CFF BOARD OF

DIRECTORS

 
Frank Almeida
President

Frank Almeida is a retired biologist with a 40 year career in federal fisheries science and management. A former director of the NOAA Fisheries laboratory in Woods Hole, MA and deputy director of the Northeast Region, he has experience in fisheries population dynamics, population biology, and fisheries management.

Kristin Abbott
Clerk

Mrs. Abbott is a member of the Falmouth Community and has expertise in financial systems and management.

Charles Byrne
Director

Mr. Byrne is a retired fishery biologist with 41 years of experience. He spent the majority of his career working for the Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole. While at NEFSC he conducted standardized assessment surveys of living marine resources on the eastern U.S. continental shelf between NC and Nova Scotia, as well as, managed NOAA research ship and charter vessel resources available to the NEFSC.

Kenneth Doherty
Director

Mr. Doherty, a mechanical engineer and a member of the Falmouth Community, retired from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution after a long and distinguished research career.

Rosemary Dreger Carey
Director

Rosemary Carey is a marketing specialist with expertise in helping organizations with a sustainability message get the word out. She currently serves as CFF's Development Director. Rosemary holds a BA from Fordham University and a Masters in Public Administration from Long Island University. As a Climate Reality Project Leader and Mentor, she trained with former Vice President Al Gore in communication the urgency of the climate crisis, and is active in her community to promote conservation and renewable energy solutions.

Daniel Gould
Director

Daniel "Pup" Gould is a former marine contractor and currently a Falmouth High School educator and a Falmouth Assistant Harbor Master.

Adrian L. Rawn
Director

Adrian, a New England native, moved to East Falmouth three years ago with his wife and son.  Currently, he serves as a Vice President for Rockland Trust with their Commercial Banking Team.  His background includes the United States Naval Academy, competing on the international level for water polo and triathlons, and teaching and coaching domestically and overseas.  Hiking, kayaking, swimming, sailing, gardening, cooking and travel keep him busy outside of work.

CDR Ronald Smolowitz
Treasurer

CDR. Smolowitz, a marine engineer and retired NOAA Corps officer, has been conducting fisheries research and fishing gear development for almost 40 years. His specialties include exploratory fishing surveys, reducing bycatch in fishing gear, and studying the behavior of species interacting with fishing gear. Mr. Smolowitz is currently the President of Coonamessett Farm, Inc, a 20-acre farm in Falmouth raising livestock and growing vegetable crops.

Thomas Azarovitz
Director

Tom Azarovitz is a retired fishery biologist. During his 37 year career with the National Marine Fisheries Service he directed, developed and participated in ecosystem and fishery surveys utilizing traditional finfish and shellfish fishing gear, plankton samplers, acoustic instrumentation and remote sensing from aircraft and satellites.

Frank Carotenuto
Director

Mr. Carotenuto serves as the Cape Cod Regional Manager for the Beaumont Solar Company. Previously, Frank was a fundraising professional for more than twenty five years, including positions at the University of Chicago, Clark University, and the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole. In 1976, he interviewed Ernst Schumacher, author of Small is Beautiful, and became convinced that local goods are key to an environmentally sound and sustainable existence.

Cheryl Milliken
Director

Cheryl Milliken has been teaching science at Falmouth High School for the past 18 years. Prior to that, she worked with NOAA Fisheries in Woods Hole and MA Division of Marine Fisheries in Pocasset. She has a BS in Zoology from URI and a MS in Zoology from UNH. Cheryl has served on the Board of Directors for Woods Hole Science and Technology Education Partnership (WHSTEP) and as an educator on the Marine Outreach Guidance Group for Woods Hole Sea Grant. She lives in Bourne with her husband, two sons, and many pets. In her spare time, Cheryl enjoys gardening, SCUBA diving, collecting shells, and making stained glass windows.

Ron Nunes, Ph.D.
Director

Ron Nunes has had a long career at IBM working with microelectronics and cutting-edge technologies, including the first high-definition (military grade) liquid display monitor and a prototype fabrication lab. Ron retired from IBM in 2011 and moved to Cape Cod where he spends considerable time volunteering.

Roxanna Smolowitz, DVM
Director

Dr. Smolowitz has specialized in aquatic animals medicine. She currently directs a diagnostic laboratory at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI where she is also an assistant professor. She has participated in and conducted several research projects concerning diseases of cultured bivalves and other aquatic animal during her career.

Mary Kavanagh
Director

 Mary Kavanagh has been involved with the commercial fishing industry for thirty years.  She currently works for the family fishing business monitoring quota usage and compliance with federal regulations. She was previously involved with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s Marine Resources Education Program bringing fishermen and scientists together to provide fishermen the tools and information to foster a conservation ethic.

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