Our Team

Our Team


Our volunteers and interns are at the core of our work. Without these dedicated and hard-working individuals we could not do the work we do.  In addition to our great team of volunteers and interns, our staff includes:

  • Hawaii Marine Animal Response (Hawaii Marine Mammal Alliance) President
    • Jon Gelman
  • Oahu Field Response Managers
    • Nico Lopez
    • Kelsey Wheeler
  • Molokai Field Response Manager
    • Diane Pike
  • Programs Manager
    • Carissa Cabrera, MSc
  • Development Manager
    • Whitney Beer-Kerr, MSc
  • Dispatch & Reporting Manager
    • Kristina Dauterman

Members of the HMAR staff team (left to right, top to bottom) – Jon Gelman, Nico Lopez, Kelsey Wheeler, Diane Pike, Carissa Cabrera, Whitney Beer-Kerr and Kristina Dauterman.

Reach any team member via email HERE.

Our Mission: To undertake substantial actions that result in the preservation, recovery and stewardship of Hawaii’s protected marine species and the ocean ecosystem we share.

You can make a difference and help preserve Hawaii’s protected marine species!  Click here to find out how.

“If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected.”
– Chief Seattle (Suwamish Tribe, 1786-1866)