Service names national WNS leaders

Jeremy Coleman, who has coordinated the white-nose syndrome (WNS) response for the past three years, has been selected for a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service position as wildlife disease coordinator, which encompasses his continuing work as national WNS coordinator. Coleman’s involvement with WNS has followed the spread of the disease from New York to 14 states. Coleman has a master’s degree and a doctorate in natural resources from Cornell University. Ann Froschauer has been selected as the national white-nose syndrome communications leader. Froschauer worked at Great Smoky Mountains National Park for several years and was the park’s 75th anniversary coordinator. She has worked on procedures to prevent the spread of WNS and has done cave and bat hibernacula surveys. She is a member of the National Speleological Society and the Cave Research Foundation. Froschauer has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in natural resources from Ohio State University.