Board of Directors & Staff
Board of Directors
Debbie Oudiz, PhD, President, retired environmental toxicologist for the California Environmental Protection Agency.
Kelli Parker, Member at Large, over twenty years experience in public and nonprofit sector program development and management.
Kathy Anderson, PhD, MPH, MS, Secretary, retired telecommunications executive. Retired adjunct professor of Marketing and Public Health at UAA, APU, and the University of South Florida.
Britni Siekaniec , Member at Large, business Owner, AK Salt Co.
Casey Siekaniec ,Treasurer, business Owner, AK Salt Co.
Betsy Webb, Member at Large, professional history includes Curator of Zoology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and Curator of Collections at the Pratt Museum.
Bryan Zak, Member at Large, p resent Judge for Pacific Excellence Northwest, Former Mayor of the City of Homer, Past Associate State Director for the Small Business Development Center. Present Owner of Alaska Adventure Cabins, Board member of the Homer Senior Center, Rotarian and member of Homer United Methodist Church, previous District Boy Scout Executive Director before joining the Air Force - Flew B-52s, B-1s, and then wrote AFPD 90-501 for the installation of Quality throughout the Air Force. Politics began as the Vice-President of the Pepperdine University Student Body. Now learning to be an Actor and an Artist.
Mina Kumar, Member at Large, project manager with nearly twenty years of experience with social sector organizations including non-profits, private foundations, socially responsible businesses, and social enterprises.
Paula Cullenberg, Member at Large, former director of Alaska Sea Grant, UAF professor emeritus, board member Bristol Bay Heritage Land Trust, Bristol Bay salmon fisherman and owner of Small Boat Salmon.
Nancy Lee Evans, PhD, MS, Vice-President, founder of the Alaska Alternative Energy Resource Center at the Alaska Center for the Environment, Adjunct faculty at UAA, staff or board member of 12 non-profits since 1980 including the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust and the Homer Folk School and as owner of AnamCara, teaches classes in holistic healing, wild edible and medicinal plants, Celtic tradition and offers ancestral tours of Ireland.
Timothy Robinson, MS, LPCS, NCC, Member at Large, Owner and Provider at Kachemak Counseling
Heather Kelvig, Member at Large, Past educator, parent and member of the Wynn Nature Center Committee
Liz Mering, Member at Large, Attorney with a background in biology and forestry. Liz attended Lewis and Clark Law School where she focused on environmental, federal Indian, and international law receiving her JD in 2016. Liz came to Alaska to work for Alaska Legal Services where she represented Alaska Native Tribes in state court. Prior to law school, Liz spent eight years studying bats mostly on the Colorado Plateau and received her MS in Forestry at Northern Arizona University. When not working, Liz can be found hiking with her dogs (Pancake and Mazie), taking photos, or experimenting with new cookie recipes.
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WYNN NATURE CENTER /COASTWALK COORDINATOR
SCHOOL PROGRAM/PETERSON BAY FIELD STATION COORDINATOR
VISITOR SERVICES, MARKETING & OUTREACH SPECIALIST
Naturalists and Interns Hired Seasonally
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