ACTrees Announces 2014 Board of Directors

Washington, DC (November 12, 2013) – ACTrees welcomes five new members to its Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning January 2014. Two current Directors will serve a second three-year term. Please join us in congratulating our new Directors and thanking those who continue to serve.

2014 Board Members at ACTrees Day: (l to r) Greg Levine, Scott Jamieson, Sam Bishop, Karen Jenkins, Danielle Crumrine, David Forsell, Burney Fischer, Nancy Hughes, and Mark Buscaino. Member missing from photo are Maitreyi Roy, Patrick A. Shea, Kemba Shakur, Barry Ward, and E.D. Carrie Gallagher who is ex officio to the Board.

2014 Board Members at ACTrees Day: (l to r) Greg Levine, Scott Jamieson, Sam Bishop, Karen Jenkins, Danielle Crumrine, David Forsell, Burney Fischer, Nancy Hughes, and Mark Buscaino. Member missing from photo are Maitreyi Roy, Patrick A. Shea, Kemba Shakur, Barry Ward, and E.D. Carrie Gallagher who is ex officio to the Board.

Guided by Nominating Committee Chair and Past ACTrees Board President Ray Tretheway, ACTrees accepted nominations from its Network of Member and Program Partner organizations across the country for the ACTrees Board of Directors.

By October, five new individuals emerged as candidates for the Board and two current Directors confirmed their interest in serving a second three-year term. Votes were cast electronically and then in-person before the start of ACTrees Day, November 5. And, when counted and verified, ACTrees Board President David Forsell welcomed the successful candidates to the Board for three-year terms beginning January 2014.

Here is the complete roster of 2014 ACTrees Board of Directors:

Officers:

President (2013-2015) David Forsell, President, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (Indianapolis, IN)
Vice President (2012-2014) Scott Jamieson, Vice President Corporate Partnerships and National Recruiting, Bartlett Tree Experts (Chicago, IL)
Treasurer (2013-2015) Maitreyi Roy, Executive Director, Bartram’s Garden (Philadelphia, PA)
Secretary (2012-2014) Danielle Crumrine, Executive Director, Tree Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)

Directors:

(2013-2015) Sam Bishop, Director of Education, Trees New York (New York, NY)
(2014-2016) Mark Buscaino, Executive Director, Casey Trees (Washington, DC).
(2010-2013, 2014-2016) Burney Fischer, Clinical Professor, School of Public & Environmental Affairs; Co-Director, Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University (Bloomington, IN)
(2013-2015) Nancy Hughes, Executive Director, California Urban Forests Council (San Rafael, CA)
(2014-2016) Karen Jenkins, Executive Director, Savannah Tree Foundation (Savannah, GA)
(2010-2013, 2014-2016) Greg Levine, Co-Executive Director and Chief Program Officer, Trees Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)
(2014-2016) Kemba Shakur, Executive Director, Urban Releaf (Oakland, CA)
(2014-2016) Patrick A. Shea, Private Practicing Attorney &Associate Research Professor of Biology, University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)
(2014-2016) Barry Ward, Executive Director, Trees for Houston (Houston, TX)