Governing Board & Staff

Governing Board 2023–2025

President | 2023–2025

Linda Blum
University of Virginia


International Member-at-Large | 2021–2025

Catherine Lovelock
University of Queensland

President-Elect | 2023–2025

Sharon Herzka
The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute & Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (CICESE)

Member-at-Large | 2021–2025

Treda Grayson
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water

Past President | 2023–2025

Leila Hamdan
University of Southern Mississippi


Member-at-Large | 2023–2027

Allison Fitzgerald
New Jersey City University

Secretary | 2023–2025

Lillian Aoki, Secretary
University of Oregon


Member-at-Large | 2023–2027

Benjamin Walther
Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi

Treasurer | 2023–2025

Erik Smith
University of South Carolina

Student Member-at-Large | 2023–2025

Sommer Starr
Florida State University

Affiliate Society Representatives

Jeff Clements
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Danielle Perry
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Jessie Jarvis
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Jason Stutes
David Evans and Associates, Inc.

Julio Lorda
Universidad Autónoma de Baja California

Amanda Kahn
South Florida Water Management District

Charlie Martin
University of South Alabama and Dauphin Island Sea Lab


View Past Presidents of CERF

CERF Staff

Contact Information
Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation
2150 North 107th Street, Suite 330
Seattle, WA 98133-9009
(206) 209-5262 
[email protected]

Administration, Communications, Conference,
& Membership Services

SBI Association Management
[email protected]

Executive Director
Susan Park
(804) 381-6658
[email protected]

Chief Operating Officer
Louise S. Miller
[email protected]

C-COAST Program Coordinator
Amara Foster
[email protected]