Leading the Charge:
Current Board Members
Our dedicated Board of Directors are the keepers of our mission and vision. These trusted advisors volunteer their time, energy, and expertise to advance strategic goals that stay true to the heart and soul of our work. We are grateful for their passionate support.
We seek to reflect the diverse array of communities that exist all over the U.S. To this end, we have doubled-down on our efforts to reach teachers living or working in BIPOC communities and/or serving those with diverse abilities. We encourage prospective Board members who can faithfully represent these communities to consider joining the Board.
Interested in becoming a Board Member? Fill out the nomination form to get started.
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
Senior Manager of Ecoliteracy and Engagement, Blue Water Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
Founding Director of The Audubon Nature Preschool at the Audubon Naturalist Society, Chevy Chase, MD
Emily Calhoun Woodmansee
Founder, Among the Ferns, PA
Founding Director, Brooklyn Nature Days, New York, NY
Jennifer Dorsey, M.Ed.
A World of Friends, Inc., Baltimore, MD
Eric Joseph Lewis
Director of Educational Programming, REED Center for Ecosystem Reintegration, Middleton, MD
Director of Pollywogs Nature Playschool, Nantucket, MA
Director of Children’s Treehouse at the National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV
Founding Director, Miami Nature Playschool, Miami, FL
Shannon Wise (former Board President)
Director of Early Childhood Education, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA
Director, New Canaan Nature Center Preschool, New Canaan, CT
Want to learn more about the roots of our association? Visit the Founding Members page for more.