John specializes in environmental energy and administrative law. He helped found the Marsh Preservation Society, Solar City Gainesville, and the Public Trust Environmental Legal Institute of Florida. During law school at the University of Florida, John managed a solar energy company and worked for the Conservation Trust for Florida. After graduation he was awarded a fellowship with the Florida Keys based nonprofit organization Citizens Not Serfs. He currently serves at the Executive Director of Outreach for the Coastal Ocean Association of Science and Technology.
Leslie was the Commercial Leasing Account Manager for Enterprise Rent A Car for six years, Coca-Cola Enterprises Key Account Development Manager for five years and currently works for Coca-Cola Refreshments, Inc. as the Key Account Development Manager. Mrs. Bertino’s responsibilities include managing long term legal contracts, marketing program development, new product/package sales, and delivering consistent volume growth.
Kelly has 9 years experience as a teacher in St. Johns County School District. She specializes in exceptional student education with endorsements for ESOL (English as a second language) and gifted education. She has been the director of various community service projects, safety patrol, team leader, media coordinator and field trip coordinator.
Mary Ellen Hanes, Director of Outreach