Consortium Members


University of Illinois at Ubrana-Champaign

Consortium Management


Lori Schwacke, PhD
Consortium Director

Cynthia Smith, DVM
Deputy Director

Brenda Bauer
Logistics Coordinator

Ryan Takeshita, PhD
Research Coordinator

Celeste Parry
Outreach Coordinator

Eric Franks
Creative Coordinator

Steering Committee


Lori Schwacke, PhD
NMMF

Brian Balmer, PhD
NMMF

Maggie Broadwater, PhD
NOAA NCCOS

Ruth H. Carmichael, PhD
USA DISL

Randy Wells, PhD
CZS SDRP

Kathleen Colegrove DVM, PhD, Dip ACVP
U Illinois

Lance Garrison, PhD
NOAA SEFSC

Sylvain De Guise, DVM, PhD
U Conn

Keith Mullin, PhD
NOAA SEFSC

Patty Rosel, PhD
NOAA SEFSC

Teri Rowles, DVM, PhD
NOAA NMFS

Cynthia Smith, DVM
NMMF

Len Thomas, PhD
CREEM

Science Advisory Board


Chair: Ailsa Hall, PhD
Sea Mammal Research Unit

Mike Ziccardi, DVM, PhD
UC Davis

Philip Dixon, PhD
Iowa St U

Frances Gulland, Vet. M.B., PhD.
The Marine Mammal Center

Nick Kellar, PhD
NOAA SWFSC

Tracy Collier, PhD
Ocean Associates

Key Collaborating Researchers


Carl Cloyed, PhD
DISL

Eric Zolman
NMMF

Forrest Townsend, DVM
Auburn, Bayside Hospital for Animals

Forrest Gomez, DVM
NMMF

Milton Levin, PhD
U Conn

Guillermo Risatti, PhD
U Conn

Mandy Tumlin
LA Dept of Wildlife and Fisheries

Sharon Huston, DVM, Dip ACVIM
San Diego Veterinary Cardiology