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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

•  Daniel Klem, Jr. Ph.D. (Allentown, PA) – Professor of Biology & Sarkis Acopian Professor of Ornithology and Conservation Biology, Muhlenberg College, PA

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

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

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

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