Meet the Board
Stephen, a seasoned professional with a 19-year tenure as the Head of Information Technology in a prominent manufacturing/retail organization, retired in 2019 and transitioned into a dedicated advocate for environmental conservation. Joining the Mirror Lake Protective Association in 2015, he served as a lay water tester and Aquatic Weed Monitor before being elected to the Board of Directors. Simultaneously, Stephen became a commissioner with the Tuftonboro Conservation Commission, ascending to Chairman, solidifying his impact on local conservation efforts. In the same year, he took on the role of Supervisor with the Carroll County Conservation District Board of Supervisors, contributing significantly to their mission. Stephen's commitment to regional conservation initiatives continued in 2021 when he joined the Board of Moose Mountains Regional Greenways. A staunch advocate for environmental stewardship, Stephen's retirement from the corporate world has become a powerful catalyst for positive change.
Donna's interest in serving on the NHACD Board stems from a commitment to working with communities, landowners and conservation partners to retain the quality of life in New Hampshire. She believes that working with the Conservation Planners, NHACD partners, and the NH Envirothon Programs that NHACD hosts need continued support. She is currently Chair of the State Conservation Committee and has served on the Belknap County Conservation District Board for seven years. During a career with the US Forest Service, Donna served as Supervisor of the White Mountain National Forest and Eastern Region Director of Recreation, Wilderness and Heritage. Her education focused on landscape architecture, forestry and regional planning.
Dorn is a farmer working his 250-acre certified organic family farm in New Hampshire. As a founder of the FarmOS software platform and the Farm Hack community, he is passionate about sharing open-source agricultural tools, software, and data to accelerate innovation and quantify environmental services from regenerative agriculture. He has a Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire in Natural Resources and Earth Systems Science.
Conservation District Supervisors
Belknap County: Donna Hepp
Carroll County: Ian Whitmore
Cheshire County: Amy Bodwell
Coos County: Albert Vandoerman
Grafton County: Ezra Mann
Hillsborough County: Tom Dufresne
Merrimack County: Martin Bender
Rockingham County: Richard Lutz
Strafford County: Dorn Cox
Sullivan County: Bob Porter
NHACD Conservation Planners