Board of Directors

Reggie Alexander — Director since 2005, Marion County resident, involved with cleanups, youth education and catch-and-release programs, active in Indianapolis Flycasters and Project Healing Waters.

Adam Barnes — Manager of Holliday Park and Nature Center, long-time partner with River School, member of Friends of Holliday Park Board, and variety of environmental education professional associations.

Chris Carlson — Writer/illustrator, former Butler University instructor, longtime Friends member and volunteer, past service on Broad Ripple Village Association Board and canal history committee, member of Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Association and Amos W. Butler Audubon Society, resident of Warfleigh neighborhood.

Rick Cockrum — Longtime river resident and member, director since 2009, volunteer for River School, past service on Indiana Deparment of Natural Resources Commission and Indy Parks Board, activist on legislative/regulatory and policy issues impacting Indiana’s environment and quality of life.

John Hazlett — Environmental planner, former Director of the Office of Sustainability for the City of Indianapolis, active volunteer for  river tours to promote access, extensive background in water conservation and stormwater management, member of  Soil and Water Conservation District Board.

Cathy Hurt — CPA, longtime member and current  Friends’ Treasurer, resident of Town of Rocky Ripple with past service to its Town Board, active in many volunteer organizations, including Girls’ Rock!

A. Joe King — Director since 2003, founder of ongoing clean-up and bank restoration projects on Fall Creek in downtown Indianapolis, active in outdoor mentoring experiences for urban youth, retired insurance professional.

Tom McCain — Involved with Friends since 2000 as web master, designer of White River Guide app, volunteer with River School and for cleanups, current president of Friends of Broad Ripple Park, member of board of CIBA Foundation and of Advisory Council for the Greenways Foundation, volunteer naturalist at Holliday Park Nature Center.

Neil Myers — Director since 2007, volunteers annually for River School program, assists with on-water training, works in field of environmental restoration as principal in firm that is annual sponsor of the Downtown Cleanup.

Deborah G. Stoll — Former Deputy Director of Midtown Indianapolis and member of Indianapolis Rowing Center, active in Reconnecting to our Waterways committees and numerous community groups, and advocate for neighborhood partnership projects.

Dan Valleskey — Current FOWR president, member and volunteer for all Friends education programs, including River School and Adopt-A-River cleanup, past president of Hoosier Canoe Club, formerly served on Indiana Trails Advisory Board.

Cyndi Parrett Wagner — Section Chief, Indiana Department of Environmental Management Division of Water Quality, longtime association with Friends since its inception, formerly worked for Marion County Health Department, long service as volunteer for outreach and policy development.

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