United States Permafrost Association

President
Cathy Wilson
President Elect
John Thornley
Past President
John Zarling
Secretary
Susan Wilson
Treasurer
Peppi Croft
Board Members
Torsten Mayrberger
Jessica Ernakovich
Michelle Walvoord
Anna Wagner
PYRN Representative:
Helena Bergstedt
IPA Executive Committee
Frederick "Fritz" Nelson
IPA Representative
Kevin Schaefer
Ed Yarmak

US Permafrost Association
PO Box 750141
Fairbanks, AK
99775-0141


Frozen Ground
Frozen Ground 2019



USPA Committees

USPA Committees are voluntary groups of permafrost engineers and scientists that help keep this organization running. Each committee works on a number of tasks related to their committee area, and their efforts have made many of the USPA's activities, resources and publications possible. If you're a USPA member and you're interested in joining a USPA committee, please contact the respective committee chair for more information.

Presidents' Council

Edward Yarmak (Chair)
Jerry Brown - 2002 (Honorary Past President)
Doug Kane - 2002 (First President)
Larry Hinzman - 2003
Bucky Tart - 2004
Vladimir Romanovsky - 2005
Fritz Nelson - 2006
Jon Zufelt - 2007
Ken Hinkel - 2008
Yuri Shur - 2009
James Rooney - 2010
Torre Jorgenson - 2011
Oliver Frauenfeld - 2012
Michael Lilly - 2013
Edward Yarmak - 2014
Thomas Krzewinski - 2015
Mark Waldrop - 2016
Tom Douglas - 2017
Anna Liljedahl - 2018
Dmitry (Dima) Streletskiy - 2019
John Zarling, Ph.D., P.E. - 2020


UPEF Committee (website)

Kelsey Nyland (Chair)
Matthew Whitley
Jennifer Watts
Melissa Ward Jones
John Thornley, USPA President-Elect


PEEP Committee (website)

Peppi Croft (Chair)
Margaret Rudolf
Yuri Shur
Michael Lilly
Jason Zottola
Kevin Bjella
John Thornley, USPA President-Elect

Communications Committee

Michael Lilly (Chair)
Jerry Brown
Oliver Frauenfeld
Sharon Tahirkheli
Susan Wilson
Kristina Levine
Yirlen Arias
Julian Dann
Elizabeth Kubacki
Leyton Fu
John Thornley, USPA President-Elect
Gary Whitton (ex-officio)


Membership Committee

Jerry Brown (Chair)
John Thornley, USPA President-Elect
Susan Wilson, USPA Secretary
James Rooney, Presidents Council Representative
Peppi Croft, PEEP Representative
Kelsey Nyland, UPEF Representative
Ben Jones, Member-at Large
Nicholas Hassan, PYRN Representative


Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committee

Cathy Wilson (Chair), USPA President
Mara Nutt
Christian Andresen
Julian Dann
Jessica Ernakovich
Kristina Levine
Risa Madoff
Bob Bolton