STAFF

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND SECRETARY – RICK WEBB retired in 2014 as a Senior Scientist with the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia. He is a Board Member of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy.

GIS ADMINISTRATOR – DANIEL SHAFFER is a Geographic Information Systems consultant. He was the principal architect of ABRA’s Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI) mapping system. He is responsible for the technical aspects of ABRA’s Conservation Hub.

HUB SITE RESEARCHER – ANDREW YOUNG is a law student at George Washington University Law School specializing in Environmental, Natural Resource, and Land Use Law. He is a Board Member of the Cowpasture River Preservation Association.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CHAIR – ALLEN JOHNSON is also Chair of the Eight Rivers Council and Coordinator for Christians for the Mountains.

VICE-CHAIR – KATE BOYLE is Deputy Executive Director of Appalachian Voices.

TREASURER – LARRY THOMAS is President of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy.

JUDY RODD is Executive Director of Friends of Blackwater.

BEN LUCKETT is an environmental attorney with Appalachian Mountain Advocates.

DAVID SLIGH is an environmental attorney and Conservation Chair of Wild Virginia.

RANDY KESLING is Conservation Chairperson of the West Virginia Chapter of Trout Unlimited and a Board Member of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy.