The Alliance staff serves as the backbone of the Global Hub. The team oversees the implementation of the Alliance strategy and facilitates collaboration between the Alliance Board and Global Hub as we work together to achieve shared goals.
Director of projects
As Project Director, Ryan leads the Conservation Alliance’s multi-stakeholder work focused on creating solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing the responsible seafood movement. Ryan spent ten years with the Monterey Bay Aquarium where he managed the Seafood Watch program, leading communications, NGO engagement, and online strategies. Before joining our movement, Ryan lived in Japan, translating and interpreting for the Japanese government. Ryan has a BA in Japanese Studies and an MA in International Environmental Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
As Interim Director of the Alliance, Shelley leverages her expertise leading coalitions and addressing organizational development and effectiveness to help bring greater clarity to the role of the Alliance and our Global Hub within the responsible seafood movement. Prior to joining the Alliance team, Shelley’s career has spanned a variety of nonprofit senior executive roles where she’s led multi-organization teams, collaborated with United States government departments and US Senators, and created philanthropic strategies. Shelley holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Minnesota State University and is a long-time resident of Washington, DC.
SENIOR Director OF OPERATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT
As Senior Director of Operations and Development, Meaghan leads the Alliance’s community building and engagement efforts, sponsorship fundraising, and organizational governance. She also supports the various leadership bodies and manages the Alliance’s daily operations to ensure a strong organizational framework exists to drive effective community action. Meaghan brings relevant experience from both the non-profit and corporate sectors. She worked in the development department at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and in corporate giving and business development at a large commercial law firm. Meaghan holds a degree in Journalism from Indiana University.
MARINE BIOLOGIST & MANAGER of communications
As Communications Manager, Laura uses her background in marine biology to keep the responsible seafood community informed about the most pressing biological research and conservation issues in seafood. Before joining the Alliance, Laura worked as a marine biologist with fishing communities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, worked with the team at Fair Trade USA that launched the world’s first Fair Trade Certified seafood, and was part of the Development team for the oceans program at WWF-Canada. She holds a Master’s in Marine Management from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies from York University.