Board of Directors

ANCA's Board of Directors comprises some of the top nature center leaders in the country. 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 / Executive Director at Linda Loring Nature Foundation in Nantucket, MA

  • President-Elect and Vice President of Strategic Direction / Interpretive Programs Supervisor for the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District in Beaverton, OR

  • Vice President of Development / Executive Director at Irvine Nature Center in Owings Mills, MD

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

  • Secretary / Executive Director of the Marine Discovery Center in New Smyrna Beach, FL

  • Executive Director at The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes in Cleveland, OH

  • Executive Director at John Bunker Sands Wetland Center in Seagoville, TX

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

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

  • Independent in Milwaukee, WI

  • Executive Director of Chippewa Nature Center in Midland, MI

  • Director at Severson Dells Nature Center and Director of Education for the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County in Rockford, IL

  • Independent Consultant in Seattle, WA