Three join the board of Alaska SeaLife Center

Alaska SeaLife Center officials have announced the addition of three new members to serve three-year terms on their board of directors, bringing the total number of directors to 30.

Rachel Bunnell, newly elected board treasurer, is a financial planner for The Planning Group of the Northwest of RW Baird & Co., an international, employee-owned wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm based in Anchorage. She holds degrees in marine biology and personal financial planning. An avid scuba diver, she has rescue certifications and a scientific diver designation.

Angel Drobnica is the fisheries advisor and community project manager for the Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association, one of six state community development quota entities. She also services on the advisory council of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, the Alaska Mariculture Task Force, and Marine Conservation Alliance. Drobnica has a master’s degree in environmental law and policy and is a commercial fish harvester.

Josie Hickel, senior vice president of energy and resources for the Chugach Alaska Corp., serves on the board of the Alaska Oil Industry Support Alliance and the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council.

More information about the Alaska SeaLife Center, a non-profit research institution and public aquarium in Seward, is online at