Staff

Executive Directorate

Robert E. Beal, Executive Director

Policy development and implementation, legislative activities

Tina L. Berger, Director of Communications

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

Deke Tompkins, Legislative Executive Assistant

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

Finance & Administration

 

Laura C. Leach, Director

Grants, finance, human resources

 

Cecilia Butler, Human Resources Administrator

Human resources and travel vouchers

Jayran Farzanegan, Accounting Manager

General ledger, payroll

Rachel Foster, Human Resorces Manager

Human resources

Lisa Hartman, Staff Assistant

Commissioners, accounts payable, graphic design

Amy Hirrlinger, Fisheries Specialist I

Administrative and technical support to ISFMP and Fisheries Science Programs

 

Cindy Robertson , Meetings Assistant

Meetings, administrative support to Fisheries Science and ACCSP 

Interstate Fisheries Management Program

 

Toni Kerns, Director

ISFMP oversight & policy development; species coordination for Atlantic croaker, black drum, red drum, Spanish macekerel, spot and spotted seatrout

Max Appelman, Fishery Management Plan Coordinator

Atlantic striped bass, Atlantic sturgeon, bluefish, northern shrimp, spiny dogfish

Ashton Harp, Fishery Management Plan Coordinator

Atlantic herring, coastal sharks, shad & river herring, tautog, winter flounder

Kirby Rootes-Murdy, Senior Fishery Management Plan Coordinator

American eel, black sea bass, horseshoe crab, scup, summer flounder, weakfish

Megan Ware, Fishery Management Plan Coordinator

American lobster, Atlantic menhaden, Jonah crab

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., Senior Stock Assessment Scientist

 

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

Lisa Havel, Ph.D., Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Habitat Partnership 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.

  

Jeff J. Kipp, Stock Assessment Scientist

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

Shanna L. Madsen, Fisheries Science Coordinator

Fishery-independent data collection (SEAMAP & NEAMAP), support to Management and Science Committee, Assessment Science Committee, Committee on Economics and Social Sciences, and Multispecies Committees s

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