John Morello - Chair 
John Morello graduated Summa Cum Laude from LSU and spent nearly 14 years at Microsoft as an architect and program manager . He's currently the Chief Technology Officer of Twistlock, a cloud cybersecurity startup. John grew up in Houma and has fished the waters of Terrebonne Parish his entire life. He and his wife Nicole have been taking their boys Bruce and Jake around its marshes and barrier islands since they were old enough to walk. They live in Baton Rouge and also love to run and scuba dive. John has been a member of CRCL since 2010 and on the Board of Directors since 2011.
Paul Davidson - Vice-Chair
Paul has been the Executive Director of the Black Bear Conservation Coalition since January of 1992. He received a BS in Zoology from Southeastern Louisiana University and did post graduate work at Louisiana State University. Before entering into private business, he worked as a Research Associate at LSU for several years. During that period Paul, was very active in conservation advocacy roles and served in leadership positions in several conservation organizations, including the Louisiana Wildlife Federation and the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. He has served on several commissions and task forces under three Louisiana governors as well as state and federal agencies.
Ellen Ball - Secretary/Treasurer 
Ellen Ball is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned a BS degree in Mathematics and Computer Science and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She grew up in the marshes of Iberia Parish and currently lives in New Orleans. In addition to CRCL, Ellen serves on the board of the Foundation for Science and Mathematics Education which supports the New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School (Sci High), an open-access charter high school dedicated to excellence for all st

Executive Committee


William "Bill" Barrois
Lafayette, Louisiana

Keith Colvin
New Orleans, Louisiana

Pierre E. Conner
New Orleans, Louisiana

Woody Crews
Metairie, Louisiana

Melissa Daigle
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Polly Glover
Prairieville, Louisiana

Robin Keegan
New Orleans, Louisiana

Clair Marceaux
Cameron, Louisiana

Caleb Soileau
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Kathy Wascom
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Patricia Weeks
New Orleans, Louisiana





Matthew Amoss
New Orleans, Louisiana

Barbara Dodds
Covington, Louisiana

Scott Eckert
Baton Rouge, LA

Judge Edwards
Abbeville, Louisiana

Grady Faucheaux
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Allyse Ferrara, PhD
Thibodaux, Louisiana

Robert Gorman
Thibodaux, Louisiana

Bill Herke, PhD
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Duyen Lam
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Chandler Landrum
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Timothy Matte
Morgan City, Louisiana

Holly Midkiff
Jackson, Louisiana

Josephine Nixon
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

David Osborn
New Orleans, Louisiana

Janet Rhodus
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Randy Smith
New Orleans, Louisiana

James T. B. Tripp
New York, New York

Jennifer Whitney
New Orleans, Louisiana

Jim Wilkins
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Ning Zhang, PhD
Lake Charles, Louisiana




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