Yael Girard: Executive Director
Yael moved to Alabama from Asheville, North Carolina. There, she
worked for the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and also for the Western North Carolina Alliance. Yael graduated from Warren Wilson College in 2006. She loves to hike, swim and explore the outdoors. She came to the Foundation as an AmeriCorps Associate and then moved up to Stewardship and Outreach Coordinator. Yael considers the role of E.D. as a new opportunity to learn from the challenges of leading a nonprofit and reach more people within the community. She believes partnerships are the best way to improve an entire region.
Diana Brewer: Development and Communications Coordinator
Brewer has nearly 30 years of experience in public relations and marketing in Mobile and Baldwin counties, primarily in the areas of healthcare, tourism, and the arts. She recently completed a four-year term as a member of the Fairhope City Council and at one time served as executive director of the Fairhope Educational Enrichment Foundation after serving two terms on that organization’s board of directors. She also served on the boards of the Alabama Free Clinic, the American Cancer Society Baldwin County Chapter and was a founding member of the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Program.
Marcia Miller: Office Manager
Originally from Oklahoma, Marcia joined the Weeks Bay Foundation in 2005 and has been instrumental in moving the organization forward. She manages all facets of daily office procedures and keeps track of our grants, members, and accounting documents. Outside of work, Marcia likes spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Jacqueline Rose: Gulf Of Mexico Coastal Training Partnership Training Coordinator
Jacqueline graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Latin American & Latino Studies and conducted marine protection and tourism research at Lincoln University in New Zealand. Her focus is in water resource management, non-profit administration, and project-based environmental education that teaches science through the arts. She conducted water quality field research and educational programs in Tanzania, New Zealand, the Caribbean, North Carolina and California. She worked on the California Marine Protected Area Education and Outreach Initiative, coordinated a marine-inspired art exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium and held positions at California State University Stanislaus Biological Sciences Department, Long Marine Lab’s Seymour Discovery Center, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and Sea Studios Foundation. Jacqueline is the Founder of the nonprofit, Seavibe which connects art and environmental education.