Mystic Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through conservation, education and research.
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
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.
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.
To develop techniques that advance the art of live animal display and its role in stimulating interest in the aquatic world.
To promote the health and stability of natural habitats and the populations of marine life, particularly those of Long Island Sound and adjacent waters.
To become a renowned national and international source of zoological, aquatic and marine-life science information within the scientific and academic communities.
Stephen M. Coan, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Senior Vice President and CFO
Senior Vice President, Mission Programs
Senior Vice President, Facilities and Capital Projects
Allison D. Tuttle, DVM, Diplomate ACZM
Senior Vice President of Zoological Operations
Vice President, Education and Conservation
C. Rodney Daniels
Vice President, Guest Experience
Vice President, Development
Vice President, External Relations
Board of Trustees
George M. Milne, Jr., Ph.D. (Chairman)
Radius Ventures, LLC
Stephen M. Coan, Ph.D. (CEO)
President & CEO
Sea Research Foundation, Inc.
Tom Marra (Vice Chair)
Chairman of the Board
Symetra Financial Corporation
Tom Mosey (Vice Chair)
President & CEO
Mini Melts, Inc.
Steven Perrelli (Vice Chair)
Vice President Sales Center Operations
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Northern New England, Inc.
Susette Tibus (Vice Chair)
Patrick L. Green, FACHE (Treasurer)
President & CEO, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital & Westerly Hospital
Executive Vice President, Yale New Haven Health
Susan B. Pochal (Secretary)
Pochal and Pochal, LLC
Peter B. Barr, D.B.A.
President, Glenville State College
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council
Peter G. Drakos
The Law Office of Peter Drakos, LLC
Kevin R. Hennessy
State Policy Director
Dominion Resources, Inc.
Principal & CEO
First H&M Corporation
Cecilie H. Jedlicka
Timothy J. Kane
Goodway Technologies Corp.
Richard Katz, M.D.
Sarah E. Kelly, Ph.D.
TGIR Consulting, LLC
George H. Kirby III
CEO & Board member
RS Technologies Inc.
Michael P. Lech
Founder & CEO
A Beautiful Company and Buon Appetito Ristorante
Alinea Strategic Solutions
Managing Director of Strategic Investments
Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation
Tan Hee Teck
Genting Singapore PLC
Terry D. Garcia
Carolyn P. Kelly
Daniel C. Verdier
Cirrus Construction Company, Inc.