Eileen Lavonne Shea Senior Climate Policy Advisor, brings nearly thirty-five years of combined government and private-sector experience to CASE. Her expertise extends from local, national and international climate information services, to weather and climate risk management, sustainability, as well as environmental science and public policy. Formerly, as Deputy Director of the NOAA Climate and Global Change Program, Eileen managed a $70 million program with universities and laboratories working in meteorology, climatology, oceanography, marine biology, ocean chemistry and social sciences. She played a central role in the development of the thirteen Federal-agency U.S. Global Change Research Program, which began as a Presidential initiative in 1990 and continues today to inform national and international public policy on climate and environmental changes. Eileen was core to the NOAA Climate Service plans, focusing on service development, delivery, and the emergence of an effective regional climate products and services. More recently, she was Chief of the Climate Services and Monitoring Division of the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in Asheville, NC (now NCEI). In that capacity, Eileen was responsible for data access, integration and visualization, customer engagement, education and outreach; and international, national and regional climate services partnerships. Eileen specializes in understanding the vulnerability of businesses, communities and natural resources to changing climate conditions and providing climate information to address those issues.
Past Affiliates: Matthew Hutchins - GIS Specialist, Darien Davis - IT AWIPS specialist, Mary Glackin - Partnership Collider advisor, Nancy Stannard – Art Director, Caroline Williams - graphics artist, Mike Marcus- city planner and sustainability strategist.