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Meet Our Board & Team

Since its creation, Earth Conservation Corps has expanded into a nationally renown initiative that has caught the attention of philanthropists, scientists, politicians, and community leaders alike. We are immensely grateful to our board and staff that work tirelessly to protect the Anacostia and the youth of DC.

Board of Directors

Dr. Sylvia Earle

Dylan Glenn

LeVar Burton

John Bridgeland

Sarah Guinan Nixon

Robert Nixon

Dan Tangherlini

Megan Smith

Rev. Ivory Teague

LaShauntya Moore Reynolds

Cathy L. Lanier

L Michael Cantor

Dr. Sylvia Earle, Marine Biologist

LeVar Burton, Actor and Philanthropist


Bob Nixon, Film Director and Owner

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Rev. Ivory Teague (pictured middle) with his wife, Florence, and Mayor Fenty, for the opening of Diamond Teague Park

Dylan Glenn, Managing Director

John Bridgeland (Right), Earth Conservation Corpsmember and narrator of Endangered Species Twan Woods & Jane Goodall


Dan Tangherlini, Governor of United States Postal Service

Cathy L. Lanier, Former Chief of DC MPD


Megan Smith, CTO under President Obama


Former Earth Conservation corpsmember, LaShauntya Moore Reynolds


Sarah Guinan Nixon, Producer

Advisory Board

Ethel Kennedy

John McCarthy

Jim Edwards

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Jackie Massey

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A very special thank you to all our board members who have made the past thirty years possible. We are deeply grateful for your guidance and support.


Kellie Bollinder - Development Director​

Sonora Burn - Program Manager

​John Wood - Field Director 

Burrell Duncan * - Education Center Operations Manager

Kenzie Burn - Youth Media Arts Coordinator


Burrell Duncan is a founding Earth Conservation Corpsmembers 

Interested in Becoming an Intern? 

We are always grateful for additional help! If you are a student in high school or college looking for administrative or field experience, please contact our Communications Director Sonora Burn at

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