CERF 2023 Conference Committees

Conference Co-Chairs

Martha Sutula, SCCWRP
John Callaway, U San Fran
John Rybczyk Western Washington University

Attendee Experience Committee


Chanda Littles, US Army Corps of Engineers
Theresa Talley,
California Sea Grant
Johnny Quispe, The Nature Conservancy

Ambassadors Program 

Shelley Katsuki, VIMS
Ashley Smyth, University of Florida

Family Friendliness

Allison Fitzgerald, New Jersey City University

Field Trips

Tom Josephson, Columbia River Estuary Study

Inclusion Event

Kristy Lewis, University of Central Florida (SPC Inclusion Lead)

Mentoring Program

Geno Olmi (1st timers), NOAA Southeast and Caribbean Regional Team (SECART)

Silent Auction

Coming Soon

Social Event

Britta Baechler, Ocean Conservancy and the International Coastal Cleanup

Social Media

Sara Grady, North and South Rivers Watershed Associated (NRSWA)

Student Career Networking Event

Geoffrey Cook, University of Central Florida
Ashley Bulseco, Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory

Student "On the Town" Night

Anita Arenas, CSU Long Beach

Student and Early Career Participation

Brian Donnelly, Northeastern University
Helen Cheng, Northeastern University

Wellness Group

Jim Hagy (running), EPA

Scientific Program Committee


Treda Grayson, US Environmental Protection Agency
Christine Whitcraft, CSU Long Beach
Drew Talley, University of San Diego

Design Studio

Tiffany Troxler, FIU
Jori Ann Erdman, JMU

Diversity in Science/Rising Tides

Kristy Lewis, UCF


Michelle Woods, US EPA

Oral Sessions

Kathryn Sobocinski, Western Washington
Amy Borde, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Katrina Poppe, 
Western Washington 

Plenary Sessions

Coming Soon

Poster Sessions 

Pedro Morais, University of Algarve

Student Judging

Zack Darnell, USM
Kelly Darnell, USM


Kim de Mutsert, University of Southern Mississippi

CERF Conference Staff

Susan Park, Executive Director
Database Manager, Todd Fake
Megan Miller, Event Director
Louise Miller, Chief Operating Officer
Connor Blair Pfandler,
Marketing & Communications Manager