Board of Directors

Dr. Rebecca Saunders

Dr. Rebecca Saunders

SEAF President

Becky Saunders is the William Haag Professor of Archaeology at the Louisiana State University Department of Geography and Anthropology. She is also the Curator of Anthropology at LSU’s Museum of Natural Science. Becky has conducted many field schools and research projects in concert with SEAC and its partners including the States of South Carolina and Florida, as well as the U.S. Air Force.


Dr. Carla Hadden

Dr. Carla Hadden

SEAF Secretary

Carla Hadden is Research Scientist at the Center for Applied Isotope Studies in Athens, Ga. She is a zooarchaeologist and expert in radiocarbon analysis. During her graduate career she worked for SEAC and is proud to work with SEAF to continue the good works coming out of SEAC.


Dr. Janet Bard

Dr. Janet Bard

SEAF Treasurer

Janet’s initial interest in Anthropology was sparked in college when Margaret Mead presented research to her class. This continued through her doctoral work in computer science at University of South Florida. Janet recently retired after fifteen years managing a large non-profit agency with successes in grant writing, accounting, budgeting and supervising staff and volunteers. She was instrumental in developing FLOW, a statewide system to connect all Florida cell phone callers to the appropriate 2-1-1 Network Center and in creating programs for people experiencing homelessness such as the Renaissance Community Center and the Kearney Center. Janet served as President and Treasurer of the Florida Education Research Association.


Suzi Goodhope

Suzi Goodhope

SEAF Board Member

Suzie is a retired nurse and currently runs a Human Remains Canine Detections non-profit whose goals are to help law enforcement, archeologists, and the general public locate and identify human remains. She has worked with SEAC on many projects, locating the oldest human remains ever found by a detection dog in North America. Suzi also provides her farm as the location for SEAC’s maceration lab, a place where animal remains are cleaned for use as comparitive specimens to archeologically recovered skeletal remains.


Marilyn Spores

Marilyn Spores

SEAF Board Member

Marilyn Spores is a retiree who splits her time between Tallahassee, FL and Iowa. Marilyn has a varied background from being a school teacher to working in human resources. Currently Marilyn is working for SEAC as a Volunteer in Parks (VIP), helping process artifacts from archeological sites on St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge.


Dr. Michael Russo

Dr. Michael Russo

SEAC Liaison with SEAF

Mike Russo is an archeologist with the Southeast Archeological Center, National Park Service. He runs the exterior programs division (ALTASC) for the Center, which works with partnering agencies and non-profit groups to investigate, protect, preserve and present to the public the need to preserve archeological resources in the Southeast and Caribbean. Mike is an expert zooarchaeologist and coastal settlement archeologist. He also functions as the National Historic Landmark (NHL) archeologist for the Southeast Regional Office of the NPS.


Jeffrey Shanks

Jeffrey Shanks

SEAC Liaison with SEAF

Jeffrey Shanks is both an Old and New World archeologist in SEAC’s ALTASC division. He serves as one of NPS’s Southeast regional NHL archeologists. He is an expert in the use of archaeology in books, comics, movies and other media from the 19th century to present day.