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Anna Yelk

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Executive Director

After serving as a board member of CPC, Anna became executive director in early 2012. Her passion for local land protection stems from her involvement in the successful White Rocks Project of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, where she played a role as a resident of Monroe Township in opposing major development in the AT and South Mountain landscape and supported the protection of 852 acres through the U.S. Forest Legacy Program. Her overriding goal at CPC is to reposition and strengthen the organization to meet the needs for protecting and stewarding the natural, recreational, and cultural resources unique to our region. In her free time, she loves hiking, backpacking, cross-country skiing, traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Prior to CPC, she worked for the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC)/Center for Climate Strategies in Harrisburg, PA, and for the Henry M. Jackson Foundation in Seattle, Washington, where she developed and managed grantmaking programs. She holds an M.A. from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), Economic and Social Development, and a Certificate in the Management of Nonprofit Organizations (1998). She completed her B.A. at George Washington University (1995).