Since its creation, the Accokeek Foundation has enjoyed a stellar volunteer Board of Trustees. Founders, Robert Ware Straus, Henry Ferguson, and Charles Wagner, and the first president and benefactor, Frances Payne Bolton, were visionary thinkers who instilled in the trustees a sense of aiming for and achieving the highest goals.

Our organization today is testimony to the early vision of our founders and to the tradition of excellence being continued by our current trustees.


Dr. Virginia Busby
Archaeologist and Cultural Resource Management Consultant, Hillside Consulting, LLC

Vice Chair
Patricia E. Williams
Cultural Resources Management Group, LLC

Milton Ahlerich
Ahlerich Consulting Group

James Potts
Vice President, (Retired)
 Pepco Holdings, Inc.

Lisa Hayes
Accokeek Foundation


Marietta Ethier

Andrew​ Fellows
Local Government Liaison and Equity Officer, Environmental Finance Center, University of Maryland

Chap Gage
Susan Gage Catering

Shirley Harmon
Manager of Environmental Compliance and Performance Assessment, Pepco Holdings Inc.

Sara Lilly
Moyaone Reserve resident

Myra McGovern
Vice President of Media, National Association of Independent Schools

Chris Newman
Executive Director, Maryland Indian Tourism Association

Chas Offutt
Director Digital Development Services at Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

Eugene B. Roberts, Jr.
Farmer, Businessman

Vincent Rotondaro

David Sloan
Community Engagement, Maryland Department of Natural Resources



John Jameson
Former Smithsonian Official

Mary Leigh
Agricultural Economist