Director, President and Director of Research & Conservation
Carrie founded CCMI in 1998 and has since built CCMI around her dream of sustaining biodiversity through research, education and conservation. As a professor of oceanography, Carrie has dedicated over 20 years to marine research in the Cayman Islands.
Director, Company Chairman
Having been involved with CCMI since 2004, Chris joined the board of directors in 2010. In 1990 he founded Ecoweek Ecological Tours. He has been a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in London for more than 20 years. Chris believes that education and awareness are a focal part of preserving the marine environment and that the Cayman Islands have one of the most spectacular reef systems in the world.
Dr. Gelfand received a BA in 1966 and PhD in 1971 in Chemistry from Rutgers University. He was a Research Scientist at Princeton University from 1971 until 1995. His research originally concerned the composition of planetary atmospheres but he eventually wound up working in artificial intelligence and finally brain science. He was the Director of Research Administration at SUNY Oswego from 1996 until 2013 when he retired. Jack joined CCMI because he was impressed with the research activity and wanted to provide support.