Board of Directors

The WSSPC Board of Directors is comprised of seven Directors as follows:  three state geological survey (GS) directors, three state emergency management (EM) directors, and one member-at-large, elected for a two-year term beginning December 1st.

Chair of the Board of Directors

Peter McDonough (At-Large, 2015-2017)
Utah Seismic Safety Commission member
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Board Members 2016-2017

Karen Berry (GS, 2015-2017)
Director and State Geologist
Colorado Geological Survey
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Mark Ghilarducci (EM, 2015-2017)
Director
California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
Mark.ghilarduccicaloes.ca.gov

Steve Masterman (GS, 2016-2018)
State Geologist / Director
Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys
steve.mastermanalaska.gov

John Metesh (GS, 2016-2018)
Director and State Geologist
Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology
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Mike O’Hare (EM, 2016 – 2018)
Director
Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
mike.oharealaska.gov

Brad Richy (EM, 2016-2018)
Director
Idaho Office of Emergency Management
brichyimd.idaho.gov

Past Board Chairs

David Norman, State Geologist
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Division of Geology and Earth Resources
2015 – 2016

John G. Parrish, State Geologist
California Geological Survey
2008 – 2015

Rick Allis, Director
Utah Geological Survey
2005 – 2008

Ron Teissere, State Geologist (Retired)
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Division of Geology and Earth Resources
2004 – 2005

David E. Liebersbach, Director (Retired)
Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
2002 – 2004

Jonathan G. Price, State Geologist (Retired)
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
1998 – 2002

Lorayne Frank, Director (Retired)
Utah Division of Comprehensive Emergency Services
1995 – 1998