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Maria D. Mark

Past Executive Director

Retired Coordinator, UNF Environmental Leadership Program

Maria is a long-time Atlantic Beach resident, where she lives with her husband, Bob, and son, Garrett. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in business. Maria began working with TPF and the St. Johns River Alliance in 2006 as the assistant program manager of both organizations, and in 2008 decided to focus her energies on TPF and became the interim executive director. She was elected in 2012 as commissioner of Atlantic Beach and was appointed as Mayor Pro Tempore. Maria was executive director of TPF until 2015 when she joined the University of North Florida as coordinator for its Environmental Leadership program. Maria is also a Florida Master’s Naturalist graduate (2008), a certified paralegal, and former board member of Beaches Watch.