About Us

Welcoming backyard birdwatchers and researchers in the field alike, the Ohio Ornithological Society is the only statewide organization specifically devoted to fostering a deeper appreciation of wild birds, fellowship and collaboration in advancing our collective knowledge about them, and our ability to speak with one voice to preserve Ohio's bird habitats.

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Officers and Directors

The Ohio Ornithological Society is operated by a 13-member Board of Directors which represents the birding interests in each part of the state, consisting of five officers plus eight additional directors. Board members are elected by the membership at the annual meeting. Here is a chart of the current Board of Directors.

Current Board of Directors

Julie Davis, President

Mike Edgington, Vice President

Sue Evanoff, Executive Secretary

Randy Rogers, Recording Secretary

Bruce Miller, Treasurer

Regional Directors

Rebecca Hinkle , Northwest Region

Bill Heck, Central Region

Tim Colborn , Northeast Region

Kathy McDonald, Southwest Region

Scott Pendleton, Southeast Region

Jason Larson , East Central Region

Craig Caldwell, Director-at-large

Tom Hissong, Director-at-large


Conservation Chair: Cheryl Harner

Membership Chair: Ned Keller

Cardinal Editor: Craig Caldwell

Cerulean Editor: Stefan Gleissberg

Listowner: Kathy Neugebauer

The Board of Directors of the Ohio Ornithological Society would like to recognize and thank the founding board members and past board members of our fledgling organization.


Jim McCormac, President

Ed Pierce, Vice President

Laura Kammermeier, Executive Secretary

Bill Whan, Recording Secretary

Peter King, Treasurer

Micki Dunakin, Northwest Regional Director

Rob Harlan, Northeast Regional Director

Ned Keller, Southwest Regional Director

Greg Links, Director-at-large

Bernard Master, Central Regional Director

Greg Miller, Director-at-large

Su Snyder, East Central Regional Director

Bill Thompson, III, Southeast Regional Director


Bill Thompson, III President

Jen Sauter, President

Tom Bartlett, Northwest Regional Director

Dana Bollin, Northwest Regional Director

Erik Bruder, Northeast Regional Director

Cheryl Harner East Central Regional Director

Craig Caldwell, Northeast Regional Director

Gabe Leidy, Northeast Regional Director

Karen Menard, Director-at-large

Marc Nolls, Recording Secretary

Bob Scott Placier, Southeast Regional Director

Wendy Clark, Director-at-Large

Ethan Kistler, Director-at-Large

Ann Oliver, Executive Secretary