William (Bill) G. McKendree – Westerly, RI
Bill McKendree joined Eastern National’s Board of Directors in 2018 and became Chair in 2021. Founder of the Clarion Group, Mr. McKendree is an expert in areas of organizational design, strategy development and implementation, management process development, and creating executive alignment. During a career spanning over 30 years, Mr. McKendree has had diverse experience as a line executive managing large complex businesses and working as a strategic internal consultant. Until recently, he served as chair of The Westerly Hospital (Westerly, RI), Trustee of The Westerly Land Trust, and Chair of The Ocean Community United Theatre. He was also Vice Chair of Outward Bound USA. He is currently on the Board of The Daily Gazette and serves as a trustee of The Living Supplies Closet. He holds a B.S. in geology from Skidmore College and an MBA, M.Ed., and Masters in Organization Behavior from the University of Vermont.
Susan Schroeder – Flagstaff, AZ
Susan Schroeder became Vice Chair of the Eastern National Board of Directors in 2021. She recently retired from Grand Canyon Conservancy as the Chief Executive Officer, a position she held since 2008. Her knowledge and experience in organizational development, fundraising, strategic planning, and nonprofit governance led to significant organizational growth and transformation. Prior to that, she spent 18 years at Northern Arizona University (NAU) where she held leadership positions in the Center for Sustainable Environments, University Advancement and the NAU Foundation. Previously she was a partner in a research consulting firm that specialized in tourism and outdoor recreation consumer research. Recent board positions include the Northern Arizona Leadership Alliance, Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff, and the steering committee of the National Friends Alliance.
Gerry Gabrys – Fairfax, VA
Gerry Gabrys currently serves as President and CEO of Guest Services, Inc. Mr. Gabrys joined Guest Services in 1986 as Vice President/Treasurer. Prior to joining Guest Services, Mr. Gabrys served as Senior Vice President of the Washington Football Team and also Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors of the Baltimore Orioles, and had previously served on the Board of Trustees of Guest Services, as well as Chairman of the Audit Committee while a member of the Board. Prior to that, he was with the public accounting firm of Arthur Andersen and Co. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, a Certified Public Accountant, and is fully accredited as a Certified Hotel Administrator. Mr. Gabrys is a fellow of the Culinary Institute of America and a member of the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Gabrys is on the Boards of the Boy Scouts of America National Capital Region, The Economic Club of Washington D.C., the Federal City Council, Life with Cancer, Southern Innkeepers Association, the Friends of the Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run, Inc., and The Women’s Center’s Corporate Advisory Committee.
Charles (Charley) Money – Bellingham, WA
Charley Money retired as the Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Conservancy in 2017, capping a long career of public lands nonprofit leadership. Prior to joining the Conservancy, he held positions with Alaska Geographic, Golden Gate National Park Conservancy, Western National Parks Association, and the National Park Service. Throughout his career Charley has offered training and mentoring to nonprofit organizations independently and alongside the Public Lands Alliance, where he served as a board member for 12 years. Charley continues to lend his expertise to the public lands community from his home in Bellingham, Washington, where he lives with his wife Julie Dreher.
Kristie Paskvan – Chicago, IL
Kristie Paskvan is an Associate Director in the Magelli Office of Experiential Learning at the University of Illinois Gies College of Business. Previously she was the CFO and COO at Mesirow Financial, a global financial services company. Ms. Paskvan has extensive experience in corporate governance, enterprise-wide transformation, and business development strategy. Her present board involvement includes SmithBucklin, First Women’s Bank, the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois and an executive MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Harvey C. Perry, II – Westerly, RI
Harvey C. Perry, II, served for 39 years at the Washington Trust Company in Westerly, Rhode Island, in various capacities, including as head of the Wealth Management Division, head of bank strategic planning, corporate secretary, and director of the office for nonprofit resources. In addition, he served on the senior management committee and the charitable contributions committee. While at the bank, his professional affiliations included serving as president of the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Bankers Association and on the membership committee of the American Bankers Association, as well as on the Rhode Island Estate Planning Council and the Estate Planning Council of Southeastern Connecticut. Mr. Perry was a charter board member and is past president of the Westerly Land Trust. In addition, he has served as trustee of the Rhode Island Chapter of the Nature Conservancy for 19 years, trustee of Preserve Rhode Island, and commissioner of the Quonochontaug Beach Conservation Commission.
Daniel J. Song – New York Metro
Daniel J. Song is the Vice President of Digital Solutions at Epsilon Data Management, a Publicis Group company. With a distinguished 20-year record of delivering enterprise-wide transformation strategies, solution frameworks, and transformational technologies, Mr. Song holds a unique blend of consulting, business, design, and engineering expertise focused on realizing consumer delight and advocacy, product and service innovation, and optimal collaboration. Prior to Epsilon, Mr. Song served in leadership roles at HealthRede, EPAM Systems, Accenture, and IBM. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Columbia University.
Raymond David Vela – Bryan, TX
David Vela retired from the National Park Service in September 2020 after 30 years with the agency, most recently serving as Deputy Director, Exercising the Authority of the Director. During his tenure, Mr. Vela championed “NPS NEXT, A Second Century of Service,” an initiative designed to modernize the agency’s business practices, and engage a new, diverse generation of resource conservation stewards to the NPS mission. Mr. Vela’s previous assignments include Superintendent of Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway, Regional Director of the NPS Southeast Region, Superintendent of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, Superintendent of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, and Superintendent of Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site. In addition, he served as Director of the Texas Child Support program under the Attorney General of Texas. Mr. Vela is an alumnus of Texas A&M University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in recreation and parks.
Bob Vogel – Fernandina Beach, FL
Bob Vogel retired from the National Park Service in 2020 after a 40-year career. Most recently, Mr. Vogel was the Regional Director of the Southeast Region, where he oversaw 73 national parks and multiple programs in 11 states and territories. Prior to this assignment he served as Superintendent of the National Mall and Memorial Parks. He has also lent his expertise to the NPS National Leadership Council, the NPS Development Advisory Board, and the EN National Park Service Advisory Group. Mr. Vogel is an alumnus of the University of Tennessee, where he earned his B.S. in natural resource management.