Wildlife Leadership Academy: Educating and empowering the next generation of conservation leaders.
Board of Directors
Joseph Reibman, Esq. (President)
Partner in Reibman and Reibman, Esquires. President and Founder of Glendon Properties, Inc. and Lehigh Drive Industrial Park, Inc. Honorably discharged as First Lieutenant with duty assignment as Assistant to the Staff Judge Advocate and United States Army Intelligence Commend. Awarded Army Commendation Medal. National Board of Director for the Alliance for Children and Families.
Peter Duncan (Vice President)
Deputy Commissioner, Department of Natural Resources, New York Department of Conservation (Retired). Former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources. Former Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
James Brett (Honorary Director)
Co-founder of the PA Institute for Conservation Education. Former Governor’s Advisor on Conservation and Sportsmen’s Issues. Former Curator of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (26 years). Founded and directs an international intern program and the Jim Brett Global Conservation Fund. Lectures internationally on ecology, field natural history, global conservation perspectives and biodiversity.
Rick Carlson Director of Policy and Legislation with Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (Retired). Avid sportsman and outdoor photographer.
Partner in the Albrights Mill Company, a milliner of agricultural grains and a supplier of home heating products; and a partner in Wessner Trucking, Inc, transporting grains and other products nationwide between suppliers and customers. Board of Director for Leesport (PA) Bank.
Elmer Ebling Avid sportsman and licensed and practicing funeral director.
The mission of the Wildlife Leadership Academy is to engage and empower high school age youth to become Conservation Ambassadors to ensure a sustained wildlife, fisheries and natural resource legacy for future generations. The Academy is a cooperative initiative involving state agencies and conservation organizations and is administered by the Pennsylvania Institute for Conservation Education, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.