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MBNMS Program Operations Staff

picture of Dawn HayesDawn L. Hayes

Deputy Superintendent, Program Operations Coordinator
(831) 647-4256

As the Deputy Superintendent and Program Operations Coordinator for Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Dawn Hayes is responsible for operations planning, budgeting and administering the site's Management Plan. She and her team support the efforts and infrastructure for ~30 staff at the Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Simeon offices and the Sanctuary's Advisory Council. Dawn graduated from Humboldt State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Zoology with a marine emphasis and a Secondary Science Teaching Credential in Life and Physical Sciences.

Dawn brings over 20 years of professional experience to the sanctuary and has implemented marine science programs for the Catalina Island Marine Institute, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Arcata High School and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County.

picture of Haven ParkerHaven Parker

Program Specialist & Advisory Council Coordinator
(831) 647-4206

Haven has previously worked for ONMS in both intern and contractor capacities since 2016. As a policy coordinator, Haven tracks projects and policy initiatives of the Sanctuary. Additionally, she assists the Superintendent with day-to-day operations and corresponds with the Sanctuary Advisory Council to assist in its administrative functions.

Haven earned a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science and Policy with a Concentration in Marine Science from Duke University in 2019. There, she researched the impacts of fish farming regulations on North Carolina fishing communities and interned for then-Senator Kamala Harris.



[Andrew White]

Andrew C. B. White

Network Manager & Webmaster
(831) 647-4257

Andrew is responsible for management of internal networks, servers, workstations, mobile devices and telephone system. This includes security, training and administration for the Monterey, San Simeon and Santa Cruz offices. He's also responsible for content, design and management of the MBNMS social media sites (website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). Additionally, he helps maintain property inventories, vehicle maintenance, and sits on ONMS, NOS and NOAA committees relating to IT and web development. My back ground as an Apple Specialist has made the transition from technical support and training smooth. IT may be my profession, but my past life included professional cooking, firefighting, and 13 years in prehospital care.

Please contact me if you have any questions or comments about the MBNMS website or contact the appropriate Sanctuary personnel.



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