Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC)

BOSC Executive Committee Membership

Designated Federal Official

Tom Tracy (
Office of Science Policy
Office of Research and Development


Deborah L. Swackhamer, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Water Resources Center
Professor, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
University of Minnesota
Water Resources Center


Viney Aneja, Ph.D.
Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences
North Carolina State University

Shahid Chaudhry MSc.
Senior Engineer
California Energy Commission

Susan E. Cozzens, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Affairs
Georgia Institute of Technology

Courtney Flint, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dept of Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology
Utah State University

James N. Galloway, Ph.D.
Sidman P. Poole Professor
Department of Environmental Sciences
University of Virginia
Clark Hall

Earthea A. Nance, PhD, PE, CFM
Associate Dean and Associate Professor
School of Public Affairs
Texas Southern University

Paula Olsiewski, Ph.D.
Program Director
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Diane E. Pataki, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
The University of Utah

Robert Richardson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Community Sustainability
Michigan State University

Joseph Rodricks

I. Leslie Rubin, MD
Morehouse School of Medicine

Sandra Smith, M.S.
Principle Toxicologist/Project Manager

Gina Solomon, M.D., M.P.H.
Deputy Secretary for Science and Health
Office of the Secretary
California EPA

Ponisseril Somasundaran, Ph.D.
La von Duddleson Krumb Professor
Columbia University

Tammy Taylor, Ph.D.
Chief Operating Officer
National Security Directorate
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

John P. Tharakan, Ph.D.
Department of Chemical Engineering
Howard University