We're excited to announce that four new board members have joined the SeaDoc Society board of directors, replacing four long-time members who have rotated off.
Janice D’Amato recently retired from PACCAR, Inc., one of the largest manufacturers of medium- and heavy-duty trucks in the world, where she served as a Senior Attorney and Corporate Secretary. Janice now devotes more time to the local community and currently serves as a board member of School's Out Washington, an organization that provides training and support for after school programs. Fun fact: Janice was off the grid in Argentina when we asked for a fun fact!
Ashley Ebbeler is formerly the Gift Planning Marketing and Communications Project Manger for The Nature Conservancy, where she focused on marketing legacy giving and developing stewardship publications for Conservancy donors. She has recently obtained a Masters of Environmental Management and is currently pursing a Masters of Business Administration. Living just outside Washington, D.C., Ashley is extremely involved in her community as the Director of the Riverdale Park Sustainability Committee and as a Board Member for the Riverdale Park Farmers Market. Ashley is looking forward to calling the San Juan Islands home soon. Fun fact: Ashley's first flying lesson was aerial acrobatics.
Dr. Marguerite Pappaioanou (Captain, retired, US Public Health Service) is an epidemiologist and public health veterinarian with over 30 years’ experience working in global-, public-, and one-health. She currently serves as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) liaison to the Food and Drug Administration for Food Safety. At CDC her work has focused on global emerging infectious and zoonotic disease surveillance, and evidence-based prevention and control programs. Fun facts: Marguerite has traveled to all seven continents and served for many years as the trail veterinarian for the Kuskokwim 300, a 300-mile sled dog race out of Bethel, Alaska.
Jo Seel recently transitioned from a 25-year career in commercial banking and maritime lending to join the not-for-profit world. Jo brings both financial and fundraising experience to the Board. She's had a unique business career combining finance and adventure with stints in Taipei, Taiwan and Vladivostok, Russia. Fun fact: Jo is an avid backpacker and downhill skier, she sees the mountains and the sea as being inter-connected and is passionate about making sure they both remain healthy and viable.