North Florida Ecological Services Office
Southeast Region

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Office Location and Staff Directory for North Florida ES Office
[Updated 02/24/2020]

Main Office

U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service
North Florida Ecological Services Office
7915 Baymeadows Way, Suite 200
Jacksonville, FL 32256-7517
Phone: 904.731.3336
Fax: 904.731.3045

Go here for directions and a map to our office located in the four-story blue, metal/glass building in the back of parking next to the lake.

Vacant Positions are noted for awareness only. Hiring notices for vacant positions, when approved and released, are available online at USA Jobs (www.usajobs.gov) website. Search for Fish and Wildlife Biologist (GS-0401 series), Program Operations Assistant (GS-0341 series), or Administrative Support Assistant (GS-0303 series) location Jacksonville FL.

More information about Careers in Conservation is available here: https://www.fws.gov/humancapital/

Staff Directory

NFESO Management
Jay Herrington 904.731.3191 Field Office Supervisor
Heath Rauschenberger, PhD 904.731.3203 Deputy Field Office Supervisor
Operations Support and Communications
Chuck Underwood 904.731.3332

Supervisory Public Information Officer

Jerome Barksdale 904.731.3251 Administrative Officer (Acting)
Jane Cooke 904.731.3201 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician
Ana Castillo-Ruiz 904.731.3175 Administrative Assistant
VACANT 904.731.#### Program Operations Assistant
Project Review & Consultation Section
Annie Dziergowski 904.731.3089 Project Consultation Supervisor
Tera Baird 904.731.3196 Project Consultation Biologist
Inland
Erin Gawera 904.731.3121 Project Consultation Biologist
Inland/Coastal Incidental Take Permits (ITP) and
related Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs)
Scott Calleson 904.731.3326 Project Consultation Biologist
Coastal
Zakia Williams 904.731.3119

Project Consultation Biologist
FDOT - transportation projects area-wide

Tina Nguyen 904.731.3098 Project Consultation Biologist
Inland
VACANT 904.731.#### Project Consultation Biologist
VACANT 904.731.#### Project Consultation Biologist
VACANT 904.731.#### Project Consultation Biologist
VACANT

904.731.####

Project Consultation Biologist
VACANT 904.731.#### Pathways Intern (Biological Series)
Cooperative Conservation Section
VACANT 904.731.#### Coastal Program Coordinator
Katie Conrad 904.731.3056 Coastal Program
Five-year Status Review
Joseph Prenger, Ph.D. 904.731.3096 Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program (PFW) and Farm Bill
Jo Emanuel 904.731.3093 Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program (PFW) and Farm Bill
Species Status Assessments (SSA)
Lourdes Mena 904.731.3134 Cooperative Conservation
Species Status Assessments (SSA)
Recovery & Listing Section
Terri Calleson 904.731.3286 Recovery and Listing Biologist
Regional Florida manatee Coordinator
Species Status Assessments (SSA)
Ann Marie Lauritsen 904.731.3032 Recovery and Listing Biologist
Regional Sea Turtle Coordinator [terrestrial habitat]
Species Status Assessments (SSA)
Bill Brooks 904.731.3136 Recovery and Listing Biologist
Species Status Assessments (SSA)
Todd Mecklenborg 904.731.3029 Recovery and Listing Biologist
Species Status Assessments (SSA)
VACANT

904.731.####

Recovery and Listing Biologist
VACANT

904.731.####

Recovery and Listing Biologist
Other Co-located USFWS Employees & Contractors
Dave Hankla 904.731.3308 Contractor - Technical Support to FL State Supervisor
Gian Basili, PhD 904.731.3079 USFWS FL U.S. Air Force Partnership Supervisor
Peninsular Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office
Larry Williams 772.469.4251 State Supervisor Ecological Services
Rafael Gonzalez 772.469.4269 Chief of Staff
LeeAnn Kelso 772.469.4251 Executive Assistant

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Last updated: February 24, 2020