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Serving NOAA's Most Valuable Asset - People


PMFs at NOAA

NOAA is committed to the PMF Program. We realize the investment will provide the organization with a group of talented and energetic professionals who will bring innovative approaches to problems and a strong commitment to Federal service, thus enabling NOAA to meet its future challenges. Beginning in 1987, the PMF Program has played an integral part in NOAA's staffing. To date, NOAA has successfully recruited and hired more than 112 very talented PMFs that have brought diverse backgrounds to our ranks. Today, NOAA employs many former PMFs, including NOAA's Director of Acquisition and Grants and NOAA's Director of Education. PMFs hold many positions throughout NOAA in a variety of program areas. While the majority of PMFs at NOAA serve their fellowships at NOAA's Silver Spring Metro Center campus or downtown Washington D.C., we have current and former PMFs in other locations around the country including Long Beach, California, Boulder, Colorado, Charleston, South Carolina, Savannah, Georgia, Norfolk, Virginia, and Seattle, Washington.

In this section, you will find information on NOAA PMF activities as well as biographical sketches and contact information for current NOAA PMF fellows and alumni who would be glad to speak with you about NOAA's PMF program.

NOAA PMF Activities
PMF Biographical Sketches
Contact Current NOAA PMFs/PMF Alumni

NOAA PMF Activities

There are a variety of formal and informal PMF networking opportunities and activities for NOAA PMFs.

Our PMFs take turns organizing and leading a monthly meeting of current Fellows. This meeting serves as a regular forum for Fellows to share ideas for training and development, as well as to ask questions of each other and NOAA’s PMF Program Manager. NOAA PMFs also maintain a list-serve, used by current and former NOAA PMFs to share information. The importance of both structured and informal interactions is recognized as an integral component of the PMF experience, and NOAA is continuing to develop and enhance such opportunities.


PMF Biographical Sketches Top

NOAA PMF Alumni:
Class of 2016 Fellows
Class of 2012 Fellows
Class of 2011 Fellows
Class of 2010 Fellows
Class of 2009 Fellows
Class of 2008 Fellows

Class of 2016

Matt Butler is an International Relations Specialist with NOAA's Satellite and Information Service (NESDIS). Matt joined NOAA in March 2016 and works in the International & Interagency Affairs Division, which facilitates NESDIS's cooperative work in satellite activities with other USG agencies, foreign partners, and its participation in international forums. As a member of the Europe Team, his portfolio includes Norway, Germany, and the United Kingdom in addition to Russia, the Middle East, Cospas-Sarsat, United Nations Committee on the Peaceful uses of Outer Space, and the Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites.

Matt moved to Washington DC from Minnesota to attend American University School of International Service. In his time in Washington, he interned at the Department of State Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, the National Democratic Institute, and the Center on Global Interests. He recently graduated from American with a Master's degree in Global Governance, Politics, and Security focusing on Europe and Russia. matthew.butler@noaa.gov

Albert James DeGarmo is an International Relations Specialist with NOAA's Satellite and Information Service (NESDIS). Albert joined NOAA in March 2016 and works in the International & Interagency Affairs Division, which facilitates NESDIS's cooperative work in satellite activities with other USG agencies, foreign partners, and its participation in international forums. His portfolio includes the Group on Earth Observations, Committee on Earth Observation Satellites, and the French Space Agency CNES.

Texas raised, Albert moved to Washington D.C. to attend American University. He recently completed his Master's program, Global Governance Politics and Security and was selected for a Presidential Management Fellowship. Albert spent his first years in D.C. interning in country and abroad with the U.S. State Department, specifically focusing on environmental and climate security. albert.degarmo@noaa.gov

Class of 2012

The NOAA PMF Class of 2012 consisted of one Fellow duty stationed in Silver Spring, Maryland.

John Ten Hoeve joined the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) within the National Ocean Service, working in the Operations Division as a Management and Program Analyst. He currently works for the National Weather Service. John was born in New Jersey and attended college at Penn State where he majored in meteorology. He then enrolled in graduate school at Stanford University where he received his Master's and Doctorate degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering. As a Ph.D. student, he was awarded a NASA fellowship to research biomass burning aerosol-cloud-climate interactions over Brazil using space-based remote sensing and 3-D atmospheric modeling. He has published several papers on this topic, and has also published papers on offshore wind energy, the trans-Pacific transport of air pollution, and health impacts of the Fukushima nuclear accident. In his free time, he likes to play basketball and golf, hike, and volunteer. Feel free to email him anytime to discuss climate, weather, oceans, or how to affect change as a federal employee. John.Tenhoeve@noaa.gov

Class of 2011

The NOAA PMF Class of 2011 consisted of one Fellow duty stationed in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Jackie Rolleri is a Natural Resources Specialist for NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS), Stewardship Division. Jackie joined NOS in August 2011 working in the Planning and Policy Services office. She supports senior staff with strategic planning and budgeting initiatives, coordinates the collection and reporting of performance measurement for the Stewardship Division, and assists with the Stewardship Division's involvement with the National Ocean Council and social science. Jackie completed a four-month developmental assignment to NOAA's General Counsel for Ocean Services and a second assignment with NOAA's Budget Office.

Jackie received her J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law and is admitted to practice in D.C., Massachusetts, Rhode Island. She completed a Master's Degree in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island in 2012 and received her B.A. in Biology with a concentration in Environmental Science from Colby College. During law school, Jackie interned for NOAA's General Counsel for International Law, U.S. Senator Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Superior Court Judge, and was a Sea Grant Law Fellow. Jackie enjoys traveling, boating, biking, skiing, and spending time with friends and family. (Jackie.Rolleri@noaa.gov)

Class of 2010

The NOAA PMF Class of 2010 consisted of two Fellows duty stationed in Silver Spring, Maryland or Washington, D.C. area.

Stacy Dennery is a Program Analyst with NOAA's Office of Program Planning and Integration (PPI). She joined PPI in August of 2010 and works primarily with the Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies portfolio, which is led by the National Ocean Service. Stacy is involved with all aspects of NOAA's strategic planning, including implementation of NOAA's Next Generation Strategic Plan and the new Strategy Execution and Evaluation (SEE) management process.

In June of 2010, she was designated a Master of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, with a concentration in environmental and energy policy. During her graduate work, she was employed with Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE), an energy security advocacy organization. While at SAFE, Stacy helped author a comprehensive "roadmap" for the electrification of U.S. transportation, which was championed by the White House and leaders of Fortune 500 companies. She also served as a Policy and Science Intern at the Environmental Law & Policy Center in Chicago, where she conducted extensive quantitative research on the potential energy savings of Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standards in Midwestern states. In her free time, Stacy enjoys playing soccer, walking her dog, camping, and watching Notre Dame football. (Stacy.Dennery@noaa.gov).

Derek Hanson is an International Relations Specialist with NOAA's Satellite and Information Service (NESDIS). Derek joined NOAA in August 2010 and works in the International & Interagency Affairs Division, which facilitates NESDIS's cooperative work in satellite activities with other USG agencies, foreign partners, and its participation in international forums. His portfolio includes the European Space Agency and the Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites.

Derek served his first PMF developmental assignment in NOAA HQ at the Program Coordination Office, serving as liaison between senior officials of NESDIS and NOAA, and providing direct staff to the NOAA Administrator and Deputy Administrator on NESDIS issues. Derek's second developmental assignment was at the Department of State's Office of the Legal Adviser, Oceans, Environmental, and Scientific Affairs (L/OES).

Derek received his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, where he focused on international and environmental law. Before that, he received his B.A. in Political Science and International Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Derek interned for various organizations and agencies involved in environmental issues while in law school, including EPA, Department of State's L/OES, Senator Klobuchar's office, and Earthjustice. Derek enjoys exploring the DC area and supporting Tar Heels basketball. (Derek.Hanson@noaa.gov)

Class of 2009

The NOAA PMF Class of 2009 consisted of three Fellows. All three were duty stationed in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Helen Chabot joined NOAA as a PMF in 2009 and is a Marine Habitat Resource Specialist in the NOAA Fisheries Office of Habitat Conservation. Helen coordinates the office's climate change efforts and a national habitat policy initiative. As a PMF she completed developmental assignments with NOAA's Restoration Center in Gloucester, Massachusetts where she led a team in developing guidance for addressing sea level rise impacts on tidal wetland restoration projects, and with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative.

Helen received her M.ESc. degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where she focused on aquatic ecology and conservation biology. She received her B.A. in biology and environmental studies from Bowdoin College, and studied abroad at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, and in the colder waters of the Baltic Sea in Sweden. Prior to attending graduate school, Helen conducted lobster sea sampling and research in Maine, worked for a mussel farm, served as an AmeriCorps volunteer with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and investigated fishery sustainability for the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program. She also worked as a naturalist for five years, designing and teaching environmental education programs for youth. In her free time Helen enjoys rowing, hiking, and sea kayaking. (Helen.Chabot@noaa.gov)

Christine Gallagher is a Program and Management Analyst with NOAA's National Ocean Service, National Geodetic Survey (NGS). Christine joined NGS in August 2009, and she works primarily with the Height Modernization program. Her responsibilities include coordinating inter-agency efforts, communicating with state and regional partners, and developing outreach materials. Christine's developmental assignments were at the National Park Service's National Information Systems Center in Denver, CO and the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water in Washington, DC.

Christine holds two bachelor degrees from the University of Pittsburgh: a B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering as well as a B.A. in English Literature. She received a Masters in Engineering and Public Policy from the University of Maryland. Christine also enjoys exploring D.C.'s museums and restaurants, hiking and camping outdoors, and traveling whenever possible. (Christine.Gallagher@noaa.gov)

Monica Youngman is a Program and Management Analyst for NGS in Silver Spring, Maryland. Monica joined NGS in August 2009 and assists with policy development, budget planning, and legislative communications. She also serves as the international coordinator.

Monica received her Masters of Environmental Management from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Her studies focused on environmental economics and policy with a certificate in International Development. In her thesis she utilized GIS and remote sensing tools to develop a spatial model of the minimum price of carbon required for a potential avoided deforestation project in Bolivia. She received her B.S. in physics and B.A. in political science from Iowa State University. Monica enjoys reading, traveling, and all forms of dancing, including Scottish Country Dance which she teaches. (Monica.Youngman@noaa.gov)

Class of 2008

The NOAA PMF Class of 2008 consisted of one Fellow duty stationed in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Brian Fredieu is a Program and Management Analyst for the NOAA Fisheries Aquaculture Program in Silver Spring, Maryland. Appointed as a PMF in 2008, Mr. Fredieu provides assistance with legislative and regulatory initiatives as well as helping to coordinate budget and planning activities for the Aquaculture Program. He was accepted to practice with the Maryland Bar in December 2008. His previous experience includes stormwater and ecosystem monitoring on the Buffalo Bayou in Texas, which was the basis of his thesis work towards earning his B.S. in Environmental Science at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. Mr. Fredieu also earned his J.D. with Vermont Law School and is near completion of his Master of Environmental Law and Policy with Vermont Law School. During the course of his legal education, Mr. Fredieu clerked with the Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division's Environmental Defense Section and NOAA General Counsel for Enforcement and Litigation. (Brian.Fredieu@noaa.gov)

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PMF Alumni - The following table includes information on PMF Alumni that work at NOAA. These individuals are available for any questions you may have about the NOAA PMF Program. To contact someone listed in the table below by e-mail or phone, please visit the NOAA Locator at: https://nsd.rdc.noaa.gov/nsd/moreinfo and search by the person's first and last name. Please note that the following list does not include all former PMFs currently working at NOAA.

Name NOAA Line Office Duty Station PMF Class
John Ten Hoeve NWS Silver Spring, MD 2012
Jacqueline (Jackie) Rolleri NOS Silver Spring, MD 2011
Derek Hanson NESDIS Silver Spring, MD 2010
Stacy Dennery NESDIS Silver Spring, MD 2010
Monica Youngman NOS Silver Spring, MD 2009
Helen Chabot NMFS Silver Spring, MD 2009
Christine Gallagher NOS Silver Spring, MD 2009
Brian Fredieu NMFS Silver Spring, MD 2008
Janet Baran Corporate Offices Washington, DC 2007
Ruth Howell NMFS Seattle, WA 2007
Vicki Schwantes Corporate Offices Washington, DC 2007
Ted Fulton OMAO Norfolk, VA 2006
Yana Gevorgyan NESDOS Silver Spring, MD 2006
Erika Brown DUSO Washington, DC 2005
Summer Morlock NMFS Silver Spring, MD 2005
Bethany Perry NWS Kansas City, MO 2005
Heidi Taylor NMFS Long Beach, CA 2005
Dan Muller NWS Silver Spring, MD 2005
Michael Abbey NMFS Silver Spring, MD 2004
Casey Brennan NMFS Silver Spring, MD 2004
Courtney Draggon NWS Silver Spring, MD 2004
Brett Howe NOS Silver Spring, MD 2004
Galen Scott NOS Silver Spring, MD 2003
Mary Ann Kutny NESDIS Silver Spring, MD 2003
Paul Taylor NOS Silver Spring, MD 2003
Jennifer Wallace NMFS Silver Spring, MD 2002
Jennifer Lewis NWS Silver Spring, MD 2002
Margaret Fowke NWS Silver Spring, MD 2001
Katy Matthews NESDIS Asheville, NC 2001
Jennifer Ise NMFS Long Beach, CA 2001
Jennifer Lechuga Corporate Offices Silver Spring, MD 2001
Erika Little NOS Woodford, VA 2001
Kelly Turner NESDIS Silver Spring, MD 2001
Katy Vincent NESDIS Asheville, NC 2001
Kevin Wong NMFS Honolulu, HI 2001
Mara Browne NESDIS Silver Spring, MD 2001
Nell Codner NOS Silver Spring, MD 2001
Kristen Chung CAO Seattle, WA 2000
Jennifer Lukens NMFS Silver Spring, MD 2000
Tracy Levstik Corporate Offices Boulder, CO 2000
David Diamond UnSEC Washington, DC 2000
Ellen Clark NOS Silver Spring, MD 2000
Margaret Fowke NWS Silver Spring, MD 1999
David Holst NOS Silver Spring, MD 1999
Kristen Koch NMFS La Jolla, CA 1999
Matthew Borgia Corporate Offices Washington, DC 1998
Sean Hastings NOS Santa Barbara, CA 1998
Andrew Larkin NMFS Norfolk, VA 1997
Sarah (Mary) Fangman NOS Savannah, GA 1996
Keelin Kuipers NOS Silver Spring, MD 1995
Amy Holman NOS Anchorage, AK 1993
Charles (Chuck) Wooldridge NESDIS Silver Spring, MD 1987
Mitchell (Mitch) Jay Ross AGO Silver Spring, MD 1978

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