The PA Parks and Forests Foundation Wednesday announced the appointment of Nancy Ball (retired, Lafayette College), Jae Ellison (Director of Outdoor Leadership & Education, Lycoming College), and Senator Guy Reschenthaler (State Senate), to its Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2017.
PPFF’s new board members come from varying geographical locations across Pennsylvania. They bring extensive personal and professional experience in fundraising, academia, volunteerism, and a love of the outdoors.
“In 2017 we plan to launch a ‘Back to Basics’ program to help people develop outdoor recreation skills to increase their confidence and time spent in the outdoors,” said Marci Mowery, President of the Foundation. “The experience that Nancy, Jae, and Guy bring to the board of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation will be helpful in advancing this program, as well as, our mission of stewardship of our state parks and forests.”
In 2017, the new officers of PPFF’s Board of Directors will be Chair, Maria Montero; Vice Chair, Mary Soderberg; Treasurer, Jim Grace; Secretary, Brian Clark; Development, George Asimos. Current board members include: George Fernandez, Gus Frederick, Maxine Harrison, Rep. Mark Longietti, Tina Molsky, and Barb Sexton. Advisory board members consist of: Linda McKenna Boxx, William Forrey, Jon C. Oliver III, Gary Smith, Mary Weber, and Rob Wonderling.
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