Advisory Board

Padilla Bay - Photo credit: NOAA

The NERRS Science Collaborative is supported by an advisory board, comprised of estuarine and collaborative experts, and NERRS representatives from across the coastal United States. It provides advice on programmatic issues such as program direction, funding priorities, and program evaluation. 

Dr. Bill Crowell
Director, Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership
Term: 2017-2022

Sarah Falkowski
Education Coordinator, Rookery Bay NERR
Term: 2016-2021

Kristen Goodrich
Coastal Training Program Coordinator, Tijuana River NERR
Term: 2017-2022

Joelle Gore
Office for Coastal Management, NOAA
Term: 2017-2024

Dr. Ayesha Gray
Reserve Manager, Grand Bay NERR
Term: 2017-2021

Dr. James Morris
Professor of Biological and Marine Sciences, University of South Carolina
Term: 2016-2020

Dr. Jennifer Plunket
Stewardship Coordinator, North Inlet-Winyah Bay NERR
Term: 2017-2021

Josie Quintrell
Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Association
Term: 2016-2022

Dr. Shon Schooler
Research Coordinator, South Slough NERR
Term: 2017-2020

Tonna-Marie Surgeon-Rogers
Coastal Training Program Coordinator, Waquoit Bay NERR
Term: 2016-2020

Rebecca Roth
National Estuarine Research Reserve Association
Term: 2019-2024

Dr. Heather Triezenberg
Michigan Sea Grant
Term: 2017-2021

Dr. Jim Vasslides
Barnegat Bay Partnership
Term: 2017-2021

Dr. Shelby Walker
Oregon Sea Grant
Term: 2017-2020

Betsy Blair
NERRS Science Collaborative
Chair: 2019-Present
Contact: betsyblair55@gmail.com