Friends of Cooper Island
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, where he is a Research Associate at the Institute of Arctic Biology. Research priorities and directions are set with the advice of a Scientific Advisory Board composed of prominent arctic researchers from a number of disciplines.

Advisory Board

George Divoky, Ph.D.

Board of Directors
Mearl Bergeson, Financial Advisor
Michele Coad, Attorney
Lora Leschner, Biologist
Melissa Mager, Attorney
Susan Morgensztern, Consultant
Dan Ritzman, Biologist
Brad Severtson, Computer Scientist
Catherine Smith, Attorney
Joanna Smith, Ph.D., Biologist

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