Our Team

Our Team: Staff Members

Suzy Kelly

Suzy Kelly

Acting President

Graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, served on the Boards of Earth Conservation Corps, and the MidAtlantic Tennis Foundation.

Trey Sherard

Trey Sherard

Riverkeeper

Manages the Clean Waterways cleanup series, Friday Night Fishing, Thursday Night Kayaking.
Licensed Mariner (USCG 100 GT for inland waters).

Robbie O'Donnell

Robbie O'Donnell

Watershed Programs Manager

Coastal scientist and photographer with a M.S. in Marine Science from UNC Wilmington, with research and work experience on the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers as well as in coastal North Carolina and the Pacific Northwest.

Christine Burns

Christine Burns

Project Coordinator

Marine scientist with experience working in marshes from Maine to Georgia, and a passion for science communication. She has a Masters degree in Marine Science from the University of Georgia. Prior to coming to ARK, Christine was a marine policy fellow at NOAA.

Horus Plaza

Horus Plaza

Clean Waterways Associate

Quinn Molner

Quinn Molner

Communications Assistant

A recent graduate from the George Washington University, Quinn has been working for Anacostia Riverkeeper for over 4 years. Her interests are focused in project communications and operations.

Maricruz Zarco

Maricruz Zarco

Part-Time Programs Assistant

A recent graduate from the George Washington University, Maricruz has a Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Global Environmental Health.

Our Team: Board Members

Hon. David Harrington

Hon. David Harrington

Chair
Joined the Board in 2013

Senior Director of Community Relation and Stakeholder Development at Kaiser Permanente

Trevor Barnett

Trevor Barnett

First Vice Chair
Joined the Board in 2019

Founder and CEO, Circular Formation   Washington, DC

Jud Hill

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.

Suzy Kelly

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.

Sandra Baker

Sandra Baker

Joined the Board in 2017

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

Palmer Dorn

Palmer Dorn

Joined the Board in 2015

Conservationist, Washington, DC

Hon. Parris Glendening

Hon. Parris Glendening

Joined the Board in 2009

President, Smart Growth Leadership Institute   Washington, DC

Former Governor of Maryland, Parris Glendening is currently the President of the Smart Growth Leadership Institute and Chair of the Board of Directors for Smart Growth Investments, both since 2003. As Governor of Maryland (January 18, 1995 to January 15, 2003), he was well known for his environmental initiatives.

Sarah Dean

Sarah Dean

Joined the Board in 2022

Deputy Director of Anticorruption at Accenture

Ethel Kennedy

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.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Join the Board in 2008
Founding ARK Board member

Founder, Waterkeeper Alliance   Malibu, CA

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was named one of TIME magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet” for his success in helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. The group’s achievement helped spawn almost 200 Waterkeeper organizations across the globe. In 2009, he was named one of Rolling Stone’s “100 Agents of Change.”

Bobbi Smith

Bobbi Smith

Joined the Board in 2008
Founding ARK Board member

Washington, DC