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.

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, regional priorities, and the strategic direction for FEMC.

  • 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 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 Lands and Forestst, 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 Joshua Halman
    Joshua Halman Forest Health Specialist,
  • Profile picture for Rebecca  Harvey
    Rebecca Harvey Environmental Technician,
  • Profile picture for William Keeton
    William Keeton Professor, University of Vermont, RSENR
  • 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 Randall Morin
    Randall Morin Research Forester, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station
  • 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 Beverley Wemple
    Beverley Wemple Associate Professor, University of Vermont

New York State Partnership Committee

  • Profile picture for John Bartow
    John Bartow Executive Director, Empire State Forest Products Association
  • Profile picture for Colin Beier
    Colin Beier Associate Professor, Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management, SUNY-ESF
  • Profile picture for Carrie Brown-Lima
    Carrie Brown-Lima Director, New York Invasive Species Research Institute
  • Profile picture for Jerry Carlson
    Jerry Carlson , Division of Lands and Forests, New York Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Profile picture for Tim Howard
    Tim Howard Director of Science, New York Natural Heritage Program
  • Profile picture for Gary Lovett
    Gary Lovett Forest Ecologist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
  • Profile picture for Joan Mahoney
    Joan Mahoney Field Operations Manager, New York Department of Agriculture and Markets
  • Profile picture for David Newman
    David Newman Professor, Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management, SUNY-ESF
  • Profile picture for Joe Racette
    Joe Racette Biologist, Division of Fish and Wildlife, New York Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Profile picture for Karen Roy
    Karen Roy Researcher, Division of Air Resources, New York Department of Environmental Conservation