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OFFICERS 2022

President:  Robert A. (Bob) Thomas, Ph.D. lmngno.president@gmail.com
Vice-President: Michael Massimi
Treasurer:  Michele Mire lmngno.treasurer@gmail.com
Secretary:  Joelle Finley lamasternatgno@gmail.com
Past President:  Janell Simpson, Ph.D.

Board of Directors 2022

(Date following name is expiration year for their term)

  • Meg Adams, retired civil engineer – 2023
  • Byron Almquist - 2024
  • Andrew Barron, Senior Water Resource Coordinator & Quality Assurance Manager – 2024
  • Frank P. Boimare III, M.S., M.F.A., librarian – 2023
  • Ann Houston Butcher, Ph.D., MPH, LA natural heritage enthusiast – 2023
  • Kismet R. Collins, M.D., physician – 2024
  • Jerold (Jerry) Feddersen, retired healthcare executive – 2023
  • Joelle Finley, M.S., Secretary of the Board, retired biologist – 2024
  • Alanna Frick, environmental educator – 2024
  • 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 – 2024
  • Tanee Janusz, environmental educator and Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator – 2022
  •  Julia Lightner, biologist, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - 2022
  • Michael Massimi, Vice-President of the Board, former marine mammalogist and environmental scientist - 2022
  • Marianne Maumus, M.D., Ochsner physician – 2024
  • 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 – 2024
  • Robert (Bob) M. Rogers, Ph.D., retired marine biologist – 2022
  • Janell Simpson, Ph.D., Past-President of the Board, retired teacher – 2024
  • Robert (Bob) A. Thomas, Ph.D., Professor, PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD – 2023
  • Janna M. Wisniewski, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (2022)

Delegates to the Louisiana Master Naturalist Association Board

Robert A. (Bob) Thomas, Ph.D.
Ann Butcher, Ph.D., MPH
Janell Simspon, Ph.D.

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