Our Team

The Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI) is comprised of the Science Advisory Board, a diverse group of scientists and other experts from a range of disciplines; 14 working groups of experts from a variety of related fields; the Working Groups Council, comprised of the chairpersons of the working groups; and the Coordination Team, consisting of staff from the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Science Advisory Board

NameTitle and affiliationEmail
Anna Haines (chair)Professor and Director, Center for Land Use Education, UW-Stevens Pointanna.haines@uwsp.edu
Carol BarfordAssociate Scientist and Director, Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, UW-Madisonclbarford@wisc.edu
Owen BoyleProgram Manager, Division of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Wisconsin DNRowen.boyle@wisconsin.gov
Abigail Derby LewisConservation Ecologist, Field Museumaderby@fieldmuseum.org
Ankur DesaiProfessor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, UW-Madisondesai@aos.wisc.edu
Hilary DuganAssistant Professor, Center for Limnology, UW-Madisonhdugan@wisc.edu
Jane ElderExecutive Director, retired, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Lettersjane@janeelderstrategies.com
Tracey HollowayProfessor, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW-Madisontaholloway@wisc.edu
Richard LathropHonorary Fellow, Center for Limnology, UW-Madisonrlathrop@wisc.edu
Dave MacFarlandProgram Supervisor, Wildlife Team, Wisconsin DNR (Rhinelander)david.macfarland@wisconsin.gov
Sandra MclellanProfessor, Human and Ecosystem Health, School of Freshwater Sciences, UW-Milwaukeemclellan@uwm.edu
Hannah PanciClimate Scientist, Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commissionhpanci@glifwc.org
Jonathan PatzProfessor, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and Department of Population Health Sciences, UW-Madisonpatz@wisc.edu
Greg SassFisheries Research Program Supervisor, Wisconsin DNR (Boulder Junction)gregory.sass@wisconsin.gov
Bart SponsellerDeputy Administrator, Division of Environmental Management, Wisconsin DNRbart.sponseller@wisconsin.gov
Andy StoltmanProgram Manager, Section of Forest Economics and Ecology, Wisconsin DNR (Rhinelander)andrew.stoltman@wisconsin.gov
Dan VimontProfessor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research, UW-Madisondvimont@wisc.edu
Caitlin WilliamsonDirector of Conservation Programs, Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsincaitlin.williamson@wisconservation.org

Coordination Team

Dominic Holt

Position title: WICCI Coordinator and Stakeholder Engagement and Policy Coordinator, Wisconsin DNR

Email: Dominic.Holt@wisconsin.gov

Ann Kipper

Position title: WICCI Co-Director and Deputy Administrator, External Services Division, Wisconsin DNR

Email: Ann.Kipper@wisconsin.gov

Dea Larsen Converse

Position title: WICCI Communications Director

Email: larsenconver@wisc.edu

Steve Vavrus

Position title: WICCI Co-Director and Senior Scientist, Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research, UW-Madison

Email: sjvavrus@wisc.edu

Dreux Watermolen

Position title: Natural Resources Program Manager, Wisconsin DNR

Email: Dreux.Watermolen@wisconsin.gov