1108 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3539
Rebecca LePrell, Virginia Executive Director. Rebecca oversees all aspects of the Virginia Office, including managing Richmond, Hampton Roads, and field staff. She also acts as the primary environmental advocate for CBF in Virginia, overseeing all policy and advocacy efforts in the state. Rebecca is CBF's liaison with the state legislature, business community, and other conservation organizations, and represents CBF to the media and general public.
Blair Blanchette, Virginia Grassroots Coordinator. Blair oversees outreach and volunteer activities in the Richmond area, including the VoiCeS and Grasses for the Masses programs (among others). She also recruits and nurtures volunteers throughout the Richmond area to develop them into committed advocates for the Bay.
Sean Clarkson, Director of Development for Central Virginia. CBF relies primarily on private donations to fund our programs and operations. Sean works with individual donors, corporate partners, and foundations to build support for CBF's work to Save the Bay. If you or your organization would like to learn more about supporting our efforts in Central Virginia, please contact Sean.
Kenny Fletcher, Virginia Communications Coordinator. Kenny acts as the liaison between CBF and media outlets throughout the Commonwealth, creating press releases, writing editorials and letters to the editor, and interacting with press representatives to ensure they understand CBF's mission and policies. Kenny creates and hones CBF's messaging to the public. He also writes articles and blog posts for CBF.
Alston Horn, Field Technician. Alston identifies and recruits farm landowners, primarily in the Shenandoah Valley, to adopt agriculture best management practices on their land. He acts as a liaison between farmers, federal, and state staff to help farmers received cost-share for best management practices. Alston also leads CBF efforts on outreach to farmers about alternative grazing management.
Robert Jennings, Virginia Grassroots and Field Specialist. Robert recruits, engages, and motivates large numbers of new people located within Virginia's 5th Congressional District to take action to further CBF's program goals. He ably identifies and develops volunteers to help build grassroots networks in Virginia's 5th Congressional District and nearby Bay watershed communities. Robert hosts VoiCeS classes, attends fairs and festivals, tables at community events, speaks at local groups, and hosts special events to engage citizens in Virginia's 5th Congressional District.
Ann Jurczyk, Virginia Director of Advocacy and Outreach. Ann performs and oversees outreach and grassroots activities in Virginia, managing all of CBF's grassroots staff throughout the Commonwealth. Ann specializes in organizing and engaging CBF constituents, other conservation leaders and organizations, and the general public on CBF advocacy issues. Ann also runs CBF's Clean Water Captains program in Virginia and oversees faith-based outreach in the state. Lastly, Ann provides expertise and oversight for CBF's holistic urban restoration projects in the Central Virginia region.
Matt Kowalski, Virginia Watershed Restoration Scientist. Matt implements wetland and riparian restoration projects and agricultural best management practices throughout the Commonwealth. Matt also leads CBF's outreach to the farm community while assisting in the development of CBF policies regarding state and federal agriculture cost-share programs and agriculture-related legislation.
Lori Kersting, Administrative Assistant. Lori is the primary and first contact with the public for CBF in Virginia, directing phone calls to other staff and answering citizen inquiries. She capably assists other CBF staff with correspondence, mailing, data entry, and other administrative tasks. Lori also works with the Virginia Grassroots Coordinator to manage the Grasses for the Masses program.
Elizabeth Ronston, Virginia Program Manager and Financial Analyst. Elizabeth manages budgets for the Virginia office and oversees grant reporting and project coordination. Elizabeth also provides administrative support for the Virginia office, including writing/editing correspondence and newsletters; handling state lobbying reporting; managing recruitment efforts; conducting easement monitoring; applying for needed permits; planning for events; and other tasks.
Peggy Sanner, Virginia Assistant Director and Senior Attorney. Peggy is CBF's legal advisor on all aspects of Virginia Office programs, including litigation, liability, contracting, and lobbying. She provides legal advice for the development of CBF goals. Peggy also works with the Virginia Executive Director on the formulation of position statements on environmental legislation and regulations, and advocates on behalf of CBF to legislators, agencies, community decision-makers, and the general public.
Joe Wood, Virginia Staff Scientist. Joe helps develop CBF policies and positions through monitoring of state regulations, guidelines, and funding related to point and nonpoint source pollution in Virginia. Joe also analyzes and provides comments on new or changing laws, regulations, policies, and guidelines in Virginia.