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Our Board


We are an all-volunteer Board with expertise in various fields:


Karen deMoor is a community and environmental advocate and a small business owner in the health and wellness field. Karen's background is in non-profit management and fundraising, communications, and international political advocacy, having worked for organizations such as Pesticide Action Network and Oxfam America, an international social justice and disaster-relief agency. She holds a BA in Political Science from Tufts University in Boston. Karen is an outdoor and nature enthusiast, and has lived in Moss Beach with her husband since 2001.


Dolores Silva has been a resident of Moss Beach since 1990, during which time her appreciation for the coast has led her into a position of advocacy for the conservation of the community and the environment. She is bilingual and brings 25 years of business management experience working with financial and legal teams as well as developing business plans. Dolores has an MBA from Harvard and a BA in Art from the University of Texas at El Paso. Her last position was with Tilia, Inc., in San Francisco. Dolores retired as Sr. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2004. 


James (JQ) Oeswein is a retired development scientist and scientific director, having spent a very successful and rewarding career in the biopharmaceutical industry at Lilly Research Laboratories and Genentech, Inc. His professional positions and appointments included leading several development projects in R&D, Quality and Manufacturing. He is an author of many scientific publications and presentations, as well as an inventor on several patents. JQ holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Kentucky and a Ph.D. in Physical Biochemistry from the University of Florida. He is also a U.S. Army veteran. His current interests include science, coastside history and coastal preservation. He has been a resident of the Midcoast since 1985.

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