Robert Virnstein, President

Robert Virnstein, President, holds a PhD in Marine Science. Bob conducted basic research on estuarine invertebrates before working at the St. Johns River Water Management District for 20 years as an environmental scientist, retiring in 2008. During his 35-year career of ecological research on the Indian River Lagoon, Bob worked primarily on the protection and restoration...

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Timothy Keyser, Vice-President

Timothy Keyser, Vice-President, moved to Putnam County in 1974 soon after graduating from the University of Miami School of Law. Now a partner at Keyser & Woodward, P.A., a general practice firm in Interlachen that has represented many neighborhood protection and conservation groups, he is a past president of the Florida Wildlife Federation and the Historical Society...

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Claude Brown, Treasurer

Claude Brown, Treasurer, is a Chemist for IFAS/UF Florida LAKEWATCH at the University of Florida. He has a BS in Biology/Chemistry from the University of Miami and a Master of Science degree specializing in Limnology from the University of Florida in 1997. His primary research work has included effects of crude oils, jet fuels, and dispersants on mangrove physiology,...

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Lisa Modola, Director

Lisa Modola, Director, is a teacher. She is a Putnam County resident and Florida Lakewatch volunteer. She completed a BS in biological illustration and a masters degree in education at the University of Florida. She has worked at nature centers in Gainesville and Miami-Dade County and has worked on research studies of Sandhill Cranes and mud dauber wasps. She is concerned...

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Lorrain (Laurie) Douglass, Director

Lorrain (Laurie) Douglass, Director, recently retired from the University of Florida. Environmentally active as a member of Sierra Club, East Putnam Environmental Council, and the West Putnam Lake Region Association, she works to preserve wildlife corridors, wetlands, water bodies, and large tracts of Florida land.

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