Judy RoddExecutive Director
Judy Rodd is our executive director, and has run Friends of Blackwater since 2000. She has an M.S. in Recreation and Parks from West Virginia University, and has been working as an environmental educator and advocate since 1985. As well as being the director, Judy handles much of the grants and fundraising.
Emily CornellWatershed Projects Manager
Kate LearyExecutive Assistant
Kate Leary has a MS from the University of Montana, and was a lobbyist for the West Virginia Environmental Council during the 2017 legislative session.
John BrownTechnical Consultant (part-time)
John Brown is Friends of Blackwater’s technical consultant. He has run his own computer business and has worked with non-profits across West Virginia. When not helping Friends of Blackwater, he teaches middle school science.
Logan ThorneClimate Consultant (part-time)
As we grow our climate programs, Logan will be heading up the Morgantown office, organizing public events, and giving a statewide perspective on climate issues.
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