Grace Szczepaniak: Board Chairman
“ The area of Reef Life Foundation activity is especially dear to me, as my husband and I are avid divers (CMAS certified), we have been to 14 diving trips to Red Sea, Egypt. Throughout this couple years’ adventure we were able to witness with our own eyes the progressing degradation of reefs along Hurghada and Sharm-el-Sheikh coasts. Each year we had to go further by boats to be able to see the living reefs. That was really depressing. That’s why I felt every effort should be put into reef restoration and I am honored to be a part of it.”
Grace Grazyna Szczepaniak, Msc in Environmental Protection from Warsaw University, Poland, with broad experience professional from the variety of companies. She spent 12 years at Procter and Gamble, working also as an Environmental Manager. For the next 8 years she volunteered as a president of Emmaus, the charity running thrift stores, supporting and employing the homeless. The charity became the first Polish nonprofit completely self-sufficient and independent from grants and donations. The technological startup she co-founded in 2013, brought her to the Bay Area, as the software was provided to Stanford University, University of San Francisco and others. After these years with technology; Grace came back to her original calling, Our Planet Preservation, working in solar energy industry and plastic waste recycling. As she has always been an enthusiast of miracles and wonders of underwater ecosystems she joined the Reef Life in 2019.
In Reef Life Restoration Foundation Board Chairman: Grace is responsible for business development, board management and funding.
George Cummings: Director
UN SDG14 Ocean Ambassador, Passion to make a small difference for the sustainable use of our worlds marine ecosystem. Provide visual expertise to assist groups of marine scientists with their quest to explore and discover better marine system practices. Utilize my 30+ years of underwater documentation experience shooting photos and videos to enhance the story of these scientific expeditions. Work with the leading science teams, like Reef Life Restoration, who are revitalizing the most vital key marine ecosystems of our planet. My dream vision is to inspire youth to seek scientific studies as a career. Scientific education can open the exploration mind to engage our environment with passion to act.
"People protect what they LOVE" Jacques Cousteau
Melody Saunders Brenna:Director
Nano materials science development as a team since 2010 and have research underway for trademarked and proprietary Nano Reef Habitats.Hence the Creation of REEF LIFE Foundation a non-profit whose focus is restructuring marine food chains from macro-biotic particles to aquaculture substrates for increased production of oysters, clams and vital fish species to medical compounds, seaweeds and marine flora and fauna.
Reef Repair & Regeneration Projects using compatible reef biology as well as constructing barrier reefs, "Reef Forest Farms" underwater sculpture gardens, and architectural masterpieces for reef diving. The architecture of Ancient Atlantis is very exciting to us as a recreation project. Our field of research, reef science on nano levels, combined with long standing construction and stone casting expertise is perfectly suited to reef rebuilding on numerous levels.
Our casting experience and creativity lends itself to casting reef sculptures, reef defense security walls, reef mooring stations for boats and complete reef science eco systems. Because this is a first in the marine research world, will be a global draw for Marine Biologists, divers, and countries seeking reef repair solutions, and reef species habitats for oysters and clams, and fish growth and migration within our reef structures. Aquaculture substrates promote healthy growth cycles.