Director & Geospatial Program Manager
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Shirley V. Baros, GISP is the EDAC Director and has served as the Geospatial Program Manager for the Earth Data Analysis Center since 1990. She is responsible for project implementation, management and development. During Ms Baros’ twenty-five year tenure with the EDAC GIS Program she has been involved in collaborative projects with a wide-variety of clients ranging from local to international programs. Recent projects include geospatial analysis mapping for the New Mexico Department of Information Technology, the Department of Health, New Mexico Minerals and Natural Resources Forestry Division, US Bureau of Census, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Native Diabetes Wellness Program, National Science Foundation (EPSCoR) and multiple NASA funded projects.
Ms. Baros’ research interests include relational database development, data mining and integration of spatial and non-spatial data, the application of computer-intensive methods to large geospatial data analysis problems, and web-based mapping and data delivery systems.
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John Savickas is the IT manager for EDAC responsible for EDAC’s servers and software development. John earned his BA from the College of Santa Fe in 1995 with a focus on interactive applications. He has been developing high-end interactive desktop and web applications for the past 18 years with companies like Honeywell, Polar USA, Lovelace Healthcare Systems and numerous others. He is currently working on the New Mexico EPSCoR projects managing the cyber infrastructure development team.
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Brian Keller received his Bachelors of Science in Geography in 2009 from Eastern Michigan University. He is responsible for GIS project implementation, management and development at EDAC. For the past 8 years he has been involved in a wide array of projects ranging from EPA emergency response mapping, FEMA hazard mitigation, database and server management, application development, and floodplain management. Mr. Keller is a current board member of the New Mexico Geographic Information Council (NMGIC).
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Laura Gleasner received a Bachelor of University Studies (BUS) with a focus in Geography at the University of New Mexico in 2000. She joined the EDAC staff in 1988 as an assistant to the Senior Accountant. Laura began working with EDAC’s Clearinghouse Services in June of 1992. Laura is experienced in designing search strategies for geographic data including satellite data and aerial photography. Laura manages EDAC’s historic aerial photo archive of over 200,000 photos and GIS data delivery. She also works with ArcGIS and ERDAS to provide products for clients. Laura is a member of the New Mexico Geographic Information Council (NMGIC) and the New Mexico Library Association (NMLA).
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Kathy Madrid is the Accountant for EDAC and has been in that position since 2005. Previously she worked as a Financial Specialist with the New Mexico Department of Labor before coming to UNM in 2003. She received a B.A. in Business Administration with an emphasis on Financial Management at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM.
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Paul Neville received a Bachelors of Science in Geology from the University of Texas and a Masters of Arts in Geography from the University of New Mexico. He came to EDAC as a student in 1990 where he worked in the Image Processing Services. He became a part of the EDAC staff in February 1993. Paul has worked with data from a number of satellite and aerial platforms. He has worked on a variety of remote sensing studies including those involving general geologic mapping, mineral exploration, structural interpretation, vegetation surveys and land use analysis. A key interest of his is the integration of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems technology into the applications. He is familiar with a number of different image processing packages, but he works with ERDAS regularly as well as the ESRI® ArcGIS Desktop and Server software.
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Sandra Mentz has more than 19 years accounting experience. She has been an accountant at the Earth Data Analysis Center for the past thirteen years. Previously she worked at the First National Bank in the Trust Operations Department. Sandra is responsible for reimbursements and assists EDAC in development and management of budgets.
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Dr. Shawn Penman is a GIS Specialist/Programmer at the Earth Data Analysis Center at the University of New Mexico. She came to EDAC as a student and became a part of the EDAC Staff in 2002. Dr. Penman has 20 years of GIS experience and is a certified GIS Professional (GISP) and a Flood Plain Manager (CFM). Dr. Penman received her PhD in Anthropology from University of New Mexico in 2002. Her project experience includes GIS applications for Emergency Management, Wildland fire mapping, and interactive web mapping. She has worked with different software technologies such as ESRI® ArcGIS Desktop and Server, ArcGIS Web APIs – Flex, Silverlight, FEMA Hazus, and ERDAS Imagine. Recently, Dr. Penman has taught GIS in the UNM Geography department as well as for the NMSU NM EDGE Program. She is a member of New Mexico Geographic Information Council (NMGIC). And currently serves as Secretary for the New Mexico Floodplain Managers Association.
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Mike Inglis retired in May 2015 after working at EDAC for 43 years. Mr. Inglis is the Chair for the New Mexico Elevation Data Planning and Acquisition Subcommittee and continues to work with EDAC in coordinating efforts for lidar data acquisition. He was the associate director at EDAC and responsible for it’s day to day management. Mr. Inglis was actively involved in project design, proposal development and contract management. He was the manager of the Resource Geographic Information System (RGIS) Program and represented the RGIS Clearinghouse on the NM Geospatial Advisory Committee (GAC). As the chair of the NM Geospatial Data Acquisition Coordinating Committee (GDACC) Mike was instrumental in the coordination and acquisition of both the digital aerial imagery and the development of a digital elevation model for New Mexico. He is a member of the New Mexico Geographic Information Council (NMGIC) and serves as Chair of the NMGIC’s State Mapping Advisory Committee. He also is a member of the New Mexico Geological Society, the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, and the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association. He serves on the NM State Geologic Mapping Advisory Committee. He holds a BS in geology and anthropology from the University of New Mexico.
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Amy Budge retired in August 2014 after working at EDAC for 39 years. Ms. Budge graduated from The University of New Mexico’s Department of Geography in 1975. She was manager of Program Development and project coordinator and team lead for EDAC’s major federally funded projects. She is past director of the ASPRS GIS Division and past president of the New Mexico Geographic Information Council (NMGIC). She was one of the founding members of NMGIC. She represented the State of New Mexico on the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) from 1995-2005. In the ISPRS community, she was the Technical Secretary for Commission I (Platforms, Sensors, and Imagery) from 2000-2004, and was co-chair of Commission VIII/WG 2 (Hazards, Disasters, and Public Health) from 2004-2008, and chair of the Commission VIII/WG2 on Health working group from 2008-2012. She was ISPRS Assistant Treasurer from 2004 -2012. Additionally, she is a Fellow of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Her current focus is as a co-editor of the ASPRS Manual of Remote Sensing, 4th edition (in development).
Tom Budge retired in July 2014 after working at EDAC for 39 years. He managed the Image Processing Division. He participated in projects of varying types including forestry and rangeland ecosystem inventory, mineral exploration both within the US and internationally, agricultural inventory, construction of large area digital mosaics, rectification of historical aerial imagery and maps, and international treaty verification and monitoring.
Mr. Budge also worked extensively with Sandia National Laboratories on the use of remote sensing for arms control and treaty monitoring. He also acquired and processed imagery for use on maritime and land border dispute issues presented before the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands.