Policy Advisory Committee

The New Hampshire Sea Grant Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) provides valuable guidance in identifying research and outreach priorities, as well as strategic partnerships and initiatives. To ensure NH Sea Grant is fulfilling its mission, PAC members are drawn from the various NH Sea Grant networks, both existing and potential, and are considered for both thematic (e.g., climate, fisheries) and partner organization representation. Membership of the PAC is periodically assessed and additions are considered to maintain representation across NH demographics and Sea Grant Focus Areas.

Dave Cedarholm (Co-chair)
City Engineer
Concord, NH

Cynthia Hays (Co-chair)
Professor of Biology
Keene State College

Cheri Patterson
Chief, Marine Fisheries Division
NH Fish & Game

Chris Chabot
Professor of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
Plymouth State University

Jennifer Kennedy
Executive Director
Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation

Cory Riley
Reserve Manager
Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Jim Chase
Seacoast Science Center

Julie LaBranche
Senior Planner
Rockingham Planning Commission

Roger Stephenson
Northeast Regional Advocacy Director
Union of Concerned Scientists

Steve Couture
Coastal Program Administrator
NH Department of Environmental Services

Richard Langan
Director (Retired)
Coastal and Ocean Technology Programs
University of New Hampshire

Allan Waterfield
UNH Marine Docent
Seacoast Science Center Board Member

Michael Ettlinger
Carsey School of Public Policy
University of New Hampshire

Jake Krizter
Executive Director
Northeast Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS)

David Watters
NH State Senator
Professor Emeritus, English
University of New Hampshire

Brian Gennaco
Virgin Oyster Company, LLC
Dover, NH

Betsy Nicholson
Northeast Regional Director
NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Kim Williams
Chair, Biology Department
Great Bay Community College

Capt. David Goethel
F/V Ellen Diane
Hampton, NH