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Academy Staff  work with Federal Agency Coordinators, the Instructional Team, and Guest Speakers to support a community of practice in the emerging professional field of partnership management and community collaboration. 

Academy Staff

 

Anne Desmarais, Director

 

Jane Hanson

 

Jane Hanson, Assistant Director and Registrar

 

Liz Madison

 

Liz Madison, Senior Fellow

 

Leigh Goldberg, Faciliator

 

Leigh Goldberg, Instructor and Scholar-in-Residence, Academy

 

Aaron Walker, Technology Consultant

 

Aaron Walker, Collaborative Technology Specialist

 

 

Federal Agency Coordinators: Managing by Network 2021

Whitney Beisler

 

Whitney Beisler, Ph.D., Course Leader, National Conservation Training Center, USFWS

 

Seth Cohen,  USACE

 

Seth Cohen, Ph.D., Facilitator, Collaboration Specialist, Institute for Water Resources, Collaboration and Public Participation Center of Expertise, USACE

 

Susan Goodwin

 

Susan Goodwin, Facilitator, Mediator, Trainer, Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution, DOI

 

Nancy Patterson, BLM

 

Nancy Patterson, Director, Campbell Creek Science Center; Interim Federal Coordinator, Managing by Network, BLM National Partnerships Program, National Conservation Lands and Community Partnerships Directorate, BLM

 

Joe Smith

 

Joe Smith, National Partnership Coordinator, National Partnership Office, USDA FS

 

Rebecca Stanfield McCown

 

Rebecca Stanfield McCown, PhD, Director, Stewardship Institute, NPS

 

 

Toni Suminski, Leadership Exploration and Development Training Coordinator, National Training Center, BLM

Joe Smith

 

Joe Smith, National Partnership Coordinator, National Partnership Office, USFS

 

Amy Wing

 

Amy Wing, Course Leader, National Conservation Training Center, USFWS

 

 

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  • Spotlight Series Instructors: Managing by Network

    Broaden your awareness of opportunities for partnership and community collaboration. 

    The Academy's Spotlight Series features federal programs and initiatives that highlight innovative ideas and partnerships. Webinars are led by Guest Speakers from the Academy.

     

    Jess Jackson, USDA NRCS, retired

     

    Jess Jackson, Jr., National Partnership Liaison, Retired, USDA NRCS

     

    Heidi Keuler, USFWS

     

    Heidi Keuler, Fish Habitat Biologist, Fishers & Farmers Partnership Coordinator, National Fish Habitat, USFWS

     

    Dawn McCarthy, USDA FS

     

    Dawn McCarthy, PhD, Recreation Team Leader, Wayne National Forest, USDA FS

     

    Doran Sanchez, BLM

     

    Doran Sanchez, Partnership Outreach & Development Specialist, California Desert District, Barstow Field Office, BLM

     

    Randy Thoreson, NPS, retired

     

    Randy Thoreson, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Rivers,Trails and Conservation Assistance Program, Retired, NPS

     

    John Titre, USDA FS

     

    John Titre, District Staff Officer, Wilderness, Trails, Recreation, Lands & Special Uses, Coronado National Forest, USDA FS

     

    Laura Van Riper, BLM

     

    Laura Van Riper, Social Scientist, National Riparian Service Team, BLM

  • Video and Podcast Instructors

    Video instructors share best practices for partnerships and community collaboration. 

    Helen Aarons, BLM, Retired

     

    Helene Aarons, National Partnership Coordinator, BLM, Retired; President, Aarons Consulting, Managing by Network Co-Founder

     

    Paul Batlan, DOI

     

    Paul Batlan, Financial Analyst, Conservation Partnerships, Office of Financial Management, DOI

     

    Matthew Birnbaum, Consultant

     

    Matthew Birnbaum, Ph.D., Evaluation Planning and Policy Consultant

     

    Cate Bradley, NPS, retired

     

    Cate Bradley, MLA, Ph.D., Landscape Architect, Collaboration Clinics and Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program, Retired, NPS

     

    Kevin Connally, USFWS

     

    Kevin Connally, Region 5 (North Atlantic/Appalachian) Habitat Conservation Plan Coordinator, USFWS

     

    Wolf Cota, USDA FS

     

    Wolf Cota, Former National Information Collections Officer (ICO), Office of Regulatory and Management Services, USDA FS

     

    Anne Desmarais, Academy

     

    Anne Desmarais, Assistant Director, Peer-Learning Coordinator and Lead Instructor, Academy

     

    Denis Desmarais, Consultant

     

    Denis Desmarais, Leadership and Organizational Development Consultant

     

    Tom Fish, NPS

     

    Tom Fish, National Coordinator, Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units Network, NPS

     

    Susan Goodwin, DOI CADR

     

    Susan Goodwin, Faciliator, Mediator, Trainer, Office of Collaboration and Dispute Resolution

     

    Shane Hershman, BLM

     

    Shane Hershman, Former Administrative Officer, Montana State Office, BLM

     

    Pat Johnston, BLM

     

    Patricia Johnston, Special Assistant, BLM

     

    Joy Lujan, NPS

     

    Joy Lujan, Former Community Planner, Collaboration Clinics and Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program, NPS

    Liz Madison, Academy

     

    Liz Madison, Senior Fellow, Academy

     

    Matt Magee, BLM

     

    Matt Magee, Former Acting Program Lead, BLM Collaboration and Dispute Resolution

     

    Jeremiah Martinez

     

    Jeremiah Martinez, Supervisory Natural Resource Specialist Recreation, Conejos Peak Ranger District, USDA FS

     

    Karen Simms, BLM

     

    Karen Simms, Former Assistant Field Manager, Gila District, Tucson Field Office , BLM

     

    DeEtte Stofleth, USDA FS

     

    DeEtte Stofleth, Lead Grants Management Specialist, Colville, Mt. Baker, Snoqualmie, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, USDA FS

     

    Thanks to the support of the BLM National Training Center production studio and the National Digital Library of the U.S. Fish and Wilife Service, the Academy is pleased to provide more than 70 videos related to the KSAs of partnership and community collaboration. 

    For your convenience, the most popular of these are also available as podcasts. Subscribe to Managing by Network on iTunes.

     

  • Community Of Practice

    This peer-learning network includes Managing by Network contributors from the past decade. 

    Christine Brown-Nunez, USFWS

     

    Christine Browne-Nunez, Team Lead, Human Dimensions Branch, National Wildlife Refuge System, USFWS

     

    Hal Cardwell, USACE

     

    Hal Cardwell, Ph.D, Director, Collaboration & Public Participation Center for Excellence, USACE (guest speaker, Managing by Network, 2019)

     

    Jacqueline Emanuel, USDA FS

     

    Jacqueline Emanuel, Director, National Partnership Office, USDA FS (guest speaker, Managing by Network, 2018)

     

    Laura Harvey, NPS

     

    Laura Harvey, Education Specialist, National Capital Region, NPS

     

    Will Stelle, NOAA Fisheries

     

    William Stelle, Regional Administrator, West Coast Region, NOAA Fisheries (Guest speaker, Managing by Network, 2016)

     

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