About Us

Our Mission

The mission of Mystic Aquarium is to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through conservation, education and research.

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Sea Research seeks to achieve this mission by:

Creating thought-provoking encounters with marine life
Conducting research that advances aquatic animal husbandry and health
Serving as an interpreter of marine science discoveries and conservation issues
Sharing resources and expertise with the scientific and education communities
Pursuing these endeavors with a commitment to excellence and innovation

Sea Research Foundation Activities

Education: To foster an interest in and understanding of the science and conservation of the aquatic world through formal and informal programs, written interpretive materials and exposure to living marine animals.

Research: To collect, evaluate and disseminate scientific data gathered through investigations and collaborations sponsored by the Aquarium and the scientific community. Such data will advance knowledge of aquatic animal husbandry and aquatic animal biology and behavior and promote a better understanding of our place in nature.

Exhibitry: To develop techniques that advance the art of live animal display and its role in stimulating interest in the aquatic world.

Conservation: To promote the health and stability of natural habitats and the populations of marine life, particularly those of Long Island Sound and adjacent waters.

Institutional Leadership: To become a renowned national and international source of zoological, aquatic and marine-life science information within the scientific and academic communities.

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Stephen M. Coan, Ph.D. ~ President and CEO
Larry Rivarde ~ Executive Vice President and COO
Robert Constable ~ Senior Vice President and CFO
Katie Cubina ~ Senior Vice President, Mission Programs
Roz Gilhuly ~ Senior Vice President, External Relations
Keith Sorensen ~ Senior Vice President, Facilities and Capital Projects
Kelly Matis ~ Vice President, Education and Conservation
Allison D. Tuttle, DVM, Diplomate ACZM ~
Vice President, Biological Programs
Cheryl E. Miller ~ Director of Operations, Office of the President


Board of Trustees

George M. Milne, Jr., Ph.D. (Chair)
Senior Partner
Radius Ventures, LLC

Stephen M. Coan, Ph.D.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Sea Research Foundation, Inc.

Thomas Mosey (Vice Chair)
President & Chief Executive Officer
Mini Melts, Inc.

Steven Perrelli (Vice Chair)
Senior Director of Sales
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of  Northern New England, Inc

Susette Tibus (Vice Chair)
Simply Majestic

Peter B. Barr, D.B.A.

Leigh Anne Bonney

Rodney Butler
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council

Attorney Peter G. Drakos
The Law Office of Peter Drakos, LLC

Terry D. Garcia

Marjorie A. Geiger

Patrick L. Green, FACHE
President & CEO Lawrence + Memorial Hospital & Westerly Hospital
Executive Vice President, Yale New Haven Health

Jack Heflin
Heflin Properties

Kevin R. Hennessy
State Policy Director
Dominion Resources, Inc.

Eric F. Hogarth
Johnson Brunetti

John Holstein
Principal & Chief Executive Officer
First H&M Corporation

Timothy J. Kane
Chief Executive Officer
Goodway Technologies Corp.

Richard Katz, MD
Griffin Hospital (Retired)

George H. Kirby III
President & Chief Executive Officer
Ocean Power Technologies

Joseph Marino
Chief Executive Officer
Rite Solutions, Inc

Alex Marku
A Beautiful Company and Buon Appetito Ristorante

Tom Marra
President & Chief Executive Officer
Symetra Financial Corporation

Jason Reese
Alinea Strategic Solutions

Stephan Salem
Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation

Tan Hee Teck
Genting Singapore

Trustees Emeritus

Attorney Carolyn Kelly
Suisman, Shapiro Attorneys-At-Law

Daniel C. Verdier