Welcome a-Board, a BayLines Original Article

michael sean headshotsWe are pleased to introduce two new members of the MSI Board of Trustees

Sean M. Caplice is a partner with Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP. Caplice’s legal background provides a strong foundation in organizational and governance management. In addition, his certification as a Chartered Adviser in Philanthropy provides a solid basis in understanding the operations and needs of non-profit entities. Caplice has been drawn to aquatic life and the ocean since childhood. He loves to scuba dive and obtained a professional Dive Master rating from PADI in 2000. He is particularly interested in ensuring MSI’s quality impact on school children.

Michael D. Odai is Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Mosaic Ventures. Odai returns to the MSI Board of Trustees after a one-year leave to help found and launch Mosaic, an early stage venture capital fund based in London. Prior to Mosaic, Odai worked with Sir Richard Branson and the Virgin Group to start a number of companies, including Virgin Money Australia and Virgin Green Fund. Odai spent his early career years as a corporate attorney in New York City.  He has extensive legal and commercial experience, and has acted as both a board member and adviser for numerous companies. Originally from New York, Odai moved to Redwood City in 2007.  His three children were born here and he is very interested in deepening his roots in the community by contributing his expertise to educational and public benefit enterprises.

We warmly welcome these new trustees who will lead the Marine Science Institute through the coming years.


Executive Director Marilou Seiff

Seeking Spectacular Board Members

We’re looking for a few talented and conscientious volunteer board members to lead and strengthen the Marine Science Institute as we complete and launch our new strategic plan. If you can contribute your time, thoughtfulness and leadership one Saturday per quarter plus some additional events, and are interested in exploring this opportunity, please contact me at marilou@sfbaymsi.org to learn more about this volunteer opportunity. We’re especially looking for people with accounting, real estate and/or fundraising experience. Please visit our website at www.sfbaymsi.org for more information.


This article was featured in our BayLines Autumn Edition 2015.

Marine Science Institute is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) not for profit organization
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