About The Tampa Bay Estuary Program
Holly S. Greening, Executive Director
Holly Greening earned a MS from Florida State University following extensive estuarine food web studies. Her professional career has focused on managing watershed and estuarine projects. As Executive Director, Holly is responsible for maintaining the strong partnerships forged through TBEP, continuing the bay's science-based restoration and recovery strategies.
Holly has served on the Estuarine Research Federation Governing Board, the National Academy of Sciences Ocean Studies Board, as Chair of the Association of National Estuary Programs, and four National Research Council Committees. She is currently serving on the Florida Oceans and Coastal Council and as Associate Editor for Estuaries and Coasts.
Ron Hosler, Program Administrator
Ron oversees the administration, tracking and reporting on all government grants and cooperative funding agreements. He also manages all sub-contracts for technical and outreach services required by TBEP. Ron also serves as the office's human resources, finance director and purchasing coordinator as well as office administration. Prior to joining TBEP in March 2001, Ron spent nine years with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. Ron is a Florida native from Miami, and longtime resident of the Tampa Bay area.
Ed Sherwood, Senior Scientist
Ed Sherwood joined TBEP as the Program Scientist in February 2008. He is responsible for the technical assessment and analysis of the program's projects to protect, restore, and sustain the Bay's ecosystems. His roles include grant proposal preparation, estuarine monitoring design, implementation and interpretation, database quality control, environmental impacts review, and statistical and geo-statistical analysis.
Ed was previously employed as a marine research associate with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and project manager with the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County. He has worked on a number of research projects within the Tampa Bay watershed focused on estuarine water quality and fisheries resources.
Ed holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology from the University of West Florida, and a Master of Science degree in Marine Fisheries and Ecology from the University of Florida.
Nanette Holland O'Hara, Public Outreach Coordinator
Nanette is responsible for communicating the program's goals and successes to the media and the public, and for developing strategies to improve community awareness of bay problems and solutions. Nanette is a former environmental reporter for The Tampa Tribune, where she authored award-winning series on Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico and was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, journalism's highest honor. Nanette also owned her own environmental communications business prior to joining the Estuary Program in 1998. She is a 1982 graduate of the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications. Nanette is an avid saltwater fly fisher, cyclist, nature photographer and Certified Florida Master Gardener with Hillsborough County Extension.
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Misty Cladas, Project Manager
As Project Manager for the Estuary Program, Misty's responsibilities include managing a database to assist in tracking progress in implementing key goals for bay recovery, including habitat restoration and nitrogen loading. She also maintains TBEP's technical website and digital library of technical documents; and coordinates the Bay-Mini Grants, grants given to small community organizations for bay restoration and improvement projects. Misty joined TBEP in 1998, after working for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Florida Marine Research Institute for eight years.
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Lindsay Cross, Environmental Science and Policy Manager
Lindsay Cross received a B.S. degree in Environmental Health from Colorado State University and a M.S. degree in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of South Florida. As the Environmental Science and Policy Manager at the Tampa Bay Estuary Program, she manages multi-entity habitat restoration, water quality improvement, ecosystem protection, and environmental policy projects. She is also responsible for developing grant proposals, creating public documents summarizing Tampa Bay research projects, facilitating projects related to Low Impact Development and smart growth in planning, and serving on policy and advisory boards. Prior to this position, Lindsay served as TBEP's Technical Assistant, Public Outreach Assistant, and Environmental Scientist. She has been with the Estuary Program since 2002. Before joining the TBEP, Lindsay was a project manager at the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation and a Dive Master and children's SCUBA instructor.
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Colleen Gray, Outreach Specialist
Colleen's responsibilities include writing and graphic design of TBEP public education materials; working with TBEP's Community Advisory Committee; and helping to organize and implement special events. She also tracks inventory of outreach materials, coordinates "Give A Day For The Bay" volunteer workdays and responds to public information inquiries about Tampa Bay and the Estuary Program.
Before joining the TBEP staff, Colleen worked at the University of South Florida Counseling and Career Center as the web editor. She also designed and produced marketing materials to promote the center. Colleen is a 2000 graduate of Rollins College with a degree in Organizational Communication.
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Dave Moore, Program Development Coordinator
Dave Moore has joined the staff of the Tampa Bay Estuary Program as Program Development Coordinator. Dave will be working to secure additional sources of funding for the Estuary Program.
Dave served for 11 years as the Executive Director of the Southwest Florida Water Management District. During his tenure with the District he played a key role in restoration and preservation of water bodies, establishment of minimum flows and levels, watershed assessments, maximizing the beneficial use of reclaimed water, development and implementation of regional water supply plans, land acquisition and management activities, and other programs.
Moore is a certified professional geologist with a bachelor's degree in geology from the College of Charleston, S.C., a master's degree in geology from the University of South Florida and a graduate certificate in public administration, also from the University of South Florida. He is a member of the American Water Resources Association, American Water Works Association, National Ground Water Association and WateReuse Association where he is the chair of the WateReuse Foundation Board. He also serves on the Executive Committee for One Bay, a regional visioning effort for west-central Florida, is a member of the Lowry Park Zoological Society Board, and a graduate of Leadership Florida.
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