Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors

Anne Heikkila, Co-Chair

Anne Heikkila grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and developed her passion for the outdoors by skiing, hiking, and camping throughout California. She received her degrees in Speech Pathology and Audiology and relocated to Georgia for a professional opportunity in the cochlear implant industry. She and her…

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Micky Ryan, Co-Chair

Micky spent her law career representing low income tenants with housing problems and her spare time in the outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. She came to Oregon from Ohio for law school and after experiencing the mountains, forests, and coast of Oregon, she…

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L.D. Delano

LD Delano, Vice Chair

LD Delano’s love affair with the outdoors began with family vacations traveling in a station wagon and sleeping in a canvas tent. Most trips included visiting at least one national park and plenty of fly-fishing.

Spending most of her life in “the big, square states out West” fed her love…

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Pip Coe, Secretary

After spending more than thirty years living in the Intermountain West, Pip recently moved back to western North Carolina where she first started working in the outdoor industry. Since then, Pip‘s career in the outdoor industry has taken her all over the world as an outdoor education…

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Suez Jacobson, Treasurer

Suez came to Broads through her son, Tim Peterson, who worked on the Broads’ Healthy Lands project. Trained as an economist at the University of Utah, Suez has worked both in the corporate world as a financial economist doing research and as an…

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Laura Hodge

Laura has always been rooted in community by being a voice for collaboration and making a positive difference for those around her. She took on an effort in 2014 to protect the mountains around her Coker Creek home through the Tennessee Wilderness Act. There, Laura led a diverse coalition…

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Mary O’Brien

Mary O’Brien is a botanist who has worked for toxics reform, environmental law, and public lands conservation organizations for 40 years. In December 2021, Mary left her 17-year position as Utah Public Lands Director for Grand Canyon Trust, a Colorado Plateau regional conservation organization. She founded Project Eleven…

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Anna Lee Vargas

Anna Lee Vargas

Anna Lee Vargas is a sixth generation San Luis Valley Native born and raised in Manassa, Colorado. She attended Adams State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Welfare and Spanish, Liberal Arts.

Anna Lee describes herself as a natural born…

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Corina Lopez

Corina Lopez

Corina has been a champion for the disenfranchised and disadvantaged since she began her formal political work as a parks advocate two decades ago. She met the most courageous and unapologetic women advocating for public lands through the NorCal Broadband, became involved with them in the Red Road to…

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Learn About Our Council of Advisors


Our Council of Advisors

  • Steve Allen
  • Joe Breddan
  • Rose Chilcoat
  • Craig Childs
  • Dave Foreman
  • Maggie Fox
  • Ginger Harmon
  • Vicky Hoover
  • Libby Ingalls
  • Frandee Johnson
  • Matt Kenna
  • Linda Liscom
  • Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk
  • Bill Meadows
  • Caroline Kirksey Munger
  • Marcey Olajos
  • Tim Peterson
  • Carl Rountree
  • Lois Snedden
  • Blake Spalding
  • Liz Thomas




Calling All Passionate Broads to Serve on Our Board of Directors

We are currently seeking wildly passionate Broads to serve on our Board of Directors.

Directors are responsible for organizational governance and vision, policy development, and assuring that the necessary resources—such as funds, staff, and professional expertise—are available to accomplish Broads’ mission.

We welcome all skills and backgrounds, from all parts of the country. Currently, we are looking for skills in leadership & management, legal, strategic governance, financial management, fundraising (including campaign planning and implementation), environmental sciences, grassroots advocacy/activism, wilderness management, public land agencies, and Broadband leadership.

We are an inclusive organization and encourage board applications of candidates from diverse cultural, racial, ethnic, gender and gender expression, sexual orientation, and age groups.

This is a volunteer position that carries the benefits of Broad camaraderie and the satisfaction of knowing you are at the heart of Broads’ critical wild land protection work.

Here is a more detailed description of Board Member responsibilities.

Please review our Strategic Plan to learn about our goals and objectives.

Please email the following to Anne Heikkila at anne.heikkila@icloud.com:

  • A brief resume
  • A cover letter addressing these questions:
    • Why do you want to be on Broads’ Board of Directors?
    • What are your particular talents, expertise, and areas where you feel you could contribute to the Broads?
    • Have you had other experience with nonprofit organizations?
    • What are your thoughts on fund raising?
      Fundraising is constantly on our minds and agenda, so we are interested in what role you might play. There are a number of ways to take on a fundraising as a Board Member, and the organization provides guidance and support with Board efforts.
  • What else would you like us to know about you?

The Board reviews all applications and new Directors are selected by a vote of the Board. For further questions about serving as a Board Member, please email Anne Heikkila at anne.heikkila@icloud.com or call the Broads’ main office at 970-385-9577.