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NEFSC Fisheries Sampling Branch

Staff Directory

Abney, Kathy
Management Support Assistant
Management Support Assistant, FTE
508-495-2338 katherine.abney@noaa.gov Administrative support for FSB
Anderson, Haley Data Debriefer  Data Debriefer  508-495-2148 haley.anderson@noaa.gov Data editing (including NEFOP, IFS and ASM)
Blanc, Russ
Web Application Programmer
Web Application Programmer
508-495-2141 russell.blanc@noaa.gov FSB Portal
Bluemel, Lacey Industry Funded Scallop Assistant Biologist 508-495-2188
Extended Hours
(508) 560-3550
lacey.bluemel@noaa.gov 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 glenn.chamberlain@noaa.gov 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 richard.chidsey@noaa.gov
Data editing (including NEFOP, IFS and ASM)
Church, Ben Data Debriefer Data Debriefer 508-495-2055 benjamin.church@noaa.gov
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
sarah.cierpich@noaa.gov Groundfish and pre-trip call-in coordinator; PTNS monitoring, maintenance and reporting
Collins, Randy Data Debriefer Data Debriefer 509-495-2151 randy.collins@noaa.gov
Data editing (including NEFOP, IFS and ASM)
Cowan, Diana Training Coordinator Biologist 508-495-2283 diana.cowan@noaa.gov Develops, coordinates, executes trainings; NEFOP and ASM training
DePasquale (Petrus), Stephanie
Incidental Take Lead Biologist 508-495-2005
Extended Hours
(508) 566-6071
stephanie.petrus@noaa.gov Incidental take editing; protected species samples and species verification
Dixson, Chris Web Application Programmer Web Application Programmer 508-495-2330
(603) 479-5162
christopher.dixson@noaa.gov FSB Data Reporting
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 charles.dunlap@noaa.gov Electronic data collection technology support
Early, Greg Data Debriefer Data Debriefer 508-495-2156 greg.early@noaa.gov
Data editing (including NEFOP, IFS and ASM)
Endres, Corey EM Support Biologist 508-495-2292 corinne.endres@noaa.gov
Sea day accomplishments, NEFOP reports, electronic monitoring (EM) support
Files, Mackenzie Data Debriefer Data Debriefer  508-495-2383 mackenzie.files@noaa.gov Data editing (including NEFOP, IFS and ASM)
Finnegan, James Mobile Application Programmer (Android) Mobile Application Programmer (Android) 508-495-2132 james.finnegan@noaa.gov
Observer At-Sea Data Collection Application
Fyke, Zachary Observer Compliance Liaison Biologist  508-495-2146
Extended Hours
(774) 392-5261
zachary.fyke@noaa.gov Supports observers through direct communication and feedback, incident report followup, safety program support, communications with NOAA OLE, Coast Guard, program outreach.
Gifford, Darryl
EM Database Developer
EM Database Developer
(508) 802-3114
EM database support, development, and management
Glinos, Diana EM Support/DSM EM Support/DSM (978) 809-7100 diana.glinos@noaa.gov Dockside Monitoring and Electronic Monitoring support
Griffin, Ashley Data Debriefer Data Debriefer  508-495-2356 ashley.e.griffin@noaa.gov Data editing (including NEFOP, IFS and ASM)
Griffin, Charles Facility/Service Support Technician 508-495-2130 charles.griffin@noaa.gov 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
kristen.gustafson@noaa.gov 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 bridget.harner@noaa.gov Data editing (including NEFOP, IFS and ASM)
Harrington, Jack Observer Gear & Inventory Support Specialist Observer Gear & Inventory Support Specialist 508-495-2067 john.harrington@noaa.gov Organize, inventory, track FSB observer gear. Disperse gear to observers during or after training. Deliver rafts, marel scales or other gear to ports. Assists with observer program outreach
Heinichen, Maggie Pre-Trip Notification System Coordinator Biologist 508-495-2356 margaret.heinichen@noaa.gov Groundfish and pre-trip call-in coordinator; PTNS monitoring, maintenance and reporting
Janda, Diana Trainer Trainer  508-495-2221 diana.janda@noaa.gov  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
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
kenneth.keene@noaa.gov Research Mid-Atlantic fisheries; observer safety lead; alternative platform program.
Keith, Charles Industry Funded Scallop Lead Fishery Biologist, FTE 508-495-2067 charles.keith@noaa.gov Data reporting, data analysis, Lead on Industry Funded Scallop Program, biological sampling requests, outreach
Kellogg, Loren Species Verification Lead Biologist  508-495-2159 loren.kellogg@noaa.gov Fish ID verification and sector developments
Ketch, Kristofer (Kristof) Data Debriefer Data Debriefer 508-495-2397 kristofer.ketch@noaa.gov Data editing (including NEFOP, IFS and ASM)
Kitts, Cheryl Communications Specialist
Program Analyst               
508-495-2388 cheryl.kitts@noaa.gov Develop outreach materials, responds to action items and emergency preparedness for NEFOP.
Kupcha, Erin
IT Applications Project Manager
Fishery Biologist, FTE 508-495-2031
Extended Hours
(508) 367-8256
erin.kupcha@noaa.gov Electronic data collection lead; technology support; scanning (paper log archiving)
LaForge, Steven
Data Auditor
508-495-2157 steven.laforge@noaa.gov Performs audits on data for data quality
Langevin, Elizabeth Data Entry Data Entry  508-495-2134 elizabeth.langevin@noaa.gov NEFOP and IFS data entry
Le, Thao Data Debriefer Data Debriefer 508-495-2303 thao.le@noaa.gov Data editing (including NEFOP,IFS, and ASM)
Lewandowski, Tania Training Lead Fishery Biologist, FTE 508-495-2264
WC (508) 642-6006
tania.lewandowski@noaa.gov Lead for NEFOP & IFS training program implementation  & development; educational outreach, FSB Coral Program Lead
Liebert, Tom EM API Software Developer EM API Software Developer 508-495-2351 thomas.liebert@noaa.gov
EM database support, development, and management
Lockhart, Steve
EM Database Project Manager EM Database Project Manager
(919) 360-3369
EM database support, development, and management
Lovering, Jeanne Data Entry Data Entry 508-495-2127 jeanne.lovering@noaa.gov
NEFOP and IFS data entry
Lynch, Susan Data Entry Data Entry  508-495-2329 susan.lynch@noaa.gov NEFOP and IFS data entry
Martin, Molly Data Debriefer  Data Debriefer  508-495-2081 molly.martin@noaa.gov Data editing (including NEFOP, IFS and ASM)
Martins, Amy  Branch Chief  Supervisory Fishery Biologist, FTE  508-495-2266
WC (508) 989-5319
amy.martins@noaa.gov Responsible for the management of the Fisheries Sampling Branch, NEFOP, ASM, and IFS (recruitment, contracts, procurement, budget, action items; seaday schedules; inquiries/complaints/requests)
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 patricia.mcginn@noaa.gov 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
joe.mello@noaa.gov 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 murali.mood@noaa.gov 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 Program & Management Analyst Program & Management Analyst, FTE 508-495-
jennifer.o'connell@noaa.gov 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 elizabeth.ouellette@noaa.gov Performs audits on data for data quality
Palmer, Joan Database Project Manager Database Project Manager 508-495-2307 joan.palmer@noaa.gov 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

johanna.pedersen@noaa.gov  Incidental take editing; protected species samples and species verification
Plourde, Meghan
Data Debriefer
508-495-2158 meghan.plourde@noaa.gov
Data editing (including NEFOP, IFS and ASM). Clam/Quahog pre-brief lead
Post, Charles (Alex) Trainer Trainer  508-495-2261 charles.post@noaa.gov NEFOP, IFS, ASM, Safety training
Potter, Justin EM Support Biologist  508-495-2152 justin.potter@noaa.gov
Sea day accomplishments, NEFOP reports, electronic monitoring (EM) support
Rhyner, Jennifer Data Debriefer Data Debriefer 508-495-2212 jennifer.rhyner@noaa.gov
Data editing (including NEFOP, IFS and ASM)
Roach, Maria
Data Archive Lead Assistant
Technician 508-495-2385 maria.roach@noaa.gov 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
Ryan, Michael Mobile Application Programmer (Android) Mobile Application Programmer (Android) 508-495-2351
Mobile Data Collection Applications
Shield, Gina Database Lead Fishery Biologist, FTE 508-495-2139
WC (508) 566-5988
gina.shield@noaa.gov Database maintenance; data request coordination & data confidentiality; PTNS; seabird specialist
Staples, Tyler Industry Funded Scallop Assistant Biologist 508-495-2129 tyler.staples@noaa.gov 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
sara.weeks@noaa.gov Research Northeast fisheries; Herring PDT support; monitor seadays; outreach; new gear technology
Westell, Amy Data Auditor Biologist 508-495-2099 amy.westell@noaa.gov Performs audits on data for data quality
Westell, Brian
Data Debriefer
Data Debriefer
508-495-2274 brian.westell@noaa.gov Data editing; age sample freezer coordinator


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