The Role of the Board of Directors for the RCP
As part of developing an organization with shared governance, the bylaws of the RCP created a seven (7) member Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of RCP members and oversees all RCP activities and finances. A Board member serves a two (2) year term and elects officers for the organization within the Board. The Board meets monthly to conduct RCP business. If interested in becoming a board member or attending meetings, check out the News and Events page for meeting times and locations.
After growing up in Cleveland, and living in Columbus for 20 years after college, Nora Sullivan came to southeastern Ohio in 2009 when she enrolled in Hocking College’s Ecotourism and Adventure Travel Program. Falling in love with the area during that program, she decided to stay. After spending two years doing Acid Mine Drainage watershed work as an AmeriCorps Member with Monday Creek Restoration Project, Nora earned a Master’s Degrees in Communications and Development and Environmental Studies from Ohio University. Nora continues to work on environmental projects as an Environmental Specialist in Ohio University’s Voinovich School Energy and Environment program. She is a member of Raccoon Creek Partnership, and the Hocking River Commission. Nora believes that both people and the environment must be doing well to achieve optimal health in society.
Molly currently serves as Vice-chair and Board member of the Raccoon Creek Partnership, and member of the Raccoon Creek Water Trail Association. An avid canoeist and advocate for river conservation and stewardship, she serves on the board of the American Canoe Association Safety and Education Council and is the National Chair of the Canoe Touring Committee. She is a certified canoe instructor and instructor Trainer with the ACA. She teaches biology at Ohio University with interests in aquatic biology and conservation.
Jessica is currently serving as RCP treasurer. In that time, she’s learned how much work has been done to reclaim the Raccoon Creek Watershed. More importantly, she’s learned how much more there is still to do. She spends her weekdays working full-time at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine as the Telehealth Distance Learning Manager. She is a soccer mom, a hiker, a kayaker, a drummer, and a bass player. An Ohio native, she and her husband, Mike, built their home in this watershed 17 years ago. They are raising their son, Miles (age 10), to understand the importance of conservation and stewardship. Through RCP educational outreach, Miles has learned about amphibians, reptiles, bugs, and he has witnessed fish shocking demos to count types and estimated numbers of fish in areas that were previously highly impacted by acid mine drainage. She has really enjoyed volunteering with the RCP and would welcome the opportunity to continue to do so.
Angie was raised in Jackson County on a dairy farm and graduated from Wellston High School. She attended The Ohio State University in biochemistry/premedicine and graduated with a degree in comprehensive science education. Angie taught secondary sciences in Westerville and helped develop the Outdoor Education program there. She wrote a curriculum for and took the first group of Westerville 8th grade students on a week-long outdoor education experience in Geneva Hills. Angie has also been a secondary science text book editor for the Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company and worked for many years as a biomedical technical writer/editor for Abbott Laboratories, Ross Nutrition Division, in Columbus, Ohio. She is also a sewist and has been since she was 6 years of age. Upon retirement, she moved back to the hills she loves and is looking forward to becoming active in conservation and restoration of the environment here.
Glenn has been involved in Vinton County since the early 1960s. Graduated from OSU in 1970 with a BS in Forest Industry. Glenn worked in the timber industry, operated the Vinton County Airport, and served as Director of Health at the Vinton County Health Department and the Solid Waste District. Glenn was chair of the Raccoon Creek Improvement Committee before the formation of RCP, and has volunteered with RCP since its formation in 2007. While attending college, Glenn worked to reclaim and treat the acid mine drainage issues on the 70 acres where he now resides; restoring the stream on the property from lifeless to a lively small stream!
Sarah (Sarie) Cornwell served as a Rural Action Stream Restore Corps AmeriCorps member with Raccoon Creek Partnership from 2010-2011. Sarah then fell in the creek a few times, touched a bunch of fish, and went on to serve as Raccoon Creek Water Quality Specialist until fall of 2017. Sarah has long been an active member of RCP and a volunteer for the Raccoon Creek Water Trail Association. She enjoys helping organize canoe floats and teaching canoe skills and boating safety as an American Canoe Association certified canoe instructor. In addition to canoeing, Sarah enjoys bicycling and camping. She still touches fish occasionally and her spirit fish is the Golden Red Horse. Sarah resides in Athens with her husband Eric, who also gets roped into volunteering with RCP, and they have a dog, cat, and two fish.