BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Doug Woodby began marine research in arctic Alaska in 1976 and began research on global warming in the 1980s as a graduate student. He served as Chief Fisheries Scientist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Commercial Fisheries Division until his retirement in 2012. While in that position, he served 10 years on the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee and also on the North Pacific Research Board’s Science Panel where he helped guide funding for marine research, including research on climate change impacts.
Doug is married and has two adult sons. He has a BS from the University of Michigan, an MS from the University of Washington, plus a Masters in Statistics and a Doctorate in Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
A 40-year Juneau resident, Elaine Schroeder has been active in social and environmental issues for several decades, beginning in college opposing the Vietnam War before serving two years in India as a Peace Corps volunteer. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Washington and is now retired from her private practice as a psychotherapist. In addition to her work as 350Juneau co-chair, she volunteers for public radio and for several local arts organizations. Her greatest joys (aside from being with her husband, 3 kids, and 5 grandkids) are hiking in the Alaskan wilderness and cross-country skiing whenever and wherever there is snow.
Eileen Wagner, Secretary
I came to Alaska in 1975 to work as a teacher in rural Alaska, but quickly realized that I was the learner. The native people’s ingenuity and ability to thrive in a challenging environment made a lasting impression upon me. And now I’ve lived in Juneau for almost 40 years. I’ve worked at the library, Alyeska Central School, and as a volunteer with programs for children and ESL students.
When I ask myself what issue is most worthy of my time, I have no hesitation – my concern for our children and grandchildren prompts me to work to limit the effects of climate change.
Bob Schroeder, Treasurer
A 40-year resident of Juneau, Bob Schroeder’s professional work as an anthropologist has been focused on indigenous people in Alaska and subsistence hunting and fishing rights. He has witnessed the negative impacts of climate change on Alaska subsistence activities as well as on rural communities in India and Nepal, where he conducted research. He, his wife and three children have lived on the fish and wildlife that the environment in Southeast Alaska has provided. Environmental justice informs his climate work and, while he believes that climate change will affect everyone, Bob focuses his work on limiting the suffering of those most vulnerable to this ecological catastrophe.
Bob has a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology. Most of his work concerned how cultures use land and natural resources. He is retired after 30 years working with state and federal agencies.
Suzanne Cohen, Board Member
Originally from Portland, Oregon, Suzy kicked off her Alaskan life working for the Forest Service in the Chugach National Forest at 18 years of age. After several summers working for the Forest Service, salmon canneries, and other odd jobs around the state, she traveled to Southeast Alaska. Walking into the Tongass Forest was an epiphany: she knew immediately, and without a doubt, that this would be her forever home. She has a bachelors from Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA and a Master’s of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and has been practicing acupuncture in Juneau since 1992. She has raised two wonderful young sons and is happily married to Stuart Cohen, who shares her deep concerns about the environment and climate change.
Michael Tobin, Board Member
Mike was drawn to 350Juneau because of its emphasis on keeping fossil fuels in the ground and its work towards a fast, just transition to a renewable energy economy. He was an emergency medicine and family practice doctor in Oregon, Washington, California, and Alaska and before that, he was a sawmill worker in Oregon. He has also engaged in movements to improve farm worker rights, against the Vietnam War, and for universal health care. Mike and his partner, Patricia White, have enjoyed Alaska and many areas of western North America, on foot, by kayak, and by bike.
Heather Evoy, Board Member
Heather was born and raised in Ketchikan and is an Alaska Native, Tsimshian, and Tlingit. Heather graduated with a BLA from the University of Alaska Southeast with focus areas of Anthropology and Environmental Sciences and she began graduate studies in the fall of 2018, through the University of Alaska’s Northern Studies program. Some of Heather’s fondest childhood memories took place in Metlakatla with her grandmother when they went out in darkness at minus tides to dig for clams and when they would spend long summer hours together berry picking. She has taken notice of the many environmental changes experienced in her region, both in her personal life and academic work and seeks to understand those changes through an indigenous lens while strengthening and uniting forces for those most affected by the ongoing changes. She has lived in Juneau since 2012 where she, her husband, and two children have continued to enjoy being members of two intertribal dance groups and learning their Tsimshian ancestral language of S’malgyax.
Linnea Lentfer, Board Member
Linnea was born and raised in Southeast Alaska, growing up with venison in her bloodstream, dirt under her fingernails, and wind in her hair. She now spends the summer months in Gustavus, gardening, berry picking, fishing, and generally exploring more of Icy Strait and Glacier Bay with her family. Winters find her in Juneau where she attends school, runs, and skis. The environment has been a priority for Linnea from an early age as she’s seen the first hand effects of the climate crisis on her home. She is one of sixteen Alaskan youth plaintiffs suing the state of Alaska for their failure to address the climate emergency and provide a safe future for the next generation as well as being the co-founder of the local Alaska Youth for Environmental Action chapter and a member of the National Youth Climate Strike organization.
Katie McKenna, Board Member
As a lifetime Juneauite, Katie has always had a deep appreciation for the natural world around her. The senior at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé finds herself captaining running teams and glissading down snow packs, but has been alarmed by the ways her environment is changing. She has been vocal in bringing youth perspective into this issue, as she’s helped lead student climate strikes