• Sherry Mitchell-Bruker
    Sherry Mitchell-Bruker Founding Member and Board President

    Dr. Sherry Mitchell-Bruker has worked as a hydrologist to preserve, protect and manage water resources for over thirty years. Her career in environmental research, consulting and management has taken her from Indiana to the Everglades, the Sierra Nevada and back home to Indiana.

    Now retired from the federal government, she continues to share her skills and passion for the aquatic world through teaching and community service. Sherry is happiest when she is outside sailing, kayaking, gardening, hiking, biking or camping.

  • Richard Harris
    Richard Harris Founding Member and Board Treasurer

    Richard returned to the Bloomington area after retiring from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management in 2014. He and his wife Vickie, and Buddy the Wonder Dog, live in a historic home just outside of Bloomington. Richard has become involved in various environmental and advocacy groups since retiring. He enjoys camping, hiking, kayaking, birding and other outdoor activities.

  • Jim Krause
    Jim Krause Board Member and Secretary

    Jim teaches at The Media School at Indiana University. He’s a photographer, documentarian, video producer, animator, guitarist, composer, and loves spending time on the water. He has more than 10 years experience serving on boards of non-profit organizations and has focused his recent work towards science education. You can reach Jim at his IU office or at his studio. When not teaching or practicing his craft, he is likely off enjoying the woods, going for a paddle, or spending time on his sailboat (currently somewhere in the Great Lakes).

  • Kevin Dogan
    Kevin Dogan Founding Member

    Kevin is an attorney whose law practice has primarily involved representing city and town governments, and more recently Monroe County.  In his legal practice he has helped his governmental clients with drinking water, waste water and storm water projects and issues.

    Living with his wife Martha for the past 10 years in a house overlooking a wooded ravine near Lake Monroe, they have worked to keep their home and property environmentally-friendly by installing solar panels for their electricity, putting their ravine in the Classified Forest & Wildland Program, replacing invasive plants with native ones and creating a wildlife pond. They enjoy sailing and kayaking on the Lake Monroe, biking and hiking with their dog in areas around the Lake and observing the many local and migratory bird species that visit the Lake.

  • Mary Madore
    Mary Madore Founding Board Member

    Mary’s been interested in the health of our waters since her first class in limnology nearly 40 years ago.  Work and graduate studies led her to testing drinking, surface, and effluent waters for organic pollution, specifically focusing on the occurrence of Cryptosporidium oocysts. As a wildlife habitat steward in Indiana, Mary’s objective is clean water for all. Mary enjoys nature-watching in her garden with her husband Jack, spending time with her Granddaughter, taking walks with her dogs, and horse-back riding.

  • Cheryl Munson
    Cheryl Munson Board Member

    Cheryl is an archaeologist and research scientist in the Department of Anthropology at IU who specializes in the prehistory and early history of southern Indiana and the Eastern U.S. Since 2013 Cheryl has served as an At-Large Member of the Monroe County Council, with particular interests in public safety, youth enrichment,  and economic development — including what the lake offers to residents and visitors for swimming, boating, and fishing. She enjoys gardening, raising dogs, cooking for family and friends, and being with her grandchildren.

  • Joe Ryan
    Joe Ryan Board Member
    Joe Ryan taught university economics and then had a career as a USAID Foreign Service Officer before retiring in 2014 to Bloomington, his native place.  He now teaches about international economic issues at IU.
    His interest in environmental matters was heightened by heading USAID/Peru’s office assisting biodiversity protection in the Peruvian Amazon and adaptation to loss of Andean glaciers.  A former French horn player, Joe enjoys classical music.

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