Management Committee


The Management Committee is comprised of representatives of the Long Island Sound Study Management Conference, established by Congress in 1985 to develop a Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for restoring and protecting Long Island Sound. Management Committee members help develop the annual work plan for the Long Island Sound Study and oversee the implementation of CCMP goals and objectives.


See Events & Meetings web page for announcements of upcoming committee meetings for MC, STAC, CAC, and HRSWG.

Management Committee Members

  • Mark Tedesco, US Environmental Protection Agency Long Island Sound Office, Chair
  • Rick Balla, EPA Region 2
  • Gregory Capobianco, NYS Department of State, Division of Coastal Resources
  • Mel Coté, EPA, New England Region
  • Sylvain De Guise, PhD, Connecticut Sea Grant College
  • Holly Drinkuth, The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut, CT Citizens Advisory Committee Co-chair
  • Pamela Elardo, New York City Department of Environmental Protection
  • Nancy Ferlow,  US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service Connecticut District
  • James Hagy,  EPA Office of Research and Development, Atlantic Ecology Division
  • Susy King, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
  • Darcy Lonsdale, PhD, Stony Brook University/Science and Technical Advisory Committee, NY Co-chair
  • Dawn McReynolds, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Marine Resources
  • Jonathan Morrison, US Geological Survey Connecticut District
  • Suzanne Paton, US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Jennifer Perry, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
  • Evelyn Powers, Interstate Environmental Commission
  • Todd Randall, US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Nancy Seligson, Town of Mamaroneck, Citizens Advisory Committee NY Co-chair
  • Rebecca Shuford, New York Sea Grant College
  • Susan Sullivan, NEIWPCC
  • Brian Thompson, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
  • Susan Van Patten, New York State Department of Environmental Protection
  • Penny Vlahos, PhD, University of Connecticut/Science and Technical Advisory Committee Co-chair
  • Gary Wikfors, PhD, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA Milford Laboratory

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