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Governance

Board of Directors 2013-2014

AmericaView is a national consortium comprised of individual state consortia. The national consortium is governed by a Board of Directors, elected to staggered multi-year terms of office by the membership. Board members serve on a voluntary basis and receive no compensation beyond travel support.

Directors

Chair: Russell G. Congalton

Dr. Russel Congalton
Professor of Remote Sensing and GIS
MS Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Natural Resources & the Environment
114 James Hall, 56 College Rd
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824
www.nre.unh.edu/faculty/congalton
Term: Mar 2012 – Mar 2015 
 
Vice Chair:  Rebecca L. Dodge
Associate Professor
The Department of Geosciences
Midwestern State University
3410 Taft Blvd
Wichita Falls, Texas 76308
Term: Mar 2012 – Mar 2015
 
Secretary: Brent Yantis
Regional Analysis Center
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Abdalla Hall
635 Cajundome Blvd
Lafayette, Louisiana, 70506
Term: Mar 2011 – Mar 2014
 
Treasurer: Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne
Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne
Spatial Analysis Laboratory
The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
University of Vermont
Aiken Center, Room 220
Burlington, VT 05405
Term: Mar 2011 - Mar 2014
 
 Member:  Rick Lawrence
Dr. Rick Lawrence
Professor
Land Resources and Environmental Sciences Department
Director, Spatial Sciences Center
Montana State University
PO Box 1733490
Bozeman, MT 59717-3490
Term: Mar 2012 – Mar 2015
 
Director:  Milda Vaitkus
Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies (CALMIT)
School of Natural Resources
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
3310 Holdrege, 319 Hardin Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0973
Term: Mar 2012 – Mar 2015
 
Director: Mary O'Neill
South Dakota State University
Term: Mar 2013 – Mar 2016
 
Director: Kevin Dobbs
Kansas Applied Remote Sensing Program
Kansas Biological Survey
The University of Kansas
2101 Constant Ave.
Lawrence, KS 66047
Term: Mar 2013 – Mar 2016
 
Director: Pia van Benthem
Center for Spatial Technologies and Remote Sensing (CSTARS)
Program Coordinator for UCD CA Space Grant Consortium, & AggieMentors
The University of California, Davis
Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
137 Veihmeyer Hall,
One Shields Avenue,
Davis, CA 95616
website
Term: Mar 2013 – Mar 2016
  

USGS Liaisons to AmericaView

Timothy Newman
Land Remote Sensing Program Coordinator
U.S. Geological Survey
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 517
Reston, VA  20192
Webpage
 
Thomas Cecere
USGS Land Remote Sensing Program
U.S. Geological Survey
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 517
Reston, VA  20192
Webpage
 
Sally Cook
USGS Land Remote Sensing Program
Climate and Land Use Change Mission
U.S. Geological Survey
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 517
Reston, VA  20192
Webpage
 

ManagementWyoming

AV Executive Director
Roberta (Bobbi) Lenczowski
9083 Whitehaven Drive 
St. Louis, MO 63123 
Email:  roberta.lenczowski@sbcglobal.net

 

AV Program Director

Debbie Deagen 
Montana State University
PO Box 173120
Bozeman, MT 59717
  
The AmericaView Program Director is responsible for internal communications, management of day-to-day business affairs, and support for AV Committees and StateView activities.
 
AV Fiscal Manager
Theresa Benko
8700 Quail Circle
Kirtland, Ohio, 44094
Email:  vppm33@gmail.com
 
The AmericaView Fiscal Manager is responsible for management of AV's fiscal affairs and is contract officer for AV's sub-awards and contracts.
 

 

Sub-Awardee Information

Cap on IDCs for Sub-Awardees

Effective July 1, 2006, pursuant to Program Announcement 06-010, the maximum allowable overhead recovery is 15%. 

The rate change is applicable to all new awards (Requests For Assistance, or RFA’s) and Requests for Continued Assistance (RCA’s) issued on or after July 1, 2006. Consistent with current overhead recovery policies and award agreement terms, the maximum overhead requirement will apply both to the award issued to the Recipient’s institution and to any subcontracts that are issued by the institution in the performance of the award. 

The rate change was made by the AV Board of Directors in response to constraints in federal funding and resulting cost-reduction mandates from the federal agency that funds AmericaView. 

Requests for Changes in PI Leadership within a StateView

Policy adopted by the AV Board in 2010

The procedure to handle changes in the PI within the lead institution for a StateView is for (1) an authorized officer from the lead institution’s administrative office responsible for grant administration (e.g., grants and contracts office or office of sponsored programs) to provide a letter authorizing the change in PI and (2) the new PI and outgoing PI (if possible) to provide a clear explanation and rationale for the change, including any reasonably anticipated changes in operational management and objectives for the coming year, plus a CV for the new PI, to the extent possible, within thirty days prior to the official change. The AV Board of Directors will vote to recommend this change for final approval by the full membership. Reasons for non-acceptance will be communicated back to the lead institution with recommendations for subsequent requests for change.

Request for Changes in Lead Institution for a StateView

Policy adopted by the AV Board in 2010

The procedure to handle member (lead) institution changes in a StateView is for the original member (lead institution) to resign and the new academic institution that is a part of a state consortium (either existing or new) to apply for membership at the same time. If the proposed new lead intends to keep the state consortium essentially intact, the new member will provide to the Board a two to three page document that states the overall goals, expected operational management of the consortium and objectives for the coming year plus a CV for the new PI and a support letter from the new institution expressing willingness to handle sub-awards and the 15% IDC limitation. Ideally, support letters from other state consortium members should also be submitted.  If the new member intends to make significant revisions or reconstitute the state consortium, the proposed new member should submit a full RFA.  The Board of Directors retains the right to require a proposed new member who has submitted an abbreviated application to submit a full RFA.  Approval of the change in the lead institution (Member) will be by the full membership.

If an existing member has effectively ceased to act as the lead of a state consortium or otherwise fails to meet requirements for membership, but declines to submit a resignation, the Board of Directors will proceed with the Bylaw designated process to remove the member.