Staff Contacts for Unit Help

Emails and phone numbers for your support staff in Bethesda

Unit Services – AFS Staff Contacts

Please come in and look around. Be sure to look at the guide we’ve made just for you. Remember, our Units are the backbone of the American Fisheries Society. We are here to help you! If you need help with anything pertaining to running your Unit, refer to the staff contacts below; the AFS staff is ready and happy to help with any needs you may have.

Primary AFS Unit Services Liaison: Lauren Maza, Director, Member Programs

For assistance with Unit Services and Awards, Webinar ideas, and Continuing Education, contact: [email protected], (301) 897-8616 ext. 225

To Order an Award*: Certificate Award Form Request

*Please note: Awards and certificates will no longer be available through AFS
starting Jan. 1, 2024.

Unit Officer Updates, Unit Lists, Membership, Invoices and Payments Contacts: Kelly Kotche and Mia Ferguson of the Membership Team. They will make sure AFS and its Units (Divisions, Chapters and Student Subunits, Sections, and committees) connect in all possible ways. They manage Unit Officer rosters and the transfer of information among units. They can also provide an invoice or help you make a payment.

Membership Needs…the Membership Team will take care of any of your membership needs. The Membership Team runs the system-wide billing/renewals for all dues and subscriptions for individual members and company members, maintains AFS’s database and membership portal – applies changes or adds new items, when necessary, supplies statistical data, provides Units with their current membership lists, runs Unit refunds and rebates reports, runs reports as requested by staff, officers, and Units, and responds to member inquiries and requests.

Sponsorship, Fundraising and Grant Contact: Jenna Hanks, Development Manager

Beth Beard

Beth Beard

Social Media / Website / Listserv Contact: Beth Beard, Director, Communications

  • Got news? Beth can help you blast it out on Social Media.
  • Need help with coordinating Unit website and listserv support?
  • Need help with rebranding your Unit logo? Beth can walk you through the new guidelines.

    Request Help By Email: [email protected]

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