Contacts and Organizing Teams

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Co-chairs

Margaret Lowman
Vice President of Education and Human Resources, Ecological Society of America (2006-2012)
Director, Nature Research Center
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Carolyn Breedlove
Manager, NEA's Green Across America, External Partnerships and Advocacy
National Education Association

Event Staff

Teresa Mourad
teresa@esa.org
Project Manager, Ecology and Education Summit
Director, Education & Diversity Programs
Ecological Society of America

Meghan McAvoy  
ESA Education Intern (Sep - Dec 2010)

Jennifer Daugherty
ESA Education Intern (Sep - Dec 2010)

Nicole Beetle
ESA Education Intern (Jan - Jun 2010)

Peggy Guan
ESA Education Intern (Jan - May 2010)

Advisory Team

Beck, Chris 

Senior Lecturer, Department of Biology
Emory University

Brewer, Carol 

Associate Dean and Professor, College of Forestry and Conservation
University of Montana

Gram, Wendy 

Chief of Education and Public Engagement
NEON Inc.

Moore, John        

Director/Research Scientist
Natural Resrouce Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University

Ortega, Sonia   

Program Director, Division of Graduate Education
National Science Foundation

Randle, DC

Science Teacher
St. Francis High School, MN

Risser, Paul           

Acting Director of Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Chair of University of Oklahoma Research Cabinet

Program Team

Berkowitz, Alan

Head of Education, Plant Ecologist
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Bowers, Michael

National Program Leader - Ecology
USDA - National Institute for Food and Agriculture

Cato, Bobby

Senior Education Project Manager
National Environmental Education Foundation

DeMaria, Rusel

The Art Institute, Seattle

Erwin, Nathan

Director of O. Orkin Insect Zoo
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

Graham, Eric

Associate Development Engineer
Center for Embedded Networked Sensing, University of California-Los Angeles 

Hasegawa, Sheryl

Program Manager, Education Outreach
National Geographic Society

Gross, Louis Director, National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS.org) University of Tennesse, Knoxville

Klemow, Ken

Professor
Wilkes University

Melendez-Ackerman, Elvia

Faculty Member
Institute for Tropical Ecosystem Studies (University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras)

Pohlad, Bob

Professor of Biology and Horticulture
Ferrum College

Samman, Safiya

Director, Conservation Education
USDA Forest Service

Stevenson, Rob

Associate Professor, Department of Biology
University of Massachusetts - Boston

Tabola, Jennifer

Senior Director of Education
National Environmental Education Foundation

Survey Team

Berkowitz, Alan

Head of Education, Plant Ecologist
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Breedlove, Carolyn

Manager, NEA's Green Across America, External Partnerships and Advocacy
National Education Association

Bumpous, Sue

Program & Communications Manager
North American Association for Environmental Education

Coyle, Kevin

Vice President, Education Programs
National Wildlife Federation

Hasegawa, Sheryl 

Program Manager, Education Outreach
National Geographic Society

Holifield, Quintaniay

Soil Scientist
US Forest Service Northern Research Station

Li, Helen Senior Policy Analyst, International Relations
National Education Association
 

Ortega, Sonia

Program Director, Division of Graduate Education
National Science Foundation

 

Pre-Summit Events

Coyle, Kevin

Vice President, Education Programs
National Wildlife Federation

Elder, Jim

Director
Campaign for Environmental Literacy

Fitzgerald, Patrick

Director of Education Advocacy
National Wildlife Federation

Gross, Louis

Director, National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS.org) University of Tennesse, Knoxville

Keys, Karen

Independent Consultant

Lowman, Meg 

Director, Nature Research Museum
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Kay, Alan

Executive Director
Viewpoint Research Institute, CA

Miller, Sean

Director of Education
Earth Day Network

Moodie, Danielle

Senior Manager Environmental Education Campaigns
National Wildlife Federation

Moore, John

Director/Research Scientist
Natural Resrouce Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University

Musante, Susan

Education Programs Manager
American Institute of Biological Sciences

Stafford, Susan

Professor, Dept of Forest Resources
University of Minnesota

Kay, Alan

Executive Director
Viewpoint Research Institute, CA

Action Plan Workshop Design Advisory Team

Berkowitz, Alan

Head of Education, Plant Ecologist
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Blockstein, David

Senior Scientist
National Council for Science and the Environment

Breedlove, Carolyn

Manager, NEA's Green Across America, External Partnerships and Advocacy
National Education Association

Bumpous, Sue

Program & Communications Manager
North American Association for Environmental Education

Edelson, Daniel

Director of Education
National Geographic Society

Stevenson, Rob 

Associate Professor, Department of Biology
University of Massachusetts - Boston

Silber, Trish

Consultant
Aliniad Consulting Partners,Inc.