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, Deputy Director and Data Team Leader

Annual RFP process; Operations Committee; guidance for data related activities including standards, data warehousing, and data dissemination

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

Staff contact for database & network infrastructure, security, and APIs 


Heather Konell, Senior Data Coordinator

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

Joe Myers, Senior Data Coordinator

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

Jennifer Ni, Fisheries Data Analyst

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

Mike Rinaldi, Data Coordinator

Staff contact for custom data requests; confidential access; data standardization



Vacant, Recreational Program Manager

Staff contact for Recreational Program oversight; MRIP Liaison

Alex DiJohnson, Senior Recreational Data Coordinator

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

Trevor Scheffel, Recreational Data Coordinator

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

Coleby Wilt, Recreational Data Coordinator

Staff contact for FHTS


Karen Holmes, Software Team Leader

Staff contact SAFIS Redesign; Information Systems Committee

Nicholas Mwai, Senior Developer

Staff contact for SAFIS Software; API development


Tina L. Berger, Director of Communications

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

Maya Drzewicki, Fisheries Administrative Assistant

Support to outreach, fisheries management, fisheies science and habitat

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

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 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, 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, Director

ISFMP oversight & policy development

Max Appelman, Fishery Management Plan Coordinator

Atlantic menhaden, Atlantic striped bass, Atlantic sturgeon

Dustin Colson Leaning, Fishery Management Plan Coordinator

Bluefish, northern shrimp, summer flounder, scup, winter flounder

Caitlin Starks, Fishery Management Plan Coordinator

American lobster, black sea bass, Jonah crab, shad & river herring


Kirby Rootes-Murdy, Senior Fishery Management Plan Coordinator

American eel, Atlantic herring, coastal sharks, spiny dogfish, tautog

Mike Schmidtke, Ph.D., Fishery Management Plan Coordinator

Horseshoe crab, South Atlantic species (Atlantic croaker, black drum, cobia, red drum, Spanish mackerel, spot and spotted seatrout), weakfish

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