Policy Advisory Committee

The Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) provides advice and oversight for all aspects of the management and operation of the NH Sea Grant College Program. Its members play a critical role in strategic planning, including determining program priorities in research, extension, education and communications. The PAC also guides the implementation of these priorities through its role in reviewing and advising the program on operational policies and practices.

Joe Boyer
Director of Research
Center for Research & Innovation
Plymouth State University

Captain David Goethel
Groundsfisherman
F/V Ellen Diane
Hampton, NH

Cory Riley
Reserve Manager
Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Dave Cedarholm
City Engineer
Concord, NH

Cynthia Hays
Associate Professor, Biology
Keene State College

Cheri Patterson
Acting Chief, Marine Fisheries Division
NH Fish & Game

Jim Chase
President
Seacoast Science Center

Jennifer Kennedy
Executive Director
Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation

Rachel Rouillard
Director
Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP)

Steve Couture
Program Manager
NH Department of Environmental Services Coastal Program

Ken La Valley
Director and Dean
UNH Cooperative Extension

Judy Silverberg
Project Learning Tree Coordinator

Michael Ettlinger
Director
UNH Carsey School of Public Policy

Julie LaBranche
Senior Planner
Rockingham Planning Commission

Roger Stephenson
Northeast Regional Advocacy Director
Union of Concerned Scientists

Brian Gennaco
Virgin Oyster Company, LLC
Dover, NH

Richard Langan
Director (Retired)
University of New Hampshire

Allan Waterfield
UNH Marine Docent
Seacoast Science Center Board Member

Mark Godfroy
Recreational fisherman
Eastman's Fishing Fleet
Seabrook, NH

Ru Morrison
Director
Northeast Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS)

David Watters
Professor of English, UNH
NH State Senator

Jennifer Goebel
Public Affairs Officer
NOAA GARFO

Betsy Nicholson
Northeast Regional Director
NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Kim Williams
Chair, Biology Department
Great Bay Community College