Meet Our Team

The team at Potomac Riverkeeper Network is comprised of a dedicated staff, led by our experienced President, and guided by our Board of Directors. 

Staff

Nancy Stoner

Nancy Stoner

President
Emily Franc

Emily Franc

Vice President of Development & Philanthropy
Betsy Nicholas

Betsy Nicholas

Vice President of Programs
Mark Frondorf

Mark Frondorf

Shenandoah Riverkeeper
Dean Naujoks

Dean Naujoks

Lower Potomac Riverkeeper
Brent Walls

Brent Walls

Upper Potomac Riverkeeper
Alan Lehman

Alan Lehman

Shenandoah Riverkeeper Program Manager
Carlie Smith

Carlie Smith

Development Officer
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Morgan Bench

Volunteer Coordinator
Bob Dreher

Bob Dreher

Legal Director
CJ Blair

CJ Blair

Development Associate

Board of Directors

D. Randall Benn

D. Randall Benn

Chair
Shelley Slade

Shelley R. Slade

Vice-Chair
Greg Parrilli

Greg Parrilli

Treasurer
Pat Munoz

Pat Munoz

Secretary
Carol Ackerman

Carol Ackerman

Peter Bross

Peter Bross, MD

Laura Carpenter

Laura Carpenter

Ann Codrington

Ann Codrington

Sally Cowell

Sally Cowal

Sally Davidson

Sally Davidson

Katherine Edwards

Katherine Edwards

Frank-Filipy

Frank Filipy

CJ Gross

Christopher Gross

Tim Hill

Tim Hill

Dave Hunke

Dave Hunke

Rick Peterson

Rick Peterson

Stuyvesant Pierrepont

Stuyvesant Pierrepont

Scott C. Plein

Scott C. Plein

Brenda Richardson

Brenda Richardson

Tony Wu

Tony Wu

President emeriti

Jeff Kelbe
PRESIDENTS EMERITUS

Jeff Kelble

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President Emeritus 2003 to 2012

Ed Merrifield

Our Legal Partners

Potomac Riverkeeper Network is fortunate to have established strong working relationships with a diverse range of attorneys and organizations who represent us in state and federal court litigation targeting pollution in the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Our expert counsel range from nonprofit law clinics Earthjustice, Southern Environmental Law Center and Environmental Integrity Project to Sidley Austin, a nationally renowned law firm with a strong environmental practice. We receive a number of pro bono attorneys from private firms through the Chesapeake Legal Alliance. We are also supported by litigation clinics at some of the country’s top law schools, including Georgetown, Columbia, Widener and the University of Maryland. The millions of dollars in pro bono representation these firms provide enable us to bring successful lawsuits that have collectively removed millions of pounds of pollution from our rivers, strengthened environmental regulations, and established Potomac Riverkeeper Network as a force to be reckoned with when it comes to fighting pollution.

Our Partners

We couldn’t do what we do without the support of these amazing organizations!

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