Director of Planning and Strategy, US Oceans Program
Areas of expertise: Oceans programs, renewing fisheries, strategic planning
Johanna has 25 years of experience transforming natural systems to sustainable management. Collaborating with stakeholders and policy makers to find and leverage results is one of her many strong suits. In her current role, she leads a team of experts in strategic development and planning for EDF's fisheries work in the United States. She coordinates EDF's fishery implementation work—such as electronic monitoring and cooperative management—in New England, Mid-Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf of Mexico regions. In addition, she is the Interim Director of EDF's work in Mexico, and will help guide nationwide scaling of sustainable fisheries management programs. Her passion for bringing lasting stability and change to fisheries yields tangible results. In her previous role at EDF, she led the Pacific team to transform the Pacific Groundfish fishery from a federal disaster to a certified sustainable fishery.
Johanna has a M.A. in Energy and Resources Group from University of California Berkeley and a B.A. in History and Environmental Studies from Yale University. In her previous role at EDF, she led the Pacific team to transform the Pacific Groundfish fishery from a federal disaster to a certified sustainable fishery. Prior to joining EDF, she led a campaign to defeat a dam project in the longest free flowing river in Sierra Nevada.