Program Committee

  • Nick Aumen, Regional Science Advisor- South Florida, US Geological Survey, Davie, FL
  • Jamie Bartel, Senior Project Manager, CDM Smith, Inc, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Ryan Clark, Research Associate, The Water Institute of the Gulf, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Georganna Collins, Chief Landscape Architect, Ecology and Environment Inc, Houston, TX
  • Robert Daoust, Associate Vice President, Arcadis, Plantation, FL, Committee Co-Chair
  • Paul Davis, Principal Environmental Scientist, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Springfield, MA
  • Heida Diefenderfer, Senior Research Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Sequim, WA
  • Terry Doss, Bioregional Team Leader/Senior Ecologist, Biohabitats, Glen Ridge, NJ
  • Kenneth Duffy, Program Manager, BEM Systems, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Matt Grabau, Restoration Scientist, Colorado River Delta Program, Sonoran Institute, Tucson, AZ
  • Arlene Hopkins, Educator & Architect, Resilience Strategist, Arlene Hopkins & Associates, Santa Monica, CA
  • Fahmida Khatun, Senior Engineer, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), West Palm Beach, FL
  • Andrew (Andy) LoSchiavo, Adaptive Management Coordinator - Biologist Planning and Policy Division - Environmental Branch - South Florida Section U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Jacksonville District, Jacksonville, FL, Committee Co-Chair Volunteer
  • Natalie Peyronnin, Director of Science Policy, Environmental Defense Fund, Washington DC
  • Rich Pfingsten, Sr. Ecological Restoration Scientist, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Baltimore, MD
  • Jennifer Pratt Miles, Senior Mediator and Program Manager, Meridian Institute, Dillon, CO
  • Estelle Robichaux, Restoration Project Analyst, Environmental Defense Fund, Washington DC
  • Jason Shackelford, Manager, Ramboll Environ, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Chadwin Smith, Director of Natural Resources Decision Support, Headwaters Corporation, Kearney, NE
  • Tom St Clair, Senior Scientist, Louis Berger, Jacksonville, FL
  • Kathryn Thomas, Ecologist, US Geological Survey, Tucson, AR
  • Cheryl Ulrich, Ecosystem Restoration Department Manager, Dewberry, Atlantic Beach, FL
  • Chris Warn, Senior Project Manager, Dewberry Engineers Inc., Sarasota, FL

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