Who We Are
NOAA Ocean Exploration includes a diverse range of staff, organized into a series of divisions dedicated to carrying out our mission. This page lists key contacts for various teams and functions within the office, but does not include all staff, contractors, and grantees who support the NOAA Ocean Exploration mission.
Aurora Elmore, Ph.D.Cooperative Institute Manager
Catalina MartinezEquity Advisor
David TurnerStrategic Advisor
Joyce AddyGrants Management Specialist
Alexanderia AllisonAdministrative Officer
Cynthia GreeneHuman Resources Liaison
Vernee HolleyFinancial Management Specialist
Christina OrtizGrants Management Specialist
Gregory ZwickerFinancial Management Specialist
Kelley SuhreDeputy Chief
Kasey CantwellOperations Chief
Shannon HoyExpedition Coordinator Team Lead
Trish AlbanoExpedition Coordinator
Sam CandioExpedition Coordinator
Sam CuellarExpedition Coordinator
Thomas Morrow, Ph.D.Expedition Coordinator
Amanda MaxonEnvironmental Compliance Specialist (on contract through Groundswell)
Emily CrumCommunications Team Lead
Joanne FlandersSpecial Projects
Liz HoadleyEducation Team Lead
Shellby Johnson-RodneyOutreach Specialist and Coordinator
Mashkoor Malik, Ph.D.Chief
Frank CantelasAdvisor to Science and Technology Division
Katharine EganData Analytics and Synthesis Team Lead
Kelly Goodwin, Ph.D.NOAA Research Omics Portfolio Manager
Philip HoffmanUncrewed Maritime Systems R&D Coordinator, Technology Team Lead
NOAA Ocean Exploration staff and team members are located at NOAA headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, as well as in field offices around the country. To contact a specific NOAA Ocean Exploration employee, please visit the NOAA Staff Directory.
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The management, archiving, and delivery of data collected through NOAA Ocean Exploration-supported expeditions happens through a partnership with NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Once data from expeditions supported by our office have been quality control checked, they are freely available via NCEI and/or the NOAA Central Library. For information on how to access data collected during NOAA Ocean Exploration-supported ocean expeditions, visit the Data Access page.