Rob Shallenberger, Ph.D. | Emeritus Board Member
Rob was the chief of the Division of Refuges from 1991 to 1997. He was the Midway Atoll Refuge Manager from 1997 to 2000, during which time he was instrumental in helping kickstart the Friends of Midway Atoll. His book Hawaiian Birds of the Sea features birds from Midway. He was the program manager for The Nature Conservancy for the island of Hawai‘i and remained active with a number of other conservation organizations including several other Friends groups in Hawai’i. He has followed the progress of conservation projects at Midway Atoll Refuge since its founding and joined the FOMA Board in 2011. Deceased March 2023.