ESIP Staff

Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported by NASA, NOAA, USGS and 130+ member organizations.
Susan Shingledecker

Susan Shingledecker

Executive Director

Patty Allen

Patty Allen

Operations Director

Annie Burgess

Annie Burgess

Lab Director

Allison Mills

Allison Mills

Communications Manager

Megan Carter

Megan Carter

Community Director

Lindsay Barbieri

Lindsay Barbieri

Agriculture & Climate Fellow

Board of Directors & Program Committee

ESIP elects its officers, representatives, and committee chairs prior to the Annual Partner Assembly Meeting during the ESIP January Meeting. The Board meets quarterly to govern ESIP.

The  ESIP Program Committee meets monthly to guide ESIP programs and includes the President, Vice-President, and all the technical and administrative committee chairs.

Ken Casey

Ken Casey

ESIP President

Deputy Chief of the Data Stewardship Division, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

Denise Hills

Denise Hills

ESIP Vice President

Geoscientist, Geological Survey of Alabama

Bill Teng

Bill Teng

Governance Committee Chair

Principal Scientist, NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)

Brandon Whitehead

Brandon Whitehead

Semantic Technologies Committee Chair

Environmental Data Scientist, Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research

Carla McAuliffe

Carla McAuliffe

Education Committee Chair

Senior Curriculum Developer, TERC

Nancy Hoebelheinrich

Nancy Hoebelheinrich

At-Large Board Member 2-Year Term

Founder and Co-owner, Knowledge Motifs LLC

Mike Daniels

Mike Daniels

Partnership Committee Chair

Researcher, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Sarah Ramdeen

Sarah Ramdeen

Nomination Committee Chair

Post Doctoral Research Scientist and curator for SESAR, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

Lesley Wyborn

Lesley Wyborn

At-Large Board Members 2 Year Term

Faculty, Australian National University

Tracy Pilone

Tracy Pilone

Finance Committee Chair

President, Element 84

Cynthia Parr

Cynthia Parr

At-Large Board Members 2 Year Term

Acting Assistant Chief Data Officer, USDA Research, Education, and Economics (REE) Mission Area

Derek Masaki

Derek Masaki

Information Technology and Interoperability (IT&I) Committee Chair

Systems Development Branch Chief, USGS

Amber Budden

Amber Budden

Data Stewardship Chair

Director of Learning and Outreach, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)

Community Fellows

Each year, an outstanding group of early career researchers working on their graduate and post-doctoral studies supports different ESIP Clusters.

Qian Huang

Qian Huang

Disaster Lifecycle Cluster

PhD Student, University of South Carolina

Jim Coll

Jim Coll

Cloud Computing Cluster

PhD Candidate, University of Kansas

Sahara Ali

Sahara Ali

Air Quality Cluster

PhD Student, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Mike Mahoney

Mike Mahoney

Machine Learning Cluster

PhD Student, State University of New York 

Morgan Wofford

Morgan Wofford

Community Resilience Cluster

PhD Student, University of Michigan

Daniel Segessenman

Daniel Segessenman

Data Stewardship Committee

PhD Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Megan Carter

Megan Carter

Semantic Technologies Committee

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Michigan

Jake Gearon

Jake Gearon

Envirosensing Cluster

PhD Student, Indiana University