FMNP Advisory Board

The FMNP Advisory Board serves to guide the FMNP towards fulfilling its mission of promoting awareness, understanding, and respect of Florida's natural world among Florida's citizens and visitors. The Board is composed of 15 dedicated instructors and graduates that are passionate about the Florida Master Naturalist Program.

The Board consists of 4 Instructor Officers, serving a 2-year term:

  • President (Carol Wyninger, UF/IFAS Extension - volunteer)
  • Vice President (Lisa Hickey, Manatee County Extension)
  • Secretary (Karen Tobi, Duval County)
  • Past-President (Jeanne Murphy, Sensing Nature)

One Instructor Board Member from each FMNP Region, serving a 2-year term:

  • Northwest (Ray Bodrey, UF/IFAS Extension)
  • North Central (Will Shefftall, UF/IFAS Extension – retired)
  • Northeast (Allan Hallman, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)
  • Central West (Katherine Clements, Sarasota County Extension)
  • Central (Pam McDonald, Circle B Bar Reserve)
  • Central East (Chad Truxall, Marine Discovery Center)
  • Southwest (David Graff, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve)
  • Southeast (Kirk Linaje, Miami-Dade County RER)

And 3 FMNP Graduate Representatives (serving a 1-year term)

  • Amanda Thompson (Advanced FMN & Instructor)
  • Ariana Perez (Advanced FMN)
  • Greg Hendricks (Advanced FMN & Past President of Titusville FMNP Chapter)

Thank you to the board for being FABulous and dedicating valuable time and energy towards making the FMNP a success!