Board of Directors

George Divoky is the founder of Friends of Cooper Island and serves as its director in collaboration with a governing board. George has been studying seabirds in arctic Alaska since 1970 and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Research priorities and directions are set with the advice of a Scientific Advisory Board composed of prominent arctic researchers from a number of disciplines.


George Divoky, Ph.D.

Board of Directors

Michele Coad, Attorney
Melissa Mager, Attorney
Katie Morrison, Teacher
Dan Ritzman, Biologist
Brad Severtson, Computer Scientist
Marilyn Sigman, Professor
Catherine Smith, Attorney
Robert Suydam, Biologist

Friends of Cooper Island