Advisory Board and Scientific Advisory Committee
The OWCN Advisory Board provides recommendations to the Administrator of the Office of Spill Prevention and Response regarding the operation, maintenance and fulfillment of the Oiled Wildlife Care Network's mission.
Advisory Board members are appointed for three-year terms, and represent the oil industry, wildlife rehabilitation organizations, academia and other research institutions. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA-National Marine Fisheries Service, and OSPR staff participate as ex-officio members.
Advisory Board Members
John Berge, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association
Jeff Boehm, The Marine Mammal Center
James Farner, BNSF Railway
William Gala, Chevron Energy Technology Company
Richard Golightly, Department of Wildlife, Humboldt State University
Jaime Jahnke, Point Blue Conservation Science
J. Gregory Massey, SAS Institute Inc.
Jonna Mazet, One Health Institute, UC Davis
Matt Rezvani, CALSTAD
Florina Tseng, Wildlife Clinic, Tufts University
Pam Yochem, Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute
Ex-Officio Board Members
Tom Cullen, Administrator, CDFW-OSPR
Steve Hampton, CDFW-OSPR
Julie Yamamoto, CDFW-OSPR
Laird Henkel, CDFW-OSPR
Holly Gellerman, CDFW-OSPR
Justin Viezbicke, National Marine Fisheries Service
Damian Higgins, U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Scientific Advisory Committee
The Scientific Advisory Committee includes scientifically qualified individuals from academia, the oil industry, rehabilitation organizations and other research institutions. The Committee evaluates the scientific merit and quality of research and technology development proposals competing for grant funds.
The committee may also advise the OWCN Director of applicable research areas for prioritization and presentation to the Advisory Board. Scientific Advisory Committee members are appointed for three-year terms.
Scientific Advisory Committee Members
Erik D. DeMicco, PhD, ExxonMobil
Kirsten Gilardi, DVM, Wildlife Health Center, University of California, Davis
Frances M.D. Gulland, Vet MB, PhD, The Marine Mammal Center
David Jessup, DVM, MPVM, CDFW-OSPR, Retired
Erica Miller, DVM, Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research Inc.
Bernabe Munoz, Chevron Energy Technology Company
Robert Poppenga, DVM, PhD, California Animal Health and Food Safety Lab University of California, Davis
Oliver Pelz, BP Lubricants USA
Cynthia Smith, DVM, National Marine Mammal Foundation
Nils Warnock, PhD, Audubon Canyon Ranch
Julie Yamamoto, PhD, CDFW-OSPR
Pam Yochem, DVM, PhD, Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute