Meet the Board and Staff


Nancy Shaper, Board President

Nancy is a local resident who spent her career in biomedical research at Johns Hopkins. seeing a need for citizen's involvement in local land and water issues, she became involved with PWA at its inception.


George Rew, Board Vice-President

George, a BG&E retiree has been a resident of Baltimore County for the past 30 years.  His concerns are increased residential and commercial development affecting local streams, stormwater runoff, impervious surfaces and the affect on the amphibians and wildlife that depend on clean water.

Lucy Wright, Board Secretary

“Having lived on a farm in Baltimore County most of my life, I see my participation in PWA as a way to share with others what I continue to learn about environmental stewardship.”



Andy Rathgeber, Board Member

Andy is a resident of Freeland and has been active in community issues for over 15 years. He is currently President of the Freeland Community Association, plays a number of stringed instruments, and is active in the Music Ministry at his church. He has a BS in Business Management from University of Phoenix.

Vernon Wright, Treasurer 




Pascale Meraldi, Board Member

Pascale is a landscape installer and designer, since 1999. She is a graduate of UMBC, with a BA in Economics, and brings to PWA her landscape and plant knowledge and her practice in Integrated Pest Management, Soils and Fertilizer Management. Pascale and her husband, Joe, live on a small farm in the Dover Road area of Baltimore County.

Karole Lynne Wolfe


Karole Lynne Wolfe, Staff, Outreach Director

Karole Lynne has been a resident of the Northern Baltimore County community for 22 years and comes to us with a rich background in administrative and community group experience.  She strives to find creative ways to reach out to untapped audiences in the watershed community through events, media and one-on-one contact with local community leaders and residents.


Kathleen Pieper, Board Member

Kathie is passionate about preserving and protecting water quality within the Prettyboy Reservoir - a precious resource for county and city residents.   She has lived in northern Baltimore County for over 24 years and currently resides within the Prettyboy watershed.  A biochemical engineer with over three decades of global leadership and technology development experience at the Procter and Gamble Company, Kathie has significant experience in building networks of relationships that result in a strong sense of community.