Executive Directorate

Robert E. Beal, Executive Director

Policy development and implementation, legislative activities

Alexander Law, Legislative Program Coordinator

Staff to Legislative Committee, appropriations requests/follow-ups, Capitol Hill relations, legislation tracking and advocacy


Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program

Geoff White, Director

Program management and oversight; Coordinating Council support

Julie Defilippi Simpson, Deputy Director

Annual RFP process and Operations Committee

Marisa Powell, Program Assistant

Program support and outreach


Mike Rinaldi, Data Team Lead

Guidance for data related activities including standards, data warehousing, and data dissemination

Anna-Mai Christmas-Svajdlenka, Data Coordinator
Adam Lee, Data Coordinator

Joe Myers, Senior Data Coordinator

Staff contact for Commercial Technical Committee; SAFIS data; Seafood Traceability

Jennifer Ni, Data Analyst

Staff contact for highly migratory species data; data load verification processes

Heather Power, Senior Data Coordinator

Staff contact for data loads and merges; Biological Review Panel; Bycatch Prioritization Committee


Alex DiJohnson, Recreational Team Lead

Staff contact for Access Point Angler Intercept Survey (APAIS); Dockside Tablet Implementation; Recreational Technical Committee

Gabe Thompson, Data Coordinator

Support for APAIS and For-hire Telephone Survey (FHTS)

Trevor Scheffel, Senior Data Coordinator

Support for APAIS and FHTS


Ed Martino, Ph.D., Software and IT Team Lead

Guidance for software, APIs, database and security

Kranthi Kumar Palla, Software Developer

SAFIS development and database PL/SOL

Daniel Mestawat, Programmer

Support for SAFIS and other ACCSP Software

Jamal Oudiden, Programmer

Support for SAFIS and other ACCSP Software


Tina L. Berger, Director of Communications

Media relations, public outreach, advisory panel process, Fisheries Focus, press releases, website

Madeline Musante, Outreach and Fisheries Assistant

Support to outreach, fisheries management, and science programs

Finance & Administration


Laura C. Leach, Director

Grants, finance, human resources

Lindsey Aubart, Cooperative Projects Coordinator

Cooperative project oversight

Cecilia Butler, Human Resources Administrator

Human resources and travel vouchers

Lisa B. Carty, Deputy Director of Administration

Human resources, office administration, meetings, accounting, grants management, IT

Jayran Farzanegan, Accounting Manager

General ledger, payroll

Lisa Hartman, Staff Assistant

Commissioners, accounts payable, graphic design

Chris Jacobs, Facilities and Technology Administrator

IT support


Cindy Robertson , Meetings Assistant

Meetings, administrative support to Fisheries Science and ACCSP 

Fisheries Science Program

Patrick A. Campfield, Director

Fisheries Science Program oversight, fisheries research coordination, peer reviews

Kristen Anstead Ph.D., Senior Stock Assessment Scientist

Stock assessments, stock assessment training, fish ageing

Katie Drew Ph.D., Stock Assessment Team Lead

Stock assessments, stock assessment training, recreational fishing surveys and analyses

Jeff J. Kipp, Senior Stock Assessment Scientist

Stock assessments, stock assessment training, fish passage, fishing gear technology, interstate tagging

Interstate Fisheries Management Program


Toni Kerns, Fisheries Policy Director

ISFMP oversight & policy development

Tracey Bauer, Fishery Management Plan Coordinator

Black sea bass, sciaenids (Atlantic croaker, black drum, red drum, spot and spotted sea trout), weakfish and winter flounder

James Boyle IV, Fishery Management Plan Coordinator

Atlantic menhaden, Atlantic sturgeon, shad & river herring, spiny dogfish, tautog

Emilie Franke, Fishery Management Plan Coordinator

Atlantic herring, Atlantic striped bass, coastal pelagics (cobia and Spanish mackerel)

Caitlin Starks, Senior Fishery Management Plan Coordinator

American eel, American lobster, coastal sharks, horseshoe crab, Jonah crab


Chelsea Tuohy, Fishery Management Plan Coordinator

Bluefish, northern shrimp, scup, summer flounder

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