Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration
Northeast Region
 

Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Staff

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration Program, Region 5
300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley, MA 01035
Main Number:  413.253.8508
Fax: 413.253.8487
Office email address: FW5fareports@fws.gov

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

Colleen Sculley, Chief                                                                       Phone: 413 253-8501

Colleen_Sculley@fws.gov

Colleen is the Chief of the Northeast Region's Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) Program. She currently administers all coordination grants and remaining landowner incentive program grants.

 

MaryLou DeFilippo, Administrative Assistant                                    Phone: 413-253-8561

Marylou_Defilippo@fws.gov

MaryLou is responsible for carrying out and coordinating all aspects of office and grant administrative support activities for the Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration Program.

 

FISH  & WILDLIFE SECTION

Dee Blanton, Fish and Wildlife Biologist                                            Phone: 413-253-8513

Dee_Blanton@fws.gov

Dee is the lead grant biologist for the SWG Program working with the Fish and Wildlife Section Supervisor to assign grants to WSFR biologists with the appropriate expertise. Dee works closely with State Wildlife Action Plan coordinators, and serves as staff support to the Regional Review Team during the review and approval process. Dee also has direct responsibility for shooting range grants, outreach grants, SWG planning grants, and the Regional Conservation Needs grants.

 

Tom Decker, Wildlife Biologist                                                          Phone: 413-461-8705

Thomas_Decker@fws.gov

Tom is a certified wildlife biologist and ​​manages grants related to wildlife research, surveys, population management, ​and ​​wildlife diseases under Wildlife Restoration (WR), as well as SWG grants related to New England Cottontail rabbits. Tom also manages WR grants for development, operation, maintenance and habitat management on state wildlife management areas and game lands. 

 

Gabe Gries, Fish Biologist                                                                  Phone: 413-253-8266

Gabriel_Gries@fws.gov

Gabe is a Certified Fisheries Professional and manages all SFR freshwater fisheries research and survey, population management, and fish hatchery operation and maintenance grants.  He also manages SWG grants involving freshwater aquatic species conservation.

 

Richard Zane, Wildlife Biologist                                                          Phone: 413-253-8506

Richard_Zane@fws.gov

Richard manages grants for hunter and aquatic resources education; the Council to Advance Hunting and Shooting Sports; recruitment, retention and reactivation (R3) of sportspersons; Tribal Wildlife Grants; and also SWG research and survey grants involving herpetology.

  

LANDS & WATERS SECTION

 

Sadie Stevens, Lands & Waters Section                          Phone: 413-253-8677

Sadie_Stevens@fws.gov

Sadie provides oversight and guidance for programs in the Lands & Waters Section, including land acquisition, facilities operation and maintenance, boating access, boating infrastructure, clean vessel and technical guidance grants. She is directly responsible for administering the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund (Section 6), White-nose Syndrome Research, White-nose Syndrome State Capacity, and Highlands Conservation Act grant programs.  Sadie is also the lead for research and survey grants focused on human dimensions of fish and wildlife. 

 

Bill Perry, Fish and Wildlife Biologist                                                  Phone: 413-253-8302

Bill_Perry@fws.gov

Bill coordinates the Boating Infrastructure Grants, Clean Vessel Act, and Boating Access grants.

 

Shelley Dibona, Fish and Wildlife Biologist                                        Phone: 413-253-8509

Shelley_Dibona@fws.gov

Shelley administers Coastal Wetlands, Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and technical guidance grants. She leads the Region’s effort to maintain and improve the land record keeping system.

 

Kyle Welsh, Land Grants Reconciliation                                             Phone: 413-253-8709

Kyle_Welsh@fws.gov

Kyle assists with administration of the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund (Section 6), White-nose Syndrome Research, White-nose Syndrome State Capacity, and Highlands Conservation Act grant programs.

 

FISCAL SECTION

 

Judy Driscoll, Grants Fiscal Officer                                                    Phone: 413-253-8409

Judy_Driscoll@fws.gov

Judy manages the fiscal and grant operations of our program.  She oversees the full range of grant management fiscal responsibilities, including review of grants for accuracy, completeness, allowability of costs, and compliance requirements, as well as policy development and implementation. She has direct responsibility for State audit reviews and resolution. Judy also manages office operations including internal audits, budget and personnel management.

 

Mary Kandar, Grants Management Specialist                                     Phone: 413-253-8514

Mary_Kandar@fws.gov

Mary is responsible for conducting the full range of grant management fiscal responsibilities, including review of grants for accuracy, completeness, allowability of costs, compliance requirements and availability of funds. She is responsible for the approval, disapproval and modification of grants. She performs account opening, monitoring and closing functions. Mary has primary responsibility for grants for Development and Hunter Education under WR; SWG for NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, and WV; Boating Access, Highlands Conservation Act; and Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.  She assists the Grants Fiscal Officer with audit resolution.

 

JoEllen Harris, Grants Management Specialist                                   Phone:  413-253-8510

JoEllen_Harris@fws.gov

JoEllen is responsible for conducting the full range of grant management fiscal responsibilities, including review of grants for accuracy, completeness, allowability of costs, compliance requirements and availability of funds. She is responsible for the approval, disapproval and modification of grants. She performs account opening, monitoring and closing functions. JoEllen has primary responsibility for grants for SFR (except Boating Access, Development, Technical Guidance and Coordination); the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission; WR (except Development, Hunter Education, Technical Guidance and Coordination); SWG for CT, DE, DC, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ; and Landowner Incentive Program grants. In addition, JoEllen is responsible for the monthly reconciliation of all grant programs and the tracking and monitoring of the administrative budget.

 

Lynn Gallacher, Grants Assistant                                                        Phone:  413-253-8508

Lynn_Gallacher@fws.gov

Lynn serves as a Pathways Student (Grants) in the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program. She is responsible for carrying out and coordinating all aspects of grant administrative support activities for the Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration Program.

 



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