Heal Our Harbor, Inc.

We Work For Clean Water

Port Charlotte, FL   |

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Heal Our Harbor, Inc.

EIN: 88-1382931


Heal Our Harbor, Inc. is dedicated to the restoration, preservation, and support of aquatic resources constituting the Charlotte Harbor, FL watershed. Our environmental advocacy organization is led by retired scientists and educators committed to our programs of water testing and adult education. Through these programs, Heal Our Harbor seeks to inform and educate Citizen Scientists, Governmental, Civic organizations and the general public on the condition, safety, and importance of the Peace River Watershed.

Ruling year info


CEO / Director

Dr. Richard Whitman

Main address

798 Spring Lake Blvd NW

Port Charlotte, FL 33952 USA

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Subject area info


Water resources

Aquatic wildlife protection

Environmental education

Physical and earth sciences

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Population served info






NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.


Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

CPCC / Water Testing

This program consists of monthly water monitoring and testing at multiple sites in Charlotte County. Collected test samples are analyzed by independent laboratories and universities. Results are shared with Charlotte County, educational institutions, and resident stakeholders.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome


Heal Our Harbor, Inc.

Financial data

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Heal Our Harbor, Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2024

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Contributions, Grants, Gifts $34,514
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $34,523
Program Services $18,367
Administration $3,218
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $22,084

Heal Our Harbor, Inc.

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2024

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Total Assets $21,839
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $21,839


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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CEO / Director

Dr. Richard Whitman

Dr. Whitman received his Doctorate at Texas A&M. His career includes work with NASA, as Ecology educator at Indiana University (NW), Chief Scientist for Indiana Dunes National Park, and from 1993-2011 as manager for the United States Geological Survey (Lake Michigan Ecological Research Station).

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Heal Our Harbor, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 05/06/2024
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Board of directors data
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Board chair

Dr. Richard Whitman

Heal Our Harbor, Inc.

Term: 2023 - 2024

David Schutz

Heal Our Harbor, Inc.

Phyllis Wojcik

Heal Our Harbor, Inc.

Bruce Wojcik

Heal Our Harbor, Inc.

Cheryl Berlon

Heal Our Harbor, Inc.

Chris Connor

Heal Our Harbor, Inc.

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/30/2024

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/30/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.