Executive Directorate

Robert E. Beal, Executive Director

Policy development and implementation, legislative activities

Deke Tompkins, Legislative Executive Assistant

Support to the Executive Director (travel, correspondence, staff nexus, legislative issues)

Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program

Geoff White, Director

Program management and oversight; Coordinating Council support

Julie Defilippi Simpson, Deputy Director

Annual RFP process and Operations Committee

Marisa Powell, Program Assistant

Program support and outreach


Mike Rinaldi, Data Team Lead

Guidance for data related activities including standards,  data warehousing, and data dissemination

Anna-Mai Christmas-Svajdlenka, Data Coordinator
Adam Lee, Data Coordinator

Joe Myers, Senior Data Coordinator

Staff contact for Commercial Technical Committee; SAFIS data; Seafood Traceability

Jennifer Ni, Data Analyst

Staff contact for highly migratory species data; data load verification processes

Heather Power, Senior Data Coordinator

Staff contact for data loads and merges; Biological Review Panel; Bycatch Prioritization Committee


Alex DiJohnson, Recreational Team Lead

Staff contact for Access Point Angler Intercept Survey (APAIS); Dockside Tablet Implementation; Recreational Technical Committee

Gabe Thompson, Data Coordinator

Support for APAIS and For-hire Telephone Survey (FHTS)

Trevor Scheffel, Data Coordinator

Support for APAIS and FHTS


Karen Holmes, Senior Programmer

SAFIS Redesign

Ed Martino, Ph.D., Software and IT Manager

Database, security, and SAFIS software and APIs

Daniel Mestawat, Programmer

Support for SAFIS and other ACCSP Software

Jamal Oudiden, Programmer

Support for SAFIS and other ACCSP Software


Tina L. Berger, Director of Communications

Media relations, public outreach, advisory panel process, Fisheries Focus, press releases, website

Madeline Musante, Outreach and Fisheries Assistant

Support to outreach, fisheries management, and science programs

Finance & Administration


Laura C. Leach, Director

Grants, finance, human resources

Lindsey Aubart, Cooperative Projects Coordinator

Cooperative project oversight

Cecilia Butler, Human Resources Administrator

Human resources and travel vouchers

Lisa B. Carty, Deputy Director of Administration

Human resources, office administration, meetings, accounting, grants management, IT

Jayran Farzanegan, Accounting Manager

General ledger, payroll

Lisa Hartman, Staff Assistant

Commissioners, accounts payable, graphic design

Chris Jacobs, Facilities and Technology Administrator

IT support


Cindy Robertson , Meetings Assistant

Meetings, administrative support to Fisheries Science and ACCSP 

Fisheries Science Program

Patrick A. Campfield, Director

Fisheries Science Program oversight, fisheries research coordination, peer reviews

Kristen Anstead Ph.D., Stock Assessment Scientist

Stock assessments, stock assessment training, fish ageing

Katie Drew Ph.D., Stock Assessment Team Lead

Stock assessments, stock assessment training, recreational fishing surveys and analyses

Lisa Havel, Ph.D., Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Habitat Partnership Director & ASMFC Habitat Program Coordinator

Coordination of ACFHP Steering Committee and its working groups to accomplish Partnership goals and objectives, based on the ACFHP Strategic Plan and the goals of the National Fish Habitat Partnership. Coordination of the Commission's Habitat Program.

Jeff J. Kipp, Senior Stock Assessment Scientist

Stock assessments, stock assessment training, fish passage, fishing gear technology, interstate tagging

Sarah Murray, Fisheries Science Coordinator

SEAMAP, NEAMAP, Management and Science Committee, Assessment Science Committee, Committee on Economics and Social Sciences, Ecological Reference Point Work Group

Interstate Fisheries Management Program


Toni Kerns, Fisheries Policy Director

ISFMP oversight & policy development

Tracey Bauer, Fishery Management Plan Coordinator

Black sea bass, sciaenids (Atlantic croaker, black drum, red drum, spot and spotted sea trout), weakfish and winter flounder

James Boyle IV, Fishery Management Plan Coordinator

Atlantic menhaden, Atlantic sturgeon, shad & river herring, tautog

Dustin Colson Leaning, Fishery Management Plan Coordinator

Bluefish, coastal sharks, northern shrimp, summer flounder, and scup

Emilie Franke, Fishery Management Plan Coordinator

Atlantic herring, Atlantic striped bass, cobia, Spanish mackerel

Caitlin Starks, Senior Fishery Management Plan Coordinator

American eel, American lobster, horseshoe crab, Jonah crab, spiny dogfish


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