Oiled Wildlife Care Network

California Sea Lion at CIMWI
California sea lion undergoing rehabilitation at an OWCN Member Organization.

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board provides recommendations to the Administration 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 3-year terms, and represent the oil industry, wildlife rehabilitation organizations, academia, and other research institutions. The US Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA-National Marine Fisheries Service, and OSPR staff participate as ex-officio members.


Ex Officio Members

John Berge
Pacific Merchant Shipping Association

Tom Cullen, Administrator

Jeff Boehm
The Marine Mammal Center

Yvonne Addassi, Deputy Administrator

William Gala
Chevron Energy Technology Company

Julie Yamamoto, Chief - Scientific

Richard Golightly
Department of Wildlife, Humboldt State University

Laird Henkel, Director - MWVCRC

Industry Representative

Holly Gellerman, Wildlife Coordinator

J. Gregory Massey
SAS Institute Inc.

Justin Viezbicke
National Marine Fisheries Service

Jonna Mazet
One Health Institute, UC Davis

Damian Higgins
U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service 

Matt Rezvani
Tesoro, Retired

Florina Tseng
Wildlife Clinic, Tufts University


Karen Wilson


Pam Yochem
Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute


Next Advisory Board Meeting

Date: September 14, 2015
Time: 10am - 3:30pm
Location: Bennett Conference Room, CCAH, UC Davis Campus

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