OUR TEAM

Board of Directors

The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy is led by a volunteer Board of Directors and a small staff.

Our work is implemented by more than 650 volunteers who help to provide public access to the Preserve, protect the Preserve through research and stewardship and increase the community’s understanding and appreciation of the Preserve through educational programs and community events.

OFFICERS

SHIRLEY BAUM
SHIRLEY BAUMBOARD CHAIR
ATTORNEY
PINNACLE WEST/APS
JOHN DEWULF
JOHN DEWULFBOARD VICE CHAIR
ATTORNEY
COPPERSMITH BROCKELMAN, PLC
TRISH STARK
TRISH STARKBOARD TREASURER
PRESIDENT
FIRST WESTERN TRUST
ANDREA AKER
ANDREA AKERBOARD SECRETARY
PRESIDENT
AKER INK

DIRECTORS

CYNTHIA BOZIK
CYNTHIA BOZIK
SR. VP., TRUST AND FIDUCIARY MGR
SUNFLOWER BANK
RICHARD BOURKE
RICHARD BOURKE
ENTREPENEUR-FINANCE
(RETIRED)
MICHAEL D’ANDREA
MICHAEL D’ANDREA
VICE PRESIDENT DEVELOPMENT
THE RELATED GROUP
DOUG DIEHL
DOUG DIEHL
VP/WEALTH STRATEGIST, NORTHERN TRUST
JALINA KERR
JALINA KERR
MANAGING DIR. ADVISOR EXPERIENCE
CHARLES SCHWAB
MARY MANROSS
MARY MANROSS
FORMER MAYOR
CITY OF SCOTTSDALE
DON MARTIN
DON MARTIN
ATTORNEY & PARTNER (RETIRED)
SUSAN MITCHELL
SUSAN MITCHELL
NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE (RETIRED)
JUSTIN OWEN
JUSTIN OWENEX-OFFICIO DIRECTOR
CEO
MCDOWELL SONORAN CONSERVANCY
RICK PEARCE
RICK PEARCEEX-OFFICIO DIRECTOR
(RETIRED)
JANE RAU
JANE RAUCHARTER DIRECTOR
CITIZEN ACTIVIST
CO-FOUNDER OF MSC
LYNNE RUSSELL
LYNNE RUSSELL
IT/MARKETING (RETIRED)
PETER SCHLOSSER
PETER SCHLOSSER
VP/VICE PROVOST
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
MARGIE TRAYLOR
MARGIE TRAYLOR
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
AUDACIOUS STUDIOS
MERL WASCHLER
MERL WASCHLER
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
(RETIRED)
JOHN WHITE
JOHN WHITE
FOUNDER/CHAIRMAN (RETIRED)
UNIVERSAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
MARK WINKLEMAN
MARK WINKLEMAN
PRESIDENT
MGS REALTY PARTNERS

CORPORATE ADVISORY BOARD

TONY BOLAZINA
TONY BOLAZINA
NORTHERN TRUST, AZ
BERNARD CLARK
BERNARD CLARK
CHARLES SCHWAB
BENNETT DORRANCE
BENNETT DORRANCE
DMB
STEVEN HILTON
STEVEN HILTON
MERITAGE HOMES
TODD LAPORTE
TODD LAPORTE
HONOR HEALTH
TAMMY MCLEOD
TAMMY MCLEOD
FLINN FOUNDATION
MIKE TULLY
MIKE TULLY
INDEPENDENT BOARD ADVISOR

STAFF

Staff Phone: (480) 998-7971

JUSTIN OWEN
JUSTIN OWENChief Executive Officer
Ext: 103
JAKKI CASEY
JAKKI CASEYChief Operating Officer
Ext 113
PATRICK MCWHORTOR
PATRICK MCWHORTORInterim Director of Development
Ext 102
CARLOTTA SOARES
CARLOTTA SOARESDirector of Communications
Ext 110
MELANIE TLUCZEK
MELANIE TLUCZEKDirector of Science & Education
MARY FASTIGGI
MARY FASTIGGIParsons Field Institute Manager
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TIFFANY SPRAGUE
TIFFANY SPRAGUEParsons Field Institute Manager
Ext 105
NICOLE KALLMAN
NICOLE KALLMANEducation Manager
Ext 107
VICTORIA GIRARD
VICTORIA GIRARDFinance Manager
Ext 106
ROBIN SPRAGUE
ROBIN SPRAGUESenior Administrative Coordinator
Ext 108
DEBBIE MCKEIGHAN
DEBBIE MCKEIGHANAdministrative Coordinator
Ext 100

PARSONS FIELD INSTITUTE SCIENCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Our Science Advisory Committee (SAC) provides expert support, reviews materials and helps connect us to external resources. The SAC brings a broad scientific perspective to the Parsons Field Institute research program by developing experimental design and methods on individual projects, reviewing overall research priorities and setting Field Institute work into a broader regional and national context.

RUSSELL BENFORD
RUSSELL BENFORD
MERRIAM-POWELL CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH (MPCER) AT NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY
HEATHER BATEMAN
HEATHER BATEMAN
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, COLLEGE OF INTEGRATIVE SCIENCES AND ARTS, ASU
GITA BODNER, PH.D.
GITA BODNER, PH.D.
CONSERVATION ECOLOGIST, THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
RON RUTOWSKI
RON RUTOWSKI
ASU SCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCES, CENTRAL ARIZONA BUTTERFLY ASSOCIATION
STEVAN EARL
STEVAN EARL
ASU CAP LTER PROGRAM
JOHN GRIFFIN
JOHN GRIFFIN
EPG
JOHN WESER
JOHN WESER
SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SHARON HALL
SHARON HALL
ASU SCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCES

RESEARCH PARTNERS

Our research partners work with us on individual research and monitoring projects to develop experimental design, guide the methods and help with data analysis and final documentation. Research partners also help guide the work of citizen scientists to produce robust and reliable results.

DR. HELEN ROWE
DR. HELEN ROWE
ECOLOGIST
NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY
BRIAN GOOTEE
BRIAN GOOTEE
ARIZONA GEOLOGIC SURVEY
WALTER THURBER
WALTER THURBER
ARIZONA FIELD ORNITHOLOGISTS
MARIANNE MOORE
MARIANNE MOORE
ASU SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS
NASHELLY MENESES
NASHELLY MENESES
MERRIAM-POWELL CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH (MPCER) AT NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY
JAN SCHIPPER
JAN SCHIPPER
PHOENIX ZOO
STEVE JONES
STEVE JONES
INDEPENDENT BOTANIST
RANDY BABB
RANDY BABB
ARIZONA GAME AND FISH DEPARTMENT
SCOTT SPRAGUE
SCOTT SPRAGUE
ARIZONA GAME AND FISH DEPARTMENT
JOHN NAGY
JOHN NAGY
SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

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