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Maribeth Wansley, President of Cochran Mill Nature Center, has served on the board since 2005. A native of Atlanta who has lived in Palmetto since 1987, she is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in Advertising. Maribeth worked as a broadcast producer in radio and television in the Atlanta area before switching directions toward the nonprofit world. Environmental education has been her focus since 1991, and she has enjoyed giving much time and energy to the nature center in various roles. She and her husband, a high school teacher, have two sons (one deceased).
“For 12 years I have thoroughly enjoyed representing my district on the GreyStone board, because as a group your board works as a team to provide the most reliable service at the best rate. Working with such a group of professionals toward the common good of serving our members is very rewarding,” she says.
“Each board member brings his or her field of expertise to the board room. These diverse areas of experience help us when looking at issues. My background in advertising and environmental education/nonprofit work allows me to bring a perspective that is different than other directors.”
“I was asked to fill the seat that was held by Billy Peek for many, many years. Those were big shoes to fill! When asked I jumped at the opportunity, because as a member for many years I had always been very impressed with GreyStone’s customer service and reliability. I was excited to contribute to the impressive organization any way I could," Maribeth adds.