SCA: New Leadership Roles in Charlestown


A Restructured Leadership Team at New Hampshire Facility

Student Conservation Association Announces New and Expanded Leadership Roles at Charlestown, NH Facility

(CHARLESTOWN, NH) February 2, 2015 – The Student Conservation Association (SCA), the national leader in youth service and stewardship, has restructured the leadership team at its SCA National Conservation Center in Charlestown, NH. 

  • Valerie Bailey of Charlestown, NH has been named vice president for New Hampshire Operations and Special Projects.  Ms. Bailey has 35 years of experience with SCA and has filled a variety of executive roles including that of Acting President from 1996 to 1997. She also established SCA’s Three Rivers Office in Pittsburgh, PA, while serving as regional vice president from 2000-2002.
  • Laura Herrin, formerly of Claremont, NH, is now Senior Vice President for Programs, overseeing national, regional and community programs from SCA’s national headquarters in Arlington, VA.  Ms. Herrin, who joined the organization in 2002, has more than 25 years’ experience working with youth and in workforce development.  She is also a primary member of the Federal Advisory Committee for the 21st Century Conservation and Service Corps.
  • Leslie Rimmer of Norwich, VT, has been appointed Vice President for Programs.  Ms. Rimmer joined SCA in 2011 as the National Director for Conservation Teams and was soon named National Director of Young Adult Programs.  Prior to that, she worked as a wildlife biologist as environmental consultant, and began her support of young people as a volunteer guardian ad litem in the family court system.
  • In addition, Kevin Hamilton of Acworth, NH, remains vice president for communications, directing organizational branding, strategic communications, marketing and public relations. 

The SCA National Conservation Center features a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified training and operations complex on a 50-acre campus along the Connecticut River. Approximately one-third of SCA’s 150 staff members nationwide are employed at the Charlestown facility.

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