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Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition Leadership

SUFC Leadership

The SUFC Steering Committee (SC) is the leadership committee principally responsible for fulfilling the Coalition’s purpose. The SC is accountable for the Coalition’s operations and provides guidance to the general membership as appropriate. The SC typically meets on a quarterly basis to review Coalition activities and progress as well as address challenges or emerging issues requiring efficient resolution.

Current SC members are:
  • Paul Ries, SUFC Co-Chair, USDA Forest Service, Retired
  • Don Winsett, SUFC Co-Chair, ISA Board Member (FL), Davey Tree Expert Company
  • Cara Boucher, National Association of State Foresters
  • Alice Ewen, USDA Forest Service, U&CF Program
  • Mark Garvin, Tree Care Industry Association
  • Gerry Gray, Co-Chair Policy, Forest Conservation Leadership, LLC
  • Rachel Holmes, Co-Chair Strategic Engagement and Outreach, The Nature Conservancy
  • Peter Hutchins, American Forests
  • Dan Lambe, Co-Chair Strategic Engagement and Outreach, Arbor Day Foundation
  • Scott Maco, Co-Chair Urban Research, Davey Foundation
  • Paul D. Ries, Co-Chair Urban Research, ISA Board Member, Oregon State University
  • Steve Sinclair, National Association of State Foresters
  • Rebecca Turner, Co-Chair Policy, American Forests
Ex-officio members:
  • National Urban Community Forestry Advisory Council Chair
  • Jan Davis, USDA Forest Service U&CF Program Lead and Staff
Advisors:
  • Julia Anastasio, Association of Clean Water Agencies
  • Gerry Gray, Forest Conservation Leadership, LLC
  • Jennifer Judd Hinrichs, JJHinrichs & Associates
  • Larry Wiseman, Centerline Strategies, LLC
  • Kathleen L. Wolf, Ph.D., University of Washington
  • Paul Ries, USDA Forest Service, Retired
Chair Emeritus:
  • Mark Buscaino, Casey Tree Foundation
  • Jim Skiera, Executive Director, International Society of Arboriculture

The Steering Committee provides regular updates on decisions made and seeks general membership endorsement of those decisions.