Board of Directors

Interested in Being a Board Member?

To facilitate the election process, the governance committee is requesting that all members interested in serving on the board should:

  • review the board member job description
  • complete the board of director’s application
  • write a short statement of desire to serve

Email or drop by the Center for the needed materials. Please return all materials via email to woodlawnnaturecenteronline@gmail.com or the Center. The application assists the governance committee in setting the slate for election. It is essential that board members have the skills and tools to manage the Center. Beneficial skills are listed on the application so applicants can identify the skills they have to share with the Center. We also have many opportunities to serve on committees, help at events, spruce up exhibits, and to improve the center.

Board Member Code of Ethics

As a board member, I will:

  • Listen carefully to my board colleagues
  • Respect the opinion of fellow board members
  • Respect and support majority decisions of the board
  • Recognize that all authority is vested in the full board only when it meets in legal sessions
  • Keep well-informed about developments relevant to issues that may come before the board
  • Participate in board meetings and actions
  • Bring to the attention of the board any issues I believe will have an adverse effect on the organization or those we serve
  • Consider myself a “trustee” of the nonprofit and do my best to ensure that it is well-maintained, financially secure, and growing
  • Always work to learn how to do my job better

Woodlawn Nature Center Board of Directors, 2014-2015

Grant Humbarger, Board President

Bayer Corporation, retired

Boy Scouts of America

Thistle and Heather Bagpipe Band

American Red Cross

Isaak Walton League of South Bend

Society of Creative Anachronism

Free and Accepted Masons of Indiana

Jeff Smith, Treasurer

Michiana Computing

National Wildlife Association

League of Indiana Engineers

Vicci Moore, Secretary

City of Elkart

Cathy Reedy, Board Member

Beacon Health Systems

4-H

Girl Scouts

Heartland Country Cloggers of Michiana

Daughters of American Revolutions, William Tuffs Chapter, Regent

Daughters of 1812, Olde Vistula Road Chapter, Treasurer

American Legion Auxiliary, Middlebury, IN

DAV Auxiliary, Elkhart, IN

American Association of Nurse Board Certified Coders

Goshen College Alumni

Crystal Welsch, Board Member

City of Elkhart

American Planning Association

Chair of City of Elkhart Human Relations Commission

Certified Planner

Karin Frey, Board Member

City of Elkhart, Superintendent of Parks

Elkhart County Park Board

Neighborhood Association President

Friendship Garden Club President

Elkhart Art League Board

Quilt Garden Committee Chair

Indiana Parks and Recreation

Kristi Bly

Archelon Consulting

Professional Development Educator

Elkhart Green Drinks

Elkhart Morning Rotary