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

Rich Cochran

President, Chief Executive Officer

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Emily Bacha

Emily Bacha

Manager of Membership and Special Events

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Paul Boehnlein

Paul Boehnlein

Associate Director of Applied GIS

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Dennis Bower

Dennis Bower

Chief Finance Officer and Chief Information Officer

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Kendrick Chittock

Kendrick Chittock

Project Manager

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Alex Czayka

Alex Czayka

Eastern Associate Field Director

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Frank Ford

Frank Ford

Senior Policy Advisor, Thriving Communities Institute

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Jacquie Gillon

Jacqueline Gillon

Community Engagement Specialist, Thriving Communities Institute

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Jean Gokorsch

Jean Gokorsch

Director of Development

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Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover

Office Manager

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Kate Hydock

Kate Hydock

Executive Assistant, Thriving Communities Institute

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Bill Jordan

Bill Jordan

Medina Associate Field Director

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Joe Leslie

Joe Leslie

Director of Acquisitions

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Jon Logue

Jon Logue

Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations

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Diane Madison

Diane Madison

Legal Assistant

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Sophie Marks

Sophie Marks

GIS Project Associate

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Elizabeth Mather

Elizabeth Mather

Director of IS/IT

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Nancy McCann

Nancy McCann

Chief Development Officer

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Keith McClintock

Keith McClintock

Vice President of Conservation

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Pete

Pete McDonald

Director of Stewardship

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Andy McDowell

Andy McDowell

Vice President of Western Field Operations

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Joy Mulinex

Joy Mulinex

Director of Government Relations

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Brittany Neal

Brittany Neal

Conservation and Gift Planning Attorney

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Joanie O'Brien

Joanie O’Brien

Conservation Funding Associate

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Bob Owen

Bob Owen

General Counsel

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Gina Pausch

Gina Pausch

Development Assistant

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Kate Pilacky

Kate Pilacky

Firelands Associate Field Director

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Sheila Randel

Sheila Randel

Database Manager

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Angela Rincon

Angela Rincon

Executive Director Major Gifts

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Brett Rodstrom

Brett Rodstrom

Vice President of Eastern Field Operations

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Amy Rogish

Amy Rogish

Executive Assistant

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Jim Rokakis

Jim Rokakis

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

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Sarah Ryzner

Sarah Ryzner

Director of Projects, Thriving Communities Institute

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Colby Sattler

Colby Sattler

Urban Forestry and Natural Resources Manager, Thriving Communities Institute

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Jeffery Schiffman

Jeffery Schiffman

Conservation Project Manager

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Chris Szell

Chris Szell

Director of Conservation Project Management

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Robin Thomas

Robin Darden Thomas

Land Bank Program Director

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George Warnock

George Warnock

Stewardship Associate & Conservation Project Manager

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Jay Westbrook

Jay Westbrook

Special Projects Manager, Thriving Communities Institute

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Shane Wohlken

Shane Wohlken

Stewardship Associate

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Ken Wood

Ken Wood

Director of Communications and Marketing

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