Board of Directors & Staff

NPAT’s Board of Directors took a hike on Lawther-Deer Park Prairie soon after it was purchased.

Board of Directors

President: Pat Merkord, Conroe
President-elect: Erin Hatchett, Fort Worth
Secretary: Ann Sansone, Dallas
Treasurer: Douglas Neaves, Houston
Jo Ann Collins, Fort Worth
Sean Fitzgerald, Dallas
Dr. Cassidy Johnson, Houston
Don Kirchoff, San Antonio
Gary Kocurek, Weimar
Lan Shen, Houston
Tim Siegmund, College Station 
Jason Singhurst, Austin
Jason Spangler, Austin (Past President, Past Treasurer)
Michelle Villafranca, Fort Worth
Matt Wagner, Austin
Wallace Ward III, Houston

Staff

Executive Director: Kirsti Harms, Austin (Past President)
Development Director: Jeff Sargent, Dallas
Director of Education: Della Barbato, Houston and Coastal Region
North Texas Outreach and Stewardship Director: Carly Aulicky, PhD, Carrollton

Advisory Board

Scientific Advisor: Dr. Fred Smeins
B.F. Hicks
Bob O’Kennon
David Todd
Carolyn Vogel
Matt White