OSPREY, FL (October 5, 2021) Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast announces its Board of Trustees and newly elected officers for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. These dedicated individuals are committed to Conservation Foundation’s mission of protecting the land and water in Southwest Florida for the benefit of people and nature.
Rhonda O. Deems, Ph.D., co-founder of FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers, is the newly elected chair. In this role she will help Conservation Foundation complete the ambitious goals detailed in their 2020-2023 strategic plan, The Call to Lead.
Joining Deems in officer positions are Atlas Insurance president, Robert W. Brown, as vice-chair; PricewaterhouseCoopers retired managing partner, Sherry Davis, as treasurer; and Sabal Trust Company principal, Lowe Morrison, as secretary.
The 2021-2022 Board of Trustees includes Mario Bernardis, Stephen Cetrulo, David Crawford, Michael Knupp, Elizabeth Moore, Eileen Scudder-Zimmermann, and immediate past chair, Glenn Shipley.
“We are grateful to our Board of Trustees for their leadership and ongoing dedication to our mission,” says Christine P. Johnson, president of Conservation Foundation. “With their support we are able to be strategic and efficient in our work, ensuring our waters are clean, our endangered animals have homes, and our people are healthy because of the land we save and protect forever.”
About Conservation Foundation
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast protects land and water in Southwest Florida for the benefit of people and nature. Working with landowners, businesses, and government, Conservation Foundation saves land forever, protecting those special natural lands that make this region extraordinary. A nationally accredited land trust, Conservation Foundation purchases natural areas, holds voluntary land protection agreements, and educates for responsible land and water stewardship in Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, and Collier Counties. Learn more and join in their mission at www.conservationfoundation.com.