Staff Directory

NCASI’s staff has expertise in many disciplines that cover the full range of technical issues related to environmental and sustainability topics, including analytical chemistry, chemical engineering, paper science, computer modeling and simulation, statistics, toxicology, forest biology, forest ecology, wildlife biology and aquatic biology. Through research investigations, surveys, and other information gathering activities, NCASI helps ensure that the ongoing dialogue concerning environmental policies affecting the forest products industry, and environmental decision-making at many different levels, are grounded in technical information of the highest possible quality.

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Our Leadership

Vipin Varma, Ph.D. President and CEO
Tammerah D. Garren Executive Vice President
Dirk J. Krouskop President Emeritus
Darren A. Miller, Ph.D. Vice President - Forestry Programs
Kirsten Vice Vice President – Sustainability and Climate & Canadian Operations

Science Staff

Bill Arthurs Senior Research Associate
Brad Barnhart, Ph.D. Senior Research Scientist, Northern Regional Coordinator
Alejandra Borquez Associate Engineer
Leland (Lee) Carlson Project Leader
Laurie Clark Research Scientist, Wildlife Biologist
Ashley Coble, Ph.D. Senior Research Scientist
Rachel Cook, Ph.D. Project Leader, Large Ungulate Ecology
Adam Costanza Program Manager, Sustainability Metrics
Rob Crawford Principal Research Scientist
Zachery Emerson, Ph.D. Program Director – Air Quality
Brandon Farmer Data Engineer
Camille Flinders Program Director and Regulatory Lead – Water Resources, Western Regional Coordinator
Joan Ikoma Senior Research Associate, Aquatic Biology
Giffe Johnson, Ph.D. Program Manager, Chemical Management and Health Effects
Tanvir Khan, Ph.D. Senior Research Engineer , Air Quality Program
Waruna Kiridena, Ph.D. Senior Program Manager, Analytical Services
Ryan Kuemmerlin Research Lab Associate and Analytical Support Lead
Ilich Lama, Ph.D. Principal Research Scientist, Environmental Data Science
Angela Larsen-Gray, Ph.D. Senior Research Scientist, Eastern Wildlife
Boris Lau, Ph.D. Senior Research Engineer
Ric Law Project Leader
Cher Lindelien Associate Scientist
Craig Loehle, Ph.D. Principal Scientist
Barry Malmberg, Ph.D. Principal Research Scientist
Amanda Johansen Mattingly Senior Research Engineer
Karen Mentz Senior Research Associate
Amanda Miller, Ph.D. Analytical Research Scientist
Katie Moriarty, Ph.D. Senior Research Scientist, Western Forest Wildlife Ecologist
Holly Munro, Ph.D. Senior Research Scientist, Forest Biometrician
Jim Palumbo Senior Program Manager – Water Resources
Stephen Prisley, Ph.D. Principal Research Scientist
Renee Ragsdale Senior Research Scientist
Hector Restrepo Senior Research Scientist (Biometrician)
William (Bill) Rice Senior Research Associate / IT Services Coordinator
Danny Rodriguez Senior Research Engineer, Eastern Regional Coordinator
Derek Sain Senior Program Manager – Wood Products and Member Engagement Initiatives
Erik Schilling, Ph.D. Director of Forestry Research, Southeastern U.S.
Kevin A. Solarik, Ph.D. Director of Forestry Research, Canada & Northeastern/Northcentral U.S.
Arun Someshwar, Ph.D. NCASI Fellow
Jake Verschuyl, Ph.D. Director of Forestry Research, Western U.S. & B.C.

Business Affairs Staff

Y. Leah Green Payroll Manager
Kena Jordan Business Office Assistant
Susan McCord Director, NCASI Foundation
Stacy Shelp Communications Program Manager
Tracy Stubbs Administrative Assistant