Board of Directors

The Corps Network is governed by a Board of Directors. A Corps Council additionally serves as the voice of member Corps, key advisors to the Board of Directors and The Corps Network staff, and a voice of The Corps Network back to the Corps community.


Joel Holtrop

Retired as Deputy Chief,
National Forest System, USDA Forest Service

David Smith
Vice Chair

Managing Director
The Presidio Institute

Megan Walker

Director of Planning & Alignment
United Way Worldwide

Ann Cochrane

Executive Director
San Francisco Conservation Corps

Anthony Anikeef

Williams Mullen

Mickey Fearn

Professor of Practice
College of Natural Resources
- North Carolina State University

Jeff Parker

Northwest Youth Corps

Kimberly Perry

Executive Director
DC Vote

Joe Scantlebury

Senior Policy Officer, Education Advocacy
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Rob Spath

Arizona Conservation Corps/Conservation Legacy

Mary Ellen Sprenkel
Ex Officio

President & CEO
The Corps Network


Members of The Corps Council


Chair: Jeff Parker, Northwest Youth corps

Vice Chair: Rob Spath, Arizona Conservation Corps 

Secretary: Lori Godorov, New Jersey Youth Corps of Camden/The Work Group

Immediate Past Chair: Laura Herrin, The Student Conservation Association 

Other members:

Dennis Acevado, Green City Force 

Patrick Barnes, Limitless Vistas, Inc./BFA Environmental

Ann Cochrane, San Francisco Conservation Corps

Steve Dubiel, EarthCorps

Cindy Green, Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa

Jerry Keir, Nevada Conservation Corps/ Great Basin Institute

John Leong, Kupu - Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps

Jeff Parker, Northwest Youth Corps

Bruce Saito, Los Angeles Conservation Corps 

Paul Schmidt, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps 

Parc Smith, American YouthWorks

Ben Thomas, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (NM)

Wendy Wigert, Montana Conservation Corps

Ex Officio
Mary Ellen Sprenkel, The Corps Network