Governing Board & Staff


Governing Board 2019–2021

President | 2017–2019 

Hilary Neckles
U.S. Geological Survey
Augusta, ME

International Member-at-Large | 2017–2021

J. Ernesto Mancera
Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Bogotá, D.C., Cundinamarca, Colombia

President-Elect | 2019–2021

James Fourqurean
Florida International University
Miami, FL

Member-at-Large | 2017–2021

Christine Whitcraft
California State University Long Beach
Long Beach, CA

Past President | 2015–2017

Robert Twilley
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA


Member-at-Large | 2015–2019

Ruth Carmichael
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Dauphin Island, AL


Leanna Heffner
Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Anchorage, AK

Member-at-Large | 2015–2019

Mark Brush 
Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary
Gloucester Point, VA


Erik Smith
University of South Carolina
Georgetown, SC

Student Member-at-Large | 2017–2019

Ashley Bulseco-McKim
Marine Biological Laboratory 
Woods Hole, MA

Affiliate Society Representatives

Bruce Hatcher
Cape Breton University 

Susan Adamowicz
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Joseph Luczkovich 
East Carolina University 

Jason Stutes
GeoEngineers, Inc.

Theresa Talley
University of California, San Diego 

Cassondra Armstrong
South Florida Water Management District


Anna Armitage
Texas A&M University at Galveston


CERF Staff

Contact Information
Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation
2150 North 107th Street, Suite 205
Seattle, WA 98133-9009
(206) 209-5262 
[email protected]

CERF team

CERF Staff
From L to R: Diana Vengrovski, Megan Miller, Susan Park, Louise Miller, Terry Onustack, Makenna Wallingford, and Krystina Toscas

Executive Director
Susan Park
(804) 381-6658
[email protected]

Chief Operating Officer
Louise S. Miller
[email protected]

Administration, Communications, Conference,
& Membership Services

SBI Association Management
[email protected]