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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 
 
Barley Dunne received his Bachelor’s Degree in Fisheries & Wildlife Biology from the University of Vermont in 1995. Shortly afterward he married and spent three years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Solomon Islands where he and his wife worked on a blacklip pearl oyster research project. They were part of the group that conducted the first seeding for black pearls in Solomon Islands. Upon return to the US in early 1999 he went to graduate school at Auburn University where he received a Master’s degree in Fisheries and Aquaculture. His thesis research focused on oyster reef restoration and the study of a common warm water oyster disease called dermo. After graduating Auburn he took a job at the Town of Islip Shellfish Culture Facility where he worked as their algae culturist for 2-1/2 years. He began working at the East Hampton Shellfish Hatchery in 2004. He took over as Director of the operation in 2011 after John Aldred retired. Along with his work with East Hampton Shellfish Hatchery, he assists a non-profit called Conscience Point Shellfish Company, is chair of the Long Island Shellfish Managers Group, and is secretary of Long Island Oyster Growers Association.

Barley Dunne received his Bachelor’s Degree in Fisheries & Wildlife Biology from the University of Vermont in 1995. Shortly afterward he married and spent three years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Solomon Islands where he and his wife worked on a blacklip pearl oyster research project. They were part of the group that conducted the first seeding for black pearls in Solomon Islands. Upon return to the US in early 1999 he went to graduate school at Auburn University where he received a Master’s degree in Fisheries and Aquaculture. His thesis research focused on oyster reef restoration and the study of a common warm water oyster disease called dermo. After graduating Auburn he took a job at the Town of Islip Shellfish Culture Facility where he worked as their algae culturist for 2-1/2 years. He began working at the East Hampton Shellfish Hatchery in 2004. He took over as Director of the operation in 2011 after John Aldred retired. Along with his work with East Hampton Shellfish Hatchery, he assists a non-profit called Conscience Point Shellfish Company, is chair of the Long Island Shellfish Managers Group, and is secretary of Long Island Oyster Growers Association.

JOHN “BARLEY DUNNE”

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KATE GILROY

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MARC MILLER

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JEFF RAGOVIN

Jeff is currently the Chief Growth Officer for Social Native. Previously, Jeff was the co-founder of Buddy Media. Salesforce acquired Buddy Media in 2012. Jeff also serves as managing partner of Ragovin Ventures. Ragovin Ventures advises startups with proven methodologies and techniques to scale faster and smarter. Jeff was born and raised in Manhattan and graduated from the State University of New York at Oswego with a BA in Broadcasting and Mass Media.

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SCARLET MAGDA

Dr. Scarlett Magda is a veterinarian and Founding President of Veterinarians International. She is passionate about raising awareness of the interconnectedness of humans, animals and the environment and promoting one health principles. She started oyster farming in 2012 with Cornell Cooperative Extension's SPAT program and helped start our pubic oyster garden in 2016. She enjoys scuba diving, horseback riding and of course eating oysters in her free time!


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Frank Quevedo

Frank has been the executive director of the South Fork Natural History  Museum (SOFO) since 2010. He has a marine biology degree from Long  Island University, Southampton. Before his position at the museum,  Frank worked for twelve years as a Bay Management Specialist,  restoring and enhancing shellfish populations for the Town of East  Hampton. Frank has added many new educational programs and new  initiatives to SOFO’s mission during his leadership. He is an avid birder,  naturalist and lives in Sag Harbor, New York.

IRENE TULLY

Irene Tully is a longtime member of the East End community, and was an elementary school educator since 1970, retiring from Springs School in June 2012. Her other board and civic involvement has included the Ross School, LTV, Parrish Art Museum, the Watermill Center, LongHouse Reserve, the Group for the East End  and SoFO. Irene is committed to organizations that protect the natural environment. In retirement she works at cross-pollinating between area schools and the institutions and museums she supports.  Ms. Tully enjoys birdwatching, photography, painting and being a grandmother for  winter months in Los Angeles where she volunteers at WISH Charter School. She has lived on Shinnecock Bay since 1967 and is committed to protecting our waters.