Board of Directors

Mr. Ron Hardy, President   (Co-Founder)

Co-owner and President, Gulf World Marine Park, Mr.Hardy has over 25 years of experience in the marine world.

Ms. Julia Cunningham, Secretary (Co-Founder)

Recently retired as Vice President of Business Development for Fortune 100 corporations working with companies whose annual revenue exceeds $2B to share her passion of the Gulf Coast full time.  Julia is currently a Realtor for Coastal Realty Group and providing others the opportunity to learn about our unique piece of Paradise – visit www.juliacunningham.com. Julia has been appointed by Gulf County Commissioners to serve on several Boards and served as a member of the Gulf County Tourist Development Council for 8 years.  Julia is actively involved in all strandings and rescue and rehabiliations on Cape San Blas.

Ms. Pam George    (Co-Founder)

Ms. George has recently been promoted to General Manager for Gulf World Marine Park.  She has been an advocate for all of the work and assisted in founding GWMI.

Mr. Mike Hill, Treasurer

Northwest Florida & Big Bend Health Councils, Inc., Panama City, FL.  Executive Director of two health councils in the Florida Panhandle.   

Forrest I. Townsend Jr., DVM 

Staff veterinarian and owner of Bayside Hospital for animals. Marine mammal veterinarian for 34 years, consulting for numerous oceanarium over the years.  Lead veterinarian for NMFS wild dolphin health assessments for twenty years.  

Mr. Paul Johnson

Mr. Mario Gisbert