The Galveston Seafarers Center is currently operated by a 18 member Board of Directors, a full time port chaplain, two staff members, 12 member advisory committee and a number of dedicated volunteers.
Natalie Clarke, President
I support the Seafarers Center mission and their services to seafarers. I have witnessed first hand the great work they provide.
Michael Culpepper, VP of Building Operations (Interim)
I am the Owner of Nautical Antiques and have a sincere interest in seafaring and the organization.
Gordon Robinson, VP of Ministry
My first career was in the Maritime industry and the Seafarers Center has been a part of my life for many years. I have served on the board in almost every capacity, VP of Ministry being the latest. I am a life-long Presbyterian, and have served my church as Deacon, Elder and Trustee.
Albert Choate, Treasurer
As one of the Commissioners of the Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 and VP of the Galveston Propeller Club, I have a great interest in our port and the seafarers who visit our port.
Crystal Dupuis, Secretary
I have always had a heart for international volunteer work. Therefore, I believe the seafarers center is a great opportunity to support the international community in a local setting.
Jonathan Hale, Immediate Past President
Gulf Copper Dry Dock & Rig Repair.
Capt. USCG (Ret.) Christine Balboni, Board Member
I feel the center is a very important support function for our mariners and have seen the positive impact it has, even beyond the center itself.
Douglas Baumann, Board Member
David Casale, Board Member
As a former US sailor, I am interested in supporting the needs of seafarers visiting Galveston.
Carl Haglund, Board Member
I am interested in giving back in the community and the betterment of seafarers conditions.
Joe Hoff, Board Member
As student activity co-ordinator at TAMUG I feel I am in a great position to educate next generation merchant marines. It is my belief that Seafarers Center provide a great service to individuals working far from home and loved ones. I look forward to contributing to this great mission.
Rev. Meredith Holt, Board Member
O.N. James, Board Member
Long time board member and representative of Wesley Tabernacle United Methodist Church, I was a sailor for many years and know the importance of the Seafarers Missions.
Niels Lyngso, Board Member
WGMA-I work in the Maritime industry and partner with the Galveston Seafarers Center to share industry stories and updates.
Peggy McMullen, Board Member
Gloria Micheletti, Board Member
Leroy Naschke, Board Member
Bayport Machines, Inc. I support the Galveston Seafarers Center whole-heartedly, for the work they do.
Ian White, Board Member
I am a freelance journalist and a sailor at heart, I appreciate all help for those in peril on the sea.
Ernie Conner, Board Member
Ruth Leah Finkelstein
Capt. Wally Hogan
I am very interested in the work the Seafarers Center provides and want to show my support in all they do.
As a retired reporter for the Houston Chronicle I have had an abiding interest in seafarers and their lives, having written many articles related to the industry.