About Us

WILDCOAST’s strategic, passionate and relentless ecosystem-based approach to conservation is key to our long-lasting impact and success.


WILDCOAST is an international team that conserves coastal and marine ecosystems and addresses climate change through natural solutions.


We envision a society in which ecologically sensitive and globally significant coastal and marine ecosystems and wildlife are conserved, restored and sustained for future generations.


Serge Dedina, Ph.D. - Executive Director

Anne Middleton - Associate Director

Tito Marchant - Senior Director of Conservation and Rewilding

Mónica Franco - Mexico Director

Fay Crevoshay - Communications & Policy Director

Tannia Frausto Illescas - Climate Change Director

Angela Kemsley - Director of Conservation Impact

Clark Labitan - Director of Finance and Administration

Francisco Martínez Vázquez - Mangrove Conservation Director

Rosa Osuna - Administration Director, México

Ann Wycoff - Director of Development

Yolanda Garces Nicholson - Operations and Human Resources Manager

Mitzi Estefanía Gutiérrez Hernández - Oaxaca Mangrove Restoration Manager

Rebeca Melendez - Coral Conservation Manager

Rosario Norzagaray - Marine Debris Manager

Celeste Ortega - Mangrove Conservation Manager

Rafael Paredes Montesinos - Wildlands Manager

Luis Rojas Cruz - Oaxaca Conservation Manager

Paula Tussie Berdichevsky - Communications & Policy Manager

Gabriela García Vázquez - Oaxaca Coast Coordinator

Liliana González Santoyo - Accounting Coordinator

Devon Lukasiewicz - Marketing Coordinator

Andrea Musuy Méndez García - Mangrove Restoration Coordinator

Lillie Mulligan - Ocean Conservation Coordinator

Omar Perez - Accounting Coordinator

Kelvin Saint García - Sea Turtle Conservation Coordinator

Annelise Tappe - Development and Events Coordinator

Joe Cooper - MPA Contractor

Omar Meclish - Wildlands Community Ranger

Samantha Campbell - U.S. Ocean Conservation Specialist

Ella Coulson - California Oceans Intern

Monica Rabin - California Oceans Intern

Surrey Swindler - California Oceans Intern

Board of Directors

Dominique Cano-Stocco - Chair | Executive Director of External & Government Affairs, Verizon

Heidi Dewar, Ph.D. - Vice Chair | Fisheries Research Biologist, Southwest Fisheries Science Center

Craig Gaunce - Treasurer | CPA, Gaunce & Associates, CPAs APC

Mary Kay Faryan - Secretary | Retired DOD Regional Environmental Counsel at Department of the Navy, Office of the General Counsel

Indra Gardiner Bowers - Co-Founder/CEO, 62Above Creative Digital Branding Agency

Jill Gartman - San Dieguito Lagoon Committee

Emily Welborn Guevara - MS Environmental Science and Management

Richard Moore - President & Chief Executive Officer, Good Feet Worldwide

Laura Araujo Moreno - Director of Programs - World Design Capital

David Price - President of the PriceSmart Foundation and Vice President of Environmental and Social Responsibility

Doug Sheres - Doug Sheres - Founder, Beach Street Development and Desert Wave Ventures

Dr. Cindy J Lin - CEO & Cofounder, Hey Social Good

Advisory Council