Our Team

The Institute’s team integrates a wide variety of skill sets, experience, and education into the work we do in finding the best, most holistic solutions to the challenges that face communities living within coastal, riverine, and deltaic systems.

Hailing from around the world, this team gives the Institute the well-rounded approach that allows us to bring elements as diverse as population demographics, policy analysis, water and sediment transport, ecosystem dynamics and predictive numerical modeling to help inform decision makers facing tough choices. The Institute’s dedicated staff is the key to our ability to approach projects across disciplines.

Decades of research into coastal and delta processes, as well as a long history of lessons learned from a multitude of hurricanes and flooding events, the Institute is contributing toward making Louisiana a leader in coastal resiliency issues nationally and internationally.

Justin Ehrenwerth

President and CEO

Alyssa Dausman

Vice President for Science

Hugh Roberts

Vice President for Engineering

Jennifer Butler

Vice President for Administration and CFO

Tim Carruthers

Director of Coastal Ecology

Scott Hemmerling

Director of Human Dimensions

Mike Miner

Director of Applied Geosciences

Ioannis Georgiou

Director of Coastal and Deltaic Systems Modeling

Beaux Jones

General Counsel

Alex McCorquodale

Senior Technical Advisor

Dale Morris

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Amy Wold

Director of Communications

Melissa Baustian

Coastal Ecologist/Director of LA-COE

Harris Bienn

Research Associate/Lead GIS Analyst

Martijn Bregman

Research Associate

Brittany Brock

Human Resources Generalist

Angela Caston

Executive Assistant to the President

Ryan Clark


Zachary Cobell

Research Engineer

Andrew Courtois

Field Geologist

Patricia "Soupy" Dalyander

Physical Oceanographer

Christine DeMyers


Diana Di Leonardo

Research Scientist: Water Resources

Christopher Esposito

Research Scientist: Water Resources

J.D. Freeman

IT Manager

Lauren Grimley

Research Scientist

Danielle W. Johnson

Grants & Contracts Specialist

Hoonshin Jung

Research Scientist: Hydraulics-Water Quality

Brett McMann

Civil Engineer

Francesca Messina

Research Scientist: Water Resources

LaTosha Mullins

Financial Operations Specialist

Colleen McHugh

Senior Adaptation Planner

Adrian McInnis

Research Associate

Lyndsey Mitchell

Human Resources Manager

Leland Moss

Research Scientist

Jessi Parfait


Cyndhia Ramatchandirane

Research Scientist: Applied Geosciences

Matthew Rodi

Project Controls Analyst

Yushi Wang

Research Scientist: Water Resources

Brendan Yuill

Research Scientist: Water Resources