SRLT Board of Directors
  • Nina Fisher, President
  • Robert Dickinson "Dick" Roop, Vice President
  • Lucretia Lawson, Secretary
  • Shelly Ford, Treasurer
  •  Patricia V. Melville, At-Large Executive Committee
  • David Ballard
  • Barry Boyd
  • Richard T. Davies, CPA
  • Edmee Geis
  • Henry Green
  • Greg Kenefick
  • Lucretia Lawson
  • Scott MacMullan
  • Daniel Murphy
  • Bonnie Persinger

Officers
 

Nina Fisher, President

Current Term: June 2012-June 2018

Nina has worked as a science writer and editor since the 1980s. She spent several years on projects under contract to the EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program as well as other state and federal agencies involved in the bay’s restoration. She also has written for many local publications, including Patch.com, Chesapeake Family Magazine, and Nesting, often covering environmental topics and subjects of general interest.

Nina received her BS in geology and biology at Tufts University and her MS in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia. Originally from the Philadelphia area, she spent many years working and teaching in Vermont, Alaska, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Maine before settling in Annapolis in the mid-1980s. Nina is also a certified Master Watershed Steward, involved in several restoration projects in local watersheds. She has organized her community’s Greenscape effort for the past 14 years, volunteered in her children’s schools, and helped with Annapolis Striders' events. She is an enthusiastic runner, but still laments the passing of her Ultimate Frisbee glory days.

Robert Dickinson “Dick” Roop, Vice President
Current Term: June 2013-June 2019

Dick is a Certified Environmental Professional (CEP) and Project Manager with ARGO Systems, LLC. As an environmental scientist with an M.A. in ecology, he provides environmental compliance and other support services to public agency clients, including Naval Facilities Command (NAVFAC), the FAA, U.S. EPA, and Maryland Transit Administration. He also has significant experience with development, fund raising, and management for non-profit organizations, having served as Finance Officer and chair of the stewardship and investment committees for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis.

Shelly Ford, Treasurer

Current Term: June 2011-June 2017


Shelly is the Head People Person and Chief Responsibility Officer at The Brick Companies (TBC) based in Edgewater.  In addition to overseeing the HR functions for TBC, she also sits on the executive team and assists in the setting of the strategic direction for the organization. Shelly oversees the “Good Works” arm of TBC as well, and is very involved in developing programs and initiatives supporting TBC’s commitment to Social Responsibility and Environmental Leadership. In her spare time Shelly enjoys golf, cooking, gardening, and time spend with her husband, children, grandchildren and two Great Danes.

Lucretia Lawson, Secretary
Current Term: June 2014-June 2017

Lucretia is a retired law firm administrator and accountant with DC law firms. She served on the organizing committee for SRLT’s First Annual Garden Party and has been a dedicated Walk for the Woods volunteer. She volunteers at Anne Arundel Medical Center in the joint replacement center and has served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate in Anne Arundel County. She serves on the board of directors of her homeowner’s association. A lifelong resident of Maryland she has lived in Annapolis for 25 years with her husband Robert. Her hobbies include gardening, photography and travel.


Patricia V. Melville, At Large
Current Term: June 2015-June 2018

Pat is a retired archivist, having worked at the Maryland State Archives for over thirty years. Her duties included the development of retention policies for government records, processing and description of records, and reference services. She compiled several guides to government records and participated in the project to make land records available online. She continues to engage in historical research, with a concentration on southern Anne Arundel County. Since retirement, she has pursued several volunteer activities. She works with Anne Arundel County archaeologists on various projects - participating in field work at dig sites, processing artifacts, and doing historical research. Other endeavors include volunteering at the Jug Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Calvert County Historical Society. She also serves on the board of the Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation and Calvert County Heritage Committee, and is president of the Bristol Civic Association. Other activities involve bird banding, reading, and hiking. In 2011 Pat placed her property in a conservation easement, held jointly by SRLT and MET.

 

Board Members


David Ballard
Current Term: June 2015-June 2018

David Ballard is the President of Champion Financial Planning Group, an independent financial planning firm located in Annapolis, MD.  He is a Certified Financial Planner who has been helping individuals and families meet their unique goals and objectives for over 18 years. He is passionate about financial stewardship, and works with clients to protect their assets by providing guidance that is objective, holistic and independent. Locally, David has been an impartial financial speaker on Fox News Channel and a contributor in the Washington Post’s “Ask the Experts.” He resides in Davidsonville, MD with his wife and two children.


Barry Boyd
Current Term: June 2014-June 2017

Construction project manager with KBE Building Corporation. His most recently completed project is the new Joint Commissary and Exchange on Greenbury Point for the Navy and the Defense Commissary Agency. Barry was born and raised on a small ranch in northeast Texas in the small town of Mineola and graduated from Texas A&M University in 1983 with a degree in Construction Science. In 2003 he received his MBA from Johns Hopkins University. Five years ago he was appointed by Anne Arundel County to serve on the Bacon Ridge Natural Area Advisory Board, primarily because of his familiarity with the Bacon Ridge area gained from years of hiking throughout the area. Barry has led hikes for the Walk for the Woods every year since it has been held except this past year; he has been involved with Scenic Rivers Land Trust and with the South River Federation as a volunteer for the last 5-6 years. He is a former member of the Sierra Club and the Audubon Society and a current member of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and has been involved with various environmental groups as a volunteer for over 20 years. Barry met and married his wife Margie, a Severna Park native, in 1986 while living in Dallas. He has two children, Molly, who is a second year law student at the University of Maryland, and Andrew, who is a third year engineering student at the University of Delaware.  He has been gardening (organic of course) every year for as long as he can remember and has raised chickens for the eggs for the last five years. He enjoys running (road and trail), kayaking, cycling, and brewing and drinking good beer. 
 

Richard T. Davies, CPA
Current Term: June 2014-June 2017

Richard Davies, CPA, is a partner in CohnReznick’s Baltimore office and has been a member of the Real Estate Consulting Group for nine years. He has over 20 years of experience in accounting, finance and valuation services. Richard specializes in historic rehabilitation and qualified low-income community investment transactions. His experience includes financial structuring, financial projection compilations, due-diligence, and support during transaction negotiations for various parties involved in a closing.  He has worked with and advised developers, community development entities, investors, and lenders on complex transactions that include multiple types of credits and other challenging structuring issues.  Richard’s tax credit transaction experience has included several hundred properties throughout the country.  He speaks at conferences and seminars nationwide on various tax credit programs. Richard has a BS in Accounting and an MBA in Finance from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a member and volunteer at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church and a volunteer for the Back River Restoration Committee.


Edmee Geis
Current Term: September 2016-June 2019

Edmée received her BS in Biology from St. Lawrence University and graduated from The University College, Dublin with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. Her family was drawn to a property in Southern Anne Arundel County protected by agricultural easement on which they designed and maintain a working farm. Their green-built home utilizes a geothermal heating and cooling system as well as solar panels. The grass-fed sheep share their ecosystem with free range chickens, woodland visitors, dragonflies, and oodles of tadpoles. Exposure to t e richness of Maryland's watershed and its inhabitants has inspired the whole family to become avid birders. Edmée feels most at home outside and whenever the day allows, can be found water gardening with native species, doing pottery and painting.  Edmee and her son were volunteers at the 2016 Walk for the Woods


Henry Green
Current Term: September 2016-June 2019

Henry has a consulting firm and is the interim executive Director of The Center for EQ-HR. He serves as a member of the CareFirst BlueCross/Blue Shield Board. Henry was a 2014 nominee for the Maryland State House of Delegates in legislative district 33. He is a former Senior Pastor at the Heritage Baptist Church where he undertook a variety of environmental projects. He has a variety of public relations experiences including hosting two Florida TV programs.  He has been a member of numerous commissions and boards with topics ranging from assisting the people of Southern India, the Commission on Freedom, Justice and Peace for the Baptist world Alliance, the Legislative Compensation Commission and the Governors Energy Transition Team. He is a former board member of the Anne Arundel County Public Library and was Chair of the 2009 Annapolis Rotary Crab Feast.


Greg Kenefick
Current Term: June 2015-June 2018

Greg Kenefick is a 30-year Anne Arundel County resident who has served seven years on the board of the Bay Ridge Civic Association, including one term as president and one term as treasurer. He is the retired head of a D.C.-based public affairs-communication firm and a veteran of more than 40 years in public relations, publications, media management and campaign strategies at the regional and national level. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a BS degree in journalism.

Scott MacMullan
Current Term: September 2016-June 2019

Scott is owner and founder of Scott MacMullan Law, LLC.  As a native of Anne Arundel County, he focuses his practice on criminal defense and personal injury matters. Scott was an active volunteer with the Community Foundation’s Great Give program and the Severn School Alumni organization. In law school, he was a Research Assistant to the preeminent Global Climate Change Law Professor, namely, Professor John Dernbach. During law school he published a law review article entitled, "A Chesapeake Compact to Combat Climate Change." He currently hosts "The Annapolis Podcast," a popular interview podcast that often features environmental topics.
 

Daniel Murphy
Current Term: June 2015-June 2018

Dan has worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Chesapeake Bay Field Office since 1992. Since 2003, he has served as Chief of the Division of Habitat Conservation, specializing in coastal habitat protection and restoration.  Since 2003, his Division has worked with partners to target and fund the conservation of over 13,000 acres of fish and wildlife habitat in the Chesapeake Bay Region. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Rutgers and a M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins. Dan lives in Epping Forest on the Severn River with his wife Cindy and daughter Erin. 

 
Bonnie Persinger
Current Term: June 2014-2017

Bonnie works as an accountant for Matrax, a distributor of temporary roads and bridges and event flooring. A CPA, PMP, Master Watershed Steward, Toastmaster Bonnie was born in DC, raised in the South and has lived in Annapolis for 30 years. After a professional life as an artist, computer hardware designer, CPA, Implementer of Enterprise Financial software for associations throughout the US and Canada, and Legislative Auditor for Anne Arundel County, she currently encourages stormwater reduction in her community and teaches Project Management for the Watershed Stewards Academy. She is Vice President of Public Relations for the Annapolis Toastmasters. In 2005, as Treasurer of the Annapolis Roads Property Owners Association (ARPOA), she was a key player in their successful Community Preservation Campaign to protect a 33-acre property that drains into Lake Ogleton. She lives in Annapolis Roads on the Annapolis Neck with her husband, two border collie rescues, a husky, her gardens, and a nesting pair of American Bald Eagles.