“Oceanforce Foundation works with diverse communities to create healthier oceans, beaches and marine ecosystems around the globe.”

Oceanforce Foundation activities are focused primarily on conservancy, community advocacy and education on ocean-related issues. We raise awareness and build community capacity to take direct action on ocean conservancy issues.

Oceanforce Foundation works to protect and preserve the coast and the marine ecosystems through hands-on experience, community organizing and media advocacy.

Since 2009 Oceanforce Foundation’s has been working in the United States with a focus on direct ocean conservation efforts, awareness and hands-on education such as beach and watershed cleanups.

“Oceanforce Foundation believes in unity, education and continuous advocacy work as fundamental pillars to changing community norms, behavior and policy towards reversing and stopping damage to the environment.”

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Capt. Alfonso Lopez – Executive Director / U.S.C.G Boat Captain         [LinkedIn]

John Budd – Maritime Leadership / Sea Scout Program

Thomas Lockie – Director of Fundraising / Strategic Partnerships

Matt Weathersby – Special Media Events / Marketing

Justin Kipker – Online Network Solutions / Marketing

Douglas Sheer – Ship Right / Build to Teach Program

Areli Perez – Sustainability / Wellness / Health

Jim Prewitt – Director of Partnerships / Mexico and Latin America


Board of Directors

Capt. Alfonso LopezFounder / President

U.S.C.G Boat Captain – Waterman – Environmental Activist – Artist

Elmar Reyes Barahona – Vice President

Strategic and Cross Cultural Campaign Development

Jeff Knox Development Director

School Educator – Life Long Environmental Advocate

Mercedes SironiSecretary / Membership Director

Independent Publishing Professional – Educator

Steve PerestamTreasurer / Finance Director

Financial Management – Strategic Planning

Board of Advisors

NMD. Monique Mazza

Dave Hall

Bryan Butte

Donald Diel


Ship 753 – South Bay Sea Scouts Board of Directors

Alfonso Lopez – Committee Chair

John Budd – Skipper

Alfredo Camacho –  Advancement

Jerry Kwasek – Membership

Paul Hope – Mate

Tom Nichols – Mate

Thomas Kemp – Mate



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