2021-2022 Officers



Patrick D. Shirey
Certified Ecologist and Certified Fisheries Professional
 Assistant Professor
Department of Geology and Environmental Science
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260-3332
Ecology Policy, LLC (Owner)
Phone: 724-316-5167


Susan F. Cushman, PhD
Director of Introductory Biology Laboratories, Department of Biology
Research Scientist, Finger Lakes Institute
Hobart & William Smith Colleges
300 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: 315-781-3599
[email protected]


Vice President

Heather A. Stewart, Ph.D.
Mangrove Restoration Postdoctoral Associate
Center for Marine & Environmental Studies
University of the Virgin Islands
2 John Brewer’s Bay, St. Thomas, VI 00802
Phone: 217-649-2495
Email: [email protected]


Rich Bell
The Nature Conservancy
South Ferry Rd
Narragansett, RI 02882
Email: [email protected]


Past President

Edward A. Hale, Ph.D.
Marine Advisory Specialist – Delaware Sea Grant
University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean and Environment
204H Cannon Lab 700 Pilottown Road
Lewes, DE 19958
Phone: 302-645-4060
Email:[email protected]