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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.

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Trey Sherard


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


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.

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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 and prior to coming to ARK, she was a marine policy fellow at NOAA.


Quinn Molner

Communications Assistant/Events Coordinator

When Quinn’s not at the office, she’s studying Chinese Language and Organizational Sciences at The George Washington University. Working at ARK has sparked her passion for water quality issues.


Maricruz Zarco

Part-Time Programs Assistant

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

Board of Directors

Hon. David Harrington | Chair | 2013

President and CEO

Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce
Cheverly, MD

Jud Hill | Treasurer | 2009

Ecological Service Partners

Trustee, Waterkeeper Alliance
Washington, DC
Judson “Jud” Hill, Treasurer is a private equity and investment banking executive in the water sector who recently 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.

Suzanne Kelly | Vice Chair | 2008

LEED Advisors

Bethesda, MD
(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.

Ethel Kennedy | 2008

Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights

Hyannis Port, MA
(Founding ARK board member)
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. | 2008

Founder, Waterkeeper Alliance

Malibu, CA
(Founding ARK board member)
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.”

Hon. Parris Glendening | 2009


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.

Bobbi Smith | 2008

Washington, DC
(Founding ARK board member)

Palmer Dorn | 2015


Washington, DC

Sandra Baker | 2017

Former Producer

Diane Rehm: On My Mind
Bethesda, MD

Trevor Barnett | First Vice Chair | 2019

Founder and CEO

Circular Formation
Washington, DC