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Board of Directors

The KAEE Board of Directors is a working board that provides guidance at the policy level aimed at enhancing environmental education professional development efforts across the state, region, and nation. Keeping in mind KAEE’s vision of a sustainable world where environmental and social responsibility drive individual and institutional choices, board members work together and lead the association toward achieving the KAEE mission to increase environmental knowledge and community engagement in Kentucky through the power of environmental education. Ultimately, the board works collectively to guide KAEE’s work to promote excellence in environmental education and provide support, resources, and networking opportunities to Kentucky’s community of educators.

 

The KAEE Board of Directors consists of 15 members, five of whom are officers: chair, vice chair, secretary, treasurer, and immediate past chair. New board members are elected each fall at the annual KAEE conference and join a core team of KAEE representatives from across Kentucky. Board members serve two years as they work to provide strong leadership for the organization and improve environmental education efforts throughout the state.

MEET OUR BOARD
BOARD
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Dan Pascucci, Chair

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Whitney Wurzel, Past Chair

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Pony Meyer, Board Member

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Jenny Sánchez, Board Member

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Rae McEntyre, Vice Chair

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Jennifer Beach, Board Member

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Jason Nally, Board Member

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Erin Sliney, Board Member

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Jackie Gallimore, Secretary

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Meg Gravil, Board Member

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John Pollpeter, Board Member

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Terry Wilson, Advisory Board Member

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Vivian Bowles, Treasurer

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Rhonda Lamb, Board Member

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Henrietta Sheffel, Board Member

ROLES
BOARD MEMBER ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The KAEE Board of Directors is a working board. Members work together and lead the association toward achieving the KAEE Mission to increase environmental knowledge and community engagement in Kentucky through the power of environmental education. The Board provides guidance at the policy level aimed at enhancing environmental education professional development efforts across the state, region, and nation. KAEE will advocate for environmental education, but KAEE will not advocate for any particular environmental issue.

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BOARD GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

The Governance Committee is charged with:

  • Identifying current board needs related to KAEE board membership and board development.

  • Selecting a slate of candidates to fill board officer and board member vacancies.

  • Ensuring the current board receives any professional development it needs to fulfill its legal and fiduciary responsibilities.


The Governance Committee is made up of a five-member appointed committee that includes the past chair, two board members, and two KAEE members-at-large. The two KAEE members-at-large will serve a one-year appointment. In order to qualify for this position, you must be a current KAEE member in good standing. During the spring and early summer, you must be able to participate in several conference calls and review documents before the calls. Previous knowledge of KAEE’s mission, vision, and long-range plan is preferred.

​​All board nominations, including both Board officers and Board members, will be submitted to the Governance Committee. The Governance Committee will use a matrix to determine gaps in the current board composition related to gender, geographic location, race, age, skills, and the vocations of current members. From that analysis, the Governance Committee will submit a non-competitive slate of candidates for each elective board position and office to be filled. The slate of candidates will be presented to the membership for final approval.

Accepting Nominations through September 8!

Dan Pascucci

CHAIR

Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest

KAEE MEMBER SINCE

2017

Whitney Wurzel

PAST CHAIR

 

 

KAEE MEMBER SINCE

2016

Rhonda Lamb

MEMBER-AT-LARGE

Jackson Purchase Foundation

KAEE MEMBER SINCE

2020

Henrietta Sheffel

MEMBER-AT-LARGE

Retired Breathitt County Schools

KAEE MEMBER SINCE

Rae McEntyre

VICE CHAIR

Retired KY Department of Education

KAEE MEMBER SINCE

Jennifer Beach

MEMBER-AT-LARGE

Kenton County Public Library

KAEE MEMBER SINCE

Pony Meyer

MEMBER-AT-LARGE

Bluegrass Greensource

 

KAEE MEMBER SINCE

Erin Sliney

MEMBER-AT-LARGE

Winchester Inspired by Nature

KAEE MEMBER SINCE

Vivian Bowles

TREASURER

Retired Madison County Schools Teacher

KAEE MEMBER SINCE

2010

Dr. Meg Gravil

MEMBER-AT-LARGE

Eastern Kentucky University

KAEE MEMBER SINCE

Jason Nally

MEMBER-AT-LARGE

Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife

KAEE MEMBER SINCE

Dr. Terry Wilson

ADVISORY MEMBER

Western Kentucky University 

Professor Emeritus

KAEE MEMBER SINCE

1976

Jackie Lomore

SECRETARY

Sayre School

 

KAEE MEMBER SINCE

Jennifer Hubbard-Sánchez

MEMBER-AT-LARGE

Lexington Parks & Recreation

KAEE MEMBER SINCE

2013

John Pollpeter

MEMBER-AT-LARGE

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

KAEE MEMBER SINCE

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