Our Team

Executive Committee

Photo of Frank Wilhelm Frank Wilhelm NALMS President

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 Frank Browne Frank Browne NALMS President-Elect

Dr. Frank Browne, P.E. received his doctorate degree from the University of Florida. He is president of F.X. Browne, Inc., an environmental consulting firm specializing in lake and watershed management. Frank was a member of the 11- person committee that founded NALMS. He has attended every NALMS meeting from the first organizing meeting in Portland, Maine in 1980.…

Photo of Julie Chambers Julie Chambers Past President

Click here to contact 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 Amy Smagula Amy Smagula Secretary

Amy Smagula is a Limnologist with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services where she coordinates the Exotic Species Program. Amy has an undergraduate degree in Natural Resources as well as a Master of Science in Water Resources Management, both from the University of New Hampshire. Amy has over 18 years of experience in field and laboratory limnology, aquatic plant and algae identification and management, lake and watershed assessment and management, lake related policy-making, wetland inspection and permitting, and shoreland protection.…

Photo of Michael Perry Michael Perry Treasurer

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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.…


Board of Directors

Photo of Perry Thomas Perry Thomas Region 1 (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)

Perry Thomas has been Lakes and Ponds Program Manager with the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation since February 2015. Previously, she worked as a faculty member and dean at Sterling College in Craftsbury Common, Vermont. She and her students protected and restored waters across the Northeast Kingdom, working closely with state and federal partners. She also volunteered time with conservation organizations, including stints as president of the Lake Eden Association, Federation of Vermont Lakes & Ponds, and Memphremagog Watershed Association.…

Photo of Kiyoko Yokota Kiyoko Yokota Region 2 (NJ, NY, PR)

Click here to contact 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 Lisa Borre Lisa Borre Region 3 (DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV)

Lisa Borre has worked on lake conservation and management for more than 25 years. She is currently a Senior Research Specialist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. She was coordinator of the Lake Champlain Basin Program from 1990 to 1997 and co-founded LakeNet, a world lakes network that was active from 1998 to 2008. She is now an active member of the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON) and an associate investigator with the SAFER Project: Sensing the Americas’ Freshwater Ecosystem Risk from Climate Change.…

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

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Photo of Eugene Braig Eugene Braig Region 5 (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI)

Eugene Braig — MS fisheries management — is Aquatic Ecosystems Program Director with Ohio State University (OSU) Extension and past Assistant Director of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program and OSU’s Lake Erie-based biological field station, F.T. Stone Laboratory. He is a past president of the Ohio Chapter of the American Fisheries Society and the Ohio Lake Management Society (OLMS) and continues to serve the governing boards of those organizations, the Water Management Association of Ohio, and several others.…

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

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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)

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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)

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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 Ellen Preece Ellen Preece Region 9 (AZ, CA, HI, NV)

Ellen Preece, PhD, is a limnologist with Robertson-Bryan, Inc. in Elk Grove, California. Ellen’s research is focused on cyanobacterial harmful algae blooms (CyanoHABs) and the accumulation of associated toxins in seafood that humans consume. For the past six years she has conducted research on the transfer of cyanotoxins from inland lakes to nearshore marine areas. Ellen was actively involved in the NALMS affiliate group WALPA for five years where she served as secretary and President and is now a CALMS director.…

Photo of Shannon Brattebo Shannon Brattebo Region 10 (AK, ID, OR, WA)

Click here to contact 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)

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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)

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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.…

Photo of Sara Peel Sara Peel At-Large

Click here to contact 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.…

Photo of Sarah Burnet Sarah Burnet Student Director

Sarah Burnet is pursuing her PhD at the University of Idaho, where she completed a MS in the spring of 2016. She received a BS from Western Washington University. Her PhD research is focused on internal loading of phosphorus to reservoirs. Specifically, she is interested in understanding the relationships between sediment type, particle size, the availability of iron, and dissolved oxygen in the release of P.…



Photo of Philip Forsberg Philip Forsberg Director of Programs and Operations
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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 Alyssa Schulte Alyssa Schulte Director of Marketing and Membership
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Alyssa Schulte started at NALMS in September 2016 as the Director of Marketing and Membership. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 2011 with a BS in Professional Communication and has previous experience in the non-profit sector. As Director of Marketing and Membership, Alyssa oversees NALMS' marketing and membership activities, as well as provides support for conferences, publications, and programs.…

Photo of Vanessa Snyder Vanessa Snyder Secchi Dip-In Intern



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. Click here to contact the LakeLine Editor!

Photo of Al Sosiak Al Sosiak Lake and Reservoirs Management Editor

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

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 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

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

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

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.

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Photo of Michael Perry Michael Perry Financial Committee Chair

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 Nicki Bellezza Nicki Bellezza Nominating Committee Chair

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.

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

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.

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Photo of David Rosenthal David Rosenthal Policy Committee Chair

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

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Photo of Imad Hannoun Imad Hannoun Publications Committee Chair

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

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Photo of Ellen Preece Ellen Preece 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!


Program Leads

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

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.

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

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.

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Photo of Steve Lundt Steve Lundt Lakes Appreciation Month Program Lead

Photo of Chris Mikolacjzyk Chris Mikolacjzyk Certification Program Lead

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.

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Photo of Melissa Laney Melissa Laney 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

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.

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