Frank DeLuise, who has been with the Restoration Program since 1998, earned a B.S. in Biological Science in 1972 from Fordham University in New York and an M.S. in Marine Science, in 1975, from New York’s Long Island University. In 1975 he began his career at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) as a staff biologist in its Cortland, New York field office. After that, he moved to FWS’s Long Island office, in 1979, where he became Supervisor. In 1984 he moved to Washington D.C., becoming FWS Assistant Chief of the Branch of Federal Permits and Licenses, then Chief of the Branch of Federal Activities, and, as his final FWS position, Chief of the Division of Environmental Contaminants. In 1998 DeLuise was appointed Deputy Program Manager of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Program, and in 2000 he was promoted to his current position.