People

Our Team
Emily

Avid explorer and world traveler with a Masters in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins

Emily Franc

Riverkeeper
Trey

Manages the Clean Waterways cleanup series, Friday Night Fishing, Thursday Night Kayaking. Licensed Mariner (USCG 100 GT for inland waters)

Trey Sherard

Outreach Coordinator / Staff Biologist
Dylan

Photographer, Videographer, and Athlete who has worked on projects in Everglades National Park, New Zealand, and the Southern Alps.

Dylan Alvarez

Project Coordinator / Digital Content Manager
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Graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, served on the Boards of Earth Conservation Corps, and the MidAtlantic Tennis Foundation.

Suzy Kelly

Founding Board Member / Acting President
Board
Hon. David Harrington | Chair, 2013

President and CEO
Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce
Cheverly, MD

Jud Hill | Treasurer, 2009

Judson “Jud” Hill, Treasurer is a private equity and investment banking executive in the water sector who recently co-founded an investment firm titled Ecological Service Partners. His investment-banking activities include water technology/services and water utilities. Mr. Hill also has 15 years of operational management experience including designing, building and operating wastewater reclamation facilities for both municipal and industrial applications, as well as numerous product launches in ozonation, ultraviolet disinfection, and desalination.

Ecological Service Partners
Trustee, Waterkeeper Alliance
Washington, DC

Suzanne Kelly | Vice Chair, 2008

A LEED Accredited Professional, Suzy Kelly is Founder and Principal of LEEDAdvisors, providing sustainable alternatives and building strategies. Her expertise is in environmental performance and advocacy, sustainable planning, green building, and LEED Existing Buildings (LEED EB) certification, as well as project management and strategic planning. Suzy has over 12 years experience working with environmental groups and with sustainability issues.

LEEDAdvisors
Bethesda, MD
(Founding ARK board member)

Ethel Kennedy | 2008

A Human Rights advocate for over 40 years, Mrs. Kennedy is Founder and current board member of The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation, today the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. The organization is a nonprofit charitable organization that works to realize Robert F. Kennedy’s dream of a peaceful and just world. For over 15 years, she has also been a driving environmental force in Washington, DC, advocating for the protection and improvement of the Anacostia River and its environment.

Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights
Hyannis Port, MA
(Founding ARK board member)

Robert. F. Kennedy, Jr. | 2008

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was named one of TIME magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet” for his success in helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. The group’s achievement helped spawn almost 200 Waterkeeper organizations across the globe. In 2009, he was named one of Rolling Stone’s “100 Agents of Change.” Mr. Kennedy serves as senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, chief prosecuting attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper, and president of Waterkeeper Alliance. He is also a clinical professor and supervising attorney at Pace University School of Law’s Environmental Litigation Clinic.

Chair, Waterkeeper Alliance
White Plains, NY
(Founding ARK board member)

Hon. Parris Glendening | 2009

Former Governor of Maryland, Parris Glendening is currently the President of the Smart Growth Leadership Institute and Chair of the Board of Directors for Smart Growth Investments, both since 2003. As Governor of Maryland (January 18, 1995 to January 15, 2003), he was well known for his environmental initiatives.

President
Smart Growth Leadership Institute
Washington, DC

Bobbi Smith | Vice Chair, 2008

Washington, DC
(Founding ARK board member)

Palmer Dorn | 2015

Conservationist
Washington, DC

Sandra Baker | 2017

Producer
Diane Rhem: On My Mind
Bethesda, MD