Steering Committee Members
Teresa Mourad, Principal Investigator, Director of Education and Diversity Programs, Ecological Society of America
George Middendorf, Ph.D., co-Investigator, Professor Howard University
Fred Abbott, Diversity Programs Manager, Ecological Society of America
Travis Belote, Ph.D., Research Ecologist, The Wilderness Society
Kevin Bryan, Principal, Equnival Partners
Danny Filer, Ed.D., Chesapeake Watershed Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit Research Coordinator, National Park Service.
Thomas E. Fish, Ph.D., National Coordinator, Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units Network, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Quintaniay Holifield, Ph.D., Research Soil Scientist. USDA Forest Service, Baltimore Field Station.
George Liles, Acting Director of Academic Programs for NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Curator of the NOAA Fisheries Woods Hole Science Aquarium, and Director of the Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP).
Laura Oremland, Fish and Wildlife Administrator, NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology.
Michelle Nelson, Community Garden Program Manager, Montgomery County Parks.
Jessica Sanders, Ph.D., Sacrament Tree Foundation.
Wanjiru Gathira, Senior Director of Global Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Conservation International
Todd Baker, Meridian Institute
Jennifer Brassanini, Meridian Institute
Past Steering Committee Members
Joan Berkowitz, Ph.D., University of Maryland University College Graduate School of Management and Technology
Dr. Robert Javonillo, Assistant Professor of Biology, Morgan State University
Jorge Ramos, Ph.D., Stanford University, previously Conservation International
David Blockstein, Ph.D., Senior Adviser, Association for Environmental Sciences and Studies
Eric R. Coffman, CEM, CEP,CPM, LEED-AP, Director of Energy Programs, Maryland Energy Administration
Kwanza Johnson, Academic Programs Coordinator of Northeast Fisheries Science Center at NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
Marielena Octavia, Mediator, Meridian