GLEN HELEN ASSOCIATION

2020-2021 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Ken Dahms retired after 28 years as General Counsel for the Dayton and Montgomery County Public Health District, where he also served as Director of Administration, managed 40 employees, oversaw Human Resources, and was responsible for a budget of $32 million dollars. He is an Adjunct Professor at Wright State University, with areas of interest in Public Health.

 

Emily Foubert works for Agraria: Center for Regenerative Practice, and is active in facilitating an outdoor school that aims to bring nature back into the fold of community and culture. She has also used her skills with public program offerings in the Glen. She holds certificates in Environmental Education, Permaculture Design, and Nature Awareness Education. 

 

Scott Geisel teaches at Wright State University, specializing in composition, business writing, and writing for science majors. He has managed a small business, and a university student support center where he hired, managed, and provided ongoing training for a staff of 45. He worked for the Yellow Springs Community Foundation and helped to found the YSCF Nonprofit Leadership Institute, working with nonprofits to train and mentor college students.

 

Bethany Gray (President) is an Environmental Educator, Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist, and Ambassador for the National Wildlife Federation. She consults and leads workshops and programs for national, regional, and local organizations promoting citizen science and backyard wildlife habitat. She has been recognized with two state-wide awards, one from the Ohio Bluebird Society, and one from The Ohio State College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences. 

 

Ben Hooper graduated from the University of Cincinnati Law School and is an Associate Attorney with Martin, Brown, Hull, and Harper in Springfield. His expertise is real estate law, but as an attorney he can advise the Board on many legal matters.

 

Allen Hunt is a Professor of Physics and Earth and Environmental Sciences at Wright State University, with research involving climate change and human activities, in addition to other topics. He is interested in helping the public understand the Glen by leading hikes in Glen geology, hydrology, botany, and geomorphology.

 

Barbara Klopp is a retired Senior Administrator in the United Nations system, having served in the UN’s Offices-Away-From HQ and in a number of its peacekeeping missions. She has experience in all aspects of administrative support, supply chain management, project/contract management, logistics supply, contracts administration, and management of global service contracts, with fiduciary duties for budgets ranging from $2 million to $500 million dollars.

 

Kim Landsbergen is an Associate Professor of Environmental Science at Antioch College and a certified Senior Ecologist. Her scientific research often involves tree ecophysiology and anatomy, forest water and carbon cycling, forest structure and composition, invasive species ecology, and forest and vegetative response to climate change. She does research in the Glen with her students.

 

Kevin Lydy has been a teacher for the past twenty years in a multitude of environments including schools in Japan, Cincinnati, Chillicothe, and online. He is currently a social studies teacher at Yellow Springs High School where he often engages his students in projects that involve the local community, including Glen Helen.

 

Jeremy Main (Treasurer) is a consultant and CPA who assists clients with merger and acquisition finance integrations, accounting system implementations, and managing accounting teams and processes. When he worked for a Fortune 500 worldwide Healthcare Company, he facilitated the accounting integration of a $2 billion dollar acquisition, coordinated the financial close, and led an accounting system implementation.

 

Betty Ross (Vice President) retired after almost thirty years as Director of Glen Helen Raptor Center. While there she was instrumental in the formation and leadership of a statewide organization (OWRA) for individuals in the wildlife education and rehabilitation fields, and worked closely with the Ohio Division of Wildlife to establish relevant state guidelines and regulations. She received several awards from the Division of Wildlife and OWRA for her work on behalf of Ohio’s wildlife.

 

Dan Rudolf has been self-employed for more than twenty years as an Electronic Hardware Design Engineer with an interest in renewable energy and conservation. He owned an energy audit company, served on the Yellow Springs Energy Board, was a founding member of Yellow Springs Solar Co-op, and has been active in Drive Electric Ohio.

 

Paul Sampson is the President of a consulting group in Xenia, which provides technical expertise for projects for DOE and commercial industry. He has thirty years of experience in all facets of program management, finance, contracting, engineering design, and technology transfer. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, an OSU Extension Master Gardener, and an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist.

 

Kat Walter (Secretary) is the Program Manager at the Yellow Springs Community Foundation. She was an Encore Miller Fellow, engaging multi-generational collaboration among Student Miller Fellows, nonprofits, and the community. She helped create and teach the Nonprofit Leadership Institute for college students and nonprofit board members. She was on the Community Solutions Board during the purchase of a farm and major development campaign.