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… Read more
John Holmes

John Holmes, Vice-Chair

John Holmes is President of AEMS, LLC and provides consulting services in the areas of environmental compliance and air pollution permitting. John has over 40 years of experience in… Read more

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… Read more
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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… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
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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… Read more
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… Read more

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… Read more

Christina Nichols

Christina Nichols leads national energy workforce and clean energy economic development for the US Department of Energy’s Jobs Strategy Council. She brings a strong background in Federal cross-agency collaboration… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

Katherine Edwards

Kathie is an energy law attorney and has been in private practice for over thirty years specializing in natural gas and oil regulation before the Federal Energy… Read more

Thomas P. Ehrhard, Ph.D.

Tom just returned to the private sector after over seven years as a strategy advisor to the most senior executives in the Department of Defense. Most recently, he served… Read more
Linda-Howard

Linda Howard

In 1991 Linda Howard was hired as Administrative Director of newly founded Summit Foundation and after nearly 25 years she retired as the Executive Director of the Summit Fund… Read more
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Carol Ackerman

The protection, preservation, and improvement of water systems have been life-long passions for Carol Ackerman. Born the granddaughter of Art Flick, an internationally renowned fly-fisherman and New York state… Read more
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Stuyvesant Pierrepont

Born and raised in Long Island, NY, Stuyve has developed a true passion for the environment over the years through hunting and fishing trips with his father. In high… Read more