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Executive Board

Van der Valk Arnold-cropped
Arnold van der Valk, Ph.D., PWS
Iowa State University 
Middleton Beth-cropped
President Elect
Beth Middleton, Ph.D.
U.S. Geological Survey
Davies Gillian-cropped
Immediate Past President
Gillian Davies, PWS
BSC Group, Inc. 
Cleveland Leandra-cropped
Secretary General
Leandra Cleveland, PWS
HDR Engineering, Inc.
Cherry Julia - 2015-cropped
Julia Cherry, Ph.D.
University of Alabama

Chapter Presidents

Alaska Joe Christopher, PWS
Weston Solutions
Asia Wei-Ta Fang, Ph.D.
Graduate Institute of Environmental Education, National Taiwan Normal University
Canada Gordon Goldsborough, Ph.D.
University of Manitoba
Central Christopher Thomas, PWS
Thomas Native Sciences LLC
China Xianguo Lyu
Chinese Academy of Sciences - Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology
Europe Matthew Simpson, PWS
WWT Consulting

Fred Ellery, Ph.D.
Rhodes University

Luisa Ricaurte, Ph.D. 

Mid-Atlantic Jeff Trulick, WPIT
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
New England Jennifer Karberg, Ph.D.
Nantucket Conservation Foundation
North Central Julie Nieset
Illinois Natural History Survey
Oceania Neil Saintilan
Macquarie University
Pacific Northwest Lizbeth Seebacher, Ph.D., PWS
Washington State Department of Ecology
Rocky Mountain Heather Houston
Western Ecological Resource
South Atlantic Douglas DeBerry, Ph.D.; PWS; PWD
VHB, Inc.
South Central Scott Jecker, PWS
Whitenton Group Inc.
West Russell Huddleston, PWS
CH2M Hill

Section Chairs

Biogeochemistry Todd Osborne, Ph.D. 
University of Florida
Education Derek Faust, Ph.D.
Global Change Ecology Elizabeth Watson
Drexel University

Rodney Chimner, Ph.D.
Michigan Technological University

Public Policy and Regulation John Lowenthal, PWS
Ramsar Nicholas Davidson
Nick Davidson Environmental
Wetland Restoration Andy Herb
Wildlife Sammy King
Louisiana State University
Women in Wetlands Karin Kettenring, Ph.D.
Utah State


Awards Loretta Battaglia, Ph.D.
Southern Illinois University 
Education and Outreach  
Human Diversity Alani Taylor
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Meetings Yvonne Vallette, PWS 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Membership Leandra Cleveland, PWS
HDR Engineering, Inc.
Publications Keith Edwards
University of South Bohemia
Ways and Means Julia Cherry, Ph.D.
University of Alabama
Wetlands of Distinction

Roy Messaros, Ph.D.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Bill Morgante
Maryland Board Of Public Works 

Jason Smith, PWS
Hanover Engineering Associates


PCP Scott Jecker, PWS
Whitenton Group Inc.
Student David Riera
Florida International University
Wetland Science & Practice Ralph Tiner, PWS Emeritus
(non-voting position)
Nicholas Davidson, Ph.D.
Nick Davidson Environmental
(non-voting position)
Dennis Whigham, Ph.D.
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center




Managing Director
Michelle Czosek
Associate Managing Director
Jen Brydges
Meetings Manager
Amanda Safa 
Meetings Technology Manager
Emily Viles 
Communications and Member Services Coordinator 
Kara Miller