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The Board of Trustees for the Wetlands Institute is dedicated to helping us grow and succeed in fulfilling our mission; To promote appreciation, understanding and stewardship of wetlands and coastal ecosystems through our programs in research, conservation, and education. Our Board recognizes the importance of staying true to the Institute’s mission, vision and goals, and they are committed to promoting the wetlands and coastal surroundings that we know and love.

Board of Trustees

•  Deborah A. Hays, Chair (Voorhees, NJ) – Attorney/Partner, Archer & Greiner

•  Jane Rakestraw, Vice Chair (Stone Harbor, NJ) – Retired, VP Human Resources, Saks Fifth Avenue NY

•  Robert Rich, Treasurer (Stone Harbor, NJ) – Owner/Broker Coldwell Banker Otton Real Estate

•  Dorothy Ives-Dewey, Secretary, Chair Research and Conservation Committee (Newtown Square, PA) – Professor of Geography and Planning, West Chester University.

•  Jeffrey Alderton, Chair Governance (Stone Harbor, NJ) – Senior Partner, Deloitte Consulting

•  Raymond M. Burke (Avalon, NJ) – President, Burke Motor Group – Director, Sturdy Savings Bank

•  Michael Craig (Cape May, NJ) – Owner, The Washington Inn

•  John Cuthbert (Avalon, NJ) – Retired Physicist, Technical Manager, Bell Laboratories

•  Roberta DeVries (Lafayette Hill, PA) – Philadelphia Zoo Travel Planner & Program Coordinator

•  James Donohue, Chair Finance (Avalon, NJ) – Retired Partner, White and Williams, LLP, Litigation Attorney

•  John Flynn (Haddon Heights, NJ) – Retired, NJ DEP/Green Acres Program, State Trails Coordinator

•  Lois Hamilton, Chair Education Committee (Bala Cynwyd, PA) – Community Volunteer – Chair Education Committee

•  Mary M. Millar (Avalon, NJ) – Principal, Avalon Flooring

•  G. Wayne Renneisen (Avalon, NJ) – Retired Attorney, formerly Managing Owner, Harvey, Pennington, Cabot, Griffith & Renneisen, LTD

•  Henry E. Schellenger, Chair Development (Malvern, PA) – Chair Finance Committee – President/CEO, DelWeb LLC – Project Director, CR&D

•  William Wermuth (Bryn Mawr, PA) – Owner, Twirl Toy Shop