CERF 2021 Conference Committees

CERF 2021 Conference 

Co-Chairs

Mark Brush, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Lora Harris, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science


Attendee Experience Committee

Co-Chairs

Jessie Jarvis, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Amber Hardison, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Sam Lake, Virginia Sea Grant

Ambassadors Program 

Ashley Bulseco, Eckerd College 
Shelley Katusuki,
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Ashley Smyth, University of Florida and Florida Sea Grant

Conference Art

Linda Blum, University of Virginia
Emily Boone, University of Richmond
Elizabeth "Z" Lacey, Stockton University

Family Friendliness

Erin Shields, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Betty Neikirk, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Field Trips

Sally Brooks, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Ed Crawford, Virginia Commonwealth University
Joe Wood,
Chesapeake Bay Foundation

History Committee 

Bob Christian, Retired
Bob Murphy, Tetratech

Inclusion Luncheon

Jessica Kinsella, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve

Local GK-12 Student Engagement 

Howard Forbes Junior, University of the Virgin Islands
Stephanie Salisbury, Henrico County Public Schools

Mentoring Program

Mike Allen, Maryland Sea Grant College
Christina Bonsell, University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Silent Auction

Cassondra Armstrong, South Florida Water Management District 
Jessica Reichmuth, Augusta University

Social Event

Jessie Jarvis, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Amber Hardison, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Sam Lake, Virginia Sea Grant

Social Media

Cora Johnston, University of Virginia

Student Career Networking Dinner

Dave Gillett, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
Courtney Schmidt, Narragansett Bay Estuary Program

Student "On the Town" Night

Mollie Yacano, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Serina WittynghamVirginia Institute of Marine Science

Student Travel

Emily Rivest, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Chellby Kilheffer, United Sates Fish and Wildlife Service

Wellness Group

Courtney Harris, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Dave Wilcox,
Virginia Institute of Marine Science


Scientific Program Committee

Co-Chairs

Jeremy Testa, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Martha Sutula, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project 
Ben Walther, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi 

Cultural Heritage/Coastal Humanities

Matthew Bethel, Louisiana Sea Grant
Treda Grayson, United States Environmental Protection Agency

Database Manager

Todd Fake

Design Studio

Tiffany Troxler, Florida International University
Jori Erdman, James Madison University

Diversity in Science

Kristy Lewis, University of Central Florida
Jarvon Stout, University of the Virgin Islands

Education

Christine Whitcraft, California State University Long Beach
Carla Curran, Savannah State University

Estuarine and Coastal Modeling Liaisons

Rich Signell, United States Geological Survey
Kendra Dresback, University of Oklahoma

Film Festival 

Jace Tunnell, Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve
Cassie Gurbisz, St. Mary's College of Maryland

History Committee 

Bob Christian, Retired
Bob Murphy, Tetratech

Oral Sessions

Matt Kirwan, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Iris Anderson, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
John Callaway, University of San Francisco 

Plenary Sessions

Don Boesch, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Jan Newton, University of Washington

Poster Sessions 

Pedro Morais, University of Algarve
Carolyn Weaver, Millersville University

Student Judging

Zack Darnell, University of Southern Mississippi
Kelly Darnell, University of Southern Mississippi

Workshops

Ronnie Baker, Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Joey Crosswell, CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere
Kim de Mutsert, George Mason University
Bryce Van Dam, Helmhotlz-Zentrum Geesthacht

CERF Conference Staff

Susan Park, Executive Director
Megan Miller, Event Director
Louise Miller, Chief Operating Officer
Cindy Devine, Marketing Coordinator