Board of Directors

ANCA's Board of Directors is comprised of some of the top nature center leaders in the country. ANCA members represent the diversity of the nature and environmental learning center profession and the Board is structured by design to include representation based on budget size, day use/residential facilities, geographic location, years of experience, and governance type.

Iain MacLeod, Executive Director
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
Holderness, NH

John DeFillipo, Executive Director
John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
Seagoville, TX

V.P./Professional Services
Amber Parker, Executive Director
Ijams Nature Center
Knoxville, TN

Mary McKinley, Executive Director
Ogden Nature Center
Ogden, UT

Pam Musk, Former Director of Centers and Education
National Audubon Society

Francis Velazquez, Manager of Education 
York County Parks, Nixon Park
York, PA

Kay Carlson, Executive Director
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
Cleveland, OH

Jason Meyer, President/CEO
Blandford Nature Center
Grand Rapids, MI

Brooks Paternotte, Executive Director
Irvine Nature Center
Owings Mills, MD

Kitty Pochman, Executive Director
Linda Loring Nature Foundation
Nantucket, MA

Tina Popson, Assoc. Director, Parents & Families Program
Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA

Vera Vollbrecht, Director
Warner Park Nature Center
Nashville, TN

Jenn Wright, Chief Operating Officer
Kalamazoo Nature Center
Kalamazoo, MI