Governing Board & Staff


Governing Board 2017–2019

President | 2017–2019 

Hilary Neckles
U.S. Geological Survey
Augusta, ME
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International Member-at-Large | 2017–2021

J. Ernesto Mancera
Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Bogotá, D.C., Cundinamarca, Colombia
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President-Elect | 2017–2019

Jim Fourqurean
Florida International University 

Miami, FL
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Member-at-Large | 2017–2021

Christine Whitcraft
California State University Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
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Past President | 2017–2019

Robert R. Twilley
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
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Member-at-Large | 2015–2019

Mark Brush
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Gloucester Point, VA
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Leanna Heffner
Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Anchorage, AK
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Member-at-Large | 2015–2019

Ruth Carmichael
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Dauphin Island, AL
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Erik Smith
University of South Carolina
Georgetown, SC
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Student Member-at-Large | 2017–2019

Ashley Bulseco-McKim
Marine Biological Laboratory
Woods Hole, MA
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Affiliate Society Representatives

Bruce Hatcher
Cape Breton University
Sydney NS, Canada
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Susan Adamowicz
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Wells, ME
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Joe Luczkovich
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC
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Jason Stutes
GeoEngineers, Inc
Redmond, WA 
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Theresa Talley
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 
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Cassondra Armstrong
South Florida Water Management District
Stuart, FL
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Anna Armitage
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Galveston, TX
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CERF Staff

Contact Information
Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation
2150 North 107th Street, Suite 205
Seattle, WA 98133-9009
(206) 209-5262 
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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
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Chief Operating Officer
Louise S. Miller
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Administration, Communications, Conference,
& Membership Services

SBI Association Management
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