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The Cahaba River Society Board represents diverse interests and expertise, including community and grassroots leaders; professionals in business, development, sustainable building, education and public relations; faith leadership; engineers; attorneys; and scientists expert in biodiversity and water quality.


Rob Angus, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Biology, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham

Vice President – Conservation and  Chair – Science


Pam Baugh

Community volunteer &

retired biology teacher

Co-Chair – Education


Neil Davis

President, Davis Architects


Betsy Dobbins, PhD

Paul N. Propst Professor of   Natural Sciences, Samford University


Emily Harley

Media Relations Director, International Expeditions


Helen Hays, APR

Helen2o: Fluid Communications

Co-Chair – Education


Henry Hughes

Vice President of Education, Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Co-Chair – Stewardship


Bolaji Kukoyi, PE

President, Dynamic Civil Solutions


Matt Leavell

Director of Design, University of Alabama Center for Economic Development


Min Sun Lee

Assoc. Professor of Art-Graphic Design & Program Director, University of Montevallo


Lea Ann Macknally, RLA, ASLA, CLARB

President, Macknally Land Design


Brad McLane

Chief of Administration, NaphCare

Chair – Policy


Bryance Metheney

Partner, Burr Forman


Anthony Overton, PhD

Chair, Dept. of Biological & Environmental Sciences, Samford University


Jay Pigford, AIA, LEED AP

Partner, ArchitectureWorks, LLP


Robert Pless

Senior Vice President, ServisFirst Bank


Chair – Development


Jeet Radia, PE, CIH

Senior VP – EHS & HR, McWane, Inc.



Stuart Roberts

Financial Advisor



Margot Shaw

Editor-In-Chief, Flower Magazine


Thomas Spencer

Senior Research Associate, Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama

Board President


Stacy Thompson

Environmental Specialist, Vulcan Materials, Co.


Emeritus Board
Sonya Cobb*
David Cunningham
Dr. Eleanor DelBene
Co-Chair, Stewardship
Robert Tate
Frank M. Young, III
Beth Maynor Young

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