Board of Directors and Officers
Steven M. Scherer, Director, and Co-President. Retired professional engineer and utility executive. Served on the City of West Palm Beach Water Catchment Advisory Committee and Water Board, and chaired the City Green Task Force and Mayor’s Committee for a Grassy Waters Preserve Non-profit.
Naomi D’Alessio, PhD., Director and Co-President. Retired Associate Dean Arts and Sciences, Director of Math, Science and Technology, and Assistant Professor of Biology, NOVA Southeastern University. Prior to becoming Co-President was the Conservancy Vice President, Grants and Education.
Eric M. Shea, Director, and Vice President. Florida Power & Light Environmental Services Manager. Prior to FPL an Environmental Manager with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and a biologist and land steward with the Nature Conservancy.
Amanda Parks Schlechter, Director, and Secretary. Attorney and Shareholder with Palm Beach County law firm Nason Yeager Gerson Harris & Fumero, P.A. Patent holding entrepreneur and lifetime area resident.
Richard Stone, Director and Vice President, Photography. Adjunct Instructor Palm Beach State College, and retired U.S. Weather Service meteorologist
John W. DeCarion, Treasurer. Retired accounting manager and Grassy Waters Preserve volunteer.
Scott D. Kelly, City of West Palm Beach Assistant City Administrator and Liaison to Grassy Waters Conservancy.
Sam Dorfman, City of West Palm Beach Grassy Waters Preserve Nature Center Program Coordinator.
Lisa Gaal, Grassy Waters Conservancy Communications Coordinator, Digital Marketing Consultant
Raymond Gehman, National Geographic and fine art photographer
Phil Green, Grassy Waters Conservancy Membership Coordinator, retired Chemical Engineer.
Poonam Kalkat, PHD, City of West Palm Beach Director of Public Utilities
Deborah L. Nichols, West Palm Beach Architect.
Patrick E. Painter, City of West Palm Beach Environmental Resources Manager.
Barry Schein, Professional Photographer, Armory Art Center Instructor.
Virgilia Viale Baird, City of West Palm Beach Environmental Management Systems Coordinator
Joseph Peduzzi, City Commissioner District 4, West Palm Beach