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 (Jeanne Murphy, Sensing Nature)
  • Vice President (Carol Wyninger UF/IFAS Extension)
  • Secretary (Chad Truxall, Marine Discovery Center)
  • Past President (David Griffis, UF/IFAS Extension - retired)

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

  • Northwest (Chris Verlinde, UF/IFAS Extension)
  • North Central (Will Shefftall, UF/IFAS Extension – retired)
  • Northeast (Allan Hallman, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)
  • Central West (Lisa Hickey, Manatee County Extension)
  • Central (Jennie Hunt, Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Garden)
  • 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)

  • Karen Tobi (Advanced FMN & Assistant Instructor)
  • Bruce Rosenberg (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!