USARC Commissioners

USARC’s seven Commissioners, appointed by the President, include four members from academic or research institutions, two members from private industry undertaking commercial activities in the Arctic, and one member from among the Indigenous residents of the Arctic. The eighth member of the Commission is the Director of the National Science Foundation, who serves as a nonvoting, ex officio member.

Mike Sfraga, PhD

USARC Chair

Polar Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars,
Fairbanks, Alaska

Bio

Elizabeth Liz” Qaulluq Cravalho

USARC Commissioner

NANA Regional Corporation,
Kotzebue, Alaska

Bio

David M. Kennedy

USARC Commissioner

Madison, Virginia

Bio

Mark Myers, PhD

USARC Commissioner

Myenergies,
Anchorage, Alaska

Bio

Jacqueline “Jackie” Richter-Menge, PhD

USARC Commissioner

Lyme, New Hampshire

Bio

Deborah Vo

USARC Commissioner

Rasmuson Foundation,
Anchorage, Alaska

Bio

To Be Named by the White House

USARC Commissioner

Sethuraman Panchanathan, PhD

EX OFFICIO MEMBER

National Science Foundation
Alexandria, Virginia

Former Commissioners

David Benton
James O. Campbell
Thomas Emanuel Dans, CFA
Michele Longo Eder
Mary Jane Fate
Ben C. Gerwick, Jr.
Richard K. Glenn
Lee Gorsuch
Jackie Grebmeier, PhD
Kasaŋnaaluk Marie N. Greene
Clifford J. Groh, Sr.
Jon Harrison
John E. Hobbie, PhD
Hon. Edward Saggan Itta
Charles H. Johnson
Randy “Church” Kee, Maj Gen

Duane Laible
Oliver Leavitt
James Llewellyn
James J. McCarthy, PhD
Vera Kingeekuk Metcalf
Larry Mayer, PhD
Julia Nesheiwat, PhD
Hon. George B. Newton
Michael A. Newton, JD
Donald O’Dowd, PhD
James A. Palmer
Walter B. Parker
Crawford Patkotak
Mary C. Pete
Luis M. Proenza, PhD

Elmer E. Rasmuson
John R. Roderick
Jackie Richter-Menge
Juan G. Roederer, PhD
Thomas C. Royer, PhD
Helvi Sandvik
Virgil “Buck” Sharpton, PhD
John H. Steele, PhD
Susan Sugai, PhD
Hon. Mead Treadwell
Hon. Fran Ulmer
Charles J. Vörösmarty, PhD
A. Lincoln Washburn, PhD
Warren W. Zapol, MD
James H. Zumberge, PhD