Board of Directors

ANCA's Board of Directors includes some of the most esteemed nature center leaders in North America. ANCA members represent the diversity of the nature and environmental learning center profession and the Board is structured by design to include representation based on budget size, day use/residential facilities, geographic location, years of experience, and governance type.

Board Responsibilities

The Board supports ANCA's work and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by ANCA’s Executive Director and staff, the Board’s leadership is critical for those operations to succeed. Learn about board member responsibilities.

Committees of the Board

ANCA Committees of the Board serve to provide strategic guidance on specific facets of ANCA operations. They are made up of ANCA board members, staff, and members at-large. Learn more about Committees.

Board Members

  • President / Supervisor of the Water Resources Education Center in Vancouver, Wash.

  • Vice President of Strategic Direction / Executive Director of Chippewa Nature Center in Midland, Mich.

  • Vice President of Development / Executive Director of the Marine Discovery Center in New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

  • Treasurer / Executive Director of Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  • Secretary / Executive Director at Linda Loring Nature Foundation in Nantucket, Mass.

  • Retired President & CEO of the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes in Cleveland, Ohio

  • Associate Director at the North Cascades Institute in Sedro-Woolley, Wash.

  • Engagement Director at the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary in Wilmington, Del.

  • Independent in Milwaukee, Wis.

  • Park Superintendent at Estero Llano Grande State Park and World Birding Center in Weslaco, Texas

  • Vice President for Education at Berks Nature in Reading, Penn.

  • Executive Director at Dodge Nature Center in West St. Paul, Minn.

  • Director of Severson Dells Nature Center in Rockford, Ill.

  • Director of Satellite Properties at the Museum of Science & History in Memphis, Tenn.