Board and Staff

GARNA Board of Directors, Chapter Representatives and Staff

GARNA is led by a Board of Directors including a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary. The Board sets policy, approves budgets and supervises the Executive Director. Individual Board members are ecologists, educators, social services and non profit professionals but all members care deeply about the upper Arkansas River valley and its diverse natural, cultural and historical resources.

Kate Garwood

Kate Garwood, Board Chair
Upper Arkansas Wilderness Volunteers Chapter Rep
Aaron Derwingson
Aaron Derwingson, Vice Chair
JD Longwell
JD Longwell, Treasurer
Deb Bass
Deb Bass, Secretary
John McCarthy
John McCarthy
Logan Myers
Logan Myers
Samantha Bahn
Samantha Lane Bahn
Terry Porter
Terry Porter
Heidi Slaymaker
Heidi Slaymaker
Emily Osborn
Emily Osborn
Alan Robinson
Alan Robinson, Friends of Fourmile Chapter Rep
Alison Ramsey
Alison Ramsey, Executive Director
DominiqueNaccarato
Dominique Naccarato, Development Director
Emily HendersonEmily Henderson, Youth Program Assistant