Staff Directory

VASG STAFF

Jay Clark

Communications Center Assistant Director

Jay brings with him more than 20 years of experience in communications and design. Formerly, he…

Lisa Eddy

Competitive Research & Education Coordinator

Lisa comes to VASG after over ten years as an attorney in Rhode Island and Massachusetts…

Lathan Goumas

Digital
Storyteller

Lathan is a Virginia native and multimedia storyteller with more than 10 years of experience in journalism…

Troy Hartley

Troy Hartley

Virginia Sea Grant
Director

Dr. Troy Hartley is director of Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) and a research professor of Marine Science & Policy at…

Stacy Keating

Finance
Manager

Stacy comes to Virginia Sea Grant with more than 10 years of financial management experience…

Hilary Parmentier

Hilary Parmentier

Professional Development
Coordinator

Hilary Parmentier is the Professional Development Coordinator for Virginia Sea Grant. She brings over…

Sabine Rogers

Strategic Partnership Coordinator

Sabine Rogers is the strategic partnership coordinator for Virginia Sea Grant. She lives in…

Scott Sandridge

Virginia Sea Grant
Associate Director

Prior to his role at VASG, Scott was the Higher Education Budget and Policy Specialist at…

Extension Partners

Wie Yusuf

Assistant Director for Education


Institute for Coastal Adaptation and Resilience at Old Dominion University

Dave Rudders

Marine Advisory
Program Director

Marine Advisory Program at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Cheryl Teagle

Business Manager

Marine Advisory Program at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Dave Ferree

Office Service
Specialist

Marine Advisory Program at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Lisa Ayers Lawrence

Marine Education
Program Leader

Marine Advisory Program at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Bethany Smith

Marine Education
Specialist

Marine Advisory Program at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Celia Cackowski

Marine Education
Specialist

Marine Advisory Program at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Karen Hudson

Shellfish Aquaculture Specialist

Marine Advisory Program at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Susanna Musick

Marine Recreation
Specialist

Marine Advisory Program at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Lexy McCarty

Lexy McCarty

Shellfish Aquaculture Ext./Research Specialist

Marine Advisory Program at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Michael Hans Schwarz

Center Director,
Aquaculture

Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center at Virginia Tech

Jonathan van Senten

Associate Director and Assistant Professor

Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center at Virginia Tech

Reza Ovissipour

Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist

Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center at Virginia Tech

Katheryn Parraga-Estrada

Muscle Food Safety Extension Specialist

Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center at Virginia Tech

Steve Urick

Lab and Research
Specialist

Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center at Virginia Tech

Keri Rouse

Communications
Associate

Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center at Virginia Tech

Wendy Stout

Wendy Stout

Coastal Resilience
Extension Specialist

Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center at Virginia Tech

Steve Urick

Lab and Research
Specialist

Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center at Virginia Tech

Elizabeth Andrews


Virginia Coastal Policy Center Director

Virginia Coastal Policy Center at the William & Mary Law School

Gray Montrose

Assistant Director

Virginia Coastal Policy Center at the William & Mary Law School

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Lathan is a Virginia native and multimedia storyteller with more than 10 years of experience in journalism and higher education communication. Prior to joining Virginia Sea Grant, he worked as the Director of Visual Communications at Sweet Briar College, where he oversaw photo and video production. Lathan has a master’s in Journalism from Boston University and a bachelor’s in Marine Biology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Troy Hartley

Dr. Troy Hartley is director of Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) and a research professor of Marine Science & Policy at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the William & Mary Public Policy Program. Troy lives in Williamsburg, Virginia, and has over 20 years of experience in coastal, marine, and natural resource policy and management. He is a public policy scholar and his research considers collaborative governance networks and processes, stakeholder attitudes, perceptions and opinions, and change management in communities, particularly in coastal, marine and fisheries contexts. His research has been funded by NSF, NOAA, Sea Grant, USEPA, Canadian Embassy, and the Water Environment Research Foundation.

He has a PhD in environmental and natural resource policy from the University of Michigan, a MAIS in environmental policy from George Mason University, and a BS in zoology from the University of Vermont. At VASG, Troy has overall responsibilities for the strategic priorities and direction, partnership-building and relations, new initiatives, and program oversight. He has been heavily involved in professional development with VASG’s fellows on the science-policy interface, transdisciplinary team science, and collaborative leadership. Beyond VASG and his research and teaching, Troy enjoys cycling, keeping pace with his teenagers and yellow lab, and wishing that he could be cross-country skiing or driving a Zamboni.

Hilary Parmentier

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