MBV is led by a board consisting of a President, Vice President and six Executive Board Members. These board members are elected by the members of the organization on an annual basis. There are no paid staff positions. The all-volunteer organization is headed by an Executive Director.
2017 Executive Board
|Vice President||John Knight|
|Directors||Anthony Russo, Jeanne Paynter, Kirk Johnson, Diane Whitacre|
|Director Emeritus||Bob Greene|
|Veterans’ Relations||Kirk “Cheef” Johnson|
|Northern California Operations||Michael Steinbaugh|
|Volunteer Coordinator||Gary Crawford|
|Boat Director (Freedom)|
|Boat Director (Independence)||Jay Ward|
|Freedom Dive Program|
The organization’s marine physical assets include “Freedom”, a 60 foot Pacifica, which has been modified for the physically challenged dive program, and “Independence”, a 49 foot DeFever used for all other marine sports and touring. In addition, the Monterey based sports fishing fleet and dozens of private boat owners make their vessels available for the two annual fishing derbies. The land based assets include wheelchair accessible golf carts and vans.