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Board of Trustees

In response to the deterioration of coastal resources in the Philippines, the Coastal Conservation and Education Foundation was formed by a group of concerned and talented individuals to address some critical marine conservation needs of the country.

 

Alan White

President

A world renown scientist and a pioneer of coastal resource management in the Philippines. He is currently the Chief of Party of the Sustainable Ecosystems Advanced (SEA) Project in Jakarta, Indonesia, supported by USAID. He received his Masters in Management from the School for International Training in Vermont and his doctorate in Geography from the University of Hawaii, U.S.A. He specializes in research and coastal resource management.

Willian Jatulan

Vice President

He is currently the Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator for Pacific-American Climate Fund (PACAM). He specializes on training and organizational development.

Evelyn Deguit

Secretary

She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work at Silliman University in Dumaguete City, and completed her Masters of Science in Social Work in the Asian Social Institute in Malate Manila, Philippines. She specializes in community development management.

May Elizabeth Ybañez

Treasurer

She is the Executive Director of the prestigious and multi-awarded Cebu Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc (CCCI). She is a trustee of the Coastal Conservation Education Foundation and former President of the Cebu Biodiversity Conservation Foundation and the St. Theresa’s Alumnae Board. She has hands-on experience in organizing and mobilizing the various TVET Clusters of various industries i.e. tourism, construction and food manufacturing in partnership with the AFOS Foundation for Entrepreneurial Development.

Patrick Christie

Coastal Resource Management Advisor

Dr. Patrick Christie is a professor at the School of Marine Affairs in the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. Dr. Christie received his Masters in Conservation Biology and his Doctorate in Natural Resources and Environment in the University of Michigan, U.S.A. Dr. Christie’s current research projects consider the human dimensions of marine protected area networks, tribal perspectives on the state of Puget Sound, and the feasibility of marine ecosystem-based management in tropical contexts. He was recently selected as a Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation. He has led various comparative, socio-ecological research projects in the Philippines and Indonesia on the practice of marine resource management.

Alan Roland Thomas

Institutional Development Advisor

Alan Thomas is the Director off UNICO Conservation Foundation and currently the C.E.O. of BlueQ- digitizing qualification for organizations and individuals. He mentors and consults with software businesses to help them navigate the strategic, operational and financial challenges they face as they grow. He has over 30 years of experience in the software industry leading businesses in the US and Australia including public, private and not for profit board positions.

Marlito Nolledo Guidote

Marketing Adviser

Marlito’s involvements have included being a Coastal Law Enforcement Specialist of the Coastal Resource Management Project (USAID) in 2005, Policy and Enforcement Advisor under the Fisheries Improved for Sustainable Harvest Project (USAID) in 2010 and presently, being the Deputy Chief of Party for the Fisheries Improved for Sustainable Harvest Project (USAID). He is a consultant focusing on governance, law enforcement and communication.

Rina Maria Rosales

Research, Economic & Business Adviser

Senior Resource Economics Specialist, (USAID), Bachelor of Science in Business Economics Dean’s List, Candidate for Masters Degree in Economics. She was a mentor at the Conservation International-Phil. and adviser of the Worldwide Fund. Her expertise lies in environmental economics, protected area management and rural/ agricultural development.

Evangeline Eban-White

Member

She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce with a major in Banking and Finance at Saint Paul College of Manila, Philippines. She also has units in Business Administration and Accounting at the Rhode Island State Business School, U.S.A. She has been managing the Saving Philippine Reefs Research Expeditions annually since 1992 through the support of Earthwatch Expeditions and expedition volunteers.

Dear CCE Foundation Partners, Collaborators and Friends,

We are proud to announce the employment of a new Executive Director for the CCE Foundation. Ms. Moonyeen Nida R. Alava started in her new post at the Foundation on March 2, 2015. Ms. Alava brings a wealth of experience to CCE Foundation from her years of involvement with various environmental initiatives that integrate community and local government development programs as well as her keen interest and excellent work in the conservation of large marine life in the Philippines. We are very pleased to have Ms. Alava join our organization. She is taking over this post from Ms. Maria Lourdes B. Mariano.

We enjoin all to welcome Ms. Alava into her new post and encourage you to meet and discuss with her our business affairs of mutual interest now or in the future. Our office address remains the same as noted herein and the email of Ms. Alava is executive_director@coast.ph and mnralava@gmail.com.Dear CCE Foundation Partners, Collaborators and Friends, We are proud to announce the employment of a new Executive Director for the CCE Foundation. Ms. Moonyeen Nida R. Alava started in her new post at the Foundation on March 2, 2015. Ms. Alava brings a wealth of experience to CCE Foundation from her years of involvement with various environmental initiatives that integrate community and local government development programs as well as her keen interest and excellent work in the conservation of large marine life in the Philippines. We are very pleased to have Ms. Alava join our organization. She is taking over this post from Ms. Maria Lourdes B. Mariano. We enjoin all to welcome Ms. Alava into her new post and encourage you to meet and discuss with her our business affairs of mutual interest now or in the future. Our office address remains the same as noted herein and the email of Ms. Alava is executive_director@coast.ph and mnralava@gmail.com.
alan white
President, CCEF

As a child, I spent a lot of times in the sea, captivated with the water and the numerous creatures big and small living in it. As an adult, I became a marine biologist, still enthralled by the beauty and novelty of underwater life. From my early years as an educator, teaching college and graduate students about the study of life itself, and being involved in marine researches on coral reefs, sea grasses, and mangrove forests to assessment of fishes and fisheries resources as well as charismatic species groups such as dolphins and whales, seabirds, marine turtles, sharks and rays, I get to have a deeper appreciation not only for the science but also for the benefits they bring to us all, in terms of food, livelihood, health and well-being.

However, I have also witnessed threats to these ecosystems and to these species groups, from pollution to over exploitation and various other destructive and unsustainable practices which are all exacerbated with climate change impacts. Many ecosystems are now threatened and many species are facing extinction. With many of us linked to the coastal and marine environment, our lives and livelihoods – not to mention our health and well-being – are also at stake. In a changing climate, I find we, the people, are threatened as well. We have lost lives and properties to severe and more frequent typhoons, flooding, diseases and many other disasters these past years. We needed to act yesterday but yesterday is past - what can we do now?

The answer is: plenty. And it starts with each one of us. Be the solution. Be informed. The decision you make now is the legacy you leave behind.

As the newest member of CCEF, I invite you all to be one with me in responding and providing a meaningful contribution in reducing these threats to our resources and to the people dependent on these resources. True to CCEF’s mission, I also believe that sustainability – and resiliency in a changing climate – is possible when we all work together and are actively engaged in the management of our resources.

I am very grateful for this opportunity to work for CCEF and be of service to the public at large in promoting marine and coastal resources management vis-à-vis community development. With this opportunity comes great responsibility. I look forward to your support!
Moonyeen Nida Alava
Executive Director, CCEF
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