Gregory J. Sarno
Mr. Sarno is an experienced and successful entrepreneur and is a long-time environmentalist. He has multi-disciplinary management experience including 14 years of commercial real estate development. Mr. Sarno was the initial capital investor for Beach Recovery.
Dr. Sean Augustine
Dr. Sean Augustine is a strategic advisor to the Beach Recovery Foundation where he works closely with Mr. Sarno. His executive background is largely in Big 4 Consulting for fifteen years between Deloitte and Ernst and Young.Â Dr. Augustine has an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and completed his studies in business strategy with a Doctorate of Science from Robert Morris University.
Dr. Gerardo Navas DÃ¡vila, Ph.D, P.E
Obtained a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1961 from the College of Agricultural and Mechanical Arts at Mayag ez, a Master degree in Economic Planning from the graduate School of Planning of the University of Puerto Rico in 1967 and a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley in 1972. Dr. Navas is Professor in planning at the University of Puerto Rico Graduate Planning School and served as its chairman from 1975 to 1981. He has been visiting professor at the faculty of Planning and Architecture at the University of Florida at Gainesville and University of Nuevo LeÃ³n at Monterey, Mexico. He has taught graduate courses in land use planning, transportation and infrastructure planning, development planning and in theory and method of planning and implementation. Dr. Navas has been senior advisor to the President of the Planning Board, to the Secretary of Labor and Human Resources, to the Secretary of Education, to the Director of the PR Technological Transformation Corporation, to the Secretary of Transportation and Public Works and to the Executive Director of Puerto Rico Highway and Transportation Authority and to the Governor of Puerto Rico along his long professional experience. Dr. Navas has a long list of scholarly publications. For the last three years he has been a regular contributor to the editorial pages of the El Nuevo DÃa, which is the most prestigious newspaper in Puerto Rico.
Greg DiCamillo, MD
Dr. DiCamillo has a strong background in international public health and preventive medicine. He is aÂ graduate of Baylor College of Medicine where he focused on global medicine and medical management, receiving scholarships to studyÂ in Central America, South America, and the Middle East. He is involved in life science entrpreneurship and attended the Ignite conference in Silicon Valley as well as taking entrepreneurship classes at Rice Universityâ€™s Jones School of Business. He is also particularly interested in integrative and mind-body medicine and studied at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil. Prior to medical school, Dr. DiCamillo spent two years at Johns Hopkins pursuing additional medical and public health training as well as conducting Hepatitis C research with the Surgery and Transplant division at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. DiCamillo speaks Italian, Hindi, and fluent Spanish from the two years he spent working in Chile and India.
Professor Constantine L. Goudas, Ph.D. & D.Sc.
Professor Constantine L. Goudas, Ph.D. & D.Sc. is a Professor (Emeritus), Department of Mathematics, University of Patras, Greece. Obtained his degree from University of Athens, Dept. Mathematics, Ph.D. &D.Sc. From Victoria University of Manchester, U.K. Before he became famous for his studies and writings on â€œsoft shoreâ€ technologies, Dr. Goudas had an accomplished career that included working for Boeing Aircraft and NASA. Dr. Goudas worked for Boeing and is noted for solving critical astrophysics problems allowing the successful moon landing by NASA. It was Dr. Goudasâ€™ critical work and correctly calculating the moonâ€™s gravitational fields that allowed for a successful and safe moon landing. Many years later, Dr. Goudas focused his mathematical attention to explaining phenomena closer to home. Dr. Goudas took great interest in fluid dynamics and the great amounts of energy in our oceans. Through mathematical modeling and testing of complex theories, Dr. Goudas embarked on trying to model everything from solving the beach erosion that plagued Greece and Europe, as well as, all the other countries in the world to the potential for generating â€œfreeâ€ electricity from ocean wave energy. Throughout his many years of research and development, he has written, contributed to, and collaborated on many scientifically significant books and papers that were particularly relevant to the understanding of restoring beaches.
Cheryl K. Hastings, Ph.D.
As CEO of Everest Geotech, organized and convened a large international technical symposium integrating various scientific research disciplines to address key technology advances in the study of sea-level changes and the application of such research in petroleum exploration. Managing editor of symposium proceedings, which continues to be an authoritative text on the subject: Sea Level Changes â€“ An Integrated Approach, SEPM Special Publication, Volume 42. Doctoral research involved the use of stable isotope geochemistry in the study of sedimentary facies at the Permian/Triassic boundary along the Permian hinge line in the Western U.S. The research results were integrated with additional global isotopic signatures to develop a model for worldwide changes in ocean chemistry and related sea level changes.
Christoforos Kapopoulos, P.E., M.Sc.
Christoforos received his diploma in Civil Engineering – Direction of Hydraulic and Geotechnical Engineering from Democritus University of Thrace. He received his Geology degree from University of Patras, Greece. He then went on to earn his M.Sc. in Infrastructure Works and became certified in Integrative Coastal Zone Management (ICZM, UNESCO-IHE). Christoforos speaks English and Greek. He is married, lives in Greece, enjoys travel, philosophy and sailing the world.
Attorney Suni Sukduang is a Partner of Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP, a law firm specializing in intellectual property. Mr. Sukduang is a member of the firm’s national Post Grant Law/Patent Reexamination Group and his practice is mainly focused on inter partes and ex parte reexaminations of patents involved in multi-party litigations. To date, Mr. Sukduang has been involved in more than one hundred litigation driven ex parte and inter partes reexaminations. Mr. Sukduang’s lead role and involvement in the reexamination group sees him advising on issues related to reexamination strategy, stays, inequitable conduct, invalidity analysis and non-infringement defenses. His technical expertise and experience includes telecommunications systems, network architectures, electrical control systems, semiconductors, user interfaces and computer software.
Heng is an environment lover from China and now a graduate student at Columbia University majoring in Environmental Engineering. He loves the sea and nature and enjoys working for the Beach Recovery Foundation. He believes that one step a day, we can make our planet a better place.
Melissa is seeking her Bachelorâ€™s degree at Lehigh University and has a passion for the environment. She is an environmental studies major with a political science minor and a business minor. Melissa is looking forward to working with environmental organizations such as the Beach Recovery Foundation in the future and striving for a better planet. She grew up at the beach and formed lifelong memories in the sand, so the BRFâ€™s goals resonate strongly with her.