Educating and empowering the next generation of conservation leaders.
Board of Directors
Joseph Reibman, Esq. (President)
Partner in Reibman and Reibman, Esquires. President and Founder of Glendon Properties, Inc. Honorably discharged as First Lieutenant with duty assignment as Assistant to the Staff Judge Advocate and United States Army Intelligence Commend. Awarded Army Commendation Medal. Former National Board of Director for the Alliance for Children and Families.
Peter Duncan (Vice President)
Deputy Commissioner, Department of Natural Resources, New York Department of Conservation (Retired). Former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources. Former Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
Ann DePaulis, Esq. (Secretary)
Former business law associate with Duane, Morris & Heckscher and Thomas, Thomas & Hafer. Founder and former partner in the law firm of Salzmann & DePaulis. Former Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Board of Directors for Appalachian Audubon Society.
Wayne Kober (Treasurer)
Along with a career of over 35 years in transportation environmental management, he has served in a variety of voluntary leadership roles in environmental professional and conservation organizations. Among them are the PA Assocation of Environmental Professionals, the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership, the South Mountain Partnership, and the PA Conservation Heritage Project. Throughout his decades of service he has always promoted sound environmental management and stewardship.
James Brett (Honorary Director)
Co-founder of the PA Institute for Conservation Education. Former Governor’s Advisor on Conservation and Sportsmen’s Issues. Former Curator of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (26 years). Founded and directs an international intern program and the Jim Brett Global Conservation Fund. Lectures internationally on ecology, field natural history, global conservation perspectives and biodiversity.
Partner in the Albrights Mill Company, a milliner of agricultural grains and a supplier of home heating products; and a partner in Wessner Trucking, Inc, transporting grains and other products nationwide between suppliers and customers. Board of Director for Leesport (PA) Bank.
Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer and Group Director of Pennsylvania & New Jersey at Customers Bank, a subsidiary of Customers Bancorp, Inc. since January 21, 2015. Tim served as an Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of Berks and Schuylkill Counties, Pa for Customers 1st Bank
R. Charles Stehly Director of Business Development for Corporate Environments of Bethlehem. Prior to accepting his current position with Corporate Environments in 1996, Mr. Stehly was President/CEO of Stehly Woodcrafts from 1978-1996 and President/CEO of SIGNCORP from 1992-1996.
The mission of the Wildlife Leadership Academy is to engage and empower high school age youth to become Conservation Ambassadors to ensure a sustained wildlife, fisheries and natural resource legacy for future generations. The Academy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is a cooperative initiative involving state agencies and conservation organizations.