Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors come from a diverse background and experiences. Each bring their knowledge, unique skill set, and passion toward advancing the mission and vision of the McHenry County Conservation Foundation: 

Brad Semel - President, McHenry
Kevin Ivers - Vice President, Woodstock
Ray Eisbrener - Secretary, Richmond
Kimberly Becker - Treasurer, Gurnee
Dennis Dreher - Director, McHenry
Martie Gorman - Director, Lake in the Hills
Pamela Althoff - Director, McHenry

Linda Thomas - McHenry County Conservation District Board of Trustees Liaison
Elizabeth Kessler - McHenry County Conservation District Executive Director & Foundation Board Advisor

"I have always been impressed with the Conservation District and what their dedicated staff accomplishes in terms of leading edge natural areas restoration and efforts to provide the residents with quality outdoor experiences that range from well-maintained bike trails to hiking and nature study. I am a part of the Foundation to help provide the District with greater financial resources to acquire the county’s last remnant natural areas and preserve them in public trust for future generations. The Foundation has given me a personal role in being able to pass to my children outstanding examples of our county’s natural heritage." - Brad Semel, Board President