AHAB Working Groups

AHAB facilitates topic-specific working groups to help implement the mission of the network. If you would like to join a working group or propose a new working group, please email AHAB coordinator Kayla Schommer at schommer@aoos.org.

Communication & Outreach:

  • Esther Kennedy (lead), Sitka Tribe of Alaska – Sitka
  • Darcy Dugan (co-lead), Alaska Ocean Observing System – Anchorage
  • Julie Matweyou, Alaska Sea Grant – Kodiak
  • Rosie Robinson, Kachemak Bay Research Reserve – Homer
  • Danielle Dickson, North Pacific Research Board – Anchorage
  • Gay Sheffield, Alaska Sea Grant – Nome


  • Rosie Robinson (lead), Kachemak Bay Research Reserve – Homer
  • Chris Whitehead, Sitka Tribe of Alaska
  • Kris Holderied, NOAA Kasitsna Bay Lab – Homer/Seldovia
  • Stacey Buckelew, Axiom Data Science – Homer/Anchorage
  • Eric Wyatt, Alaska Shellfish Growers Association – Tokeen Cove
  • John Kiser, Alaska Shellfish Growers Association – Mosman Island
  • Alex Whiting, Native Village of Kotzebue


  • Ginny Eckert (lead), Alaska Sea Grant  – Juneau
  • Bruce Wright, Aleutian Pribilof Island Association – Anchorage
  • Steve Kibler, NOAA – Jacksonville, NC
  • Kari Lanphier, Sitka Tribe of Alaska  – Sitka
  • Dominic Hondelero, NOAA Kasitsna Bay Lab – Homer/Seldovia
  • Liz Tobin, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe – Sequim, WA
  • Danielle Dickson, North Pacific Research Board – Anchorage
  • Courtney Hart, University of Alaska Fairbanks – Juneau
  • Sarah Schoen, USGS – Anchorage
  • Caroline Van Hemert, USGS – Anchorage

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