Laurie Bachman, Executive Director
610.527.5234 ext. 109
Laurie’s favorite childhood memories are playing in the stream and woods near her suburban home, exploring the rocky shores of Maine, and hiking the Laurel Path in Eaglesmere. Pennsylvania. Her love of the outdoors partnered with a passion for education led her to Riverbend in 2005.
With a BS in Human Resources from the University of Delaware, her work with not-for-profits is a second career. At Riverbend she has loved the opportunity to lead an organization that is making the world a better place. She lived in Radnor for most of life, raising her adult son and daughter there, and recently relocated to Philadelphia where she enjoys regular visits to the Schuylkill River Trail and nearby parks.
Jeanne Angell, Property and Volunteer Manager
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A "nature girl" at heart, Jeanne's love of camping and gardening led her to Riverbend in 2010. As the Property and Volunteer Manager, she works with individual volunteers and a variety of volunteer groups to do much of the work needed to manage our 30-acre site.
Jeanne received her BA in Psychology from Earlham College and a master's degree in Social Service Management from Bryn Mawr College. Her career has focused on creating and managing programs in various educational settings. Originally from Buffalo, Jeanne now lives in Havertown with her husband and three sons and is heavily in involved in a number of civic groups, including serving on the Shade Tree Commission and coordinating the Tree Tenders Program.
Stacy Carr-Poole, School, Scout & Outreach Programs Manager
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Stacy Carr-Poole is Riverbend’s School, Scout & Outreach Programs Manager and oversees the education programs for individuals, scouts, school groups and outreach programs for underserved children. Growing up in rural Ohio allowed Stacy lots of time to be in nature, often spending whole days exploring and discovering outdoors. She loves to work with children and teachers to bring more nature and science into children’s lives.
An experienced educator, Stacy has worked at Riverbend since 2003 and in the field of environmental education for almost twenty years. She has a BS in Environmental Science from Allegheny College and an MS in Non-Profit Management from Eastern University. Stacy lives in Philadelphia with her husband, daughter and three dogs.
Lisa Hancock, Director of Development
610.527.5234 ext. 111
Lisa joined Riverbend in 2015 as our Director of Development. Prior to this she served as Development Director of the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls. Her non-profit career in conservation and environmental education began with service on the Board of the Valley Forge Audubon Society followed by nine years directing membership and communications for Montgomery County Lands Trust, now merged with Natural Lands Trust. Growing up fishing the creeks, hiking the dunes and sailing the lakes of Michigan, led to her life-long love of the outdoors. This in turn drives her strong desire to raise the essential fundraising resources needed to steward and protect our natural world. With her two children now grown, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, travel and volunteering for local non-profit organizations.
Community Relations Manager
610.527.5234 ext. 104
Lisa first fell in love with nature while growing up among the pines of Medford Lakes, NJ. She has fond memories of camping, hiking and fishing with her father.
Those memories of nature led her to join the Riverbend team in 2011 as the Development and Communications Associate. She is thrilled to be a part of the Riverbend family where she can put her MS in Arts Administration and experience in the field of communications to work, along with her love for the outdoors. When Lisa is not at work she enjoys spending time camping, painting and traveling with her husband, daughter and dog.
Kelly Myers, Children and Family Program Manager
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Kelly's love for nature was sparked at a very young age. After spending most of her childhood outdoors, camping, climbing trees and exploring the forests, it was a natural choice for her to attend Penn State University and complete her BS in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology.
Kelly joined the Riverbend team in 2011 as a Summer Environmental Educator and later returned in 2012 as the Camp Coordinator. In addition to running camp, Kelly also teaches nature programs, leads the Kindergarten Enrichment, and manages Riverbend's Year Round Camp and Birthday party programs. Kelly still spends most of her time outdoors bird watching, hiking, travelling and spending time with her husband and her pigeon.