Board of Directors and Officers
Scott Kelly, Director, and President. Retired City of West Palm Beach Assistant City Administrator for utility systems, engineering and permitting, and the City Liaison to Grassy Waters Conservancy. He is a registered professional engineer. Prior to joining the City, he was a utility executive
Steven Scherer, Director, and Vice President. Founding Conservancy member and past President. Retired professional engineer and utility executive. Served on the West Palm Beach Water Catchment Advisory Committee and Water Board and chaired the City Green Task Force and Mayor’s Transition Environment Committee.
Naomi D’Alessio, PhD., Director and Vice President Education. Past Conservancy Co-President. Retired Associate Dean Arts and Sciences, Director of Math, Science and Technology, and Assistant Professor of Biology, NOVA Southeastern University.
Ilan Kaufer, Director, Secretary, and Vice President. Elected council member of the Town of Jupiter and an Environmental Project Manager at Florida Power and Light. Prior to his current assignment, he worked as an attorney at FPL.
Amanda Parks Schlechter, Director, and Vice President. Founding Conservancy member. 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 DeCarion, Director and Treasurer. Retired accounting manager and Grassy Waters Preserve volunteer.
Sam Dorfman, City of West Palm Beach Grassy Waters Preserve Nature Center Program Coordinator.
Lisa Gaal, Grassy Waters Conservancy Communications Coordinator, Digital Marketing Consultant.
Poonam Kalkat, PHD, City of West Palm Beach Director of Public Utilities and City Liaison to the Conservancy.
Patrick Painter, City of West Palm Beach Environmental Resources Manager.
Virgilia Viale Baird, City of West Palm Beach Environmental Management Systems Coordinator.
Barry Schein, award winning professional photographer and photography instructor.
Joseph Peduzzi, City Commissioner District 4, West Palm Beach