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.

2021 Board of Directors

Chuck Bargeron

(2021) President 
NAIPC Liaison, Associate Director for Invasive Species and Information Technology, Center for Invasive Species & Ecosystem Health, University of Georgia
Georgia, United States

Kate Wilson

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

Carrie J. Brown-Lima

(2021) Secretary
Director, NY Invasive Species Research Institute and Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Faculty Fellow, Department of Natural Resources
New York, United States

Dan Tekiela

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

David Coyle

(2021) Past President
Assistant Professor, Forest Health and Invasive Species Extension, Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation, Clemson University
South Carolina, United States

Kayla Malone

(2021) Board Director
Supervisor, Chaffee County Noxious Weed Program 
Colorado, United States

John Petty

(2022) Board Director
Executive Director, Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association
Wisconsin, United States

Deah Lieurance

(2022) Board Director
Assistant Extension Scientist, Coordinator, UF/IFAS Assessment of Non-native Plants
Florida, 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

Ellen Lake

(2023) Board Director
Research Entomologist, USDA Agricultural Research, Service Invasive Plant Research Laboratory
Florida, 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