Pat Gable – Administrative Assistant

Staff Directory Pat serves as the Great Lakes Commission’s administrative assistant. Previously, Pat worked as a medical secretary and an office manager in a private school. Pat has completed coursework in business management and tax preparation. Contact Pat at...

Joe Bertram – Financial Operations Manager

Staff Directory Joe Bertram is the Great Lakes Commission’s manager of financial operations. Most recently, Joe served as accounting director for the Metropolitan Consolidated Association of Realtors (MCAR), a real estate trade organization that promotes...

Nicole Zacharda – Program Manager

Staff Directory Nicole Zacharda joined the Commission staff as a project manager after nearly 16 years working in water enforcement for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. As part of her role, Nicole coordinates the Commission’s nonpoint source pollutant...

Michael Schneider – Senior Program Specialist

Staff Directory Michael Schneider is assisting with the Great Lakes Basin Program as well as collecting and mapping economically and environmentally sensitive data for the area contingency planning project. Schneider has a broad background in government operations and...

Greg Parrish – Program Manager

Staff Directory Greg Parrish joined the Commission in 2016 as a program manager for information management and delivery. He supports the Commission’s role in advancing information management, planning, and mapping. His current projects include an EPA project and Blue...