Our Team

Executive Committee


Photo of Julie Chambers Julie Chambers NALMS President
405-530-8932

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Julie Chambers is the Lakes Monitoring Coordinator for the Oklahoma Water Resources Board. Julie manages the Beneficial Use Monitoring Program (BUMP) program. The BUMP program monitors and assesses water quality on lakes and reservoirs in Oklahoma. Julie serves on several state groups related to lake assessment and protocol development.…

Photo of Frank Wilhelm Frank Wilhelm President-Elect
208-885-7218

Click here to contact Frank Wilhelm earned BS and MS degrees from Trent University, and a PhD from the University of Alberta. After a NSERC post-doc at the University of Otago in New Zealand, he joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University in 2001. In 2007, he moved to the University of Idaho where he is currently an associate professor in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences.…

Photo of Reed Green Reed Green Past-President
501-681-7507

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Reed Green, a NALMS member since 1987, has been with the USGS Arkansas Water Science Center since 1989 as Hydrologist (Limnologist) conducting a variety of reservoir and watershed studies. Prior to that, he worked with the USACE at Waterways Experiment Station (now ERDC) in their Aquatic Plant Control Research Program.…

Photo of Michael Perry Michael Perry Treasurer
352-343-3777

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Michael Perry has served as the Executive Director of the Lake County Water Authority since 2000 and is responsible for the surface and groundwater resources in Lake County. He earned a BS in Marine Science and Biology from Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida and a MS from the University of South Carolina.…

Photo of Sara Peel Sara Peel Secretary
765-337-9100

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Sara Peel is the director of watershed projects for the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation, a nonprofit focused on improving ecological, economic, and social conditions within the Wabash River basin. Sara received her BS in Biology and Chemistry from Alma College and her MS in Environmental Science from Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs.…

 

Board of Directors

Photo of Wendy Gendron Wendy Gendron Region 1 (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
508-397-0033

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Wendy Gendron is a Certified Lake Manager with 17 years of experience in water resources management and currently owns Aquatic Restoration Consulting, LLC, a small consulting firm specializing in lake, river and watershed management. She also works as a Project Manager with the Army Corps of Engineers managing large aquatic restoration projects.…

Photo of Kiyoko Yokota Kiyoko Yokota Region 2 (NJ, NY, PR)
607-436-3742

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Kiyoko Yokota, Ph.D., CLM, is an Assistant Professor of Biology at State University of New York College at Oneonta (SUNY Oneonta) and on the faculty for the Lake Management MS program at the SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station in Cooperstown, NY. She teaches limnology, management of aquatic biota, and phytoplankton ecology for the LM program well as undergraduate biology courses on the main campus.…

Photo of Nicki Bellezza Nicki Bellezza Region 3 (DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV)
703-435-6560

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Nicki Bellezza is Reston Association’s Watershed Manager. She has a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Management from Duquesne University and has worked as a Water Quality Extension Agent with Penn State Cooperative Extension. Since 2005, Nicki has monitored and managed the Reston Association’s lakes, ponds, and streams and explores ways to help protect and improve Reston’s water resources.…

Photo of Diane Lauritsen Diane Lauritsen Region 4 (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN)
843-822-0822

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Photo of Melissa Clark, CLM Melissa Clark, CLM Region 5 (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI)
812-855-6905

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Melissa Clark is the Director of the Indiana Clean Lakes Program (CLP) and has been managing the Limnology Laboratory that administers the CLP through Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) since 2000. The CLP program also includes an expanding Volunteer Monitoring Program for 80 lakes with future efforts to include Aquatic Invasive Species early detection surveys.…

Photo of Bradley Hufhines Bradley Hufhines Region 6 (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX, Mexico and beyond)
479-756-3651

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Bradley Hufhines has 14 years of experience in the water resources field and has been a member of NALMS since 2008. Brad's formal education includes a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and Master’s of Science in Environmental Science degrees from the University of Arkansas. Brad is employed at Beaver Water District, the second largest drinking water provider in Arkansas.…

Photo of George Antoniou George Antoniou Region 7 (IA, KS, MO, NE)
515-281-8042

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George Antoniou has been a Program Coordinator with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources in Des Moines since 2007. He is responsible for the administration of the Lake Restoration Program including identification of priority projects and working with local, state and federal agencies to implement restoration activities.…

Photo of Michael Eytel Michael Eytel Region 8 (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY)
970-945-8522

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Michael is a Water Resource Specialist with the Colorado River Water Conservation District. He is experienced in numerous aspects of water resources - water rights administration, water quality regulations (CWA), project development, augmentation, well permitting, water supply, conservation, and quantitative hydrologic analysis. The Colorado River Water District is the principal water policy and planning agency for the Colorado River Basin and is responsible for the conservation, use, protection, and development of Colorado's apportionment of the Colorado River.…

Photo of Todd Tietjen Todd Tietjen Region 9 (AZ, CA, HI, NV)
702-856-5045

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Todd Tietjen has been working in lake management and applied limnology for over 2 decades. He received a BA in Environmental Studies from Alfred University, a MS in Aquatic Biology from Southwest Texas State University and a PhD in Aquatic Ecology from the University of Alabama. Since 2008 he has worked as the staff limnologist for the Southern Nevada Water Authority working on Lake Mead and the Lower Colorado River.…

Photo of Shannon Brattebo Shannon Brattebo Region 10 (AK, ID, OR, WA)
509-232-4312

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Shannon Brattebo, PE, has been an environmental engineer and limnologist for Tetra Tech, Inc. in Seattle and Spokane, WA since 1999. Shannon’s work has focused on lake and reservoir water quality, restoration, and management both in the Pacific Northwest and across the nation. Shannon has B.S. in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Seattle University and an M.S.C.E in Civil/Environmental Engineering from the University of Washington.…

Photo of Anna DeSellas Anna DeSellas Region 11 (Canada – NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, QC)
705-766-2150

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Anna DeSellas has been a scientist with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change since 2008. Anna coordinates Ontario’s Lake Partner Program (Provincial 800+ volunteer water quality monitoring program) and other inland lakes surveillance programs in Ontario. She is actively involved in engaging the public in volunteer lake monitoring and cultivating their interest and understanding of lakes.…

Photo of John-Mark Davies John-Mark Davies Region 12 (Canada – BC, MB, NU, NV, SK, YT)
303-933-8250

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John-Mark Davies has worked as a water quality scientist with the province of Saskatchewan’s Water Security Agency since 2004. He oversees surface water quality monitoring, serves as a technical advisor to stewardship groups, and works on water quality related aspects of inter-jurisdictional management agreements. He has an adjunct professor appointment with the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Saskatchewan.…

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This position is currently vacant.

Photo of Theodore Harris Theodore Harris Student Director
618-616-4462

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Ted Harris is a PhD student at the University of Kansas where his current research focuses on environmental and anthropogenic factors that favor toxic and taste-and-odor causing cyanobacterial blooms. Ted has Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Missouri and a Master’s degree from the University of Idaho.…

 

Staff

Photo of Philip Forsberg Philip Forsberg Director of Programs and Operations
303-800-6680 direct

Click here to contact Philip Forsberg started with NALMS as an intern in 1997 and has since held several positions at NALMS and performed many disparate tasks from graphic design to accounting to grant management to conference planning. Philip earned a BS in Natural Resources and Environmental Management from Ball State University and an MS in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Wisconsin.…

Photo of Vanessa Snyder Vanessa Snyder Secchi Dip-In Intern

 

Editors

Photo of William Jones William Jones LakeLine Editor

LAKELINE MAGAZINE
The LakeLine Editor develops topics and seeks out, qualifies and fine-tunes articles for publication in our quarterly magazine. LakeLine informs and educates NALMS members and concerned citizens on issues affecting lakes and reservoirs.

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Photo of Al Sosiak Al Sosiak Lake and Reservoirs Management Editor

THE LAKE AND RESERVOIR MANAGEMENT JOURNAL (LRM)
The LRM journal editor works with a team of Associate Editors and Taylor & Francis to publish original, previously unpublished studies relevant to lake and reservoir management.

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Photo of Terry McNabb Terry McNabb NALMS Notes Editor

NALMS NOTES E-NEWSLETTER
The NALMS Notes Editor seeks out and fine-tunes articles for publication in our bi-monthly e-newsletter. NALMS Notes provides NALMS news to our members and mailing list subscribers.

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Board Liaisons

Photo of Dana Stephens Dana Stephens Awards Liaison

THE SECCHI DIP-IN PROGRAM
The Awards Liaison seeks out and qualifies nominations and directs the selection process. The Liaison's goal is to recognize lake management achievements and facilitate continued action by recipients and NALMS supporters.

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Photo of Michael Eytel Michael Eytel Affiliates Liaison

AFFILIATE LIAISON
The function of the Affiliate Liaison is to serve as a bridge between NALMS and our Affiliate members. The aim is to ensure the NALMS-Affiliate relationship is mutually beneficial.

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Photo of Jeff Schloss Jeff Schloss Conference Advisory Liaison

CONFERENCE ADVISORY LIAISON
This Conference Advisory Liaison functions in an oversight and advisory capacity to ensure that NALMS plans and conducts events in a manner consistent with our mission and bylaws.

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Committee Chairs

Photo of Chris Holdren Chris Holdren Bylaws Committee Chair

BYLAWS
This committee reviews NALMS Bylaws, organizes ideas for changes and presents them to the Board. If approved, the committee prepares a draft of the new bylaw that is then presented to NALMS members.

You can serve on this committee - just click here to contact the Bylaws Chair today!

Photo of Michael Perry Michael Perry Financial Committee Chair

FINANCIAL COMMITTEE
The Financial Advisory Committee assists the President in preparing a budget for the next fiscal year, monitors all investments and provides investment recommendations to the Board.

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Photo of Wendy Gendron Wendy Gendron Grants, Marketing, and Fundraising Committee Chair

GRANTS, MARKETING AND FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE
This committee works to improve NALMS' visibility in areas with potential for financial support. The committee also seeks out grants and other fundraising opportunities to fund NALMS programs.

Serve on this committee - just click here to contact the Grants, Marketing and Fundraising Chair today!

Photo of Terry McNabb Terry McNabb Government Affairs Committee Chair

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
This committee empowers advocates like you to use scientific knowledge, member concerns and NALMS position statements to change government policy for the betterment of lakes and reservoirs.

Photo of Nicki Bellezza Nicki Bellezza Nominating Committee Chair

NOMINATING COMMITTEE
NALMS needs active, dedicated leaders like you to grow and function effectively. The main task of this committee is to identify these people and encourage them to seek positions of NALMS leadership.

You can serve on this committee - just click here to contact the Nominating Chair today!

Photo of Anna DeSellas Anna DeSellas Outreach & Education Committee Co-Chair

OUTREACH AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE
This committee works to promote awareness and appreciation of lakes and reservoirs. NALMS needs your help to bring our mission to our members, special interest groups and the general public.

Serve on this committee - click here to contact the Outreach and Education Co-Chair today!

Photo of Diane Lauritsen Diane Lauritsen Outreach & Education Committee Co-Chair

OUTREACH AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE
This committee works to promote awareness and appreciation of lakes and reservoirs. NALMS needs your help to bring our mission to our members, special interest groups and the general public.

Serve on this committee - click here to contact the Outreach and Education Co-Chair today!

Photo of David Rosenthal David Rosenthal Policy Committee Chair

POLICY COMMITTEE
This committee ensures that all NALMS activities are consistent with our mission and bylaws. In addition, the committee drafts guidance on emerging policy questions.

You can serve on this committee - just click here to contact the Policy Chair today!

Photo of Imad Hannoun Imad Hannoun Publications Committee Chair

PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE
This committee works to maintain the high quality of all NALMS publications. These include LakeLine Magazine, the Lake and Reservoir Management journal and others.

Serve on this committee - click here to contact the Publications Chair today!

 

Program Leads

Photo of Angela Shambaugh Angela Shambaugh Inland HAB Program Co-Lead

INLAND HAB PROGRAM
This Program serves as an archive for HAB issues affecting inland systems. Our long-term vision is a digital network to collect and share information about occurrences, assessment, monitoring and management options.

You can help this team - click here to contact the Inland HAB Program Co-Lead today!

Photo of Shane Bradt Shane Bradt Inland HAB Program Co-Lead

INLAND HAB PROGRAM
This Program serves as an archive for HAB issues affecting inland systems. Our long-term vision is a digital network to collect and share information about occurrences, assessment, monitoring and management options.

You can help this team - click here to contact the Inland HAB Program Co-Lead today!

Photo of Steve Lundt Steve Lundt Lakes Appreciation Month Program Lead

Photo of Chris Mikolacjzyk Chris Mikolacjzyk Certification Program Lead

THE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
This program accredits those who have gained the skills needed to perform tasks associated with lake management or lake science. The program also promotes continuing education for lake professionals and scientists.

You can help this team - click here to contact the Certification Program Lead today!

Photo of Melissa Clark Melissa Clark Secchi Dip-In Program Lead

THE SECCHI DIP-IN PROGRAM
This program helps volunteers collect water transparency data. This data helps map regional differences, detect trends in water transparency and is a simple measure of pollution.

You can help this team - click here to contact the Secchi Dip-In Program Lead today!

Photo of Frank Browne Frank Browne Student Awards Program Lead

THE STUDENT AWARDS PROGRAM
This program reviews, judges and gives out awards to recognize and honor the best student presentations and posters at the annual NALMS Symposium.

You can help this team - click here to contact the Student Awards Program Lead today!

Photo of Ted Harris Ted Harris Student Programs Lead

STUDENT PROGRAMS
These programs support student engagement in NALMS. Projects include student travel grants, the NALMS silent auction, the Mentorship Program and recruiting students for publication in the Student Corner of LakeLine.

You can help this team - click here to contact the Student Programs Lead today!