Board of Directors

Guiding us forward

The support and focus of our board members keep us headed in the right direction. We thank them from our hearts for the time, energy, and creativity they pour into their commitment to The Institute.

  • James E. Fleagle, President
  • Caroline Royer, Vice President
  • Andy Everetts, Treasurer
  • Sean McFarland, Secretary
    Matt Baker
  • Maxine Beck
  • Tom Beck
  • John M. Foreman, Jr.
    Jay Healy
    Bergen Hubert
    Gwendolyn L. Magras
    Catherine Myers
    Debbie Pflager
    Jason E. Piatt
    Kim Shockey
    Arlene Unger

The Institute Board of Directors—(New photo coming soon!)

Left to right: Andy Everetts, Jay Healy, James Fleagle, Tom Beck, Debbie Pflager, Jeb Keller, Maxine Beck, Sean McFarland, Renee Preso, Matt Baker, Caroline Royer, Catherine Myers.
Missing from group photoJohn Foreman, Bergen Hubert, Gwendolyn Magras, Jason Piatt, and Kim Shockey.



The people who make it happen

Offering an in-depth, hands-on experience that blends environmental and cultural learning requires the expertise of many people. Meet the folks who make The Institute experience possible.

  • Tracy Holliday, Executive Director
  • Jessica Watson, Assistant Director
  • David Graff, Watershed Science Coordinator/Environmental Educator
    Pam Rowland, Director of Education
  • Beverly McFarland, Accounts Manager
  • Andrea Struble, Director of Public Relations
  • Jen Atkinson, Faculty
    Jan Barrasso, Faculty
    Melanie Desmond, Faculty
    Doris Goldman, Director Emeritus
    of Four-Square Garden

    Kettie Leighty, Faculty
    Erica Nemzek, Faculty
    Beth Skroban, Faculty and
         Director of Textile Studies
    Nora Slick, Faculty
    Savanah Stahl, Faculty
    Lynn Teach, Faculty

The Institute Faculty and Staff

Left to right: Jessica Watson, Pam Rowland, Beth Skroban, Jen Atkinson (in tree), Erica Nemzek, Kettie Leighty, Jan Barrasso, Lynn Teach, Dave Graff and Tracy Holliday.

Inset—missing from group photo: Melanie Desmond, Bev McFarland, Nora Slick, Andrea Struble.

Meet our Staff!
Click here to download our faculty and staff biography pages to learn about our professionally trained and qualified educators.