Board members serve a two-year staggered term and are responsible to help guide our organizational mission to “Protect and restore salmon populations and aquatic habitat with an emphasis on ecosystem function through scientifically informed projects, community education, and volunteer involvement”. Becoming a Director is an excellent opportunity to get more involved in regional salmon restoration.

In order to be elected and serve on the Board you must be SPSSEG member, a team orientated individual and committed to attend a monthly board meeting, have a strong interest in salmon restoration, and an ability to contribute to various board related activities.  Other possible attributes include technical fisheries, environmental, and/or business expertise, and a willingness to represent SPSSEG within the regional community for possible fund-raising and outreach opportunities.

Directors are rewarded for their time and dedication by seeing on-the-ground salmon recovery in action.  Through setting priorities, building partnerships, raising funds and providing positive directions to hard-working staff, our Directors make a significant, meaningful and highly appreciated contribution to our organization, our communities, and future generations.

Current Board Members:

President Dick Wallace
Vice-President Carlos Herrera
Treasurer Carlos Herrera
Secretary Wendy Gerstel
Board Member Jeff Vanderpham
Board Member Suzanne Crawford O’Brien
Board Member Emily Garlich
Board Member Luis Bernal
Board Member Keith Dublanica
Board Member Open


  • If you would like to contact our Board Members, please feel free to contact a staff person. Any of our staff will provide email addresses or phone numbers for Board Members.


Board of Directors Meetings

We generally hold Board Meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 4pm.

All meetings are open to SPSSEG members and the public.

Board meetings will be held via zoom until at least January 2021, please contact Lance Winecka for more information.