Meet the Staff

Ecosystems and Aquaculture Division

Staff names highlighted in green are linked to bio pages.

Dr. Thomas Noji Dr. Thomas Noji
Chief, Ecosystems and Aquaculture Division
Email
Amanda Plantamura Amanda Plantamura
Administrative Specialist
Email
732-872-3025

Aquaculture Systems & Ecology

Matthew Poach
Research Chemist
Email
203-882-6520

Fisheries Ecology Branch

Rich Brill
Fishery Biologist, NMFS, NOAA & Adjunct Faculty Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Email
R. Chris Chambers
Research Fishery Biologist
Fisheries ecology
Email
732 872-3075
Jeff Pessutti
Physical Science Technician
Data analysis/visualization, GIS, web application development, advanced R programmer. Email
Beth Phelan
Lab Director, Branch Chief, Supervisory Research Fishery Biologist
Email
732 872-3079
Peter Plantamura
Marine Equipment Specialist
Cooperative Research, Small Boat Program; captain of research vessels
Email
John Rosendale
Marine Biological Laboratory Technician; NEFSC Staff Advisory Council Co-Chair.
Email
732 872-3079
Daniel Wieczorek
Physical Science Tech
Experimental system design, ocean acidification, recirculating aquaculture systems, Lobster.
Email
732 872-3079

Habitat Ecology Branch

Delan Boyce
Laboratory Biological Tech
Ocean Acidification/Early Life History
Email
Jonathan C. Brink
GIS Specialist
Geography and applied Geographic Information Systems
732 872-3066
Email
Ashok Deshpande
Research Chemist
Tracer chemicals, feeding ecology, habitat, migration, microplastics
Email
732 872-3043
Taylor Forster
Biological Science Technician
Black sea bass habitat mapping
Email
Vincent Guida
Research Fisheries Biologist
Fisheries habitat, benthic ecology
Email
732 872-3042
Jasmin John
Acting Branch Chief
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Donna Johnson
Research Fisheries Biologist
Habitat characterization, database management
Email
Tori Kentner
GIS Specialist
GIS, marine ecology, 3D analysis
Email
Rich Langton
Research Fisheries Biologist
Predator/prey interactions, benthic ecology, stock enhancement, aquaculture
Email
207 380-4072
Barry McClintock
Programmer
Perl programming
Email
732 872-3066
Clyde L. Mckenzie, Jr.
Fishery Research Biologist
Biology and ecology of bay (estuarine) and ocean shellfish and finfish
Email
732 872-3019; cell: 908-705-7200
Dave Packer
Marine Ecologist
Habitat ecology
Email
732 872-3044
Beth Sharack
Chemist
Microplastic Research, Outreach and Education
Email
732 872-3062
DeMond Timmons
Fisheries Biologist
Ocean Acidification, Sediment Analysis, Contaminant Extraction, Data Collection
Email
732 872-3121

Operations, Management and Information

Patricia Irby
Administrative Officer
Budget and Finance Branch/Ecosystems and Aquaculture Division
Email
(732) 872-3033
Catherine Jenks
Administrative Support Assistant
Budget and Finance Branch/Ecosystems and Aquaculture Division
Email
(732) 872-3006

Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO)

Karen Greene
Mid-Atlantic Field Office Supervisor
Regulatory Program, Mid-Atlantic; Regional EFH Coordination
Email
(732) 872-3023
Ursula Howson
Environmental Specialist
EFH Consultations in NJ/NY and programmatic consultations
Email
(732) 872-3116

NOS Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) Emergency Response Division (ERD)

ERD's Scientific Support Coordinators, located around the country, lead the team at spills, drawing on the team's spill trajectory estimates, chemical hazards analyses, and assessments of the sensitivity of biological and human-use resources.

Frank Csulak
NOAA Scientific Support Coordinator
(732) 872-3005
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