COMET Governance

The COMET Program is governed by an Executive Board and an Advisory Panel. The Executive Board is made up of the heads of the training organizations that sponsor the program. The Advisory Panel is composed of representatives of the academic and operational forecasting communities that we serve.


Advisory Panel Members
Last updated on: 2013-06-01

  • Dr. Jennifer Alexander (2011 - 2014)
    University Representative
  • Mr. Stephen Augustyn (Indefinite Term)
    AFWA Representative
  • Mr. Dan Banks (Indefinite Term)
    NAVY Representative
  • Dr. Jeff Basara (2011 - 2014)
    University Representative
  • Mr. Ken Carey (Chair) (2011 - 2014)
    Private Sector Representative
  • Dr. Vilma Castro (2009 - 2014)
    At-Large Representative
  • Mr. Michael Evans (Indefinite Term)
    NWS Representative
  • Mr. Jaymie Gadal (Indefinite Term)
    MSC Representative
  • Dr. Andrew Gettleman (2011 - 2014)
    NCAR Representative
  • Dr. Steven Goodman (2014-2017)
    NESDIS Representative
  • Lt. Col Tricia Kobberdahl (Indefinite Term)
    AFWA Representative
  • Mr. Gary McWillliams (Indefinite Term)
    JPSS Representatiave
  • Dr. Kathy Sherman Morris (2013 - 2015)
    University Representative
  • Dr. Jon Nese (2013 - 2015)
    University Representative
  • Ms. Heleen ter Pelkwijk (2013 - 2015)
    JPSS Representative
  • Dr. Mohan Ramamurthy (Indefinite Term)
    UCP Representative
  • Mr. Brent Shaw (2013 - 2015)
    Private Sector Representative
  • Mr. LeRoy Spayd (Indefinite Term)
  • Mr. Steve Villachica (2011 - 2014)
    University Representative

COMET Federal Program Officers:

  • Tony Mostek
    National Weather Service

Office of Science and Tech. Representative:

  • Dr. Curtis Marshall
    National Weather Service

UCAR Representatives:

  • Dr. Emily CoBabe-Ammann
    Director of UCAR Community Programs
  • Dr. Rich Jeffries
    Director of COMET, UCAR

Executive Board Members
Last updated on: 2013-06-01

  • Dr. Tom Bogdan (Chair), President
    University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
    Alternate: Hanne Mauriello
  • Rear Admiral Brian Brown
    Commander NMOC
    Alternate: Commander Mark Butler
  • Mr. Roger Deslandes
    Principal Bureau of Meteorology Training Center
    Alternate: Mr. Duncan Tippins
  • Sara Espinoza
    Program Director, Weather & Environment NEEF
  • Mr. John Furgerson
    NOAA JPSS Outreach/User Liason
    Alternate: Mr. Gary McWilliams
  • Mr. Volker Gartner
    Head of User Service EUMETSAT
  • Mr. David Grimes
    Assistant Deputy Minister Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC)
    Alternate: Director General Michel Jean
    Alternate: Mr. Jaymie Gadal
  • Mr. Chuck Hennig
    Research Program Coordinator US Bureau of Reclamation
  • Dr. Jim Hurrell
    Director NCAR
  • Dr. Alexander MacDonald
    Deputy Assistant Administrator for Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes, OAR Director, Earth System Research Laboratory (NOAA)
    Alternate: Dr. Steve Koch
  • Mr. Gregory Mandt
    GOES-R System Program Director NOAA/NASA/GSFC
    Alternate: Mr. James Gurka
  • Mr. Louis W. Uccellini
    Assistant Administrator for Weather Services NOAA/NWS
    Alternate: Mr. LeRoy Spayd

UCAR Representatives:

  • Dr. Emily CoBabe-Ammann
    Director of UCAR Office of Programs
  • Dr. Rich Jeffries
    Director, The COMET Program, UCAR