Board of Directors

 

Nick Kuttner

Nick Kuttner, Chair

Nick Kuttner has been focused on DC-area community and advocacy issues for many years. He provides strategy and technology consulting services to nonprofit organizations and he serves on the…

John Holmes

John Holmes, Vice-Chair

John Holmes is President of AEMS, LLC, and directs the company’s services in the areas of environmental compliance, air permitting, regulatory advocacy and technology assessments. John has over 40…

Scott C. Plein, Treasurer

Scott C. Plein is the founding principal of Equinox Investments, LLC, a real estate investment, development and management firm specializing in community planning, entitlements and project
development. A lifelong resident…

pat-munoz

Pat Munoz, Secretary

Pat is currently retired and spends her time volunteering for a number of river groups, traveling with her partner, Dorcas, and playing with her children and grandchildren. From 1994…

Brent Blackwelder

Brent Blackwelder

Brent Blackwelder has been an environmental advocate for over 40 years. In 1994 he became president of Friends of the Earth and was the most senior environmental lobbyist in…

Peter Bross, MD

Peter Bross, MD

Peter has a BA and MD from the University of Virginia and works for the Federal Government (FDA). He grew up next to the Potomac River in McLean, VA…

Sally Davidson

Sally Davidson is Chairman of the Board of Clyde’s Restaurant Group, which was founded by her late husband Stuart. Clyde’s has restaurants in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. She…

Todd Ellis

Todd Ellis is a resident of Clarke County Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley. He lives in a renovated 18th century historical stone home, has a small horse farm and…

John Gibson

John Gibson is the founder and owner of Downriver Canoe Company, a river outfitter on the Shenandoah River founded in 1974. He lives near Luray Virginia on a 220…

Dr. William Kerr

Dr. William Kerr

Dr. Kerr is an expert in the economics of intellectual property and the analysis of competitive behavior and markets, and is a founding Managing Director of the Berkeley Research…

Avis Ogilvy Moore

Avis grew up close to the Mississippi River levee in New Orleans. She has a BA from Bryn Mawr College and while living in Philadelphia hiked with the Philadelphia…

Christina Nichols

Christina Nichols brings a strong background in communications to the board of Potomac Riverkeeper. Currently, Chris is a Workforce Analyst for YouthBuild Green Jobs at the Department of Labor…

Mac Thornton

Mac Thornton, an avid kayaker since the 1970’s, started his river conservation avocation by founding the West Virginia Rivers Coalition in 1989, and serving as its Board Chair for…

Ed Merrifield, President Emeritus

Ed Merrifield served as President & Potomac Riverkeeper from 2003 to 2012. As a sailor on the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac for over 25 years, Ed sought ways…