Helen Wood

Helen Wood has had a distinguished 24-year career at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She was a senior advisor for the Global Earth Observation System of Systems program involving 20+ U.S. federal agencies and 100 countries that monitor the Earth to advance our understanding of climate change, weather forecasting and energy and water resource management.

Helen also:

Chaired the President’s National Science and Technology Council Subcommittee on Disaster Reduction and served on the steering committee of the National Research Council Disasters Roundtable;

Served as deputy head of the U.S. delegation to the United Nation’s World Conference on Disaster Reduction (Kobe, Japan, 2005).

Was a member of the U.S. Senior Executive Service, designed to ensure that U.S. government executives are responsive to the needs, policies and goals of the nation.

Has earned the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award as well as two U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medals, and a Silver and Bronze medal.

Finally, Helen is board president of the Maplewood Park Homeowners Association (Bethesda) and is a pastel artist active in several regional art associations.