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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

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

•  Jeffrey Alderton, Chair Governance (Palm Beach, FL) – Senior Partner, Deloitte Consulting

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

•  Timothy Jon Clay, D.M.D (Wilmington, DE) General Dentist / Co-Owner, Clay and Clay Dental

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

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

•  Roberta DeVries (Ocean City, NJ) – Philadelphia Zoo Travel Planner & Program Coordinator

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

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

•  Trish Luing (Morristown, NJ) Retired/Physician

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

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

•  Donna Rothman  (Avalon, NJ) –  Retired VP of Business Development

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

•  Amy Welsh (Stone Harbor, NJ) – Retired/CPA Financial Manager

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