Florida Resources and Environmental Analysis Center

The Team

Stephen Hodge

Director Stephen Hodge has been with FREAC since 1984. He is the Director of FREAC and the Director of the Institute of Science and Public Affairs (ISPA). He is also the principal researcher in Geographic Information Systems. In addition to his GIS expertise, he has interests in Internet Mapping, Land Surveying, and databases. Stephen has worked extensively with state and federal agencies developing GIS applications and assembling spatial data layers. In addition to project work, Stephen is a valuable source of information through FREAC's ongoing efforts to provide technical assistance to state and local governments.


Brittany Gress

Brittany is a designer and visual artist who executes the vision for all FGA initiatives. Her work ranges across the spectrum from web development to illustration to marketing, and she can usually be found organizing creative events for the community.


Michael Core

Michael has been with FREAC since 2021.


Laurie Molina

Dr. Laurie Molina is presently the Program Director for the Geography Education and Technology Program at Florida State University and Coordinator of the Florida Geographic Alliance in affiliation with the National Geographic Society. Laurie is a Scholar Scientist at Florida State University where she develops grant programs, teaches and serves as a member of the university's Council on Research and Creativity. Exploring advanced geospatial technologies as well as world cultures, art, dance and music are central to her research agenda.


Beverly C. Renard

Beverly Renard is a GIS analyst and has been with FREAC since 1984. She brings experience in geographic information systems, graphic design, and statistical analysis of data. She maintains the repository of high-resolution imagery and manages its distribution to clients. She also has interests in teacher education, website development, migration, and population geography.


Anthony K. (Tony) Roberts

Tony Roberts directs the Public Land Research Program within FREAC and has been with the center since 1991. During his tenure he has been an integral part in developing and producing the Public Lands Inventory for the State of Florida. This involves the production of the annual Public Lands Inventory and related research projects. One of the resources produced through the PLI project is a collection of data from Florida's 67 county property appraisers published into an annual report and web site. In addition to the formal listing, Tony has done work in mapping these parcels and determining what their best use might be based on defined physical and cultural criteria.


Georgianna Strode

Georgianna is one of the early computer programmers for FREAC working in the area of interactive mapping and geospatial data processing. The evolution of the Land Boundary Information System (LABINS) website over the years can be primarily attributed to her efforts. Her interests include dasymetric population estimation, geovisualization, and exploring the potential of using the US National Grid (USNG) in a more prominent role within GIS.