501(c)(3) United States based charity
Angels around the world are working together to bring about change. A non-profit in the US, the following individuals help to run the organization.
Jamie PollackManaging Director
Jamie’s background is in advertising, client management and graphic design. For twenty years, she worked in the business world, gaining valuable experience building brands and creating marketing strategies for her clients. She designed and developed 360 degree marketing campaigns producing targeted, functional and brand specific websites, online media, print and marketing collateral materials, direct mail, corporate identity and advertising. Her clients included banking, insurance, cable & telecomm, real estate, health, travel, luxury, retail and conservation. When the 2008 recession hit the advertising world, she decided to pursue another path. She helped co-found Shark Savers and is currently on the board of Shark Angels and is the Director for Global Operations. She oversees all operations of Shark Angels including overseeing, managing and running of the nonprofit. Her duties include presentations and outreach, fundraising, the online store, marketing and serves as the treasurer.
Jaclyn GerakiosEducational Coordinator
Jaclyn is an avid ocean and shark lover. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Ohio University in marine biology and a Master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University in Environmental Education. Jaclyn currently works in Florida as a science teacher and as a divemaster at the Florida Aquarium. Jaclyn is very passionate about sharks and protecting our oceans. Jaclyn started and developed a Shark Angels club at her school, where her students work to raise awareness about shark conservation. Her club traveled to the Florida state capital this past year to advocate for the shark fin bill in Florida. She also volunteers her time on the board of directors for the Florida Marine Science Educators Association and on a local sea turtle patrol.
Cheryl McCarronCampaigns and Outreach Director
In 1997 in the frigid waters off the Massachusetts coast Cheryl McCarron became a certified scuba diver. As a professional costume designer in New York city, she has designed costumes for over 100 theatre, dance and film productions. She has used her unique skills to promote Shark Angels’ message by creating items such as shark costumes for videos and promotions and wings for underwater photo shoots. You can see her shark costumes in the two videos on the Shark Angels website. Shark Sneak attack and a new one which will be premiering during Shark Week 2015. Her love of diving and sharks brought her to Shark Angels. She assists Shark Angels with campaigns, outreach and fundraising.
Jodi LeaferFundraising and Events
Jodi is a professional in the Global Logistics, Trade Compliance Industry. For over 25 years she has implemented and initiated Global Trade Programs for the Healthcare, Footwear, Apparel and Laser industries. Her unique sense of curiosity and dedication to looking to the future have helped her excel in her role as an advocate and liaison between government agencies and the Ports of International Trade. Jodi is a member of numerous Trade and Supply Chain Organizations, and since moving to Florida in 2003, sat on the board of the “Sex and the City, Jax” , a women’s networking, and fundraising group. Jodi’s uses her energy and passion to help with fundraising activities and awareness for charities such as Shark Angels, Progeria research Foundation, Children’s Hospital, Boston and the JDRF.
Tiff LiuSocial Media
Tiff Liu is someone who's mind never leaves the ocean. Even though she's only been diving for a little less than two years, you can rarely have a conversation with her without touching on the subject of diving. Being a diver, sharks were naturally one of the most exciting things that she thought she would be able to see underwater; but it wasn't until she dove in the waters of Malapascua, Philippines that she learned the beauty and grace of thresher sharks and developed a new found love for sharks. There's nothing she wants more than to be with the animals she loves in the environment that they thrive in. In the meantime, you can find Tiff working full time in advertising in New York City constantly dreaming about her next encounter with a shark.
Alisa SchwartzSocial Media Coordinator
Alisa is our social media guru. If you ever need to find out anything about what is going on in the world about sharks and the oceans, Alisa will know. She manages our Twitter account and stays on top of all current events.
Shark Angels Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgTwitter: sharkangelsFacebook: Shark Angels Tel: +1 917 546 6618
501(c)(3) US Based Charity
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