Diane Davidson - Senior Legal and Program Consultant, is a veteran attorney with extensive experience in mass media communications, administrative, contract, real estate and international law. A lifelong conservationist and scuba diver since 1983, Diane has a strong passion for the oceans and their protection. particularly because she has seen the terrible effects of climate change on the underwater first hand. She provides legal strategy and support, manages the resort partnerships at The Ocean Foundation and provides assistance as needed in other areas. She has been very active in her local county watershed and flood water management through the years, and has been certified by the Potomac Greenways Coalition's Master Watershed Stewardship Program. Previous employers include two private law firms, the Federal Communications Commission, Discovery Communications and The Walt Disney Company. Diane received her JD degree from Vanderbilt University and her undergraduate degree from Duke University.
Tamika L. Washington - Accounting & Tax Preparation Consultant, received her B.S. in Accounting from Morgan State University and has spent the last 15 years providing accounting services and support for large and small companies in a variety of industries. For the past 11 years, many of the companies she’s worked with have been ocean non profits. She is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but has lived in Maryland for nearly 25 years. One of her fondest childhood memories was after her move to Maryland, where she was on a school science field trip aboard a skipjack doing research in the Chesapeake Bay. That experience sparked her interest in the world’s oceans. Tamika's company DAS Unlimited has been working with the Ocean Foundation since 2009.
Shree Laxmi Karmacharya has joined Tamika Washington at DAS Unlimited and will be providing accounting support to The Ocean Foundation. Shree has a double MBA degree in General Management and Finance. She is multilingual and is fluent in English, Hindi/Urdu, Nepali, which is her national language, and Newari, her ethnic language. While obtaining her MBA, Shree managed her own pharmaceutical business. After graduation, she worked as a Human Resource manager in one of the largest manufacturing companies in Nepal. After she relocated to the US she worked at the Strayer University, Alexandria Campus, as an Assistant Business Office Manager focusing on accounts receivables and collections before she joined the International League of Conservation Photographers as the Director of Finance and Operations handling of all the financial management of the organization.