STAFF, BOARD of TRUSTEES, and
ADVISORY COUNCIL

Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History is chartered with the State of South Carolina and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit education and research facility based in York. It is administered by a national Board of Trustees who oversee its fiduciary operation and its programs. The trustees have appointed Bill Hilton Jr. as executive director of the Center, with plans to expand the staff as programming and funding increase, especially with regard to implementation of Operation RubyThroat.

The Founding Trustees are indicated by *.

BOARD of TRUSTEES

PRESIDENT
Dr. James C. Shuman*
Chairman, Department of Education
St. Lawrence University
Canton, New York

VICE PRESIDENT
Russell E. Rogers Jr.*
Environmental Researcher
Sequim, Washington

SECRETARY
Susan B. Hilton*
Director of Guidance
York Comprehensive High School
York, South Carolina

TREASURER
Frederick W. Nims*
Principal
Spring Branch Glen
Franklin, Tennessee

AT-LARGE
R. Wesley Ballard*
Director of Therapeutic Services
Boys Home of the South
Anderson, South Carolina

AT-LARGE
Bill Hilton Jr.*
Executive Director
Hilton Pond Center
York, South Carolina

AT-LARGE
Haywood D. McCallum Jr.
Choral Director
John F. Kennedy High School
Richmond, Virginia

AT-LARGE
Dr. Frederick W. Walker
Surgeon
Baltimore, Maryland

AT-LARGE
Jayne Pettus McClain
Biology Instructor
Greenville Technical College
Greenville, South Carolina

 

Hilton Pond Center also benefits greatly from input and help from its Board of Trustees (above) and from a prestigious national Advisory Council, which includes educators, scientists, business people, and others.

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Dr. William H. Baltosser
Professor of Biology
University of Arkansas-Little Rock
Little Rock, Arkansas

Marianne Murphy
Former Environmental Educator
Allison Woods Foundation
Statesville, North Carolina

Dr. David Blockstein
Senior Scientist, National Council for Science and the Environment
Chair, The Ornithological Council
Washington, DC

Dr. William Rogers
Professor of Biology
Winthrop University
Rock Hill, South Carolina

Ms. Diedre Cousins
Third Grade Teacher
Nursery Road Elementary School
Columbia, South Carolina

Dr. Peter Stangel
Southeast Regional Director
National Fish & Wildlife Foundation
Atlanta, Georgia

Gordon Dressler Jr.
Chief Engineer, Space and Technology Division
TRW
Manhattan Beach, California

Clark "Sam" Sumida
President
Avinet Inc.
Camarillo, California

K. Mitchell Ericson
General Manager (retired)
Perky-Pet Products Company
Denver, Colorado

Anne Taylor
Former Director
North Carolina Office of Environmental Education
Raleigh, North Carolina

Dr. Daniel Klem Jr.
Professor of Biology & Ornithologist
Muhlenberg College
Allentown, Pennsylvania

Ellie D. Womack
Hummingbird Bander &
Former Editor
Hummingbird Hotline
Grove, Oklahoma

M. Kathleen Klimkiewicz
Staff Biologist
Federal Bird Banding Laboratory
Laurel, Maryland

INDEPENDENT ADVISOR
Dr. Dixon Butler

Former Chief Scientist & Deputy Director
The GLOBE Project
Silver Spring, Maryland

If you found this information useful or interesting, please
Support

Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History
&
Operation RubyThroat: The Hummingbird Project
It's painless, and YOU can make a difference!

Just CLICK on a logo below.

Make direct donations on-line through
Network for Good:
LIKE TO SHOP ON-LINE?
Donate a portion of your purchase price from 500+ top on-line stores via iGive:
Use your PayPal account
to make direct donations:

Share Your Hummingbird Experiences Through "Hummingbird Hobnob"

Operation
RubyThroat's
On-Site
Search Engine

Operation RubyThroat is a registered trademark of Bill Hilton Jr. and Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History in York, South Carolina USA, phone (803) 684-5852. Contents of the overall project and this website--including photos--may NOT be duplicated, modified, or used in any way except with the express written permission of the author. To obtain permission or for further assistance on accessing this website, contact Webmaster.