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 (co-chair)Professor and Director, Center for Land Use Education, UW-Stevens Pointanna.haines@uwsp.edu
David MacFarland (co-chair)Program Supervisor, Wildlife Team, Wisconsin DNR (Rhinelander)david.macfarland@wisconsin.gov
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
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 Division 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, Wisconsin State Climatologist, 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