We are a women run, multi-generational, small grassroots organization with great impact. We keep our organization small so that funds are directed to implementing programs instead of lofty overhead. With essential support from Earth Island Institute, our experienced Advisory Team and a very dedicated group of volunteers we are mighty in the work we accomplish.
Hallie Austen Iglehart, founder
Founder and creator of Beach Clean Up Station concept, Hallie is a grassroots organizer since 1968, teaching workshops at University of California, United Nations Women’s Conference and Graduate Theological Union and is the author of two books on the sacred feminine. She was co-founder and board member of Seaflow (2000-2008), working locally, nationally and internationally to educate people about the dangers of underwater sonars to marine life.
Nicole Cibellis, Director
Born a California native on the beaches of Southern California, Nicole is passionate competitive open water and Masters swimmer. While gaining her degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego, she fell in love with the Bay Area. In 1996, Nicole followed her dreams of living in Northern California and moved to San Francisco to start her career. She comes to All One Ocean with over 20 years of developing and managing both large and small businesses across the Bay Area, while also being a community leader with a focus on bringing families within the community together. Being out in the open water swimming almost everyday, Nicole is deeply connected to our Ocean and wants to teach our youth how they can make a difference so, that new generations will in turn take care of our Ocean and Earth. Nicole is the mother of two small boys.
FRANKI CRITES, PROGRAM MANAGER
Franki grew up in Iowa, along the Mississippi River. After graduating high school, she moved to California to pursue a degree in biology with an emphasis in ecology and environmental sciences. Although always being concerned and involved with environmental issues, after moving to the Bay she fell in love with the Ocean and surrounding ecosystems. She is pursing graduate school and research.
All One Ocean Advisory Board
Patricia Ellsberg is a social change activist, meditation teacher and life coach. She was a co-conspirator with her husband, Daniel Ellsberg, in the release of the Pentagon Papers to the press in 1971.
Patricia Farrar-Rivas is a founding principal, as well as the CEO and Chief Compliance Officer, of Veris Wealth Partners. Patricia is a principal consultant to the Envestnet Sustainability Platform and a member of the Envestnet Advisory Board. She is also a member of the Standards Council for the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), a nonprofit that works on developing and disseminating industry-specific sustainability accounting standards for material, nonfinancial (ESG) information. Patricia’s work with community leaders in Central America on economic development and local empowerment led to her work on the social justice and environmental impact of investment policies and decisions.
Mary Crowley is founder and President of Ocean Voyages Institute and co-founder of Project Kaisei, the Ocean Voyages Institute’s oceans clean up initiative.
Bill Ross is an veteran business owner and operator who shares his experience in business strategy, execution, management, operations, technology and digital marketing to help All One Ocean run efficiently and achieve its goals. Bill is an avid catch and release fisherman and is passionate about maintaining the health of our Ocean to ensure the health of our fisheries.
Kerri Eich Reiners is a Holistic Health Educator at University High School in Los Angeles who applies permaculture principals when working with her Health and International Foods students. All students maintain gardens on campus and learn how they can reduce their impact on the earth and contribute to our society through deeper connections they experience with food that they grow and prepare for meals. She is also a long-time Ocean advocate and heads Ocean Warriors in the LA County School District.
Gavin Pauley is an advocate of environmental protection. he sees a necessity for humans to make major life-style changes in order to shape a sustainable future. Environmental education of our youth is imperative to see this shift in humanity and the way we interact with the world, and he have a range of experiences with environmental education working with an elementary school in Davis and their outdoor education spaces, working with the City of Davis and their coalition of 'green businesses', working with the Arboretum and Public Garden and their educational events, working with the Sustainability Education Department for UC Davis Dining Services, and working as the Education and Outreach Director at the UC Davis Campus Center for the Environment ... you know name it.
Ramona Mays has been a stranding volunteer at AOO partner, The Marine Mammal Center, since 2009 and is HAZWOPER-trained with OWCN to help rescue marine wildlife in the event of an oil spill. With her husband John, she is co-founder of The Mays Family Foundation, which funds environmental organizations including All One Ocean; Ke Kai Ola, The Marine Mammal Center’s new Monk Seal Hospital in Kona, Hawaii; Sea Shepherd’s anti-whaling work in the Antarctic and Taiji Japan Dolphin slaughter.
Stuart Moody is President of Green Sangha, a mindfulness-based environmental action group. He directs their Rethinking Plastics campaign.
Wallace J. Nichols, founder of BlueMind, works with California Academy of Sciences as Research Associate and is a Conservation Science Advisor for ProPeninsula. He is working on an oceans study with Duke University and Blue Ocean Institute.
Mayumi Oda is an artist/activist and founder of Plutonium Free Future. Her art is exhibited and collected world-wide, including at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Mayumi is the author-artist of numerous books, including Goddesses, I Opened The Gate Laughing, Happy Veggies and artist for Safe Energy Handbook and Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty.
George Orbelian is co-founder of Project Kaisei and Ojingo Labs, a technology company that develops innovative smart phone capabilities for which Project Kaisei received the Google Earth Hero award.
Chadd “Onohi” Paishon is the Senior Captain of Na Kalai Wa’a, a non-profit education group based in Waimea Hawaii. The group utilizes their voyaging canoe, Makali’i, and their global voyages on such traditional sailing canoes to promote a cultural understanding of our part in caring for the land and sea. Chadd is 1 of 5 men recognized in Hawaii to hold the rank of Pwo, a non instrument master navigator.
Rev. M. Kalani Souza is executive director of the Olohana Foundation, a community capacity building nonprofit. As a Hawaiian practitioner and cross-cultural facilitator, he promotes social justice through conflict resolution. He is a storyteller, musician and more
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