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Board of Directors

International Bird Rescue

Board of Directors

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Ron Morris

U.S. Coast Guard Retired

Ron Morris, Chair, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard retired, and board member since 2014. Ron joined the Bird Rescue board as a retiree after six years as President and General Manager at Alaska Clean Seas, a position he held from 2006 to 2012. Alaska Clean Seas is a not-for-profit cleanup co-op supporting the oil and gas industry exploration and production efforts on the North Slope of Alaska. International Bird Rescue has had a long history of association with Alaska Clean Seas. Prior to his time with Alaska Clean Seas, Ron served for over 33 years of active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard, completing his Coast Guard career as Captain of the Port for Western Alaska. During his career, he had the opportunity to work with International Bird Rescue in response training and in actual spill responses. He resides in Gig Harbor, Washington.


Susan Kaveggia
Vice Chair

Wildlife Response Team


Beth Slatkin

Director of Marketing and Outreach,
Bay Nature

Photo of John Sifling

John Sifling

Principal, Broad Reach Maritime
U.S. Coast Guard Retired

Will Gaia photo

Will Gala
Board Member

Staff Scientist, Chevron


Ian Liston
Board Member

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Toni Arkoosh Pinsky
Board Member

Jodi Benassi
Board Member

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Maria Hartley
Board Member


Ian Robinson
Board Member


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