2016-2018 Supervisors

Left to Right – Dave Schaefer;    Beth James;    Peter Kouracos;  The Honorable Judge Davidson;    Kellee Jo Ferrari;    Katie Tripp


Peter Kouracos – Chairman

Beth James – Vice Chairman

Supervisor Beth James is the Vice Chairman of VSWCD.  She is small business owner of Nice Ice Designs, Inc. jewelry in Daytona Beach Shores.  Beth is an independent closing agent and member of Daytona Beach and South Daytona Chambers of Commerce.      Ms. James is a former Oceans 5 Board of Directors member and Treasurer.  She is a member of National Honor Society and National Notary Association.    Beth is an active member of the Republican Executive Committee of Volusia County, Daytona Beach Republican Club, New Smyrna Beach Republican Club, Ronald Reagan Assemblies, Atlantic Federated Republican Women, Florida Federation of Republican Women, National Federation of Republican Women, Florida Republican Women’s Political Network, and National Republican Women’s Political Network.   She has chaired the Lincoln Day Dinner and worked on the Candidate Jamboree.  Beth has worked on many local, state, and national candidate’s campaigns.

Dave Schaefer – Treasurer

Katie Tripp: Supervisor

Supervisor Katie Tripp holds a Ph.D. in Veterinary Medical Science and a Master’s Certificate in Environmental Policy and Management, both from the University of Florida.  She received her bachelor’s degree with honors from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL, where she majored in Marine Science and received minors in both Chemistry and Environmental Policy.  Her work experience includes over nine years as the Science and Conservation Director for Save the Manatee, an environmental nonprofit organization; two years working as a biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Marine Mammal Pathobiology Laboratory; and two years as a consultant for the South Florida Water Management District, working on the Picayune Strand Everglades Restoration Project. She has served on the State’s Boating Advisory Council, following appointment by the Governor; Chaired the Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Partnership; and served on the Florida Springs Council Executive Committee, Blue Spring Alliance Steering Committee, and Floridians’ Clean Water Declaration Steering Committee.  She currently serves on the Indian River Lagoon Citizens’ Advisory Committee and on the Steering Committee of Volusia County’s Project H2O. Dr. Tripp lives in Port Orange and is leading ongoing restoration efforts for Rose Bay.  She is an avid organic gardener who is passionate about protecting pollinators and supporting efforts to promote locally sourced, sustainable food crops.

Kellee Jo Ferrari: Supervisor

Associate Supervisors:

Cindy Todd – Administrative Assistant


Derrick Orberg –