Management Board

NGPJV’s Management Board is a policy-making body that establishes priorities and direction for Joint Venture activities. Board members serve as representatives of specific organizations and receive no compensation for their services. At its core, the Management Board is committed to achieving the NGPJV’s goals of sound science, adequate funding, proper staffing, good planning, project development and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, accountability and reliance on strong partnerships to accomplish the goals and objectives of the NGPJV.  The Management Board hires and supervises the JV Coordinator who, in turn, hires with Board approval, and supervises subordinate staff and contractors, and oversees the day-to-day operation of the Joint Venture.

Meet the NGPJV Management Board (April 2016)

Jessie Beckers
Conservation Program Coordinator
ND Natural Resources Trust
1605 E. Capitol Avenue, Suite 101
Bismarck, ND 58501-2101
(605) 852-2622
Paul Coughlin  (Co-Chair)
Assistant Chief of Wildlife
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
523 East Capital Ave Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 773-4194
Jim Faulstich
South Dakota Grassland Coalition Chair
33795 186th St.
Highwood, SD  57345-5203
(605) 852-2622
Diane M. Friez
District Manager
Eastern Montana/Dakotas District
111 Garryowen Road
Miles City, MT  59301
(406) 233-2827
Alison Holloran
Executive Director
Audubon Rockies
116 N. College Ave, Suite 1
Fort Collins, CO  80524
(970) 416-6931
Martha Kauffman
Director, Norther Great Plains
World Wildlife Fund
13 S. Wilson Ave, Suite 1
Bozeman, MT  59715
(406) 582-0236 ext. 102

Greg Link
Chief, Conservation Division
North Dakota Game and Fish Department
100 N. Expressway
Bismarck, ND 58501
(701) 328-6331
Scott McLeod
ND State Coordinator
Partners for Wildlife
US Fish and Wildlife Service
3425 Miriam Avenue
Bismarck, ND  58501
(701) 355-8526
William O'Donnell
Grasslands Supervisor
USDA Forest Service
Dakota Prairie Grasslands
2000 Miriam Circle
Bismarck, ND  58501
(701) 989-7301

Dave Pellatz
Executive Director
Thunder Basin Grassland Prairie Ecosystem Assoc.
671 Steinle Road 
Douglas, WY  82633
(307) 359-1328

Mary E. Podoll
ND State Conservationist
220 E. Rosser Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58502-1458
(701) 530-2000
Eric Rosenquist
The Nature Conservancy
Cross Ranch
1401 River Road
Center, ND  58530
(701) 794-8741
(701) 471-2067 (cell)
Collin Smith
Regional Biologist - MT,WY,ND,SD
National Wild Turkey Federation
135 Castle Mountain Road
Livingston, MT 59047
(406) 600-9241
Tammy Ver Cauteren
Executive Director
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
230 Cherry St., Suite 150
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 482-1707 ext.16
Johann Walker
Director of Conservation Programs
Dakotas and Montana
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Great Plains Region
2525 River Road
Bismarck, ND  58503

Catherine Wightman
Habitat and Farm Bill Coordinator
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
PO Box 200701
Helena, MT  59620
(406) 444-3377
Donna Williams
600 N. Dairy Ashford
Houston, TX 77079

Emily Jo Williams
Vice President
American Bird Conservancy
P.O. Box 249, 4249 Loudoun Ave.
The Plains, VA 20158
(706) 818-1799