NEFSC Fisheries Sampling Branch

Staff Directory

Abney, Kathy
Management Support Assistant
Management Support Assistant, FTE
508-495-2338 Administrative support for FSB
Anderson, Haley Data Debriefer  Data Debriefer  508-495-2148 Data editing (including NEFOP, IFS and ASM)
Blanc, Russ Web Developer Web Developer 508-495-2141 Web developer
Bluemel, Lacey Industry Funded Scallop Assistant Biologist 508-495-2188
Extended Hours
(508) 560-3550 Scallop VCIC; Industry Funded Scallop Program; Species Verification Program
Casey, Jennifer
Data Debriefer
Data Debriefer 
Data editing (including NEFOP, IFS and ASM)
Chamberlain, Glenn Northeast Area Lead Assistant Biologist 508-495-2153 Data quality, training, and sampling design for high volume Atl. herring and mackerel fisheries and all pot and trap fisheries. Program outreach and seaday accomplishments
Chidsey, Ricky Data Debriefer Data Debriefer 508-495-2027
Data editing (including NEFOP, IFS and ASM)
Church, Ben Data Debriefer Data Debriefer 508-495-2055
Data editing (including NEFOP, IFS and ASM); shark identification; Individual Animal Log training
Cierpich, Sarah Pre-Trip Notification System Coordinator Biologist 508-495-2309
Extended Hours
(508) 681-9104 Groundfish and pre-trip call-in coordinator; PTNS monitoring, maintenance and reporting
Collins, Randy Data Debriefer Data Debriefer 509-495-2151
Data editing (including NEFOP, IFS and ASM)
Cowan, Diana Training Coordinator Biologist 508-495-2283 Extended Hours
(774) 392-5261 Develops, coordinates, executes trainings; NEFOP and ASM training
Duarte, Debra Data Quality Lead Fishery Biologist, FTE

508-495-2304 (WC) 774-392-7155
Pre- and post-load data quality; electronic editing tool; printing; manual changes; PRA; internal website; observer evaluations
Dunlap, Charles Technology Integration Support Specialist Biologist 508-495-2035 Electronic data collection technology support
Early, Greg Data Debriefer Data Debriefer 508-495-2156
Data editing (including NEFOP, IFS and ASM)
Endres, Corey EM Support Biologist 508-495-2292
Sea day accomplishments, NEFOP reports, electronic monitoring (EM) support
Finnegan, James Android Programmer IT 508-495-2132 Android Programmer
Glinos, Diana EM Support/DSM EM Support/DSM (978) 809-7100 Dockside Monitoring and Electronic Monitoring support
Griffin, Ashley Data Debriefer Data Debriefer  508-495-2383 Data editing (including NEFOP, IFS and ASM)
Griffin, Charles Facility/Service Support Technician 508-495-2130 Security support, courier, GOV fleet management, visitor assistance, facility questions and emergency preparedness contact
Gross, Kara 
Mid-Atlantic Area Lead Assistant
Biologist 508-495-2154
Extended Hours
(508) 274-4859 
Mid-Atlantic fisheries effort monitoring; safety checklist; safety training
Gustafson, Kristy Northeast Area Lead Assistant Biologist 508-495-2002 Extended Hours
(774) 392-2735 Assist NE Area Leads with Atl. Herring issues (Amend. 5); gear standardization, inspection, outreach, training, Mid-Atlantic Area outreach and program development; seaday schedule accomplishments and tracking
Harner, Bridget Data Debriefer Data Debriefer  508-495-2331 Data editing (including NEFOP, IFS and ASM)
Heinichen, Maggie Pre-Trip Notification System Coordinator Biologist 508-495-2356 Groundfish and pre-trip call-in coordinator; PTNS monitoring, maintenance and reporting
Janda, Diana Trainer Trainer  508-495-2221  NEFOP, IFS, ASM training, scallop gear lead
Johnston, Rob Dockside Monitor Coordinator Fishery Biologist, FTE
WC (774) 521-9148
Lead for DSM programs associated with Electronic Monitoring.  DSM logistics and outreach, data reporting and management; biological sampling.  FMRD technical support
Jones, Andrew (Andy) Data Analyst Data Analyst 508-495-2351 Produces data products and reports that summarize fisheries data. Supports the development of Electronic Monitoring (EM), improves Pre-trip Notification System, evaluates achievements related to seaday scheduling
Jurek, Joe Fishery Liaison  Program Analyst               (978) 407-3652   Provide support to observer program during training and port orientations; relay industry concerns that the program should address
Keene, Ken Mid-Atlantic Area Lead Research Fishery Biologist FTE
(732) 872-3070
WC (774) 392-7606 Research Mid-Atlantic fisheries; observer safety lead; alternative platform program.
Keith, Charles Industry Funded Scallop Lead Fishery Biologist, FTE 508-495-2067 Data reporting, data analysis, Lead on Industry Funded Scallop Program, biological sampling requests, outreach
Kellogg, Loren Species Verification Lead Biologist  508-495-2159 Fish ID verification and sector developments
Ketch, Kristofer (Kristof) Data Debriefer Data Debriefer 508-495-2397 Data editing (including NEFOP, IFS and ASM)
Kitts, Cheryl Communications Specialist
Program Analyst               
508-495-2388 Develop outreach materials, responds to action items and emergency preparedness for NEFOP.
Kupcha, Erin Electronic Data Collection Fishery Biologist, FTE 508-495-2031
Extended Hours
(508) 367-8256 Electronic data collection lead; technology support; scanning (paper log archiving)
LaForge, Steven
Data Auditor
508-495-2157 Performs audits on data for data quality
Langevin, Elizabeth Data Entry Data Entry  508-495-2134 NEFOP and IFS data entry
Le, Thao Data Debriefer Data Debriefer 508-495-2303 Data editing (including NEFOP,IFS, and ASM)
Lewandowski, Tania Training Lead Fishery Biologist, FTE 508-495-2264
WC (508) 642-6006 Lead for NEFOP & IFS training program implementation  & development; educational outreach, FSB Coral Program Lead
Liebert, Tom Web Developer Web Developer 508-495-2351 Assists with the technical aspect of the Pre-trip Notification System and Electronic Monitoring.  Designs and develops products to support PTNS and EM Monitoring
Lovering, Jeanne Data Entry Data Entry 508-495-2127
NEFOP and IFS data entry
Lynch, Susan Data Entry Data Entry  508-495-2329 NEFOP and IFS data entry
Martins, Amy  Branch Chief  Supervisory Fishery Biologist, FTE  508-495-2266
WC (508) 989-5319  Responsible for the management of the Fisheries Sampling Branch, NEFOP, ASM, and IFS (recruitment, contracts, procurement, budget, action items; seaday schedules; inquiries/complaints/requests)
Martin, Molly Data Debriefer  Data Debriefer  508-495-2081 Data editing (including NEFOP, IFS and ASM)
McArdle, Katherine
Groundfish Lead
Fishery Biologist, FTE 508-495-2377
WC (774) 392-5308
Groundfish Program Lead; COTR on NEFOP Contract Security Enrollment Official, Trusted Agent CACs
McGinn, Patricia Post Data Quality & Reports
Data Debriefer 
508-495-2028 Post-load data quality; data request tracking; PTNS support; Haddock Catch Cap Monitoring Support
Mello, Joe Data Processing Lead Fishery Biologist, FTE 508-495-2110
WC (508) 989-5318 Data processing coordination; COTR duties for labor contracts; species verification of sharks
Mood, Murali Observer Database Developer/Architect Observer Database Developer/Architect 508-495-2330 Design a modernized flexible observer database system.  Work with developers to migrate existing timeseries and create products for efficient data extraction by end users. 
O'Connell, Jennifer Supervisory, Program & Management Analyst Supervisory, Program & Management Analyst, FTE 508-495-
WC (774) 392-7603
jennifer.o' Assists FSB with contracts, procurement, property custody, facility/security/GSA fleet upkeep, budget projections/analysis, milestones, strategic planning and branch performance and quality metrics.
Oriole, Victoria
NEFOP, IFS, ASM training, trawl gear lead, secondary freezer contact
Ouellette, Liz Data Auditor Biologist 508-495-2135 Performs audits on data for data quality
Palmer, Joan Database Project Manager Database Project Manager 508-495-2307 Oversees observer data modernization project. Leads IT staff to improve database architecture, structures and develop new processing tools
Pedersen, Johanna Incidental Take Lead Biologist 


Extended Hours (508) 566-6071  Incidental take editing; protected species samples and species verification
Petrus, Stephanie Incidental Take Lead Biologist 508-495-2005
Extended Hours
(508) 566-6071 Incidental take editing; protected species samples and species verification
Plourde, Meghan
Data Debriefer
Data Debriefer
Data editing (including NEFOP, IFS and ASM)
Post, Charles (Alex) Trainer Trainer  508-495-2261 NEFOP, IFS, ASM, Safety training
Potter, Justin EM Support Biologist  508-495-2152
Sea day accomplishments, NEFOP reports, electronic monitoring (EM) support
Rhyner, Jennifer Data Debriefer Data Debriefer 508-495-2212
Data editing (including NEFOP, IFS and ASM)
Roach, Maria Scanning Project Technician 508-495-2385 Document archive and scanning specialist
Rossi, Nichole (Niki)
EM Lead and Program Support
Fishery Biologist, FTE 508-495-2128
WC (508) 642-6001
Project Lead for Electronic Monitoring System; website updates
Shield, Gina Database Lead Fishery Biologist, FTE 508-495-2139
WC (508) 566-5988 Database maintenance; data request coordination & data confidentiality; PTNS; seabird specialist
Staples, Tyler Industry Funded Scallop Assistant Biologist 508-495-2129 Industry outreach; alternate IFS VCIC; data quality, observer gear
Taylor-Haynes, Ashley
Trip Accounting
Account for and check in trip data; inventory and dispense observer gear and supplies
Weeks, Sara Northeast Area Lead Fishery Biologist, FTE 508-495-2227
WC (508) 642-6005 Research Northeast fisheries; Herring PDT support; monitor seadays; outreach; new gear technology
Westell, Amy Data Auditor Biologist 508-495-2099 Performs audits on data for data quality
Westell, Brian
Data Debriefer
Data Debriefer
508-495-2274 Data editing; age sample freezer coordinator
Wilson, Jacob (Jack) Trainer Trainer 508-495-2189 NEFOP, IFS, ASM training, gillnet gear lead


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