Officers & Board of Directors

Elected March 23, 2020


  • Sandy Sparks, President & Advisor (Charles Village)

  • James Wolf, Vice President (Wyman Park)

  • Tess Oby Loys, VP for Membership and Development (Medfield)

  • Travers Nelson, Treasurer (Roland Park)

  • Elaine Doyle-Gillespie,  Secretary (Hampden)

Capital Planning Committee

  • Mary Page Michel, Chair

  • Anne Perkins, Co-Chair


Communications & Outreach Committee

  • Amy Johanson, Chair

  • Tess Oby Loys, Co-Chair


Maintenance & Stewardship Committee

  • Travers Nelson, Chair

  • James Wolf, Co-Chair


Planting Advisory Committee

  • Jenny Katz, Chair

  • Jeff Dube, Co-Chair


Science & Education Committee

  • Tom Gamper (Charles Village), Chair

  • Emily Jagusch (Roland Park), Co-Chair



  • Janet Felsten (Roland Park)

  • Tom Gamper (Charles Village)

  • Emily Jagusch (Roland Park) 

  • Jenny Katz (Hampden)

  • Ryan McAlpine (Remington)

  • Mary Page Michel (Roland Park)

  • Leah Rossman (Wyman Park) 

  • Betsy Rutherford (Homeland)

  • Peter Wayner (Wyndhurst) 

  • Brian Weeks (Tuscany-Canterbury)

  • Jonathan Dandois (JHU, Ex-Officio)

  • Josh Ratner (Friends School, Ex-Officio)


Emeritus Board Members

  • Alice Greely-Nelson (Stone Hill)
  • Craig Huntley (Heathbrook)
  • Ray Iturralde (Wyman Park)
  • Anne Perkins (Tuscany-Canterbury)


Friends of Stony Run is a collaboration across more than 15 neighborhoods in north Baltimore City.

  • Blythewood

  • Evergreen

  • Guilford

  • Hampden

  • Homeland South

  • Keswick

  • Roland Park

  • Remington

  • Stone Hill

  • The Orchards

  • Tuscany-Canterbury

  • Woodbrook

  • Wyman Park

  • Wyman Park South

  • Wyndhurst

  • Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus

Our Partners

Blue Water Baltimore’s mission is to restore the quality of Baltimore’s rivers, streams and harbor to foster a healthy environment, a strong economy, and thriving communities.

The Alliance brings together communities, companies, and conservationists to improve our lands and waters. 

Baltimore Weed Warriors is a city-wide program that was developed to maintain the health of Baltimore’s urban forest. Certified Weed Warriors are environmental stewards trained in non-native invasive (NNI) plant management; they host volunteer events in parks all around the city to help protect trees, people, and biodiversity.

TreeBaltimore serves as the umbrella organization for all City agencies, private organizations and individuals in their effort to increase the tree canopy of Baltimore.

Trout Unlimited's mission is to conserve, protect and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.

​The Baltimore Area Council (BAC) is an independent not-for-profit entity responsible for delivering Scouting programs to young people in Baltimore City and the five surrounding counties.
Although supported with resources from the Boy Scouts of America National Office, the BAC is governed by a local board of directors and has its own bank accounts, investments and assets such as Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation and the Schapiro Scout Service Center. The council delivers the Scouting program through dedicated volunteer leadership in our 12 districts throughout Central Maryland.

The Patterson Park Audubon Center's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of Baltimore communities and the Earth’s biological diversity.

Founded in 1979, Maryland League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is a non-partisan, 501 (c)(4) known as the political voice for the environment.

The Johns Hopkins President’s Day of Service is an annual one-day community service event held in the fall. Undergraduate students work closely with the Center for Social Concern to plan and organize the entire event. We often work with non-profit organizations and community centers which already have lasting commitments to provide and care for the residents of Baltimore. This event strives to thank those organizations for their great work by putting our volunteers right there beside them.

Friends of Stony Run is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the entire Stony Run stream valley. 

Parks & People Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, serves as the fiscal agent and mailing address for the Friends of Stony Run. 

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Photos by:  Jeffrey Ding, Alice Greely-Nelson, Amy Johanson, Brion McCarthy, Elizabeth McGraw-Austin 

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