Bayless Dune Nature Preserve
Our Board & Advisory Council

Board of Directors

Larry Stanton, Board President
Beverly Shores, Indiana

Matt Vessely, Board Vice President
Valparaiso, Indiana
Regional President at 1st Source

Evie Kirkwood, Secretary
Edwardsburg, Michigan
St. Joseph County Parks Director (Retired)

Rachel Saxon, Treasurer
Michigan City, Indiana
President at Horizon Trust and Investment Management

Joseph Brennan
Evanston, Illinois
Independent Law Practice Professional

Janice Brown
Chicago, Illinois
Engineering Manager of Energy and Sustainability at Caterpillar Inc. (Retired)

Kelly Carmichael
Crown Point, Indiana
VP Environmental Safety and Sustainability at NiSource

Tom Cera
Gary, Indiana
Executive Consultant

Dale Cooper
Michigan City, Indiana
Curator and Community Relations Manager at Visit Michigan City LaPorte

Elizabeth Fleek
Long Beach, Indiana
Information Technology Executive (Retired)

Barbara Freeman
Gary, Indiana
Nonprofit Management Director (Retired)

Marcella Gregory
Gary, Indiana
Labor Relations and Human Resources Manager

Sean Hay
Valparaiso, Indiana

Chris Holford
Valparaiso, Indiana
Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at Purdue University Northwest

Christine Livingston
LaPorte, Indiana
Assistant Director at Indiana Dunes Tourism

Dean Mazzoni
New Carlisle, Indiana
President and CEO of Franciscan Health Michigan City

Dale Nichols
Beverly Shores, Indiana
Deputy General Counsel at The Northern Trust Company (Retired)

Maggie Rice
Chicago, Illinois
Environmental attorney and Assistant General Counsel for NiSource

Raeann Trakas
Porter, Indiana
Senior Community Relations Representative at Cleveland-Cliffs

Life Board Members

Judith Gaskell
Washington, DC, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Retired Librarian of the Supreme Court of the United States

Myrna Newgent
Portage, Indiana
Former officer and member of the board of Shirley Heinze Land Trust

Barbara Plampin
Dune Acres, Indiana
Former board member of Shirley Heinze Land Trust, and retired professor of English at Illinois Institute of Technology

Advisory Council

John Bacone

Krista Bailey

Marty Balogh

Mitch Barloga

Evie Bauman

Jennifer Betz

Robert Boklund

Terry Bonace

Mark Bouman

Walt Breitinger

Warren Buckler

Jennifer Burkhart

Dominic Chaloner

Tracy Coleman

Catherine Craker

Kelley Davies

Kathy Dennis

Ryan Dvorak

Jonathan Geels

Gary Gilot

Kimmie Gordon

Tim Griffin

Garry Harrington

Laura Henderson

Jonathan Hildebrand

Jan Hunter

Nancy Johnson

Jennifer Kanine

Mike Keen

Ricky Klee

Shawn Klein

Chris Kline

Paul Kohlhoff

Howard Learner

Ralph Lerner

Dr. Beverly Lewis

Robert Long

Penelope Love

Kathy Luther

Vanessa Allen McCloud

Pat McKinlay

Sergio Mendoza

Leigh Morris

Tom Murphy

Scott Namestnik

Chuck Nelson

Charles Oberlie

John Pinter

Dan Plath

Tom Post

Michael Pound

Greg Quartucci

Marge Riemenschneider

Rodney Robichaud

Laurel Ross

Jean Rudd

Steve Sass

Ken Schoon

Tim Stoner

John Swanson

Ray Szarmach

Dr. Nicholas Timm

Garry Traynham

Ron Trigg

James Turnwald

Wendy Vachet

Suzy Vance

Therese Vande Hey

Anne Walsh

Lance Werner

Margaret Williford

Robert Wolfe

Kathleen Zelkowitz

Paul Zucker