Team

Jay Sweeney, VMD

Board Advisor Dr. Jay Sweeney is a world-renowned expert in marine mammal medicine. His interest in the oceans was born from his surfer roots in La Jolla, California and whetted by his mother, a marine biologist at Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Dr. Sweeney began his veterinary career working with SeaWorld and the US Navy’s Marine Mammal Program, and […]

Rae Stone, DVM

Board Advisor Dr. Rae Stone is a marine mammal veterinarian well known for pioneering the use of diagnostic ultrasound in dolphins. Her passion for animals and science led her to cofound Dolphin Quest in 1988, creating a new standard for the public display of dolphins in natural, enriching environments. Dolphin Quest, now with three locations worldwide, is […]

Gregg Levine, DVM

Board Advisor Dr. Gregg Levine graduated veterinary school from Colorado State University in 1998 and moved to the Hawaiian Islands to pursue his passion for marine mammal medicine.  Over the last sixteen years in the islands, he has balanced his practice of small animal medicine and surgery alongside his career as a marine mammal veterinarian. In his […]

Kevin Furman, Esq

Board Director Kevin Furman grew up on the beaches of North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and law school at American University in Washington. His boyhood love and fascination for the ocean and its inhabitants never faded, and after professional stints in the public sector with the US Treasury Department, US International Trade […]

George I. Atta, FAICP, LEED AP, CEI

Board Director George Atta was appointed Director of the Department of Planning and Permitting at the City & County of Honolulu by Mayor Kirk Caldwell in 2013. He provides leadership, administration, and management for a department of 300 employees in areas relating to long-range planning; building and construction; traffic and engineering; land use and development; […]