Melinda McClanahan, Ph.D. (NM) - Public/Tribal Stakeholder Representative
Selected to serve as Public/Tribal Stakeholder Representative to ITRC's Board of Advisors, Dr. Melinda McClanahan, a member of Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, has previously served as a tribal stakeholder for ITRC's Contaminated Sediments Remediation Team. During her time on the team from 2012-2014, she received the ITRC Public and Tribal Stakeholder Recognition Award for outstanding contributions. McClanahan comes from a distinguished career in Washington, DC with the United States Senior Executive Service, where she held high-level positions with the U.S. EPA’s Office of Research and Development, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service. After retiring from federal service in 2009, McClanahan continued to work as a collaborator to the USDA, and serve on the Board of Directors for the Soil and Water Conservation Society, as well as the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), where she remains an advisor today.