BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Doug Woodby,
Co-Chair

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.

Elaine Schroeder,
Co-Chair

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.

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.

Jim Simard, Board Member

Jim Simard is a librarian, retired from the Alaska State Library’s Historical Collections. His MS in Library and Information Science is from the University of Illinois. Jim designs lighting and sets for stage and film production. He has an MFA in theater technology from Utah State University.
He is a grandfather, deeply concerned about the climate crisis and the stability of the Earth’s natural systems

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.

John Hudson, Board Member

John Hudson moved to Juneau in 1994 and has lived in Alaska’s capital city ever since. An environmental activist for many years, John was motivated to fight for the planet after losing a cherished river to an ill-conceived dam and by witnessing the destruction of pristine watersheds by industrial-scale logging. John has a background in fisheries and aquatic ecology and spent most of his career working for a variety of federal and state research institutions. Today, John is a restoration biologist with a non-profit organization that restores watershed health in communities throughout the Alaska panhandle. As a proud member of the 350Juneau board, he is constantly impressed by the hard work and dedication of fellow board members and our volunteers as we expose big banks, pension funds, and others helping finance the climate crisis.

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.

Dick Farnell, Board Member

Dick Farnell, AKA T Rex, appears occasionally in urban environments terrorizing politicians and financial institutions that are enabling the climate crisis.