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Danna Moore, Director - Global of OperationsDanna Moore

Director, Global Operations

With 10 years of experience fostering high-level stakeholder relationships with NGOs, policy makers, and corporations, Moore is passionate about building odd-bedfellow coalitions to drive change. She has worked to advance market and policy solutions on ocean issues such as marine debris, habitat protection, and overfishing. Her experience in program development, stakeholder engagement and operations management, have led her to an exciting career at Project AWARE. As Director of Global Operations, Danna Moore leads Project AWARE’s global team in the development and implementation of the overall strategy, global operations, brand, and partnerships.

Ania BudziakAnia Budziak

Associate Director, Programs

With Master’s degrees in Environmental Science and Public Affairs and 16 years of experience in marine conservation, Ania Budziak leads Project AWARE’s programmatic strategy and represents Project AWARE at national and international conservation fora. Ania drives ocean conservation science and policy underpinning Project AWARE’s two core areas: marine debris and sharks and rays. Working closely with Project AWARE’s global staff, experts and NGO as well as government partners, she uses the best available science and sound policies to fuel the Project AWARE movement.

Joanne MarstonJoanne Marston

Campaign Manager

After putting her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations to use in the world of teaching and politics, Joanne Marston yearned for more. She became a PADI Master Scuba Diver and quickly fell in love with the world of ocean conservation. Now Campaign Manager at Project AWARE, Joanne Marston has over 12 years of experience as a global project driver managing marketing, fundraising and community engagement campaigns for ocean protection. Driven by movement marketing and a passion for the latest engagement trends, Joanne helps mobilize dedicated ocean advocates to help make a positive impact for the environment.

Domino AlbertDomino Albert

Communications Manager

With the opportunity to teach dive courses from beginner through to scuba instructor training as a PADI IDC Staff Instructor, Domino Albert discovered Project AWARE in the mid-1990s and developed a passion for the underwater world and ocean conservation. Now Communications Manager at Project AWARE, Domino drives the global communication strategy and spreads the word about the threats facing our ocean and how divers can make lasting environmental changes. Working closely with the Programs and Campaigns teams, she develops new and innovative ways to share complex marine conservation issues with a new and wide audience. Domino has more than 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, fundraising, leading communications and engagement campaigns, and managing organizational strategy and operations.

Lauren WiskersonLauren Wiskerson

Fundraising Manager, CFRE

Certified Fundraising Executive, Lauren Wiskerson, puts her Business Administration Diploma, Legal, Finance, Dive Industry background and 13 years of experience managing ocean conservation programs to work for philanthropy as Project AWARE’s Fundraising Manager. Impassioned by connecting with like-minded supporters and dedicated ocean activists around the globe, she develops, executes and drives organizational donor strategy and leads initiatives to drive awareness and financial support to protect the ocean with Project AWARE.

Michelle DavidovMichelle Davidov

Manager, Asia Pacific

Michelle Davidov has lived and studied all over the globe. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management focused in Conservation and Natural Resource Management. Michelle’s education has focused on the unique cross-section of the environment and international relations and she brings experience from both the conservation and environmental sustainability workforce. She is equipped and dedicated to work toward solutions to the many problems our ocean faces today. As Manager of Project AWARE Asia Pacific, Michelle manages local operations and fundraising to support Project AWARE’s goals and mission while assisting to drive the overall global strategy for ocean protection.

Orsi FulopOrsi Fulop

Fundraising & Outreach Specialist

As Fundraising Specialist at Project AWARE, Orsi Fulop draws on six years of event management and nonprofit development expertise to help finance the organization’s ocean protection efforts. Focusing on outreach initiatives to increase awareness of the challenges facing our ocean planet, Orsi is a key player in the development and execution of Project AWARE’s annual fundraising plans and donor strategy.

Hannah Pragnell-RaaschHannah Pragnell-Raasch

Program Specialist

Hannah Pragnell-Raasch came to Project AWARE with a Master’s Degree in Biodiversity Conservation and a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology. She now puts her eight years of experience in marine conservation and research to work as Program Specialist, leading the citizen-science dimension of Project AWARE’s global marine debris program as well as ensuring Project AWARE’s work is based on sound science and research. Passionate about teaching others the importance of conserving our underwater world, Hannah engages the dive community to take action for ocean protection and enact long-term positive change for the environment.

Louise KraechterLouise Kraechter

Campaign Coordinator

After gaining a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering & Design, Louise Kraechter originally set her sights on a career in the automotive industry. However, a chance encounter with scuba diving set her down a whole new path. After ten years of instructing scuba and managing dive centers around the world, Louise now utilizes her teaching experience and industry expertise as Campaign Coordinator at Project AWARE. In her role, Louise acts as primary liaison with dive centers, resorts, and individuals and executes outreach and engagement campaigns to mobilize divers to take action for marine conservation.

Image of Community Relations SpecialistChristine Kulick

Community Relations Specialist

With nearly 10 years of experience in communications, information technology, digital production, the web and graphic design development and digital media marketing at some of the world’s largest media companies, Christine empowers and activates Project AWARE’s global community to be agents of positive change for the ocean.  Having grown up as an elite athlete, training along the beautiful coast of Southern California, she quickly grew to love and respect the underwater world and developed a lifelong passion for the ocean and marine conservation. Through the power of authentic storytelling, Christine inspires a global community to be part of the movement for ocean conservation. As Community Relations Specialist, she’s a key player in the development and implementation of Project AWARE’s global communications and campaign strategies driving community engagement locally and globally.

Erin KincadeErin Kincade

Office Administrator

With more than 15 years of experience in accounting and office administration, customer service and problem-solving skills, Erin Kincade serves as Office Administrator for the Project AWARE team. Though her primary function is accounting, Erin also acts as many divers’ first point of contact with Project AWARE. She speaks with divers, instructors and resorts daily and helps inform Project AWARE supporters about ways to get involved in ocean protection.

Stefania Di DioStefania Di Dio

Administrative Assistant

After getting her Master's Degree in Translation, Stefania Di Dio wanted to try a working experience abroad. After working for a year and a half at Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), Stefania is now an Administrative Assistant for Project AWARE and utilizes her fluency in English, Spanish and Italian to work with our divers. With her global perspective, language skills and passion for the underwater world, Stefania engages in a wide variety of administrative and operations functions to support Project AWARE’s growing movement of divers around the world.

CamillaCamilla Stewart

Administrative Assistant, Asia Pacific

Camilla is a Veterinary Nurse with experience in customer service and administration.  Having worked in the veterinary medicine industry for over 10 years, she is passionate about protecting all animals and their environment. Camilla assists the Asia Pacific office in a variety of ways and is enjoying learning more about protecting our ocean and its inhabitants. 

 

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