Current Officers

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NESTA leadership includes those elected and appointed to office. Current office holders are listed here. These include Executive Committee members, Regional Directors, Directors at Large, Appointed Directors, and Appointed Officers.

Executive Committee

NameOfficeContact InformationTerm
Dr. Richard JonesPresidentKapolei, HI
2020-2022
 
Belinda E. JacobsPast-PresidentPflugerville, TX
 
2020-2022
 
John-Henry CottrellPresident-ElectMurietta, CA
 
2020-2022
 
Howard DimmickTreasurer
and Merchandise Coordinator
Ft. Collins, CO
 
2020-2022
 
Dr. Missy Holzer
 
SecretarySomerset, NJ
 
2020-2022
 
Parker Pennington, IV
 
Board Member Representative
to the Executive Committee
Ann Arbor, MI
 
2020-2021
Tom Ervin
 
Board Member Representative
to the Executive Committee
LeClaire, IA
 
2020-2021
 
Peg Steffen
 
Interim Executive DirectorWest Liberty, IA 
 
2020-

Regional Directors

NameOfficeContact InformationTerm
Susan Meabh KellyDirector of Region I
(Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont)
Litchfield, CT
 
2020-2022
Andrew BoydDirector of Region II
(New York)
New Hartford, NY
 
2019-2021
Billy GoodmanDirector of Region III
(Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia)
Montclair, NJ 
 
2020-2022
Chris CampbellDirector of Region IV
(Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee)
Ruston, LA
 
2019-2021
Jay SinclairDirector of Region V
(Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio)
Milan, MI
 
2020-2022
Dana SmithDirector of Region VI
(Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Kansas)
Nicollet, MN
 
2019-2021
Matthew HavertyDirector of Region VII
(Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)
Tuscon, AZ
 
2020-2022
 
Laura OrrDirector of Region VIII
(Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington)
Ukiah, OR2020-2021

Directors at Large

NameOfficeContact InformationTerm
Joe Monaco
 
Director at Large
Volunteer Coordinator
Membership Chair
Highland, CA
 
2019-2021
Parker Pennington, IVDirector at LargeAnn Arbor, MI
 
2019-2021
Kimberley Norris-JonesDirector at LargeColumbia, SC
 
2020-2022
Diane Tom-OgataDirector at LargeHonolulu, HI
 
2020-2022

Appointed Directors


 

NameOfficeContact InformationTerm
Ardis Herrold
 
Appointed Director
Professional Development Chair
Oro Valley, Arizona
 
2019-2021
Pradip MisraAppointed Director
 
Bagdad, Arizona
 
2019-2021
David ThesengaAppointed Director
Facebook Curator
Erie, CO 80516
 
2019-2021
Deborah EzellAppointed Director
STEM + Arts = STEAM
Erie, CO
 
2019-2021
Eric PyleAppointed Director
NSTA Liaison
Harrisonburg, VA
 
2019-2021
Tina HarteAppointed Director
NASA Liaison
Surry, VA
 
2020-2022
Tom ErvinAppointed Director
Historian
Awards Co-Chair
LeClaire, IA
 
2020-2022
Elaine Bohls-GrahamAppointed Director
Website Coordinator
Austin, TX
 
2020-2022
Enrique ReyesAppointed Director
Diversity & Equity in Earth Sciences Coordinator
Austin, TX
 
2020-2022

Appointed Officers

NameOfficeContact InformationTerm
Bev BerekianAssociate Editor, The Earth ScientistLong Beach, CA
 
2020-2022
Don HaasClimate Change Education Liaison 
Paleontological Research Institution
Ithaca, NY
 
2020-2022