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Board of Directors

Our board of directors is comprised of individuals representing a selection of our member organizations, as well as at-large members.


Sarah Lohmeier – President

Representing the Friends of Des Moines Parks

Ross Baxter – Vice-President
Representing Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

Catherine Cownie – Secretary

At large member

John Schmidt – Treasurer
At large member

Member organization representatives

David Courard-Hauri

Representing the Drake Environmental Action League 

Jonathan Gano

Representing Trees Forever

Kevin Griggs

Representing Practical Farmers of Iowa

Monte Marti 

Representing Allamakee County Protectors 

Kevin Nordmeyer
Representing American Institute of Architects, Iowa Chapter

Nathan Unsworth

Representing Iowa's County Conservation System 

Individual at-large members

Genevieve Dean 

Jennifer Hermsen

Kurt Johnson

Craig Miller

Jasen Nelson