Board of Directors and Officers
Steven M. Scherer, Director and 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.
Eric M. Shea, Director and Vice President. Florida Power & Light Environmental Project 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 White & Lioce, P.A. Patent holding entrepreneur and lifetime area resident.
John W. DeCarion, Treasurer. Retired accounting manager and Grassy Waters Preserve volunteer.
Richard Stone, Vice President, Photography. Adjunct Instructor Palm Beach State College, and retired U.S. Weather Service meteorologist
Naomi D’Alessio, PhD., Vice President, Education and Research. Retired Biology Professor, NOVA Southeastern University.
Scott D. Kelly, City of West Palm Beach Assistant City Administrator and Liaison to Grassy Waters Conservancy.
Patrick E. Painter, City of West Palm Beach Environmental Resources Manager.
Sam Dorfman, City of West Palm Beach Grassy Waters Preserve Nature Center Program Coordinator.
Curtis Arnett, Florida Highwaymen Artist.
Raymond Gehman, National Geographic Photographer.
Phil Green, Grassy Waters Conservancy Membership Coordinator, retired Chemical Engineer.
Alfredo A. Jalowayski, PhD., retired Clinical Research Scientist, University of California, San Diego.
Deborah L. Nichols, West Palm Beach Architect.
Hon. Keith A. James, City Commissioner West Palm Beach