Wisconsin Sea Grant Advisory Council
The council is appointed by the UW-Madison chancellor. Consisting of state leaders from academia; state, local and tribal government; industry; and the public, the council brings a wide variety of viewpoints to the program and helps ensure the program’s accountability to Sea Grant constituencies. The council meets two to three times a year. Council members are also always invited to attend pre-proposal and proposal review panel meetings.
James P. Hurley (ex-officio), director, UW Sea Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Todd Ambs, retired deputy secretary, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Madison, Wis.
Thomas J. Blewett, retired program director, Community, Natural Resource and Economic Development, University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension, Madison, Wis.
Sharon Cook, owner of Sharon D. Cook, LLC, Milwaukee
Deb DeLuca, executive director, Duluth Seaway Port Authority, Duluth, Minn.
Michael Friis, program manager, Wisconsin Coastal Management Program, Madison, Wis.
Russell Green, Great Lakes regional coordinator, Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast National Marine Sanctuary, Sheboygan, Wis.
H. J. (Bud) Harris, professor emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Al House, former president, Apostle Islands Sport Fisherman’s Association, Washburn, Wis.
J. Val Klump, former senior director and associate dean of research, School of Freshwater Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Madelyn Leopold, private landowner and retired attorney, Madison, Wis.
Larry J. MacDonald, former mayor, Bayfield, Wis.
Becky Sapper, director, Wisconsin Master Naturalist Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension, Ashland, Wis.
Lori Tate, section chief, Fisheries Management Bureau, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Madison, Wis.
Dreux Watermolen, section chief, Analysis Services, Bureau of Environmental Analysis and Sustainability,Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Madison, Wis.
Larry Wawronowicz (chair), retired natural resource director, Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Lac du Flambeau, Wis.
Wisconsin Sea Grant Committee on Outreach and Education
This group provides insights and guidance on the outreach, education and communications efforts of the Wisconsin Sea Grant Program.
Kate Angel federal consistency and coastal hazards coordinator, Wisconsin Coastal Management Program, Madison
June Breneman communications, University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth
Gene Clark retired coastal engineer, Iola
Brenda Coley co-executive director, Milwaukee Water Commons, Milwaukee
Bart De Stasio professor, Lawrence University, Appleton
Meg Domroese director of programs and impact, Gathering Waters, Madison
Steve Galarneau director of Office of Great Waters, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Madison
Scott Galetka Bayfield County land records administrator, Washburn
Jim Giglierano geographic information officer, Wisconsin Department of Administration, Madison
Tricia Gorby director, Natural Resources Institute, Division of Extension, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison
Lee Haasch owner, Haasch Guide Service, Algoma
Vicky Harris coordinator, Wisconsin Clean Marina Program, De Pere
Charlie Henriksen Henriksen Fisheries, Sister Bay
Jody Henseler middle-school educator, Manitowoc
Hannah Stonehouse Hudson HSH Communications, Milwaukee
Tina Kakuske director, Door County Library, Sturgeon Bay
Edith Leoso tribal historical preservation officer, Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe, Odanah
Paula Maday former public information officer, Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, Odanah
Victoria Ryberg environmental education consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison
Anne Sayers secretary designee, Wisconsin Department of Tourism, Madison
Jason Serck City of Superior planning and port director, Superior
Bill West president, Blue Iris Fish Farm, Black Creek
Pat Wilborn (Aquaculture), Portfish Ltd., Port Washington