DoD Partners in Flight (DoD PIF)

Steering Committee Contacts

Representative Position(s)/Title(s) Subject Matter Expertise
National Coordinator
Richard Fischer, PhD, CWB
Research Wildlife Biologist
U.S. Army Engineer R&D Center
Threatened & Endangered Species, Invasive Species, Habitat Restoration, Riparian Habitat, Shoreline Management, BASH, Airfield Management, Research Needs, Inventory & Monitoring, INRMP Support, Mission Sensitive Species, Passerines
Technical Coordinator 
Elizabeth Neipert
Research Wildlife Biologist
U.S. Army Engineer R&D Center
Alaska, Research Needs, Inventory & Monitoring, INRMP Support, NEPA Guidance, Education & Outreach, Mission Sensitive Species, Shorebirds, Gamebirds, Waterfowl, Passerines, Seabirds
Eastern Region Representatives
Jeff Bolsinger
Migratory Bird Biologist
Fort Drum
NY,VT
Northeast Habitat Management, Mission-Sensitive Species, Passerines
John Joyce (CF, CWB, Certified Military Lands Manager)
Chief, Environmental Assets Section
Joint Base Maguire-Dix-Lakehurst
NJ, DE, MA, CT, RI, ME, NH
BASH, Grassland Management, Airfield Management
Dave McNaughton
Natural Resources Specialist
NAVFAC
PA, OH, IN
Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, Grassland Management, Threatened & Endangered Species, Habitat Management, Habitat Restoration, Riparian Habitat, Inventory & Monitoring, INRMP Support, Prescribed Fire
Kyle Rambo
Conservation Director
Naval Air Station Patuxent River
MD, WV, KY
Mid-Atlantic, Grassland Management, Forest Management, Habitat Management, BASH, Passerines
Emily Gaydos (CWB)
Land and Wildlife Resources Biologist
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
AL, MS, GA
BASH
Michael F. Wright
Naval Air Station Oceana
VA
Mid-Atlantic, Threatened & Endangered Species, Habitat Management, Invasive Species, Habitat Restoration, Shoreline Management, BASH, Airfield Management, Climate Resilience & Adaptation, NEPA Guidance, INRMP, Support
Alan Schultz (CWB)
Chief, Ft. Bragg Wildllife Branch
Fort Bragg
NC, SC, TN
Southeast, Forest Management, Habitat Management, Habitat Restoration, Prescribed Fire, Passerines, Gamebirds
Greg Fleming
Wildlife Biologist
Fort Belvoir
FL
Southeast, NEPA Guidance, Mission-Sensitive Species, Seabirds
Central Region Representatives 
Elizabeth Neipert
Research Wildlife Biologist
U.S. Army Engineer R&D Center
MN, IA, MO, MI, IL, WI
Research Needs, Inventory & Monitoring, INRMP Support, NEPA Guidance, Education & Outreach, Mission Sensitive Species, Shorebirds, Gamebirds, Waterfowl, Passerines, Seabirds
Jeff Keating
Wildlife Biologist
Fort Riley
KS, NE, OK, SD, ND
Midwest, Southern Plains, Grassland Management, Threatened & Endangered Species, NEPA Guidance, Education & Outreach, Mission, Passerines, Seabirds
Jacky Ferrer-Perez
Adaptive and Integrative Management Team Supervisor
Fort Hood
Eastern TX, LA, AR
BASH, Grassland Management, Habitat Restoration, Prescribed Fire, Education & Outreach
Western Region Representatives 
Elizabeth Neipert
Research Wildlife Biologist
U.S. Army Engineer R&D Center
AK
Research Needs, Inventory & Monitoring, INRMP Support, NEPA Guidance, Education & Outreach, Mission Sensitive Species, Shorebirds, Gamebirds, Waterfowl, Passerines, Seabirds
Cindi Kunz MS, CWB
Senior Biologist
US Navy, NAVFAC NW
WA, OR
Pacific Northwest, Threatened & Endangered Species, Seabirds
Trish Cutler
Wildlife Biologist
White Sands Missile Range
NM, CO, Western TX
Southwest Deserts, Energy
Bob Schallmann
Conservation Program Manager
Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach
CA
Invasive Species, Education & Outreach, Secretive Marsh Birds, Seabirds
Tiffany Shepherd
Wildlife Biologist
Barry M. Goldwater Range East
AZ
Southwest Deserts, Threatened & Endangered Species, Desert Management, Invasive Species, BASH, Airfield Management, INRMP Support, Education & Outreach, Shorebirds, Waterbirds, Raptors
Frans Juola, PhD
Supervisor, Terrestrial Natural Resources
NAVFAC Pacific, EV22
HI and Pacific Islands
Hawaii and Pacific Islands, Seabirds
Diane Walsh
Natural Resources Manager
Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton
USMC Western Installations
VA
Climate Resilience & Adaptation, Energy
Kevin Warner
Natural Resources Manager
Idaho Army National Guard
NV, ID, MT, WY
Great Basin, Forest Management, Desert Management, Habitat Management, Habitat Restoration, Riparian Habitat, Inventory & Monitoring, Passerines, Raptors, Gamebirds
Robbie Knight
Wildlife Biologist/Program Manager
Dugway Proving Ground
UT
Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act
DoD PIF Reps Emeritus
Tim Burr Hawaii and Pacific Islands, Threatened & Endangered Species
Joe Hautzenroder, CWB PIF History, DoD Policy
Working Group Chairpersons
Research & Monitoring
Richard Fischer, PhD
Research Wildlife Biologist
U.S. Army Engineer R&D Center
Threatened & Endangered Species, Invasive Species, Habitat Restoration, Riparian Habitat, Shoreline Management, BASH, Airfield Management, Research Needs, Inventory & Monitoring, INRMP Support, Mission Sensitive Species, Passerines
Bird/Animal Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH)
Paul Block
CNIC/NAVFAC BASH Natural Resource Program Manager
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic
BASH, Avian Photos
Education and Outreach
Bob Schallmann
Conservation Program Manager
Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach
 
Invasive Species, Eduation & Outreach, Secretive Marsh Birds, Seabirds
Climate Resilience and Adaptation
Diane Walsh
Natural Resources Manager
Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton
Climate Resilience & Adaptation, Energy
Mission-Sensitive Species
Greg Fleming
Wildlife Biologist
Fort Belvoir
Southeast, NEPA Guidance, Mission-Sensitive Species, Seabirds
NEPA
Greg Fleming
Wildlife Biologist
Fort Belvoir
Southeast, NEPA Guidance, Mission-Sensitive Species, Seabirds
Energy
Trish Cutler
Wildlife Biologist
White Sands Missile Range
Southwest Deserts, Energy
Eagles
Tiffany Shepherd
Wildlife Biologist
Barry M. Goldwater Range East
Southwest Deserts, Threatened & Endangered Species, Desert Management, Invasive Species, BASH, Airfield Management, INRMP Support, Education & Outreach, Shorebirds, Waterbirds, Raptors
Military Services Representatives
Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (OSD)
Ryan Orndorff
Program Director
DoD Natural Resources Program
 
Air Force
Rebecca Meyer
Conservation Liaison, Installation Planning (SAF/IEIP)
Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary
 
Army
Brian Moyer
Office of the Asst. Chief of Staff Installation Management
DAIM-ISE Chief, Environmental Quality Branch
Riparian Habitat, Inventory & Monitoring, Passerines
Marine Corps
Jacque Rice
Natural Resources Specialist
Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps
 
Navy
Tammy Conkle, CWB
Natural Resources Program Manager
NAVFAC Headquarters
 
Army National Guard
Jay Rubinoff
Natural Resources Program Manager
Army National Guard
Grassland Management, Threatened & Endangered Species, NEPA Guidance, INRMP Support, Mission Sensitive Species
USFWS Liaison
National / MBTA
Eric Kershner
Division of Migratory Bird Management
US Fish and Wildlife Service
 

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