Board and Organization


The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization.  Each Regional Association (RA) appoints two representatives to the Board of Directors but each RA only has one vote.  The Board may delegate to committees and officers as it sees fit and can adopt policies and procedures.

Board Members
Terms Expire in 2019

Executive Committee
Elected September 2015 for 2 Year Term

  • Debra Hernandez, SECOORA, Chair
  • Gerhard Kuska, MARACOOS, Vice Chair
  • Jan Newton, NANOOS, Secretary
  • Barb Kirkpatrick, GCOOS, Treasurer
  • Ru Morrison, NERACOOS

The Executive Committee, which operates in between Board meetings, consists of the
Board Officers and may include more Directors, as elected by majority vote of the full Board.

Finance Committee
Elected September 2017 for 2 Year Term

  • Barb Kirkpatrick, GCOOS, ex officio
  • Roy Watlington, CaRA
  • Kelli Paige, GLOS
  • Clarissa Anderson, SCCOOS

Public Policy Committee
Elected September 2017 for 2 Year Term

  • Molly McCammon, AOOS
  • Julie Thomas, SCCOOS
  • Melissa Iwamoto, PacIOOS

Board Minutes
Email Katie@IOOSAssociation.org for a copy of Board minutes.

Board Policies