Board of Directors

Guiding us forward

The support and focus of our board members keep us headed in the right direction. We thank them from our hearts for the time, energy, and creativity they pour into their commitment to Buttonwood Nature Center, home of The Institute.

  • James E. Fleagle, President
  • Vacant, Vice President
  • Kim Shockey, Treasurer
  • Gwendolyn L. Magras, Secretary
  • Matt Baker
  • Tom Beck
  • John M. Foreman, Jr.
  • Jay Healy
  • Charissa Hipp
  • Bill Hofmann
  • Bergen Hubert
  • Catherine Myers
  • Debbie Pflager
  • Arlene Unger
  • Mary Ellen Waltemire

Buttonwood Nature Center Board of Directors—(New photo coming soon!)

Left to right: Front row: Jim Fleagle, Bergen Hubert, Debbie Pflager

Back row: Gwendolyn Magras, Maxine Beck, Caroline Royer (former board member), Tom Beck, Andy Everetts, Jay Healy, Catherine Myers

Missing from photo: Matt Baker, John Foreman, Kim Shockey, Arlene Unger



The people who make it happen

Offering an in-depth, hands-on experience that blends environmental and cultural learning requires the expertise of many people.

  • Tracy Holliday, Executive Director
  • Jessica Watson, Assistant Director
  • Pam Rowland, Director of Education
  • Mary Claire King, Watershed Science Coordinator/Environmental Educator
  • Beverly McFarland, Accounts Manager
  • Andrea Struble, Director of Public Relations
    Jen Atkinson, Faculty
    Jan Barrasso, Faculty
    Doris Goldman, Director Emeritus
    of Four-Square Garden

    Kettie Leighty, Faculty
    Beth Skroban, Faculty and
         Director of Textile Studies
    Nora Slick, Faculty
    Lynn Teach, Faculty

Buttonwood Nature Center Faculty and Staff (updated photo coming soon!)

Left to right: Jessica Watson, Pam Rowland, Beth Skroban, Jen Atkinson (in tree), Erica Nemzek (former staff member), Kettie Leighty, Jan Barrasso, Lynn Teach, Dave Graff (former staff member), and Tracy Holliday.

Inset—missing from group photo: Mary Claire King, Bev McFarland, Nora Slick, Andrea Struble.

Meet our Staff!
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