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Office of Great Waters Staff Contacts

Staff in the DNR's Office of Great Waters:

  • support the DNR role in the Great Lakes Commission, the Council of Great Lakes Governors and the International Joint Commission;
  • coordinate with state and federal agency Great Lakes programs such as the Dept. of Administration Coastal Zone Management, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant, University of Wisconsin-Extension and U.S. Geological Survey;
  • work with non-governmental organizations to protect the Great Lakes;
  • develop Lake Michigan and Lake Superior restoration and protection action agendas;
  • manage Great Lakes project funding.

Central Office contacts

Steve Galarneau
Director

Kendra Axness
AOC and LAMP policy coordinator

Donalea Dinsmore
Quality assurance and funding coordinator

Jim Killian
Water and sediment resources management specialist

Melissa Lake
Program specialist

Madeline Magee
Monitoring and beach coordinator

Diane Packett
Data manager

Emily Punke
Grants coordinator

Tom Simmons
Sediment and LAMP GIS support

Susan Tesarik
Outreach specialist

Region contacts

Brennan Dow
Milwaukee Estuary AOC coordinator
Sheboygan River AOC coordinator

Rebecca Fedak
Lake Michigan basin supervisor

Jim Fischer
Mississippi River team leader

Joe Graham
Lake Superior monitoring and sediment coordinator

Cherie Hagen
Lake Superior basin supervisor

Stacy Hron
Lake Michigan LAMP coordinator

Brie Kupsky
Lower Fox River-Green Bay AOC coordinator
Lower Menominee River AOC coordinator

Matt Steiger
St. Louis River AOC coordinator

Vacant
Lake Michigan monitoring and sediment coordinator

Vacant
Lake Superior LAMP coordinator
Binational program coordinator