Board Members

Evergreen Conservancy Board of Directors

President – Cindy Rogers


Cindy is retired staff development specialist and training coordinator, twenty five years as a special education teacher. She was a board member for 7 years and then president for 1 year of Friends of the Park, Indiana, PA presenting programs on wild flowers. She is a member of the Herb Study Group of Indiana, a board member of Friends of Yellow Creek and a board member of League of Women Voters.

Malcolm Hermann

Malcolm Hermann

Malcolm is a cartographer. He is the owner and operator of a map publishing company, Municipal Publications. He has a background in agriculture and conservation and is a member of North American Cartographic Society.



Secretary –Tara Binion 


Tara is a 1994 graduate of Indiana University of PA with a degree in biology. Tara worked many years in market research. And was briefly on the Indiana Borough Council. She currently works for Department of Labor and Industry.



Dan Boone

Dan Boone

Dan is a retired professor in the Philosophy Department at IUP from 1969—2005. He has two patent applications filed for a new type of vertical-axis wind turbine and a novel hybrid electric vehicle that uses renewable cellulose fuel.


John Dudash

John Dudash

John is a strong advocate and protector for the environment and has worked as a liaison between local environmental groups and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, the Department of Environmental Protection, and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. He is president of the Senior Environmental Corp and a member of Ken Sink Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

Bob Lankard

Bob Lankard Bob is a retired manager of Indiana Job Center after a 37-year career in the employment business.  He writes a job search advice column for the Indiana Gazette and other newspapers. He is a member of the PA Senior Environmental Corps.  He served as board member and volunteer with Indiana Community Action Program Member of Calvary Evangelical Free Church and was involved with Boy Scout Troop 11.



Becky Snyder


Becky recently retired as the General Manager from Fluid Recovery Services in Creekside, PA after 30 years in the oil and gas industry. She has a B.S. degree in Biology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and currently is a member of the Environmental Committee of the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association. She is also the Treasurer for the West Penn Energy Association, an energy education non-profit association.

Dave Janeski 

Dave at Yellowstone

Dr. Janetski is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). (B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Biology) His has done research focused on Pacific salmon and the great lakes, postdoctoral research on spatiotemporal patterns of fish community structure. At IUP, Dr. Janetski’ research program prepares students for successful careers in aquatic ecology and conservation. He enjoys fishing, birding, photography, and being outdoors with his family.


Shannon Jackson – vice president 

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Shannon Jackson is the Property Manager for Westgate Group Apartments in Indiana Pa.  I currently manager 500 apartments and a great staff of 12.  I served as the Board President for the Indiana County Humane Society from November 2014- March 2017, and will finish my current term on the Board of Directors in March 2018.  I am extremely excited to be able to join Evergreen Conservancy’s Board of Directors, and bring with me my past and current board experience.  I currently live in Indiana Pa with my grandfather, and several cats.



Adriene is a Saint Francis University graduate with a degree in Organizational Leadership and Management Information Systems, bringing to the board a background in community relations, marketing and advertising, public administration, government affairs, event coordination, and fundraising. Fiercely passionate about conservation and outdoor recreation, Adriene is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of our local resources, serving on the Indiana County Parks and Trails Board, C & I Trail Council Board, and more recently, as the Chair of the Board of Directors for Friends of the Indiana County Conservation District. She resides in Washington Township, Indiana County with her husband Brian and two young children and spends as much time as possible outdoors by bike, boots, or boat.

Our 2020-2021 AmeriCorps Volunteer is Monica Lee: Monica is a recent IUP alumnus with a bachelor’s degree in Biology, focused in ecology/conservation. I had two field seasons of experience studying native bee, butterfly, and wildflower populations in managed timber harvest. Additionally, she has gained a strong interest in ornithology throughout my studies. Recently, she joined the AmeriCorps where she accepted our position as project assistant for Evergreen Conservancy in addition to the Indiana County Conservation District. Monica is  super passionate towards the environmental field. This is a wonderful position to achieve self-growth as a new biologist. She is excited for the future experiences she now has the opportunity to be a part of.

Emily Rahalla Joined the board in 2023. She is a Clarion University Grad with a Bachelors in Environmental Biology. Emily has research experience involving plastic consumption of wax worm moths. She was a former AmeriCorps member with Evergreen and ICCD. Currently, she is an AmeriCorps member with Western PA Conservancy. In her free time she likes to garden, hike, and read.

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