Scientist working in the field

Who We Are

As a national leader in freshwater conservation, TNACI guides initiatives to research and renew the Southeast’s most sensitive rivers and streams.

Our science is aimed at understanding what animals live here and why, as well as building knowledge around how a changing environment affects our ecosystems.


Dr. Anna George 
Director and Chief Research Scientist

Dr. Bernie Kuhajda 
Aquatic Conservation Biologist

Dr. Josh Ennen
Aquatic Conservation Biologist

Sarah Sweat
GIS Analyst

Clay Raines
Reintroduction Biologist

Shawna Mitchell
Science Coordinator

Erin Durant
Watershed Educator

Dr. David Neely
Adjunct Scientist

Dr. Jon Davenport
Adjunct Scientist


Contact Us

Mailing address:
Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute
201 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402-1014