Executive Committee Archives | Oceana

Mike Hirshfield

Mike has worked at Oceana since 2001 in a variety of roles, currently as Senior Advisor. In that capacity, he is responsible for providing strategic guidance and organizational troubleshooting, among other duties. Until May of 2019, he was Chief Scientist and Strategy Officer, working to identify strategic opportunities for Oceana expansion into new countries, in … Read more

Kathy A. Whelpley

Kathy joined Oceana because she was inspired by the mission and impact of the organization. As someone who grew up two miles from the Jersey Shore, she swam almost every summer day of her childhood and countless hours on her dad’s fishing boat. Being a part of the foundations fundraising team is the opportunity to connect personal … Read more

Susan Murray

Susan Murray is Oceana’s Deputy Vice President, Pacific based in Juneau, Alaska office. With more than 25 years of executive experience, Susan oversees Oceana’s US campaigns in the Pacific from Alaska to California. She has worked at Oceana since 2003 in a variety of capacities, and successes include protecting more than a million square miles … Read more

Ademilson Zamboni

Ademilson has a Bachelor in Oceanography, with MS and Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Engineering at the University of São Paulo. From 1995 to 2000, he was professor and researcher at the Federal University of Rio Grande on marine pollution. In 2001, in the Brazilian Ministry of Environment had a position at the National Coastal and … Read more

Renata Terrazas

Renata is that kind of person that questions everything and believes there is always a better way to do things. She is committed to creating a more just and beautiful world for all of us to live in. Renata is a political scientist with specialization on public policy. Before joining Oceana, she worked in a … Read more

Pascale Moehrle

Pascale Moehrle was appointed Executive Director and Vice President for Oceana in Europe in 2019. Pascale joined Oceana in May 2017 as Chief Operating Officer and has since then managed the programmatic and operational functions of Oceana in Europe. During this time, she ensured coordination and collaboration among all departments, in sync with Oceana’s strategy … Read more

Beth Lowell

Beth Lowell is Oceana’s Deputy Vice President for U.S. Campaigns. In this role, Lowell oversees Oceana’s campaigns to stop the expansion of offshore drilling, ban the trade of shark fins, save vulnerable species from extinction, defend core ocean conservation laws, and deter illegal fishing and increase transparency. Lowell has dedicated her 20-plus year career to … Read more