SCCF (the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) is pleased to welcome Bob Brooks, Laura DeBruce and Megan Doss as they begin four-year terms on the organization’s Board of Trustees.


“SCCF’s longtime CEO Erick Lindblad was known to say that the right board members always seem to join our governing body at exactly the right time,” said SCCF CEO James Evans. “No truer statement could be made about Bob, Laura and Megan. Each brings a unique skill set and a fantastic collaborative nature to our governance. We are so fortunate to have them join our leadership.”


Founder of manufacturers representative agency Robert Brooks Associates, Bob has vacationed and then lived on Sanibel since the 80’s. He serves on the Coastal Watch Advisory Committee, the Sanibel Fly Fishers Board, and was the first Director of Development for Captains for Clean Water. Bob’s focus on water quality, protection of wildlife and their habitat, and safeguarding Sanibel and Captiva as island sanctuaries were paramount in his decision to serve as a Trustee.


Laura DeBruce is a lawyer and entrepreneur who has had a presence on Sanibel since 2010. She has brought her extensive background in legal advice and consulting services to bear locally, serving on the Sanibel Planning Commission and the CHR (Community for Housing Resources) Executive Committee, and being a founding member of the Sanibel Captiva Women’s Association.


Megan Doss has held many public service roles in Michigan where she is also the owner and founder of Special Events! LLC. Her broad-based volunteer service demonstrates her fierce advocacy for education, recreation, and the environment. The Doss family has been represented on Sanibel and Captiva for three generations. They are dedicated to living in harmony with the oceans and wildlife, engendering respect for Southwest Florida’s local ecosystems.


“In saluting our new Trustees, we also must recognize the Nominating Committee chaired by former Board President Doug Ryckman,” said SCCF Board President Don Rice. “The committee was dedicated to finding the volunteers who can bring their talents as well as their passions to making SCCF a constantly improving operation. Their work is truly appreciated.”


SCCF is dedicated to protecting and caring for Southwest Florida’s coastal ecosystems. To read the full Trustee biographies and learn more about our mission-driven work, please visit