Governing Board & Staff

Governing Board 2021–2023

President | 2021–2023

Leila Hamdan
University of Southern Mississippi

International Member-at-Large | 2021–2025
Catherine Lovelock Photo

Catherine Lovelock
University of Queensland

President-Elect | 2021–2023

Linda Blum
University of Virginia

Member-at-Large | 2021–2025

Treda Grayson Photo

Treda Grayson
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water

Past President | 2021–2023

Jim Fourqurean
Florida International University


Member-at-Large | 2019–2023

Kristin Wilson Grimes
University of the Virgin Islands

Secretary | 2021–2023

Alice Besterman
Buzzards Bay Coalition and Woodwell Climate Research Center

Member-at-Large | 2019–2023

Jennifer Beseres Pollack
Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi

Treasurer | 2021–2023

Erik Smith
University of South Carolina

Student Member-at-Large | 2021–2023

Kailani Acosta
Columbia University

Affiliate Society Representatives

Jeff Clements PhotoACCESS
Jeff Clements
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Courtney Schmidt
Narragansett Bay Estuary Program


Shelley Katsuki
Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Liz Perotti
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Steven Litvin
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Jessica Reichmuth
Augusta University

Kelly Darnell
The University of Southern Mississippi


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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 
[email protected]

Administration, Communications, Conference,
& Membership Services

SBI Association Management
[email protected]

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

Chief Operating Officer
Louise S. Miller
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C-COAST Program Coordinator
Amara Foster
[email protected]