Our Team

Our Leadership Team

Board Of Directors

Urban Ecosystem Restorations is governed by a board of directors and advised by a technical advisory board of experts and community leaders who offer us their time and their expertise to protect and restore natural areas in the urban and suburban centers of our region.

Rachel Toker (Board Chair)

Sustainability Professional and Real Estate Lawyer

Claudia Figueroa-Romero

Research Scientist

Fred Klein

Partner, DLA Piper LLP (US)

David Rouse, FAICP (Treasurer)

Urban + Regional Planning Consultant

Kimberly Goddu-Alexander


Nate Goldman

Project Manager

Alex Crosby

Research Analyst, BridgeWater Real Estate Brokerage

Adam Stein

Managing Partner, BridgeWater Real Estate Brokerage


If you would like to serve on our board, please reach out to us. Send an email to rachel@urbanecosystemrestorations.org for more information or to nominate someone.

Past Directors

Kayleigh Kulp (co-Secretary)

Editorial Delivery Lead at Accenture

Jack Mangan

Urban Restorationist

Diarra McKinney

Chief Executive Officer, Rosewood Strategies

Michael Murillo

Vice President, US Capital Markets for Avison Young

Barbara Deutsch

Executive Director, Landscape Architecture Foundation

Ryan Moody

Principal, Moody Graham

Michael Nardolilli

Executive Director, Montgomery Parks Foundation

Adrian Washington

Founder and Principal, Neighborhood Development Company

Joe Wiedorfer

Senior Vice President, The NHP Foundation

Mary Wiedorfer

Vice President, KCI Technologies, Inc.

Joe Berg

Senior Restoration Ecologist, Biohabitats, Inc.

Scott G. Davis

Principal, SGD Urban Solutions

Dawit Negari


Ellena Ochoa

Landscape Design & Project Management

Catherine Potter

Sustainability and Business Strategist

Aimee Rogers

Principal, ArchAiro Blue

Trey Sherard

Outreach Coordinator and Biologist, Anacostia Riverkeeper

Mark Weinheimer

Principal, Weinheimer & Associates

Expert Advisory Panel

Aaron Grade, PhD (Communications Officer)

Urban Ecologist

Joe Berg

Senior Restoration Ecologist, Biohabitats, Inc.

Diane Cameron

Cameron & Associates

Beth Ginter, MPSLD

Lead Coordinator, Chesapeake Bay Professional Program

Carol Kegley

Landscape Designer

Robbin Marks

Fundraising Professional

Catherine Portrie, RN MS

Sustainable Landscape Designer

Karen H. Toker, MD, FAAP

Urban Child Health Consultant

Paul J. Tukey

Chief Sustainability Officer, Glenstone

Ryan Walker

Municipal Planning Specialist/Conservation Easement Program Manager, Natural Lands Trust

Daniel K. Slone

Partner, Vertical Vision PLC

Get Involved

If you have expertise in ecological restoration, native plants, sustainable design, green infrastructure, stormwater best management practices, hydrology, biodiversity, permaculture, or teaching STEM classes using nature as a guide, please contact us.

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