Dr. Phil Haydon

President, Chairman of the Board

Phil Haydon is the Annetta and Gustav Grisard Professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at Tufts University School of Medicine. During the next 3 preparatory years Phil will be sailing in the Massachusetts Bay area, raising funds for the Sail For Epilepsy project, and commencing epilepsy outreach to inspire others with epilepsy to overcome their challenges.
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Roy Greenwald

Board Member

Roy Greenwald is a life-long sailor who grew up plying the waters of Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island. Sailing and racing primarily with his wife, Gail, they have sailed their Valiant 42, Cordelia, over 50,000 miles. Roy has published several articles in Blue Water Sailing magazine and is a past commodore of the Blue Water Sailing Club. He is presently a committee member with the Bermuda 1-2 race organization.
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Steve Ricci

Board Member

Steve Ricci and his wife have competed in two Marion Bermuda Races and while Steve regularly crews on another boat for round the buoy racing, coastal cruising to visit new locales is their favorite pastime. Steve and his wife have charted bare boats in Turkey, Croatia, Greece, Spain (Majorca), France and Belize. When in New England waters they range from Cape Cod to southern Canada.
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Lauren Darby Zike

Director of Marketing & Communications

Lauren Darby Zike grew up boating the waters of Penobscot Bay, in midcoast Maine. She has sailed from Mexico to Hawai’i via the equator, from Boston to Key West, and throughout the Lesser Antilles aboard tall ships. Lauren brings web development, marketing, and social media experience to the Sail For Epilepsy team and will be providing shore-side project support during the circumnavigation.
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Joe Cooper (Coop)


Phil and Joe Cooper first met in 2016 as Phil was preparing to sail in the Bermuda 1-2 race. Since then they have worked closely together: Coop has been helping Phil in boat modifications to enhance his current race boat for offshore sailing. Coop brings a breadth of extensive experience to the Sail For Epilepsy program that will be invaluable in boat and crew preparations, as well as in support during the voyage.
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