Sassafras

Sassafras Watershed Advisory Board

ShoreRivers has dedicated Advisory Boards for each major subwatershed within the organization's territory. The Sassafras Watershed Advisory Board is chartered specifically to oversee grassroots restoration and protection of the Sassafras River. 


Susan Warriner, M.Ed., Chair
Retired, worked in the health club industry managing clubs in Annapolis and Wilmington

Cindy Hayes, Vice Chair
Retired, served as a marketing professional with 36 years of experience in building strategic relationships and distributing marketing products in the financial services industry

Pat Starkey, Secretary
Starkey Farms Company specializing in spinach and grains

John Burke
Real estate agent for Gunther McClary

John Carroll
Owns Village Real Estate Company and Galena Antiques Center, serves as the Mayor of the Town of Galena, chairman of the Galena Dogwood Festival, on the board of directors for the Chester River Health Foundation, and is the treasurer of the Sassafras River Business Council, after serving three terms as president.

Ted Carski
Global Registration Manager DuPont Crop Protection, Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry

Frank DeGennaro
Chief Operating Officer, BioNutrition; previous Vice President of the Specialty Crops business at Perdue Agribusiness, 32 years at DuPont working in research, business development, strategy, operations, sales, global product development, technology management and business leadership. 

Linda Gaydos
Pharmacist; Healthcare Clinical IT Consultant & Project Manager (PMP*); Retired

Dan Hayes
Insurance and investment executive (retired)

Trey Hill
President, Harborview Farms; 4th generation grain farmer; leader in sustainability

Pat Kern
Sales Associate at Gunther McClary Real Estate.

Jere Lucey
Principal in a residential real estate agent development and management company in Brooklyn, NY, serves on the national Board of Directors of the I Have a Dream Foundation

Kelly Reed
Pre-school Teacher at The Kent School

Janet Ruhl
Human Safety Risk Assessor at DuPont Crop Protection, PhD in analytical chemistry

Jeff Russell
Business Performance Management professional with Nasdaq

Ken Shumaker
Retired, worked as an engineer and physiologist who designed clinical and financial information systems for the health care industry at the Mayo Clinic and at Shared Medical Systems, owns a tree farm on the Sassafras

Anne Stevens
Environmental Advocate

John Vail
Senior Administrative Manager, U.S. Department of Justice (retired); co-founder, Sassafras River Association