Regulatory Ombud Subcommittee


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Region I (AK, ID, OR, WA)
Catherine Creason (Student Issues)
South Seattle College

David Brandt (Scholar Issues)
Portland State University

Region II (AZ, CO, KS, MT, NE, NM, UT, WY)
Stacey Buchman (Student Issues)
University of Arizona
Courtney Luque Jacobson (Scholar Issues)
Northern Arizona University

Region III (AR, LA, OK, TX)
Grace Semple-Paul (Student Issues)
University of Houston

Federico Rodriguez (Scholar Issues)
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Region IV (IA, MN, MO, ND, SD)
Ban Faris (Student Issues)
Winona State University

Becky Zama (Scholar Issues)
Iowa State University

Region V (IL, MI, WI)
Hersh Sisodia (Student Issues)
Michigan State University

Bob White (Scholar Issues)
Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, LTD

Region VI (IN, KY, OH)
Darrin Eaton (Student Issues)
Indiana University

Marcus Hammack (Scholar Issues)
Purdue University

Region VII (AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, U.S. Virgin Islands)
Regina George (Student Issues)
The University of South Alabama

Marisa Atencio (Scholar Issues)
Georgia Institute of Technology

Region VIII (DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV)
Michelle Massey (Student Issues)
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Zoe Guy (Scholar Issues)
The Pennsylvania State University

Region X (NJ, NY)
Claire Rehbock (Student Issues)
Columbia University

Lorraine Luciano-McKeon (Scholar Issues)
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

Region XI (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
Shannon Gerber (Student Issues)
University of Massachusetts Boston

Amanda Doran (Scholar Issues)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Region XII (CA, HI, NV)
Erin Skelly (Student Issues)
University of California-Berkley

Matthew Loehrer (Scholar Issues)
University of California San Francisco
Subcommittee Chair
Carol Holz
University of Alaska Fairbanks