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

Apply to be a NAISMA Board Member!! All applications will be reviewed by the Board Development Committee a month prior to the NAISMA annual general meeting.

2023 Board of Directors


Kate Wilson

private citizen, formerly AIS Specialist
Montana, United States

Thomas Boos

Vice President
AIS Prevention Coordinator, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency

Nevada, United States

Nicole Kimmel

Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist

Alberta Environment & Protected Areas
Alberta, Canada

Andrea Moe

Agriculturist II

Nevada Department of Agriculture
Nevada, United States


Todd Boller

Board Director
Fillmore County Weed Control Supt.
Nebraska Weed Free Programs Co-Chair
Nebraska, United States


Jennifer Dean, Ph.D.

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


Heidi Kennedy

Board Director
Senior Natural Resources Scientist
Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc.
Wisconsin, United States


Karen Laitala

Board Director
Powell County Weed Board Coordinator
Blackfoot Challenge Vegetation Coordinator
Montana, United States


Vasiliy Lakoba, Ph.D.

Board Director
Director of Research
The American Chestnut Foundation
Virginia, United States


Deah Lieurance

Board Director
Assistant Extension Scientist, Coordinator, UF/IFAS Assessment of Non-native Plants

Florida, United States


Liz Lodman Stine

Board Director
Administrator, Montana Invasive Species Council
Co-Chair, Transboundary Feral Swine Working Group
Montana, United States

Amy Morey

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


John Petty

Board Director
Executive Director, Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association

Wisconsin, United States

Sarah Rang

Board Director
Executive Director
Invasive Species Centre
Ontario, Canada

Mark Heilman

Board Director
SePRO Director of Aquatic Technology
United States