Jerry Dzugan

Executive Director

Amanda Johnson

Finance Manager

Ashley Green

Training/Course  Coordinator

Rob Emley

Instructor/Survival Equipment Technician

Mike Morris

SEAK Schools Coordinator

Jeff Pearson

Office/Promotions Manager

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Gordon Blue, Chair
Gordon has commercially fished from New Zealand to the Bering Sea and has been active in a number of fisheries organizations. He is now an Episcopal priest serving at Holy Trinity Church in Juneau. He also is Executive Director of the Alaska Sustainable Fisheries Trust.
Term expires: January 2021

James Swift, Vice Chair

James is a commercial fishermen who fishes out of Sitka. He has fished commercially since 1971, and is a past president of the Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association.

Term expires: January 2021

Lurilla Lee, Treasurer

Lurilla has twenty-five years experience working around commercial fishing. She  is the former Fishing Vessel Safety Coordinator for USCG MSO Puget Sound and the former Vice President of Vessel Safety for Trident Seafoods Corporation.

Term expires: January 2022

 

Fred Mattera

Fred was a commercial fisherman for 40 years out of Point Judith, RI. He is the Executive Director of the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island. In assition, Fred is President of “The Point Club” a mutual insurance club and Director for a global marine insurance underwriter, Sunderland Marine Insurance Co. from England.

Term expires: January 2020

 

Malcolm Wright

Malcolm is a long time resident of Dillingham, Alaska. He has commercial fished and he represents the Bristol Bay region on the AMSEA board.

Term expires: January 2021

 

Katie Knifong

Term expires: January 2021

 

Julie Matweyou

Term expires: January 2021

Julie is a commercial fisher and an Alaska Sea Grant agent for Kodiak, Alaska. She has been an AMSEA instructor since 2012 and has provided marine safety training to hundreds of commercial fishermen.
 

ADVISORY BOARD

 

Ted Teske, National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH)

 

Mike Folkerts, 17th District, USCG

Mike is the Recreational Boating Safety Specialist for the U.S. Coast Guard in Alaska. He is also active in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

 

Joe McCullough, Alaska Office of Boating Safety

 

Hillary Strayer, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC)

Hillary is the Senior Injury Prevention Specialist for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) Injury Prevention Program in Anchorage. She leads injury prevention courses and provides data analysis, risk assessments, and technical assistance to Tribal Health Organizations and partners.  Her activities have included working with whaling communities in northern Alaska to pilot test white float coats, and promoting float coat use in rural communities.

 

Scott Wilwert, 17th District, USCG

Scott is the Fishing Vessel Safety Coordinator for U.S. Coast Guard District 17.

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