Board of Directors

Board of Directors

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.

Molly Gurien
Chairperson

Molly currently serves as 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 Makosky
Treasurer

Jessica just completed her first 2-year term on the RCP board and 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.

Heike Perko

Heike is a Raccoon Creek watershed resident and has been active with RCP since itsformation.  Heike has an Associates in Recreation and Wildlife Management from Hocking College, Bachelors in Biological Sciences from Shawnee State University and a Masters  Degree in Science and  Social Studies from Ohio University.  Heike has worked as an environmental educator, field biologist and instructor at Hocking College and OU for 25 plus years, and currently teaches 4th grade science and social studies at Meigs Intermediate school in Rutland, Ohio. 

Angie Cameron

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.

Nora Sullivan

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 Master’s Degrees in Communications and Development (’15) and Environmental Studies (’16) 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.

Glenn Stout

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  theVinton 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!

Constance White

Retired from ODNR-Division of Soil and Water, where White served as a Program Specialist and the last 6 years as the Ohio River Watershed Specialist. She worked with the Watershed  Coorinators Grant Program from Dayton to Lisbon. She first became involved with the Raccoon  Creek Watershed work when she was District Program Administrator at the Gallia SWCD in  1988.  She has also served as an officer/ member for many years with the Ohio Mineland Partnership organization.