Advisory Board

A Range of Representation

The composition of the OSRI Advisory Board was specified by OPA90 and revised under the 1996 Coast Guard Authorization Act. The revised board is comprised of 14 voting and two non-voting representatives.

Three Federal Representatives

  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Interior
  • Department of Transportation (appointed by the Secretary of each Department)

Doug Helton

Chair
Operations Coordinator
Office of Response and Restoration, NOAA
Seattle

Lisa Fox

Department of Interior
Anchorage

Robert Owens

U.S. Coast Guard, 17th District
Juneau

Three State Representatives

  • Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Department of Fish & Game
  • Department of Natural Resources (appointed by the Commissioner of each Department)

Jeanette Alas

Habitat Biologist III
Habitat Division, Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game
Anchorage

Mike Donnellan

Prevention, Preparedness, & Response Program
Alaska Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Juneau

Nora Nieminski

Coastal Hazards Program Manager
Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys
Anchorage

Two Representatives from the Fishing Industry

From among residents of communities impacted by the Exxon Valdez oil spill. (appointed by the Governor)

Andrew Craig

Cordova

Two Alaska Native Representatives

Representing Native entities affected by the Exxon Valdez oil spill. (appointed by the Governor from nominations received from the Alaska Federation of Natives)

Angela Totemoff

Eagle River

Two Representatives of the Oil and Gas Industry

(appointed by the Governor)

Matthew Odum

Operations Manager
Alaska Chadux Network
Anchorage

Jeanie Shifflet

Sr. Environmental Coordinator
ConocoPhillips Alaska
Anchorage

Two at-large Representatives

From among residents of communities affected by the Exxon Valdez oil spill. (appointed by the Advisory Board from submitted nominations)

Susan Saupe

Homer

One non-voting Representative from the Prince William Sound Science Center

Charles P. Meacham

Prince William Sound Science Center
Gig Harbor

One non-voting Representative of the Institute of Marine Science, University of Alaska

Katrin Iken

Institute of Marine Science, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks