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Margaret Welsch,
Margaret and her husband Clifford are both active in MNA, Clifford serving as a Land Steward for Prairie Ronde and Sauk Indian Trail sanctuaries. Margaret has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 2005 and has been Vice-President of the Board for the last four years. She is a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Medical Technology. Before her retirement Margaret was chief project coordinator for several large National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grants for the study of Breast Cancer using Sprague-Dawley rats and Athymic mouse models; these grants were awarded to the Department of Toxicology and Pharmacology at Michigan State University. 
Aubrey Golden,
Vice President
Aubrey taught in the Walled Lake Consolidated School District for 34 years and also served for several years as the President of the Walled Lake Education Association. Aubrey has been actively involved in conservation issues in Michigan since 1983, when he helped establish the Michigan Karst Conservancy. He served as the fundraising chair and vice-president and in various other committee functions up until 1993, when he was elected President of the all-volunteer organization, and has served in this position since then. Aubrey is well-versed in the standards and practices that an organization should follow in order to operate in an ethical manner and is familiar with the accreditation process. He also serves as an MNA steward.
Ruth Vail,
Ruth has been a member of MNA since the mid-1970s. Since retiring in 2004, Ruth has spent countless hours helping organize sanctuary legal files at MNA's office. Her work was invaluable in helping MNA achieve Accreditation in 2013. Ruth is also the steward at Beavertail Point and Beaver Dam Nature Sanctuaries. Ruth has B.S. and M.S. degrees in geology from the University of Illinois - Urbana. Before retiring, Ruth was a geologist for a sanitary engineering company, laboratory manager for an asphalt paving company, and manager of the Map Room at the Illinois Geological Survey. She has served on the planning commission and board of zoning appeals for the City of Troy, active with many church committees, and a supporter of many land conservation organizations.
Yu Man Lee,

 Yu Man is an accomplished field biologist and conservation scientist with the Michigan Natural Features Inventory. She has been with MNFI since 1997, and served as Interim Director from 2007-09. She is the author, co-author, or contributing author of over 45 technical reports, 20 MNFI species abstracts, and three peer-reviewed publications, among others. Much of Yu Man's research is focused on rare amphibians and reptiles in Michigan, including research on the copperbelly water snake and the eastern massassauga rattlesnake.

Kurt Brauer Kurt is a partner at Warner, Norcross and Judd LLP.  He is a past chair of the State Bar of Michigan's Environmental Law Council.  As an attorney, Kurt worked on a variety of complex environmental and real estate issues, including establishing the first county Land Bank Fast Track Authority and developing a county-wide brownfield plan.  Kurt is a past President of the Paul H. Young Chapter of Trout Unlimited, the president of the Loon Lake Association and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Wetlands Association.
Mary Ann Czechowski Mary Ann is a geologist, science writer, editor, and author of Gold in Michigan. Active in the Michigan Nature Association since the late 1970s, she previously served as Treasurer and Secretary. Mary Ann is interested in the geology of MNA properties and in the business and historical aspects of the organization. She lives with her husband, Dr. Melvin Czechowski, in Landenberg, Pennsylvania.
Debby Igleheart Debby joined the MNA during the campaign to purchase Estivant Pines more than 30 years ago. A retired librarian, she is a member of the Oakland Audubon Society, the Leelanau Conservancy, the Sierra Club, and the many other environmental groups. Debby and her husband Addison live in Bloomfield Hills.
Steve Kelley Steve is a University of Michigan botany graduate and practicing environmental, contract, and litigation attorney with Stephen M. Kelley, P.C. An MNA member and supporter since 1979, Steve has held numerous leadership positions, as President of MNA for four years and eight years on the board. Other leadership positions include work with the State Bar of Michigan Environmental Law Section, the Detroit Regional Chamber Environmental and Energy Policy Committee, the University of Detroit Mercy Law Alumni Association, and fundraising campaigns for local schools. Steve is a supporter of the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, the Belle Isle Conservancy, and other groups.
Stan Kuchta Stan Kuchta is a field scientist and plant specialist with the Michigan Department of Agriculture. Previously employed in Great Lakes shipping, his travels led to a life-long interest in the fauna, flora, and cultural history of the Great Lakes area. Stan has long been active in the Michigan Nature Association and chairs the Sanctuary Committee. He also serves as a steward. Stan lives with his wife, Brenda, and their two children in Ann Arbor.
Gisela Lendle King Gisela is a medical technician when she isn't working with nature. In addition to serving as an MNA trustee, she is on the board of the Detroit Audubon Society. Gisela also co-chairs the Friends of Rose Township, and lives in Holly.
Paul Messing As a lifelong Michigan resident, Paul has always been interested in protecting the state's remaining natural areas from development. In addition to his work on the board, Paul serves as the steward at Lost Lake Nature Sanctuary, co-steward at Frinks Pond Plant Preserve, and co-steward at Wilcox-Warnes Nature Sanctuary, as well as an active volunteer at many MNA sanctuaries in southeast Michigan. He began as an emissary, leading hikes and distributing information about MNA in the community. He has continued by adding workdays and other more adventurous hikes to his experience. Paul is currently employed by General Motors, where he has been an engineer for the past 15 years. He lives in Sterling Heights with his wife Jill and dog Zeli. 
Don Reed Don is retired from the State of Michigan where he worked as a computer systems analyst and software developer. His interests include landscaping for wildlife and native plant propagation, especially woodland wildflowers. He grows native plants from seed for use in his own landscape and for the nature center he is creating at the Dimondale Elementary School near his home. He also volunteers regularly for MNA stewardship activities and has been a regular member of MNA's prescribed burn crew.
David Sharpe David, a retired science teacher, served on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Education Association and the National Education Association.  He is an active member of his community and has used his skills as a master gardener in guiding the formation and development of  “Finlandia Gardens” at the Finnish Center Association in Farmington Hills. He and his wife, Jeannette, live in a NWF-certified habitat in Farmington Hills.
Karen Weingarden Karen served MNA as a board member for many years, including as President from 1996-2008. She received the Richard W. Holzman Award in 2012 for her commitment to MNA.  She is also a member of the DIA Founders Society, Detroit Zoological Society and Cranbrook Science Center. She is currently living in Milford with her husband Marshall, two dogs and three grandchildren. She has a daughter living in Houston who is involved in the environment.