Council Staff Members

 
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Robert Larsen

Program Officer

Robert Larsen is responsible for overseeing the administration and management of state funds invested in TSAC, and for guiding the translation of science into action and policy. Working with the California Natural Resources Agency, the Nevada Department of Natural Resources, and the TSAC co-chairs, Mr. Larsen coordinates TSAC work plans, manages program contracts, and liaises between academic and agency partners. He has two decades of experience working with resource management partners in the Lake Tahoe region with an emphasis on storm water management, stream restoration, and water quality program development.

Alison Toy

Administrator

Alison Toy is the program manager of the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center and additionally became part of the administrative support team for the Tahoe Science Advisory Council in 2016. Under the direction of the program officer and the co-chairs she performs a variety of specialized communication and administrative support duties. She is the council webmaster responsible for the construction and maintenance of the TSAC website. She is the board secretary responsible for internal and external support service and serves as contact/resource person for the council.

 

State Advisors

As part of the Tahoe Science Advisory Council's MOU and to ensure proper representation of both California and Nevada, the Council include non-voting state advisors appointed by the Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency and by the Director of the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

 
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Paul Comba

Representative for Nevada

Chief, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Quality Planning

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Elizabeth Williamson

Representative for California

Deputy Secretary for External Affairs at the California Natural Resources Agency

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Jim Lawrence

Representative for Nevada

Deputy Director, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

 

Organization Management

The Council staff are responsible for the structure and process of this organization. Their work facilitates the clear and concise communication between Council members as well as stakeholders and other agency members.

 
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Robert Larsen

Program Officer

Robert Larsen is responsible for overseeing the administration and management of state funds invested in TSAC, and for guiding the translation of science into action and policy. Working with the California Natural Resources Agency, the Nevada Department of Natural Resources, and the TSAC co-chairs, Mr. Larsen coordinates TSAC work plans, manages program contracts, and liaises between academic and agency partners. He has two decades of experience working with resource management partners in the Lake Tahoe region with an emphasis on storm water management, stream restoration, and water quality program development.

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Alison Toy

Administrator

Alison Toy is the program manager of the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center and additionally became part of the administrative team for the Tahoe Science Advisory Council in 2016. Under the direction of the program officer and the co-chairs she performs a variety of specialized communication and administrative support duties. She is the council webmaster, the board secretary, and serves as contact/resource person for the council.