//Meet The Board of Directors

Meet The Board of Directors

The Alliance owes much of its leadership, support, and confidence to its Board of Directors. Encompassing the mission and vision of the Alliance, our Board is a diverse group of professionals that are all committed to advancing our work, maximizing our impact, and incorporating many points of view.

Robert Paul Chairman of the Board
Professor of Ecology, St. Mary's College of Maryland
A biologist with specialty in aquatic ecology, Dr. Bob Paul has strong research interests in freshwater and estuarine systems, watersheds, water quality, and the application of GIS technology to land use and ecological proble...more
James D. Elliott Secretary of the Board
Keystone Custom Homes
Jim is an experienced environmental attorney and has represented a wide variety of businesses assisting them through complex regulatory, permitting, and litigation issues. He is experienced in complex case management and negotiation...more
John R. “Jack” Detweiler Finance Committee Chair, Treasurer
Detweiler Enterprises, Inc.
A lifelong resident of Pennsylvania, Jack grew up as a boy on a farm in Montgomery County, PA. He graduated from Gettysburg College in 1967 with a Biology Degree and a Commission in the U.S. Army where he served 2 years active duty at Ft. Wainwright, Alask...more
Don Boucher Ex-Officio Chair
Principal, Chesapeake Center for Excellence, LLC
Don has an impressive list of credentials with over 34 years of professional experience in a wide range of senior level leadership and management positions including strategic market planning, business developme...more
Joe Carnahan General Manager of Emerging Businesses, Luck Ecosystems
Joe Carnahan is General Manager of Emerging Businesses for Luck Ecosystems, a business dedicated to improving the outdoor environment through innovative products and sustainable practices. Mr. Carnahan graduated from Virginia Tech in 2003 with a B.S. in Mining and Minerals Engineering. After earning his degree, he joined Luck Stone Corporation based in Richmond, Virginia. He.....more
Dennis Chestnut is founding executive director of Groundwork Anacostia River DC, co-founder of the Center for Green Urbanism (a green business incubator), and chairman of the Friends of Watts Branch (a sub-watershed organization...more
Dan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with a Minor in Management from Old Dominion University. He serves on the board of RichTech (Richmond's Technology Council) and is a native of Virginia Bea...more
For more than 40 years, Andy’s practice has focused on environmental and administrative law, with an emphasis on representation of clients in enforcement actions brought by the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) under the Clean Air A...more
William (Bill) Gill graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS in Civil Engineering. He is a licensed professional engineer who has worked for Smithfield Foods for more than 20 years, holding various project engineering and environmental position...more
Kelly Gutshall, is the owner of LandStudies, a small business which designs and builds innovative green infrastructure and restoration projects. The 15-person company offers services such as green masterplans, watershed planning, floodplain restoration, stormwater management, conservation plans and environmental construction, including the installation of forested stream buffer...more
Paula is an environmental professional with over 26 years of experience in the energy industry. Expertise includes environmental policy advocacy, climate change policy, government affairs, regional environmental compliance management, mergers, acquisitions, divestitur...more
Rich Hart is a Corporate Officer of Luck Stone Corporation reporting to the President and responsible for leading Strategy, Marketing, Innovation, Quality Control, Operations Services and Engineering team...more
Sally G. Hornor Retired Professor of Ecology and Microbiology, Anne Arundel Community College
Sally’s love of coastal ecosystems was inspired by the summers she spent growing up on Cape Cod. She majored in Biology at Goucher College (Towson MD) and spent college summers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Woods Hole on Cape Co...more
Jan Jarrett Consultant
Jan has had a 25-year career in public interest environmental and clean energy advocacy in Pennsylvania. She currently provides consulting on environmental policy and outreach, strategic communications, fundraising and the development and implementation of issue campaign...more
Shawn Kimbro The George Washington University
Shawn Kimbro is the author of two popular fishing books, Chesapeake Light Tackle, An Introduction to Light Tackle Fishing on the Chesapeake Bay and The Right Stuff, Gear and Attitudes for Trophy Light Tackle Fishing. A frequent speaker to fishing clubs, environmental groups, and conservation organizations, he is recognized and respected across the Chesapeake region.....more
Stephan (Steve) Levitsky is the Vice President of Sustainability for Perdue Farms, Inc.  Steve is responsible for advancing Perdue’s progress in achieving sustainable growth, fostering working relationships with a broad-spectrum of stakeholders at the federal, state and local level, and serving as the company’s spokesperson on sustainability and environmental matters. Prior to joining Perdue, he was.....more
Brian Macnamara SVP/Corporate Controller, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc
Brian is the Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. with over 26 years of experience in accounting, finance and real estate. Over his more than 20-year-career at Host, he has held numerous positions since February 1996 including Vice President, Financial Reporting and Corporate Real Estate and Vice President, and Assistant Corporate Controller. Prior.....more
Steve has had an extensive career in the private and public sectors. He has over thirty years of management experience in environmental compliance, environmental auditing and the development and implementation of environmental management system...more
Tara A. Scully Assistant Professor, George Washington University
Tara A. Scully is a Teaching Assistant Professor at the George Washington University. At GW, she regularly teaches introductory biology courses and laboratories to non-science majors. Currently, she teaches four different course...more
Ginny Snead is an environmental engineer specializing in water resources with a combination of environmental consulting and state government regulatory experience.  Berger is one of the largest engineering and environmental consulting specialty firms in the world. Since the company’s founding in 1953, Louis Berger has grown to more than 4,000 professionals that cover a full.....more
Jennifer Rucker Troy Development Committee Chair
Principal, 410LABS, Inc.
Jennifer is an entrepreneur and conservationist, working to create innovative and sustainable enterprises that strengthen ideas through collaboration and partnering with other...more
Gregory Wims is a local businessman and community activist who founded the Victims' Rights Foundation (VRF) in 1996. Gregory is dedicated in supporting victims and their families of violent crimes and attacks. He was instrumental in forming and supporting the Sniper Victims' Fund in response to the sniper attacks in the Washington D.C. metro area.....more