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)
Lauren Jacobsen (Student Issues)
University of North Texas

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

Kaaren Quezada (Scholar Issues)
Washington University in St. Louis

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)
John Honeycutt (Student Issues)
University of Kentucky

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)
Meryl Halpern (Student Issues)
Saint Joseph's University

Zoe Guy (Scholar Issues)
The Pennsylvania State University

Region X (NJ, NY)
Helen Leonard (Student Issues)
New York 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

Roark Miller (Scholar Issues)
University of California-San Diego

Subcommittee Chair
Carol Holz
University of Alaska Fairbanks