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.
Dr. Aurora ElmoreCooperative Institute Manager
Catalina MartinezEquity Advisor
Administration and Finance
Alexanderia AllisonActing Chief
Expeditions and Exploration
Cmdr. Sam GreenawayActing Chief
Kelley SuhreDeputy Chief
Kasey CantwellOperations Chief
Lt. j.g. Abby LettsTechnical Operations Team Lead
Shannon HoyExpedition Coordinator Team Lead
Sam CandioExpedition Coordinator
Sam CuellarExpedition Coordinator
Dr. Thomas MorrowExpedition Coordinator
Amanda MaxonEnvironmental Compliance Specialist (on contract through Groundswell)
Outreach and Education
Emily CrumCommunications Team Lead, Web Team Lead
Joanne FlandersSpecial Projects
Shellby Johnson-RodneyOutreach Specialist and Coordinator
Science and Technology
Dr. Mashkoor MalikChief
Dr. Amanda NetburnDeputy Chief
Frank CantelasAdvisor to Science and Technology Division
Dr. Adrienne CopelandCompetitive Grant Program Manager, Synergistic Team Lead
Katharine EganData Analytics and Synthesis Team Lead
Dr. Kelly GoodwinNOAA 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.
For technical questions about this website, send the NOAA Ocean Exploration Web Team a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about content posted on this site, please email us at email@example.com.
If you are a member of the media and have a question about our office or this website, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and a member of our communications team will respond. You can also find additional information and media resources in our Media Kit.
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.