CEO and Founder
Donna Lanzetta is an attorney and entrepreneur with a passion for sustainable seafood production. Motivated by a concern for our world’s growing population, our declining wild fish stocks, and the urgent need to feed our growing numbers, Manna Fish Farms (Manna) is currently awaiting permits to operate a sustainable and transparent fish farm, and to research Integrated Multi Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) off the Eastern Coast of The United States.
Director of Research and Development
After attending the University of Wisconsin, where he studied Zoology, Mike Meeker played professional hockey for a few years. Following a brief period in British Columbia where he ran a hatchery, Mike settled on the West end of Manitoulin Island in 1984 with his family.
He started with a 20 foot square pen made from logs he cut in the bush and a hand sewn net. Over the next 30 years the operation expanded and evolved to comprise 14 submersible open net pens, and one Stormsafe Submersible hex pen. Mike developed a reputation in the industry as an inventor as well as an entrepreneur.
Dr. Stephen Frattini
Dr. Stephen Frattini is a 2010 graduate of Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine, where he focused on aquatic animal disease diagnostics and management. In 2014 he founded the Center For Aquatic Animal Research and Management (CFAARM) to provide services and strategies for those involved in all aspects of the seafood supply chain.
Director of Sales
Sarah Johnson is an experienced sales executive with over 25 years of successful sales history in the corporate world. Sarah received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and her Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership from Dowling College.
Zach was born and raised on Long Island, loving the local waters in which he grew up fishing,
exploring and learning. Recognizing his deep affinity for these things, he chose to pursue a course
of study that would allow him to focus his career on taking care of them. Shortly after beginning
his education, circumstance led Zach to become acquainted with Donna Lanzetta, and the
mission of Manna Fish Farms. Finding a perfect fit, Zach has been a part of Manna since 2016.