NEMWI Launches Staff Knowledge Directory

Updated August 13, 2018

The Northeast-Midwest Institute has launched a staff knowledge directory highlighting its staff’s areas of policy specialization and providing easily-accessible contact information. The directory guides journalists, governmental staffers, and regional stakeholders with policy questions to the best possible NEMWI analyst who can provide information in response to queries.

The release of this new resource is part of NEMWI’s continued commitment to bridging the gaps between policy makers, the public, and regional stakeholders. From water quality and safe drinking water, to Farm Bill conservation provisions, to the Great Lakes, to government reform initiatives, NEMWI’s policy analysts and scientists are engaged in addressing some of the biggest issues facing the region. Before coming to the Institute, many NEMWI staff served as legislative staffers and government relations specialists, and hold special insights into regional developments from lawmakers’ perspectives.

Great Lakes Washington Program Director Matthew McKenna can comment on a variety of Great Lakes basin policy issues, including: the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, climate change, harmful algal blooms, and fishery management. Another program director, Dr. Sridhar Vedachalam, has authored a number of published papers and articles on urban water management and water infrastructure in the region. Eric Heath, senior policy counsel, can offer his knowledge on the federal appropriations process, trade, the Farm Bill, as well as conservation and restoration issues in the Upper Mississippi River Basin.  NEMWI President and CEO Dr. Michael J. Goff specializes in presidential policy leadership. governmental reform, and nonprofit management.

Constituents interested in the staff directory can find it here. If you are unsure how to direct your query, please email info@nemw.org.