Joanna Webb has joined the Refuge System’s Division of Visitor Services and Communications as the new national Friends and partnership coordinator. She started her U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service career at Patuxent Research Refuge, MD, and was mostly recently a refuge ranger at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, FL.

Webb will focus on building national training, mentoring and grant support programs for both Friends and staff working directly with Friends. She also will seek new partnerships for visitor services programs.

“I hope to hear from as many Friends and staff as possible,” says Webb, as she begins to evaluate the Friends Academy, Friends training courses at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV, and the Friends mentoring program. Feel free to contact her at 703–358–2392 or