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Boards & Committees 2017-04-17T20:55:32+00:00

Board of Directors

The dedication of our Board of Directors is critical to the success of Citizens for a Healthy Bay. Our board is composed of knowledgeable and experienced leaders from business, government and education. They define and advance the mission of CHB and act as ambassadors to the community.

Kathleen Hasselblad, President

A board member since 2011, Kathleen is Executive Director of International Programs at Highline College. She is a long-time Tacoma resident who believes that the health of Commencement Bay is directly related to the health and quality of life of the community she loves. She joined the CHB board, because of its effective and collaborative involvements in restoring area waters and its commitment to environmental education.

 Angie Thomson, Vice President

Angie is an Associate Principal and shareholder at EnviroIssues, a communications and outreach consulting firm focusing on resource and public policy challenges. She is a fifth-generation Washingtonian and long-time Tacoma resident with a love for Puget Sound and a background in oceanography, science communications, facilitation and outreach. Joining the board in 2010, Angie brings a communications and outreach perspective.

 Bonnie J. Becker, Treasurer

Bonnie Becker (Ph.D., Scripps Institution of Oceanography) joined the board in 2011 after serving on the Policy and Technical Advisory Committee since 2007. She is an Associate Professor of Marine Ecology at the University of Washington – Tacoma where she studies commercially important shellfish and takes students in the field to study the health of Commencement Bay.

Jeff Barney

Jeff is a Watershed Planner for the Pierce County Watershed Water Quality Division. A Tacoma native, Jeff spent many years working for the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Services, while also instructing for the National Outdoor Leadership School across the U.S. and abroad. He originally joined CHB in 2006, working as the Bay Patrol Director for eight years. Jeff lives on a small island in south Puget Sound where he and his wife raise their two boys.

Brice Boland

Brice is the Washington State Field Manager for the Surfrider Foundation, where he focuses on beach access and water quality. A native of the northwest, Brice spends his time skiing the Cascades and paddling around our prized Commencement Bay. Since moving to Tacoma five years ago, he has become a champion and proponent of a city he greatly enjoys. Brice brings a background that emphasizes the economic and conservation importance of recreation in local and statewide natural resource policy to the board.

Dean Burke

Dean is the Executive Director of the Tacoma South Sound Sports Commission with a mission to see Tacoma and Pierce County as a premier amateur sports market destination. A Tacoma resident, he is an avid outdoor sport enthusiast and active Stand-Up Paddle Board athlete throughout the waters of Puget Sound and greater Pacific Coast. Through story and photography, Dean explores how Tacoma’s shoreline and overall relationship with Commencement Bay has changed over time.

Sherrie Duncan

Sherrie is owner of Sky Environmental, a small, woman-owned business specializing in natural resource management, watershed assessment, and planning, permitting and regulatory compliance. Her 27-year career as a fisheries biologist and restoration ecologist has taken her full circle, starting in her childhood home of Puyallup, ranging as far as Southeast Alaska, and returning to Tacoma in the Puyallup Watershed. With a strong passion for her home waters, Sherrie joined the board to share her technical knowledge of Commencement Bay and the Puyallup Watershed.

Bryan Flint

Bryan is the Executive Director of the Greater Metro Parks Foundation, where he strives to build a healthier, more vibrant community by investing in people and parks. He grew up with access to 60 miles of bike trails in his hometown of Anchorage Alaska, and currently uses his bike to ply the roads and trails of Tacoma, Washington.  With 23 years of working with community based organizations and land management agencies, Bryan brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of parks and open space to the board.

Cheryl Greengrove

A board member since 2006, Cheryl has a Ph.D. in physical oceanography from Columbia University. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Geoscience in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington – Tacoma, where her favorite activity is taking her students in the field for hands-on research experience.

Charles Joy

Born in Seattle, Charles attended high school in Vancouver, BC, and spent 15 years in the restaurant industry while he pursued a BS in Aviation Management. After retiring from Alaska Airlines three years ago, Charles now dedicates his efforts to humanitarian and conservation causes, and spends as much time as he can outdoors riding his bicycles.

Kelly McCord

Ann Locsin

Ann is a Regional Director with The Coca-Cola Company, choosing Tacoma as her base of operations for a five-state region. A 36-year Tacoma resident, Ann believes strongly in the protection and cleanup of Commencement Bay and surrounding waters. Ann joined Citizens for a Healthy Bay to make a difference in her community and help shape the future for her children’s generation and beyond.

Marco Pinchot

As Director of Brand Marketing at Taylor Shellfish Farms, Marco is a life-long advocate of sustainability, which he believes is most effectively achieved through collaboration and inclusion. With multiple degrees focused on ecological, social and environmental business sustainability, Marco works actively to build lasting partnerships with top chefs, other food professionals and environmental groups. From leading culinary conferences, where he can shuck oysters with the best, to his own home grill, where only the finest ingredients will do, Marco enjoys sharing his passion for healthy and sustainable shellfish for the benefit of our environment and our diets.

Emily Pinckney

Emily serves as a mentor for Elizabeth Wesley’s Alumni Program where she is able to help minorities in her community to reach academic excellence. In the Spring of 2016, Emily created, with Citizen’s for Healthy Bay, the Summer Educational Ambassadors Program to get young adults underrepresented in STEM fields interested and involved in the aquatic environment by encouraging them to become environmental leaders in their community. Emily attended Humboldt State University and Duke University and graduated with a degree in Marine Biology and Conservation and a degree in Wildlife Biology. Emily’s ability to communicate and engage with a diverse range of individuals brings a new strength and excitement to our organization.

Sheri J. Tonn

Sheri (Ph.D. Chemistry, Northwestern University) is a professor of chemistry at Pacific Lutheran University, where she also served as the Vice President of Finance and Operations for fifteen years. Having worked with CHB since the earliest days of the Superfund cleanups (board member since 1990), she has a long-standing dedication to improving the health habits around our urban bay and watersheds.

Policy and Technical Advisory Committee

Our Policy and Technical Advisory Committee is made up of passionate experts in oceanography, hydrogeology, chemistry, marine ecology, fish biology, environmental monitoring, sustainability and environmental law. This advisory group allows Citizens for a Healthy Bay to cultivate a deep understanding of the scientific and policy issues related to our work. Meet the experts!

Sheri Tonn, Committee Chair

Professor of Chemistry, Pacific Lutheran University and co-founder of Citizens for a Healthy Bay

Bonnie Becker

Associate Dean of Curriculum and Academic Initiatives and Associate Professor of Marine Ecology, University of Washington – Tacoma

Sherrie Duncan

Principal Fish Biologist and Restoration Ecologist, Sky Environmental LLC

Barry Goldstein

Professor of Geology, University of Puget Sound

Nathalie Hamel

Monitoring Program Performance Analyst, Puget Sound Partnership

Tom Kantz

Watershed Partners Lead, Pierce County Surface Water Management

Kristin Lynett

Office of Environmental Policy and Sustainability Manager, City of Tacoma

Justin Lytle

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Pacific Lutheran University

Kevin Rochlin

Superfund Project Manager, Environmental Protection Agency (retired)

Kim Seely

Attorney, Coastline Law Group PLLC

Lorna Zarkowski Fuller

Surface Water Manager, City of Tacoma (retired)