BEMP Board of Directors
Adrian Oglesby is the Director of the Utton Transboundary Resources Center at UNM. Adrian’s career has been focused on river and riparian restoration, agricultural preservation, efficient water management, governmental accountability, and fish and wildlife conservation. He has advised irrigation districts, acequias, Pueblo and tribal governments, farmers, environmental organizations, and local water providers. He established the New Mexico Living Rivers Program for The Nature Conservancy and served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission. He has been a member of the Rivers Edge West Board and BEMP’s Advisory Council. He is a past Vice Chair of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, past Chair of the Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law section of the New Mexico State Bar, and past President of the New Mexico Riparian Council.
Jennifer Rudgers is the Director and lead Primary Investigator of the Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program at UNM, which supports 73 senior scientists, 48 graduate students and a full-time staff of 9 people, including co-PI and Education Director, Dr. Kim Eichhorst. Sevilleta LTER has been connected with BEMP as their sole education and outreach partner since BEMP’s inception. The current focus of the Sevilleta LTER is understanding the ecological consequences of environmental variability, particularly interannual variability in climate. Sevilleta LTER has published >800 peer-reviewed papers, been cited more than 60,000 times, and brought >$70 million in external research funding to UNM. Beyond her leadership in the Sevilleta, Jennifer’s research program aims to decipher the complex, beneficial interactions among species that structure ecological communities and ecosystems. This research has high potential to improve predictions and suggest new solutions for adaptation to our changing world. She has published >100 papers, about 1/3 of them with undergraduate students. Her research program is primarily supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Jessie Barrie is the Head of School at Bosque School, a co-educational independent school serving 470 students in grades 6-12 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jessie holds her Ph.D. in educational leadership and organizations from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Jessie is the Chair of the New Mexico Association of Independent Schools (NMAIS) and was the founding executive director of the Independent Schools Experiential Education Network.
Ondrea Hummel has been active in the field of riverine, riparian and wetland ecosystem restoration efforts in the southwest for the past 25 years. She has spent the majority of her career on the Rio Grande in New Mexico. She is a Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP) through the Society of Ecological Restoration. Ondrea has been a Project Manager and Environmental Team Lead for Tetra Tech for the past four years. Prior to that she was a Senior Ecologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 14 years, and spent 8 years with the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division before that. She has actively worked with BEMP staff and utilized BEMP data during her 25-year career.
Shawn L. Berman
Shawn L. Berman (PhD, University of Washington) is a Professor of Business and Society at the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management. He holds the ASM Alumni Endowed Professor of Management. He has been at Anderson since 2007. For the entirety of 2017 and from Jan. 1, 2019-June 30, 2020 he served as Anderson’s Interim Dean. He has previously served as Anderson’s Associate Dean, leading Anderson’s AACSB activities related to maintenance of AACSB accreditation. He has four main research interests: Stakeholder Theory, especially measurement issues; the role of managerial discretion in firm-stakeholder relationships; the evolution the employee-employer relationship; and issues of corporate governance. His work has appeared in The Academy of Management Journal, The Academy of Management Review, Business & Society, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics as well as other outlets. He is past Division Chair of the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management. He serves on the editorial boards of Business & Society and Business Ethics Quarterly. He is a senior fellow of the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics at the Darden School, University of Virginia. Before coming to Anderson, he served on the faculties at Boston University and Santa Clara University, where he was a fellow to the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. He currently serves as a Trustee for the Bosque School and on the Boards of Directors for the Rio Grande Community Development Corporation and the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program.