Delaware Nature Society Staff

Meet Our Executive Director

Brian Winslow

Brian Winslow

Brian Winslow became the Executive Director of Delaware Nature Society in January 2012. Winslow was the Director of the Asbury Woods Nature Center in Erie, PA, which attracts more than 65,000 visitors annually. At Asbury Woods, Winslow spearheaded a successful capital campaign that raised $3.8 million for completion of a greenway trail, renovation of a farm site as a trail head and education facility, and expansion to the nature center.

A graduate of Ohio University, Winslow worked as a farm interpreter, naturalist and environmental education manager at facilities in Michigan and Ohio before joining Asbury Woods in 1997. He is a board member of the Association of Nature Center Administrators and the Lake Erie Regional Conservancy. Winslow and his wife, Carrie, and their children, Emily and Evan, enjoy cross-country skiing, hiking, biking, kayaking, and exploring the trails and waterways of Delaware.

Meet Our Directors

Helen Fischel

Helen Fischel

Director of Education and Organizational Development

Helen Fischel joined Delaware Nature Society’s Education Department in 1980. She holds a BS/MS in Education. Helen oversees the education programming which reaches over a 100,000 people a year at all Delaware Nature Society sites and preserves. She is on the community advisory boards of the Delaware Environmental Institute plus Delaware’s EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program. Helen was an author of the state Environmental Literacy plan and co-chairs the education section of Delaware Children in Nature.

Brenna Goggin

Brenna Goggin

Director of Advocacy

Born and raised in Sussex County Delaware, Brenna grew up with an appreciation of the outdoors and Delaware’s environment. Since her start with Delaware Nature Society in 2008 as the Environmental Advocate, Brenna has served on various state committees such as the Clean Water and Flood Abatement Task Force and Delaware’s Nutrient Management Commission. As the Environmental Advocate and now Advocacy Manager, Brenna is responsible for all of Delaware Nature Society’s grassroots advocacy and government affairs work. She is the liaison between the organization and elected and appointed officials, and promotes the organization both in Dover and D.C. On behalf of Delaware Nature Society, Brenna has actively worked on securing full funding for the Open Space and Farmland Preservation programs as well as legislation including the Statewide Recycling law and the Interstate Wildlife Violator's Compact.

Anne Harper

Anne Harper

Director of Sites

Anne Harper joined Delaware Nature Society in May 2017 as the Director of Sites. She has more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit leadership and management in organizations dedicated to environmental education, youth development and community development. Anne holds a Master of Environmental Studies from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and a BA in Biology/Field Ecology from Oberlin College.

Joanne McGeoch

Joanne McGeoch

Director of Development and Marketing

Joanne McGeoch joined Delaware Nature Society in January 2015. For more than a decade, she has served in leadership positions in Development at non-profits in the region including Greener Partners, Tyler Arboretum, and Habitat for Humanity. At Delaware Nature Society, she will work with her team to create strategies to promote engagement at our 4 unique sites, while raising essential funding to build our capacity to execute our mission. Joanne has a B.A. in Fine Art from ASU, and in her free time, enjoys hand-building clay pots inspired by textures and colors in nature. \

Ginger North

Ginger North

Director of Conservation

Ginger has worked for the Delaware Nature Society since 1992. First as a Teacher/Naturalist, then in 1995 she moved to the Natural Resource Conservation department, and held a variety of positions becoming the Associate Director of the department in 2010. During a realignment of the organization in 2015, she became a Director of Conservation where she oversees all aspects of the department including Land Management, Land Preservation, and Watershed Stewardship. She has presented at EPA regional and national conferences on a variety of topics including water quality and volunteer monitoring. She has a Master of Science degree in Genetics from the University of Delaware, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Marine Biology from the University of Long Island. .

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