Board of Directors


Leading the Charge: Current Board Members 

Board Officers

Sue Penix, President

Infant & Toddler Specialist Capacity Building Coordinator and Facilitator of STEAM in a Backpack
Baltimore City Child Care Resource Center at the Family Tree, Baltimore, MD

Amy Beam, Vice President
Naturalist, Beyond the Walls at Franklin Montessori Schools, Washington, D.C.

Jessica Clayton, Secretary

Director of Riverside Rhymes Nature Play School, Brick, New Jersey

Marianne Kay, Treasurer
Director of the New Canaan Nature Center Preschool, New Canaan, Connecticut

Board Members

Michel Anderson
Senior Manager of Ecoliteracy and Engagement, Blue Water Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Stephanie Bozzo
Founding Director of The Audubon Nature Preschool at the Audubon Naturalist Society, Chevy Chase, MD

Emily Calhoun Woodmansee 
Founder, Among the Ferns, PA

Sarah Carlson
Founding Director, Brooklyn Nature Days, New York, NY

Jennifer Dorsey, M.Ed.
A World of Friends, Inc., Baltimore, MD

Nicole Ivey, M.A.
Founding Director, Village, New York, NY

Eric Joseph Lewis
Director of Educational Programming, REED Center for Ecosystem Reintegration, Middleton, MD

Rhonda Pollock
Director of Pollywogs Nature Playschool, Nantucket, MA

Nickie Haines
Director of Children’s Treehouse at the National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV

Jim McCullough
Founder, Adventure Walkers, Richmond, VA

Paula Jackson
River's Edge, West River, MD

Katie Rooney
Early Childhood Education Director, Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills, MD

Shannon Wise
Director of Early Childhood Education, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA

Anna Zielinski
Director, New Canaan Nature Center Preschool, New Canaan, CT

Monica Wiedel-Lubinski, M.Ed., Executive Director
Eastern Region Association of Forest and Nature Schools, Baltimore, MD

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