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LMNGNO Leadership

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LaMasterNatGNO@gmail.com
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OFFICERS:

President:  Janell Simpson, Ph.D.,  lmngno.president@gmail.com
Vice-president:  Ann Butcher
Treasurer:  Michele Mire lmngno.treasurer@gmail.com
Secretary:  Joelle Finley
Past President:  Robert A. (Bob) Thomas, Ph.D., Loyola University New Orleans, rathomas@loyno.edu

Board of Directors 2021

(Date following name is expiration year for their term)

  • Andrew Barron, Senior Water Resource Coordinator & Quality Assurance Manager – 2021
  • Frank P. Boimare III, M.S., M.F.A., Systems Analyst and Teacher – 2023
  • Eugene Brill, MBA, Business Strategy Consultant – 2021
  • Ann Houston Butcher, Ph.D., MPH, Vice-President of the Board, LA natural heritage enthusiast – 2023
  • Kismet R. Collins, M.D., physician – 2021
  • Jerold (Jerry) Feddersen, retired healthcare executive – 2023
  • Joelle Finley, M.S., Secretary of the Board -retired – 2021
  • Alanna Frick, Environmental Educator – 2021
  • Albert P. (Rusty) Gaudé, Area Fishery Extension Agent – 2022
  • Nicole P. Greene, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of English, Xavier University of Louisiana – 2022
  • Rene Guas, MBA – 2021
  • Kristal Huggins, M.S., Instructor of Biology, Xavier University of Louisiana – 2022
  • Tanee Janusz, Environmental Educator and Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator – 2022
  • Marianne Maumus, M.D., Ochsner physician – 2021
  • Dinah Maygarden, MAST, Environmental Educator, 2020 Percy Viosca Outstanding Naturalist – 2023
  • Rue McNeill, Executive Director of Northlake Nature Center – 2023
  • Michele M. Mire, CPA, Treasurer of the Board, LA Master Gardener, Native plant and wildlife enthusiast – 2023
  • Mary Mysing-Gubala, Ph.D., retired teacher – 2022
  • Carol L. Rice, retired Graphics Designer – 2021
  • Ann Rogers, R.N., retired nurse – 2022
  • Robert (Bob) M. Rogers, Ph.D., retired marine biologist – 2022
  • Janell Simpson, Ph.D., President of the Board, retired teacher – 2021
  • Aimée K. Thomas, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Director of the Environment Program of Loyola University – 2023
  • Robert (Bob) A. Thomas, Ph.D., Professor, PAST-PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD – 2023

Delgates to the Louisiana Master Naturalist Association Board

Nancy Bissinger, Ph.D.
Elizabeth (Liz) Manhart

Advisory Council

DONATA R. HENRY, Ph.D., ornithology, Tulane University
CRAIG HOOD, Ph.D., mammalogy, Loyola University
ZACK LEMANN, M.S. – spiders & insects, Audubon Nature Institute
DAVID P. MUTH, Louisiana State Director,
Mississippi River Delta Restoration Coalition,
National Wildlife Federation – 2017 Percy Viosca Outstanding Naturalist
MARK SCHEXNAYDER, Senior Scientist, Batture LLC