Who We Are

Mission

All One Ocean’s mission is to educate people about the destructive impacts of our trash by providing a simple way for beachgoers, any time they visit the beach, to help clean up our Ocean, beautify beaches and prevent needless death and suffering to marine life.

EII bigbluelogoAll One Ocean is a project of the Earth Island Institute, a global network of conservation organizations. Go to: http://www.earthisland.org

Staff

We are a small staff with essential support from our experienced Advisory Team and a very dedicated group of volunteers. Contact us to join our volunteer team.

Hallie, Founder

Hallie Austen Iglehart, founder of All One Ocean and creator of Beach Clean Up Station concept, is a grassroots organizer since 1968, teaching workshops at University of California, United Nations Women’s Conference and Graduate Theological Union and is the author of two books. She was co-founder and board member of Seaflow (2000-2008), working locally, nationally and internationally to educate people about the dangers of underwater sonars to marine life.

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Nicole, Director

Nicole Cibellis, Director of All One Ocean

Born a California native on the beaches of Southern California, Nicole is passionate competitive open water and Masters swimmer. While gaining her degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego, she fell in love with the Bay Area while road tripping across the state. In 1996, Nicole followed her dreams of living in Northern California and moved to San Francisco to start her career. She comes to All One Ocean with over 20 years of developing and managing both large and small businesses across the Bay Area while also being a community leader with a focus on bringing families within the community together. Being out in the open water swimming almost everyday, Nicole is deeply connected to our Ocean and wants to teach our youth how they can make a difference so, that new generations will in turn take care of our Ocean and Earth.

Katie, Program Manager and Hawai’i Education Coordinator

Katie Strong, Program Manager and Hawai’i Education Coordinator of All One Ocean

Katie grew up in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York and received her nursing degree from the University of Vermont. After graduation she traveled through Central and South America and taught English in Costa Rica. Katie continued to pursue her passion for teaching and cultural exchange as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cambodia, where she educated thousands about environmental health and waste management. Katie’s passion for stopping the world’s trash epidemic was ignited during her time in developing countries, where she witnessed the magnitude of this problem. Katie is deeply connected to water, the ocean, and all aspects of of nature, and wants to preserve our planet for all to enjoy. She values the correlation between the health of humans and other species and the health of our environment. We are all connected!

All One Ocean Advisory Board

Mary Crowley is founder and President of Ocean Voyages Institute and co-founder of Project Kaisei, the Ocean Voyages Institute’s oceans clean up initiative.

Patricia Ellsberg is a social change activist, meditation teacher and life coach.  She was a co-conspirator with her husband, Daniel Ellsberg, in the release of the Pentagon Papers to the press in 1971.

Patricia Farrar-Rivas, is a founding principal, as well as the CEO and Chief Compliance Officer, of Veris Wealth Partners. Patricia is a principal consultant to the Envestnet Sustainability Platform and a member of the Envestnet Advisory Board. She is also a member of the Standards Council for the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), a nonprofit that works on developing and disseminating industry-specific sustainability accounting standards for material, nonfinancial (ESG) information. Patricia’s work with community leaders in Central America on economic development and local empowerment led to her work on the social justice and environmental impact of investment policies and decisions.

Ramona Mays, has been a stranding volunteer at AOO partner, The Marine Mammal Center, since 2009 and is HAZWOPER-trained with OWCN to help rescue marine wildlife in the event of an oil spill. With her husband John, she is co-founder of The Mays Family Foundation, which funds environmental organizations including All One Ocean; Ke Kai Ola, The Marine Mammal Center’s new Monk Seal Hospital in Kona, Hawaii; and Sea Shepherd’s anti-whaling work in the Antarctic and Taiji Japan Dolphin slaughter.

Stuart Moody is President of Green Sangha, a mindfulness-based environmental action group. He directs their Rethinking Plastics campaign.

Wallace J. Nichols, founder of BlueMind, works with California Academy of Sciences as Research Associate and is a Conservation Science Advisor for ProPeninsula. He is working on an oceans study with Duke University and Blue Ocean Institute.

Mayumi Oda is an artist/activist and founder of Plutonium Free Future.  Her art is exhibited and  collected world-wide, including at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.  Mayumi is the author-artist of numerous books, including Goddesses, I Opened The Gate Laughing, Happy Veggies and artist for Safe Energy Handbook and Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty.

George Orbelian is co-founder of Project Kaisei and Ojingo Labs, a technology company that develops innovative smart phone capabilities for which Project Kaisei received the Google Earth Hero award.

Chadd “Onohi” Paishon, the Senior Captain of Na Kalai Wa’a, a non-profit education group based in Waimea Hawaii.  The group utilizes their voyaging canoe, Makali’i, and their global voyages on such traditional sailing canoes to promote a cultural understanding of our part in caring for the land and sea. Chadd is 1 of 5 men recognized in Hawaii to hold the rank of Pwo, a non instrument master navigator.

Rev. M. Kalani Souza is executive director of the Olohana Foundation, a community capacity building nonprofit. As a Hawaiian practitioner and cross-cultural facilitator, he promotes social justice through conflict resolution. He is a storyteller, musician and more.