Board of Directors
Lee Babcock, President
Leslie Catherwood, Vice President
Paul D'Andrea, Treasurer
Laura Stierle, Secretary
Jennifer Judd Hinrichs
ANS Board Committees
Executive Committee – is a standing committee, which has authority as delegated by the Board of Directors. It consists of the four officers and additional Board members who are elected annually by the Board in November. The Committee acts on the Board’s behalf when convening a full Board meeting is impractical. Typically, it meets during the months between regular Board
Finance Committee – is a standing committee, composed of the Treasurer and at least two other persons well qualified in financial matters. The Committee is responsible for the management of all investments of the Society, and may employ, in behalf of the Society, such investment agents or advisers as it deems necessary. It oversees and reports on the financial condition and activities of the Society, including recommending an annual budget and a reviewing the annual audit.
Governance Committee – is a standing committee, composed of at least two directors, which ensures the board understands it goals and carries out its duties in an effective and appropriate manner.
Education Committee – provides oversight and guidance for the Society’s educational programs. It assists with identifying priority needs and developing strategies for increasing participation. The Committee periodically reviews educational programs and new initiatives, to evaluate compatibility with ANS mission. It reviews programmatic goals and activities and makes policy and procedural recommendations.
Conservation Committee – provides guidance and oversight for the Conservation programs, which includes planning and participating in ANS advocacy activities, including legal and regulatory matters and policy-oriented educational activities. The Committee ensures compatibility with mission and directives of the Board.
Development Committee – provides guidance and oversight for the Society’s fundraising program, which includes assisting with identifying, cultivating, and soliciting gift solicitations, major donors, corporate and foundation donors and other private funds to ensure the Society has sufficient funds to pursue its mission. The Committee is attentive to the Society’s mission, programs and public profile and an understanding of its resource needs.
Communications Committee – provides guidance and oversight for communications to members, supporters, targeted groups and the public in general, including printed and digital publications, the website, promotions, outreach and appeals. The committee provides guidance to promote a cohesive communications effort
Buildings & Facilities Committee - provides guidance on annual capital expenditures to ensure that investments being proposed in buildings and facilities are addressing the highest priority items and that the proposed costs are reasonable. Oversees the preparation of "green" investment plans for buildings and facilities in each of the ANS sanctuaries, and reviews proposed construction and renovation projects to ensure that they will satisfy ANS needs, be consistent with the ANS mission, and are cost effective.