Founder & President
Marjorie transforms the latest scientific findings into real world decisions in climate adaptation and sustainability. A professional meteorologist, Marjorie's decades-long career in climate services with NOAA and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), helped make sense out of climate science as it applies to a wide variety of sectors.
Marjorie was a lead U.S. Government Reviewer for the Fifth Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, wherein she concentrated on Impacts, Adaptation & Vulnerability. As an Expert Consultant for the WMO, she worked with technical and scientific Commissions in Agriculture, Aviation, Climatology, Hydrology, and Instrumentation. She was a Principal Author of the User Interface Platform of Global Framework for Climate Services, and a contributing author to the Implementation Plan of the Global Framework for Climate Services for the United Nations.
Marjorie’s work underpins international technical collaboration in climate and public health, disaster risk reduction, water resources sectors, and agriculture and food security.
Marjorie serves on the Board of Global Strategies for the American Meteorological Society.
Senior Director, Climate Policy & Services
Eileen brings four decades of government and private-sector experience to CASE. She specializes in understanding the vulnerability of businesses, communities and natural resources to a changing climate and applying climate information to address those issues. Her expertise extends from local, national and international climate services, to sustainable risk management and public policy.
Eileen was: the Deputy Director of NOAA’s Climate and Global Change Program, the Chief of Climate Services and Monitoring Division of the now National Centers for Environmental Information (formerly NCDC), and the NOAA Regional Coordinator for the Pacific Region. Specifically, she oversaw university and laboratory partnerships related to the natural and social sciences arenas; processes for data accessibility through integration and visualization, and customer engagement, education and outreach.
Eileen was central to the developmental of: the 13-Federal-agency US Global Change Research Program, NOAA’s National Climate Services plans, and to the effective implementation of NOAA’s regional climate products and services.
Eileen is a Fellow to the American Meteorological Service.
Prinicpal, Community Planning & Resilience
Scott has over 35 years of professional experience in all phases of short and long range planning, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and facilitation of strategic development and redevelopment. His experience includes service in senior planning positions in North Carolina and Florida.
Scott has authored several important publications related to climate change. He was a co-author on the 2010 American Planning Association report titled Planning for a New Energy and Climate Future, a collaboration among Scott, the University of North Carolina Asheville, and NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information National Climatic Data Center (formerly NCDC). He was the lead author of the American Planning Association’s Climate Change Policy Guide.
Scott has particular interest in educating professionals on how climate change will affect the arenas of planning, architecture, engineering, economic development, and landscape architecture. He is passionate about facilitating community resilience in small towns to face climate, weather and economic threats.
Scott is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and serves on the board of Clean Air Carolina.
Coastal & Oceanic Specialist
Leslie engages with government, academia, non-profits and commerce in ocean, coastal, water, and climate disciplines. She has a particular interest in facilitating cross-sector solutions to mitigate and adapt to environmental change through transitioning data products to public and private sector decision-makers. Her work spans diverse sectors, including renewable energy, disaster recovery and climate adaptation.
Leslie has worked at the NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and consulted for NOAA’s National Deep-Sea Corals and Sponges Database, Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment, and climate assessments for the National Marine Sanctuaries. She also has experience with the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association initiatives, where she managed the Southeast Ocean and Coastal Acidification Network and developed holistic approaches to emerging water quality issues in the context of global change.
Leslie has published multiple peer-reviewed papers, many technical reports, and has a decade of experience leading scientific workshops and projects.
Peter specializes in digital media, film, television and online media production and strategic media, and marketing. As owner and founder of MMC Media Productions, he has over two decades working in all media. He has produced commercials, film, music videos, and corporate communications, news, and science documentaries that have contributed to some of the largest companies, media conglomerates, government agencies and non-profit organizations.
Peter became especially interested in climate issues, which informed his decision to obtain a Master of Liberal Arts in Climate Change and Society from the University of North Carolina Asheville. Since this coursework, He researches and writes about climate issues in everyday life, and continually collaborates with CASE on multiple projects. He has created content focused on user engagement and education for CASE, particularly geared towards public consumption.
Peter has taught film and stage production at Western Carolina University film studies group.
Hazards & Land Use Specialist
Lea is a natural hazards planner whose work focuses on the intersection of community resilience and disaster management principles. From her experience in private, public, and non-profit sectors, she has expertise on how planning processes and governance structures affect social-ecological systems and hazard vulnerability.
Prior to joining CASE, Lea served as the Housing Operations Manager for North Carolina Emergency Management, where she administered federal and state disaster recovery programs for Hurricane Matthew. Through close collaboration with FEMA and HUD partners, she understands the high degree of inter-organizational coordination needed for effective communication and program implementation. At the Institute for Social and Environmental Transition in Boulder, Colorado she researched urban systems, social vulnerability, and building resilience to the impacts of climate change in South and Southeast Asia.
Lea was the recipient of the Department of Homeland Security’s Career Development Grant, funded through the Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence.
Molly comes to CASE from a background in Human Resources, banking, finance and accounting. She brings her skills in client communication, office administration, and back of office organization to CASE’s contracts, employees, associates, and accounts.
Molly is instrumental at ensuring that CASE operations succeed. She handles all aspects of payroll and tax preparation and confers regularly with CASE banking partners. Recently, during the COVID-19 pandemic, she worked with various stakeholders to ensure CASE became a recipient of the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Molly is associated with Worley, Woodbury and Associates.
Michael oversees the daily operations of CASE, including contract execution, consultancy agreements, and research for new business opportunities. Specifically, he is tasked with the development of affiliations with corporations, foundations, non-profit, and academic institutions.
Michael is an accomplished program manager, having implemented several U.S. Department of Agriculture programs for non-profit organizations and state governments in both rural and urban contexts. His background in public health helps CASE connect the issue of climate change to vulnerable populations that are adversely affected by climate change and are under-repesented in policy and science communities.
Michael also serves as a subject matter expert for ICF Consulting.
Data Archive Specialist, NOAA NCEI
Lori brings her extensive expertise in software and web development, and experience in database management procedures and documentation to CASE. Passionate about research, Lori recognizes the value of a properly managed archive. A logical thinker and an effective communicator, Lori, prioritizes effectively achieving objectives on time and within budget. Lori is a former Microsoft Program Manager at Arvato Bertelsmann, and a professional genealogist. Lori has a BA in Economics, specializing in the Public Sector. Lori's exceptionalism greatly improves the archives at NOAA NCEI.
Data Archive Specialist, NOAA NCEI
Rob is a former Archive Manager and Senior Research Analyst with the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. There, he took a lead role in digitizing the archive and ensured that standards for social science metadata, quality control, and archive procedures were utilized. Rob has taught mathematics at the high school and collegiate levels. Rob holds a master’s in political science with a concentration in survey research and a master’s in education. A US Air Force veteran with flight line operations experience, Rob's motto is "get the job done". He applies his expertise to managing physical archives at NOAA's NCEI in Asheville.
Scientist & Metadata Specialist, NOAA NCEI
Amanda is a proven leader in biological and environmental science with exceptional success in process improvement, strategic planning, team building, and leadership. Amanda delivers uncompromised results with precision and dedication. She has built high-performing teams through leading by example while creating a collaborative culture that supports innovative ideas. Amanda flourishes in complex environments. With an MS in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and a BS Biology and Anthropology, Amanda infuses scientific understanding into the metadata structures at NOAA NCEI.
Metadata Specialist, NOAA NCEI
Elizabeth brings to CASE experience leading digital archive and library initiatives. A graduate of the University of Michigan School of Information, she holds a Master of Science in Information with specializations in archives and records management. In her previous roles as an associate professor, academic archivist, and museum curator she has provided guidance on data management, metadata creation for digital collections, and creating archives policies and procedures. She is passionate about community outreach and keeping the end user at the forefront of her work is her guiding principle.
Meteorologist & Archive Specialist
Chris brings over 30 years of public service to CASE: over 20 years of military service with the U.S. Air Force, and 10 years with the Social Security Administration. As a certified Weather Observer, Forecaster, Instructor, and military Program Manager, he is well-versed in atmospheric science principles, data management, product generation, and program and instrument inspections. Alongside senior military leadership at U.S. Air Force Material Command, he managed large-sum operations budgets and conducted warfare and resource planning. Chris continues his expertise in joining the Archive Branch at NOAA’s NCEI.
Doug, a Commander US Navy (Retired), combines a Public Policy background with two decades of military experience. As a Diplomat, Project Management Professional, Operations Director, Naval pilot, and seasoned leader, Doug's experience brings a unique perspective on climate and the strategic risks policy makers face. He advises CASE with strategic insight on a multitude of geopolitical issues ranging from environmental degradation contribution to conflict, to climate change drivers on future maritime infrastructure spending. Doug's assignments around the world allowed him to build an in-depth understanding of maritime shipping industry issues to include how the opening of the Northern Sea Routes effects National Security. Doug also brings his experience as a Joint Staff (J2) Division Chief responsible for evaluating future intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. Doug’s first-hand knowledge of DoD capabilities development process, gives him insight into the technical and fiscal challenges projects face when seeking to become, or remain, part of the DoD portfolio.
Anne is a Senior Environmental Engineering Scientist, who focuses on community sustainability and advises CASE. She has with nearly 30 years’ experience working in state and federal agencies in sustainability, water quality, and aquatic toxicology. At EPA, she worked on strategic planning for the regional office, assisted with states on water quality programs, served as the River Navigator on the St. Johns River, Florida, as part of the American Heritage Rivers Initiative, and coordinated the southeast region’s inter-agency Partnership for Sustainable Communities. In the latter position, she participated with HUD, FEMA, USDA, USDOT and other federal partners in workshops and projects across the southeast that enabled communities to enhance their health, economic strength, and environmental quality.
Robin is a leader in Public Sector Sustainability and advises CASE on public sector challenges as they incorporate sustainable climate-forward initiatives into their policies and practices, knowledge she gained first-hand as both an elected official and as non-profit leader in western North Carolina. Robin’s tenure as elected Asheville City Council official was marked by policies and initiatives that moved the City forward toward its current status as one of the most sustainable communities in the Southeast. She spearheaded the creation of the Sustainable Advisory Committee for Energy and the Environment, which developed Asheville’s Sustainability Management Plan and set Carbon Emission Reduction Goals, adopted LEED Gold Municipal Building Standards, and created green building and business incentives for the City. Robin also negotiated a unanimous City-County agreement to join the Trust for Public Land, and establish the NC Parks and Recreation Trust Fund. More recently, as a founding member of The Collider, Robin created a center whereby scientists, data specialists, and businesses can engage with the Asheville based NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information.
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