The Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative is governed by a Steering Committee that encompasses key partners from across the region. The Steering Committee is supported in the setting of regional priorities and the execution of regional work by a State Partnership Committee in each participating state. The Advisory Resource Group provides scientific and technical expertise from across disciplines and organizations to support both the Steering Committee and the State Partnership Committees in the work of the Cooperative.

When the Vermont Monitoring Cooperative expanded to become the Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative, it did so by expanding its committee structure, and thus there are some committees that are still being formed. This page will be updated as those committees come together.


Steering Committee

Provides guidance on program policy and direction for VMC

  • Profile picture for Constance Carpenter
    Constance Carpenter Field Representative, USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry
  • Profile picture for Peter Church
    Peter Church Director of Forest Stewardship, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
  • Profile picture for Doug Denico
    Doug Denico Director, Maine Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
  • Profile picture for Heidi Hales
    Heidi Hales Director, Air Quality and Climate Division, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Profile picture for Neil Kamman
    Neil Kamman Program Manager, VT Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Profile picture for Nancy Mathews
    Nancy Mathews Professor and Dean, University of Vermont
  • Profile picture for Justin Perry
    Justin Perry Chief, Bureau of Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health, Division of Forests and Lands, New York Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Profile picture for Mark Scott
    Mark Scott Director of Wildlife, VT Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Profile picture for Brad Simpkins
    Brad Simpkins Director/State Forester, New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands, Department of Resources and Economic Development
  • Profile picture for Steven Sinclair
    Steven Sinclair Director of Forests, VT Department of Forests, Parks, & Recreation
  • Profile picture for John Sinclair
    John Sinclair Forest Supervisor, Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests
  • Profile picture for Thomas Vogelmann
    Thomas Vogelmann Professor and Dean, University of Vermont
  • Profile picture for James Westfall
    James Westfall Research Forester, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station


State Partnership Committees

Provides guidance on details of finance and program activities for each state, and contributes to development of regional goals and work plans for the Cooperative

Vermont State Partnership Committee

  • Profile picture for John Austin
    John Austin Wildlife Biologist, VT Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Profile picture for James Kellogg
    James Kellogg Aquatic Biologist, VT Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Profile picture for Bennet Leon
    Bennet Leon Environmental Analyst, Air Quality and Climate Division, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Profile picture for Angelica Quintana
    Angelica Quintana Soil Scientist, Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests
  • Profile picture for Barbara Schultz
    Barbara Schultz State Forest Health Program Manager, VT Department of Forests, Parks, & Recreation
  • Profile picture for Sandra Wilmot
    Sandra Wilmot Forest Health Specialist & Climate Change Coordinator, VT Department of Forests, Parks, & Recreation


Advisory Resource Group

Provides cross-cutting scientific and technical support to other FEMC Committees