James T. Dixon, Board Chair

Children should all be exposed to the Nature Center to gain a better understanding and appreciation for their place in our region, and the world.


Shaker Lakes board members

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Officers of the Board

Kimberly H. Dyer, Past Chair
Karen G. Kidwell, Chair Elect and Vice-Chair of Governance
David M. Reape, Treasurer and Vice-Chair Finance & Audit
Justin M. Croniser, Secretary
Martha A. Connell, Vice-Chair of Facilities & Natural Resources
Erin B. Connell, Vice-Chair of External Affairs
Graham P. Hearns, Vice-Chair of Capital Campaign

Board of Trustees

Sherri A. Barr
Kate D. Blaszak
Leigh H. Carter
Jef Fowler
Beth H. Gillespie
Jeanne V. Gordon
David J. Kaufman
Terri Wade-Lyles
Kate Nagel
Meredyth Ralph
Carrie Brumbaugh Shelfer
Dan Waters

Honorary Life Trustees

(Non-voting members of the Board)

Marjorie M. Drollinger
Cynthia M. Klug
Clara T. Rankin
Sally R. Schulze, Ph.D.
Julie A. West

Affiliate Trustees

(Non-voting members of the Board)

Caroline Borrow
Victoria Mills
Tres Roeder

Endowment Foundation Trustees

(Not members of the NCSL Board)

A. Chace Anderson
Cynthia Bassett
William G. Batcheller
David C. Fulton, Jr.
Margaret R. Giltinan