Maris St. Cyr is our Vice Chair
Mike Davis is our Treasurer
The Hon. Virginia Clagett
Verna Harrison Pelrine joined our board in 2016, and is principal of Verna Harrison Associates, LLC, a consulting and philanthropic advising firm, which focuses on providing guidance on collaboration and water strategy at the national level and in Chesapeake Bay, Delaware River and the Great Lakes. www.vernaharrisonassociates.com. Between 2003-2014, as the first Executive Director of The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment, she guided the establishment of the Foundation, managing the development and execution of its $65 million grantmaking in the Chesapeake region. She was co-founder and co-chair of the Chesapeake Bay Funders Network. For the previous 20 years she served as Assistant Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, with responsibility for Maryland’s Forest, Park and Wildlife Service, Natural Resources Police, Maryland Environmental Trust, and Tidewater Administration. During that period, she had lead responsibility for state-wide coordination/implementation of the Chesapeake Bay Program for three Maryland Governors and managed the multi-state process at the Cabinet level for many years. Earlier in her career she was Assistant Legislative Officer for the Governor of Maryland, Legislative Officer of the Maryland Department of Transportation, and staff of the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.
Melanie Hartwig-Davis, joined our board in 2014 and is owner and principal of HD Squared Architects, LLC, which has offices in Edgewater and Cheverly, MD. The firm’s primary focus is sustainable design and interiors. Melanie served on the Maryland LCV Ed Fund Board prior to joining this board. Ms. Hartwig-Davis is currently also on the Steering Committee for the Neighbors of Mayo Peninsula (NOTMP), as well as on the Advisory Board for the Mississippi State College of Architecture, Art and Design. Before moving to Anne Arundel County, she was appointed by County Executive Rushern Baker to serve as a Commissioner of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC). Other board participation includes an appointment by Gov. O’Malley as the Architect Member of the MD Board of Certified Interior Designers, the Environmental Action Commission (EAC) of the Prince George’s County Department of the Environment, and advisor to the Process Transformation Team (PT2) during the formation of the Department of Permits, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE). Ms. Hartwig-Davis is a graduate of Leadership Prince Georges and has been a LEED Accredited Professional since 2008. She was the Architect and founding Member of the Cheverly Green Infrastructure Committee. To these roles she has brought a level of professionalism and valuable perspective that has earned her recognition such as the Alpha Rho Chi Metal for Leadership, Service and Merit from Mississippi State University. Melanie, her husband Lance Davis, and their three sons are members of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Annapolis, MD and reside in Edgewater, MD.
Bob Fleshner, joined our board in 2017 and is an Executive Leadership Coach and ia passionate about leaving my children and their peers a world that they can live in. His favorite places in Maryland are Rock Creek Park in Bethesda, Camden Yards (when the Orioles aren't terrible) and Annapolis. He is married with two grown children.