Board of Directors

Sarah
President – Sarah Sheldon M.Ed. (she/her)
Lead Nature Preschool Teacher
Chicago Botanic Garden

Megan

Vice President and NINPA Founder – Megan Gessler M.Ed. (she/her)
Little Trees Program Supervisor
Morton Arboretum

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Secretary – Kathryn Neuffer (she/her)
Supervisor of Early Childhood Programs
Morton Arboretum

Beth
Treasurer – Beth Wilson M.S.Ed (she/her)
Director
Hobson School

Directors

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Cara Ruffo (she/her)
Program Naturalist
Park Ridge Park District

Sean
Sean Shaffer
Nature Engagement Specialist
Chicago Park District

Marji
Marji 
O’Leary
Teacher
Flossmoor Community Church Weekday Preschool

Jennifer
Jennifer Olson, MAT (she/her)
Director of Marketing and Events
Forest School Mentor

Prairie School of DuPage

Stacy
Stacy Voras 
(she/her)
Blended Pre-K Teacher
LaGrange School District 102

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Audrey Todd (they/them)
Executive Director
Wonder Woods Chicago

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Teresa Weed M.Zoology
Lead Organizer
Forest Schools for Illinois

Marilyn Brink

Marilyn Brink, M.Ed.
Nature-based Learning Consultant
Mary Crane Center
Adjunct Faculty, Nature Assistant Certificate
Morton College