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

Name Office Contact Information Term
Dr. Richard Jones President Kapolei, HI
2020-2022
Belinda E. Jacobs Past-President Pflugerville, TX
2020-2022
John-Henry Cottrell President-Elect Murietta, CA
2020-2022
Howard Dimmick Treasurer
and Merchandise Coordinator
Ft. Collins, CO
2020-2022
Dr. Missy Holzer
Secretary Somerset, 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 Director West Liberty, IA
2020-

Regional Directors

Name Office Contact Information Term
Susan Meabh Kelly Director of Region I
(Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont)
Litchfield, CT
2020-2022
Andrew Boyd Director of Region II
(New York)
New Hartford, NY
2019-2021
Billy Goodman Director of Region III
(Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia)
Montclair, NJ
2020-2022
Chris Campbell Director of Region IV
(Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee)
Ruston, LA
2019-2021
Jay Sinclair Director of Region V
(Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio)
Milan, MI
2020-2022
Dana Smith Director of Region VI
(Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Kansas)
Nicollet, MN
2019-2021
Matthew Haverty Director of Region VII
(Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)
Tuscon, AZ
2020-2022
vacant Director of Region VIII
(Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington)

2020-2021

Directors at Large

Name Office Contact Information Term
Joe Monaco
Director at Large
Volunteer Coordinator
Membership Chair
Highland, CA
2019-2021
Parker Pennington, IV Director at Large Ann Arbor, MI
2019-2021
Kimberley Norris-Jones Director at Large Columbia, SC
2020-2022
Diane Tom-Ogata Director at Large Honolulu, HI
2020-2022

Appointed Directors


Name Office Contact Information Term
Ardis Herrold
Appointed Director
Professional Development Chair
Oro Valley, Arizona
2019-2021
Pradip Misra Appointed Director
Bagdad, Arizona
2019-2021
David Thesenga
Appointed Director
Facebook Curator
Erie, CO 80516
2019-2021
Deborah Ezell
Appointed Director
STEM + Arts = STEAM
Erie, CO
2019-2021
Eric Pyle
Appointed Director
NSTA Liaison
Harrisonburg, VA
2019-2021
Tina Harte
Appointed Director
NASA Liaison
Surry, VA
2020-2022
Tom Ervin
Appointed Director
Historian
Awards Co-Chair
LeClaire, IA
2020-2022
Elaine Bohls-Graham
Appointed Director
Website Coordinator
Austin, TX
2020-2022
Enrique Reyes
Appointed Director
Diversity & Equity in Earth Sciences Coordinator
Austin, TX
2020-2022

Appointed Officers

Name Office Contact Information Term
Bev Berekian Associate Editor, The Earth Scientist Long Beach, CA
2020-2022
Don Haas Climate Change Education Liaison
Paleontological Research Institution
Ithaca, NY
2020-2022