About Oceans Alert

Founder and Executive Director

Doris Gabbe Cadoux—Former Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. Served on the board of Stonyfield Farm Yogurt Co. from 1989 to 2001. Served as Co-Chair of the Jane Goodall Institute New York Base Camp. Member of Board of Directors, Semester At Sea Alumni Association. Founder and Executive Director of Oceans Alert (oceansalert.org).

Science Advisors

Dr. Reginald H. Garrett—Professor of Biology, University of Virginia. Member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Dr. Arthur B. Pardee—Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Emeritus, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Alexander Cadoux—Expert in Metal Toxicity

Founding Oversight Board

Countess Setsuko Klossowska de Rola—Artist and environmentalist. The Countess is the widow of the painter Balthus. She was appointed Ambassador for Arts and Nature to the 2003 World Parks Congress.

Katherine Marshall—30 year career with World Bank, working in many areas of international development, primarily in Africa, Latin America and Asia Minor.

Janet JacobsonExecutive Vice President; Co-Production Programming for Hallmark Entertainment.

Barbara Pyle—For 20 years was the Vice President of Environmental Policy for Turner Broadcasting System and CNN Environmental Editor.

Martha ShawMedia, advertising and brand management consultant.

Paula Silver—Develops, produces and markets motion pictures. Was President of Marketing and Publicity at Columbia Pictures Worldwide. Created the Tri-Star logo and coined slogan Only Elephants should wear Ivory.

Eva Haller—Serves on several Boards, including Counterpart, Women's Leadership Board of the Kennedy School of Government. She is the US president of Free the Children.

Paula Perlis—International human activist. Food expert.

Hal Schwartz —Board member of Free the Children, graphic designer, photographer.

Eric Urbani—The Black Emerald Group, his company, invests in alternative energy. Forward Leap, his nonprofit, concentrates on growing and marketing products of Nepal.


Curtis Winslow—Webmaster, Graphic and Site Design, Programming, Site Maintenance.
Eric Ripp—Graphics,
Jeanie Jee—Liaison with RHD,

Special thanks to:

Michael Cadoux—former deputy director Oceans Alert

Maureen Garrett for narrating and to Nancy Rosanoff for producing Oceans Alert's PCB public service CD.

Bob Fishman, Carl Safina, Geralyn Dreyfous, Ralph Kaminsky, Hester Diamond, Janet Morgan, Yoel Haller, Linda Goldstein, Hilary Baum, Mary Daly, Richard Brodsky, Dr. Claude Cadoux, Mary Townsend, Gary Hirshberg and Dr. Harry Lander—Associate Dean, Research Administration at Weill Cornell

Dr. David O. Carpenter—director of the Institute for Health and Environment, University at Albany School of Public Health

John Davis—Commander, U.S. Coast Guard

Oceans Alert is a 501(c)3 organization under the umbrella of RHD (Resources for Human Development), a Pennsylvania non-profit.