Our Team

Staff Members

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Suzy Kelly

President

Suzy has over 25 years of experience working with environmental groups and sustainability issues. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Suzy has served on the Boards of Earth Conservation Corps and the MidAtlantic Tennis Foundation and is the founder of LEEDAdvisors.

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Trey Sherard

Riverkeeper

Our Riverkeeper, Trey, leads our advocacy and outreach work to restore and connect people to the Anacostia River. He heads programs including Anacostia River Explorer boat tours and Friday Night Fishing. He has been at ARK for 12 years and is a Licensed Mariner (USCG 100 GT for inland waters). He serves as DC Vice-Chair of the Anacostia Watershed Community Advisory Committee and serves on Mayor Bowser's Leadership Council for a Cleaner Anacostia River.

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Quinn Molner

Director of Operations

Our Director of Operations, Quinn, has been working for Anacostia Riverkeeper for over 5 years across multiple roles.Currently, she manages the Clean Waterways trash cleanups program, oversees scheduling and logistics across all watershed programs, and develops communication and outreach materials. She is a graduate from the George Washington University.

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Maureen Mitchell

Watershed Education Program Manager

Maureen works as our Program Manager of Future River Stewards Education and Water Quality monitoring programs in DC and Maryland. She develops and coordinates environmental education experiences for all ages. Before joining ARK, Maureen earned her M.S. in wildlife sciences and worked for eight years as a middle school science teacher in DC Public Schools.

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Petra Baldwin

Water Quality Coordinator

Petra manages our volunteer water quality monitoring programs, communications materials, and is one of our boat tour captains. She is passionate about environmental justice and science communication and is a graduate from Williams College, where she studied chemistry and environmental studies.

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Claire Joseph

Outreach and Operations Coordinator

Claire is Anacostia Riverkeeper's Chesapeake Conservation and Climate Corps member for 2023/2024 and is the current Outreach and Operations Coordinator. She leads program data management and coordinates outreach events such as Clean Waterways trash cleanups and Anacostia River Explorers boat tours. As part of their undergraduate thesis at Lewis and Clark College, Claire wrote a children's book about bats with the goal of combatting the often negative public perception of bats.

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Calvin Chrisfield

Water Quality Outreach Intern

Calvin has joined Anacostia Riverkeeper for the summer, helping to analyze water quality samples and attend community outreach events. Calvin is currently a student at the University of Maryland, where he is pursuing his undergraduate degree in Public Policy.

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Eileen Joseph

Outreach Associate

Eileen coordinates Anacostia River Explorers boat hours and Clean Waterways trash cleanups. Eileen earned her undergraduate degree at Furman University and her master's degree at American University and the University for Peace.

Board Members

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Trevor Barnett

Chair
Joined the Board in 2019

Founder and CEO, Circular Formation   Washington, DC
Partner, at Old City Investment Partners   New York, NY

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Suzy Kelly

Acting President
Joined the Board in 2008
Founding ARK Board member

A LEED Accredited Professional, Suzy Kelly is Founder and Principal of LEEDAdvisors, providing sustainable alternatives and building strategies. Her expertise is in environmental performance and advocacy, sustainable planning, green building, and LEED Existing Buildings (LEED EB) certification, as well as project management and strategic planning. Suzy has over 25 years experience working with environmental groups and with sustainability issues. Graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, served on the Boards of Earth Conservation Corps and the MidAtlantic Tennis Foundation.

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Jud Hill

Treasurer
Joined the Board in 2009

Ecological Service Partners   Washington, DC
Trustee, Waterkeeper Alliance

Judson “Jud” Hill, Treasurer, is a private equity and investment banking executive in the water sector who co-founded an investment firm titled Ecological Service Partners. His investment-banking activities include water technology/services and water utilities. Mr. Hill also has 15 years of operational management experience including designing, building and operating wastewater reclamation facilities for both municipal and industrial applications, as well as numerous product launches in ozonation, ultraviolet disinfection, and desalination.

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Hon. Tommy Wells

Joined the Board in 2024

Former Director, Department of Energy and the Environment   Washington, DC

Tommy Wells is former two-term Director of the DC Department of Energy and the Environment, where he spearheaded initiatives to enhance sustainability, reduce carbon emissions, combat the effects of climate change, and promote equitable access to the Anacostia River. Wells, a long time Capitol Hill resident, is also a former Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, school board member, and two-term Councilmember representing Ward 6.

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Sandra Baker

Joined the Board in 2017

Former Producer, Diane Rehm: On My Mind   Bethesda, MD

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Palmer Dorn

Joined the Board in 2015

Conservationist, Washington, DC

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Hon. Parris Glendening

Joined the Board in 2009

Former Governor of Maryland   Washington, DC

Parris Glendening is the former Governor of Maryland, former President of the Smart Growth Leadership Institute, and Chair of the Board of Directors for Smart Growth Investments. As Governor of Maryland (1995 to 2003), he was well known for his environmental initiatives.

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Sarah Dean

Joined the Board in 2022

Deputy Director of Anticorruption at Accenture   Washington, DC

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Bobbi Smith

Joined the Board in 2008
Founding ARK Board member

Washington, DC

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Ryan Morrell

Joined the Board in 2022

Managing Director of Debt Capital Markets at PNC   Fairfield, CT

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Matt Oakes

Joined the Board in 2022

Assistant Chief - Law and Policy Section Environment Division at U.S. Department of Justice   Takoma Park, MD

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Jordan Maitland

Joined the Board in 2023

Executive - Hakluyt and Company   Washington, DC

Jordan Maitland is an Executive at Hakluyt and Company in the Washington, DC office. He advises decision makers at Fortune 500 companies and leading private equity firms on the opportunities and risks facing their businesses. Prior to Hakluyt, he lived in Indianapolis, IN and worked at Eli Lilly and Company in a variety of public policy roles focused on drug development, access, and reimbursement-related policy issues. He has a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University.

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Ethel Kennedy

Joined the Board in 2008
Founding ARK Board member

Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights   Hyannis Port, MA

A Human Rights advocate for over 40 years, Mrs. Kennedy is Founder and current Board member of The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation, today the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. The organization is a nonprofit charitable organization that works to realize Robert F. Kennedy’s dream of a peaceful and just world. For over 15 years, she has also been a driving environmental force in Washington, DC, advocating for the protection and improvement of the Anacostia River and its environment.

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Join the Board in 2008
Founding ARK Board Member / Director Emeritus

Founder, Waterkeeper Alliance   Malibu, CA