Rev. Mary Gaut, Chair, 1st Term 2015-2017 

• Immediate past Interim General Presbyter of the Baltimore Presbytery, 2015-2016
• Member of the Board of Directors of the Central Maryland Ecumenical Council
• Supervisor for the Field Education Program of Lancaster Theological Seminary
• Past President of the Trustees of the Baltimore Presbytery Trustees
• 2014 GreenFaith fellow
• Retired pastor of Maryland Presbyterian Church, Towson, 1996-2015



Rebecca L. Ruggles, Vice-Chair 2013-2018

• Co-founder and Director of the Maryland Environmental Health Network
• Co-authored the MdEHN publication Maryland Children’s Environmental Health Progress Report in 2013
• Formerly held leadership positions with the Baltimore Medical System, Maryland’s largest Federally Qualified Health Center
• Regularly consults to the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers as the coordinator of the Green Funders affinity group
• Affiliated, The Church of the Redeemer Episcopal Church, Baltimore



Linda Hanifin-Bonner, Ph.D. CAE, Treasurer 2014-2019  

• Director of the Water Design-Build Council (WDBC)
• Previously served on the Board of Directors for the Maryland State Water Quality Advisory Committee
• Former director of the Water Environment Federation
• Current member of the Board of Directors for the MD/DC Oncology Foundation
• Serves on the steering committee of the Annapolis-based Chesapeake Interfaith Environmental Group
• Member, First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis



Allan Straughan, Secretary, 1st Term 2016-2018

• Executive Director of Koolhof Earth
• Board of Advisors for Straughan Environmental, Inc.
• Watershed Stewards Academy student 2016-2017
• Former Director of Strategic Market Development for Northrup Grumman, Senior Director of Strategic Planning for Artic Slope Regional Corporation, and Director of Business Development for Harris Corporation
• Member, Jenkins Memorial Church, Pasadena



Rev. Nathaniel B. Thomas, LICSW, M.Th, D.Min, 1st Term 2015-2017

• Pastor, Forestville New Redeemer Baptist Church, Prince George’s County
• Board member, Collective Empowerment Group
• Board member, Baptist Minister’s Conference
• Served in 2012 as a delegate for the Conference of Mayors in Equatorial Guinea, West Africa addressing education and economic development
• His church was one of the first churches in Prince George’s County to have enrolled in the stormwater Alternative Compliance Program to implement stormwater reduction practices on their church grounds


A_Todd.jpgAlbert Todd, 1st Term 2017-2019
• Executive Director, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
• Former Chesapeake Bay Team Leader, USDA Office of Environmental Markets
• Former Director of Ecosystem Services in Cooperative Forestry and former Watershed Program Leader, both at the US Forest Service
• Chair of the Board, Annapolis Green
• Member, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Annapolis


McKay.jpgMcKay Jenkins, Ph.D., 1st Term 2017-2019
• Cornelius Tilghman Professor of English, Journalism and Environmental Humanities at the University of Delaware, where he has won the Excellence in Teaching Award
• Author for 30 years, including ContamiNation (Avery, 2016), Poison Spring (Bloomsbury, 2014), Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet (Avery, January 2017), Bloody Falls of the Coppermine (Random House, 2005), and several others dating back to the 1990s.
• Former staff writer for the Atlanta Constitution
• Has contributed to Outside, Orion, The New Republic, and other publications
• Affiliated, Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church in Baltimore



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