NAISMA’s Board of Directors represent a breadth of invasive species management and research skills and perspectives from across North America. 

We invite you to reach out to any Board Member to find out how to get more involved and to connect NAISMA with the invasive species concerns in North America.

2022 Board of Directors

Kate Wilson

(2023) President
Commission Administrator, Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation
Montana, United States

John Petty

(2023) President-elect
Executive Director, Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association Wisconsin, United States

Deah Lieurance

(2023) Secretary
Assistant Extension Scientist, Coordinator, UF/IFAS Assessment of Non-native Plants
Florida, United States

Dan Tekiela

(2022) Treasurer Assistant Professor, University of Wyoming Wyoming, United States

Chuck Bargeron

(2022) Past President
Associate Director for Invasive Species and Information Technology, Center for Invasive Species & Ecosystem Health, University of Georgia Georgia, United States

Aaron Eagar

(2022) Board Director
State Weed Coordinator, Utah Department of Agriculture and Food 
Utah, United States

Jennifer Andreas

(2022) Board Director
Associate Professor, Extension Specialist, Biological Control Specialist, Washington State University Extension
Washington, United States

Sarah Rang

(2023) Board Director
Executive Director Invasive Species Centre Ontario, Canada

Frank Wong

(2023) Board Director
Industry Affairs Lead, Public Affairs, Science and Sustainability,
Bayer CropScience
North Carolina, United States

Nicole Kimmel

(2023) Board Director Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist, Alberta Environment & Parks Alberta, Canada

Allison Zach

(2023) Board Director
Nebraska Invasive Species Program Coordinator,
Nebraska Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit,
Nebraska, United States

Thomas Boos

(2024) Board Director
AIS Prevention Coordinator, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Nevada, United States

Jennifer Dean, Ph.D.

(2024) Board Director
Invasive Species Biologist, New York Natural Heritage Program New York, United States

Amy Morey

(2024) Board Director
University of Minnesota, Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center Minnesota, United States