Before coming to the Foundation, Meredith spent more than a decade working on international marine fisheries and market-based conservation solutions at the World Wildlife Fund. Most recently, she served as director of their Major Buyer Initiative. Through this initiative Meredith worked with major seafood buyers such as Walmart, SYSCO, Kroger, SUPERVALU, Costco, and King and Prince to encourage and assist them in using their purchasing power to secure seafood from environmentally sustainable sources, to assess current seafood supply chains for sustainability of supply, and to use their supply chain to improve fisheries around the world. Earlier, she worked as deputy director of WWF’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative, and prior to that was a senior program officer in their Fisheries program. Throughout this period Meredith helped fisheries globally through fishery improvement efforts and MSC certification. Key accomplishments include helping the first Japanese fishery and the first tuna fishery to become MSC certified.
Meredith holds an M.S. from Stanford in earth systems science with a focus in marine conservation, fisheries science, and environmental economics. She also holds a B.S from Stanford in biology with a focus in marine biology, and a B.A. in economics.
Rachel Strader is a program officer in the Marine Conservation Initiative.Before joining the Foundation, Rachel studied in Bermuda and Newfoundland, where she focused on the socioeconomics of commercial fisheries and the biology of coastal ecosystems. She also was a Summer Student Fellow at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's Marine Policy Center and an intern at the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance in Saco, Maine.
Rachel received a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Sociology from Union College in Schenectady and a Master of Environmental Management (M.E.M.) from Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment.
Mary Turnipseed is the Arctic fellow for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation's Marine Conservation Initiative.
Before joining the Foundation, Mary was a postdoctoral researcher at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis where she studied the global seafood market. Previously, Mary worked for Blue Ocean Institute, coordinating seafood research and outreach for its From Sea to Table initiative. Prior to that, she contributed to the National Science Foundation’s Long-Term Ecological Research Project at Palmer Station in Antarctica. Mary’s work has been published in Science, Ecology Law Quarterly, and Annual Reviews in Environment and Resources.
In 2010, Mary received a Walter B. Jones Memorial Award for Excellence in Coastal and Marine Graduate Study from NOAA for her Ph.D. work on US ocean law and policy at Duke University. She also has a master’s degree in biology from the College of William and Mary and a B.S. in biology from Haverford College.