July 01, 2024

Updates to the ANCA Board of Directors

ANCA’s Fiscal Year begins July 1, and with the new fiscal year come updates to the Board of Directors. 

We welcome two new members of the Board and thank one departing member for her contributions to our organization. In addition to these updates, we have changes in Board officers.

New Board Members

We are pleased to welcome Veronica Frehm and Bryan Wood to the Board.

Veronica Frehm is the CEO of Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park in North Palm Beach, Florida. Veronica received the 2023 ANCA Outstanding New Leader Award. In addition to bringing the perspective of a new leader to the Board, Veronica is well-versed in the topic of public/private partnerships. She serves on the ANCA Leadership Awards Committee, as an ANCA Mentor, and Peer Consult Team Member. 

Bryan Wood has served as the Executive Director of Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center in Sandstone, Minnesota, for 15 years. Bryan is an experienced leader of a residential environmental learning center and has been active in the Minnesota Outdoor School for All campaign.  Bryan has served on the ANCA Development Committee since 2017, is an ANCA Mentor, and Peer Consult Team Member.

Departing Board Member

Glenna Holstein departs the ANCA Board after six years. During her tenure, she chaired ANCA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee and served on the ANCA Governance Committee.

We are immensely grateful to Glenna for her many contributions to ANCA as an organization, especially her work on the ANCA Culture Survey and Equity Audit and ANCA’s Board nomination process. While Glenna will no longer chair the DEI Committee, she will continue volunteering as a member and she is joining the Peer Consult Committee. We appreciate Glenna’s ongoing commitment to our profession!

Officer Changes

John Myers, Executive Director of Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, assumes a new officer role as President-Elect.

Jason Sanders, Executive Director at Dodge Nature Center in West St. Paul, Minnesota, replaces John Myers as Board Treasurer.

About the Board

The Board supports ANCA's work and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance. We welcome ANCA members to express interest in joining the Board of Directors and/or a Committee of the Board using this interest form.

We invite all ANCA members to meet Board members in person at the 2024 ANCA Annual Summit, September 9-13 at MoSH-Lichterman Nature Center in Memphis, Tennessee.