The Zemi Foundation has assembled a top-notch team of experts in numerous scientific disciplines to offer consultancy services in a wide variety of situations that frequently confront small islands. These teams focus on investigating and resolving environmental and cultural issues and instead of working in relative secrecy, our teams make a point of involving all possible local stakeholders and community members in the decision making processes.
Kelley Scudder-Temple, Ph.D., Executive Director, holds advanced degrees in environmental studies and anthropology. Dr. Scudder-Temple has spent more than twenty years working with NGOs, government agencies and communities throughout the Caribbean on cultural and environmental resource management initiatives.
Paul Diamond, B.Sc. Director of Special Projects holds a B.Sc. in Anthropology and has worked as co-director of Sandwatch, a premier student based global climate monitoring program through UNESCO. Mr. Diamond has worked on a wide variety of projects from biodiversity to education to geographic information system development in more than thirty countries.
Dawn Hayes is an archaeologist and lawyer based in Central Florida. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Anthropology from the University of South Florida, where she focused on public involvement in cultural management activities and the laws regulating cultural resource preservation. Her B.A. in anthropology/archaeology and her J.D. are from Florida State University. She has experience working as a land use attorney, an archaeologist, and a cultural anthropologist. This experience includes having researched Bahamian maritime law and its relation to specific archaeological and historical sites.
Michael Temple BA has conducted extensive research on cultural resource management, heritage planning and GIS throughout the Caribbean.
Dave Gray: PhD holds advanced degrees in applied mathematics and is a computer software specialist. Dr. Gray has extensive experience over 3 decades working with Fisheries and related industries in both Eastern Canada and the Caribbean. Dr. Gray has developed software used to support environmental monitoring that is used worldwide particularly in the Caribbean and South Pacific. He is an experienced teacher and trainer.