Judge David A. Wiseman, President
Judge Wiseman ascended to the bench in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in March of 2001 and is the fifteenth judge confirmed to sit on the Superior Court since the inception of the Commonwealth in 1978. Judge Wiseman also served the judiciary as a Special Judge from 1995-2001.
He came to the Northern Mariana Islands in 1977 as a Peace Corps volunteer during the transition period of the former Trust Territory District of the Northern Mariana Islands into the Commonwealth government. After his time with the Peace Corps, Judge Wiseman worked for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Commonwealth Legislature as a legal counsel. Subsequently, he entered private practice representing several government agencies before becoming a judge.
Judge Wiseman also served as a designated judge of the U.S. District Court of the Northern Mariana Islands. He served 14 consecutive terms in this position, which is appointed annually by the Chief Judge of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and then, he retired from the bench in 2016.
Jennifer Busch, Treasurer
Ms. Busch is a certified public accountant licensed in Hawaii and the principal of her own firm offering business advisory and accounting services to a broad range of industries. Highlights of her 25 years of accounting experience include serving as Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for the restaurant division of Craft Brew Alliance, Controller of Kona Brewing Company, Internal Audit Manager for the Information Technology Audit Group at Tosco Corporation and as Audit Manager for the Entrepreneurial Services Group at Ernst & Young LLP in Phoenix, Arizona. Clients at Ernst & Young included a broad range of industries such as high-tech, financial services, health care and school districts. Ms. Busch has prior non-profit experience working with Hawaii Montessori Schools and volunteering with a number of philanthropic organizations.
P. Pandya, Secretary
Ms. Pandya’s cross-sector experience includes organisational psychology, business strategy, and digital transformation. She has extensive experience as a corporate strategist, management consultant, and entrepreneur with elements of organizational behavior, industrial psychology, corporate innovation, and strategic expansion of multinational corporations. In her free time, she mentors start-ups, promotes female entrepreneurship, and is a strong advocate for women in leadership.
Ravic Huso, U.S. Ambassador (Retired)
Retired Ambassador Huso served most recently as the U.S. Ambassador to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, directing all aspects of the U.S.-Lao bilateral relations. Prior to his service in Laos, he was the Foreign Policy Advisor to the Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, and Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand. Ambassador Huso’s previous assignments were to the U.S. Embassies in Burkina Faso, Burundi, Malaysia, and Niger. He also served as the State Department’s Deputy Director and then Director for Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam Affairs.