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.

David Keim (Treasurer)
Interim President of Lehigh Valley Plastics. Church council for eight years; 10 years as youth advisor. Avid sportsman and outdoor enthusiast.

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.

Gary Wessner
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.

Constance Walker
Manager-Customer Communications and Education at PPL Electric Utilities. Responsible for developing, directing, managing and executing the communications, education, marketing, advertising and public relations strategies that helps customers better understand the changing energy marketplace and become wiser consumers of electricity.



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Michele Kittell, Executive Director
116 Market St.
Lewisburg, PA 17837

phone: 570.245.8518

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The Wildlife Leadership Academy is a cooperative initiative of various state agencies and conservation organizations. It is coordinated and
administered by the Pennsylvania Institute for Conservation Education, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.