Staff

Our team is passionate about preserving the region's special places.

We are conservationists, scientists, planners, lawyers, communicators, and businesspeople. We have come to care about land conservation from a variety of backgrounds: urban and rural, conservative and progressive. And we enthusiastically embrace the protection of land as our driving passion, our uniting element, our future.

Rich Cochran

President, Chief Executive Officer

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Emily Bacha

Director of Communications and Marketing

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Dennis Bower

Chief Finance Officer and Chief Information Officer

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Kirby Broadnax

Beam Fellow, Placemaking and Equity

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Julie Carr

Land Protection Paralegal

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Kendrick Chittock

Project Manager

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Alex Czayka

Eastern Field Director

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Stella Dilik

Chief Development Officer

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Frank Ford

Senior Policy Advisor, Thriving Communities Institute

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Jacqueline Gillon

Community Engagement Specialist, Thriving Communities Institute

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Jane Gimbel

Special Projects Assistant

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Jean Gokorsch

Director of Development

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Janet Hoover

Office Manager

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Kate Hydock

Executive Assistant, Thriving Communities Institute

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Bob Kissling

Director of Human Resources

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Sarah Kitson

Land Steward – Southern and Western Regions

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Catlin Layton

Manager of Special Events and Volunteers

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Joe Leslie

Director of Acquisitions

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Jon Logue

Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations

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Keith McClintock

Vice President of Conservation

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Pete McDonald

Director of Land Stewardship

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Andy McDowell

Vice President of Western Field Operations

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Joy Mulinex

Director of Government Relations

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Brittany Neal

Conservation and Gift Planning Attorney

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Joanie O’Brien

Conservation Funding Associate

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Bob Owen

General Counsel

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Gina Pausch

Development Assistant

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Kate Pilacky

Firelands Associate Field Director

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Megan Quinn

Director of Development

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Sheila Randel

Database Manager

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Isaac Robb

Manager of Urban Projects

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Brett Rodstrom

Vice President of Eastern Field Operations

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Amy Rogish

Executive Assistant

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Jim Rokakis

Vice President, Western Reserve Land Conservancy; Director, Thriving Communities Institute

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Colby Sattler

Urban Forestry and Natural Resources Manager, Thriving Communities Institute

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Jeffery Schiffman

Conservation Project Manager

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Chris Szell

Director of Conservation Project Management

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Robin Darden Thomas

Land Bank Program Director

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George Warnock

Land Steward & Conservation Project Manager – Eastern Region

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Jay Westbrook

Special Projects Manager, Thriving Communities Institute

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Matt White

Director of GIS

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Shane Wohlken

Land Steward – Central Region

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