Staff and Leadership
Shannon serves as the Executive Director of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. Shannon started her career with the organization in 2004 when she joined the staff of PA CleanWays. In 2005, she took on the leadership role and in 2010, led the organization’s merger with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. In 2003, Shannon earned an MPA-Nonprofit Management from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh and has been working to improve communities through her career of over twenty-five years in the nonprofit sector.
Over the past 19 years, Shannon has overseen and facilitated various strategic plans, managed multiple organizational restructurings, and led numerous research initiatives relating to illegal dumping, littering and enforcement. Most recently, Shannon provided direct support to the Governor’s Office and various state agencies in developing Pennsylvania’s first Litter Action Plan (2021), advised on the state’s first anti-litter public education campaign geared at changing behaviors, PA Fights Dirty and jointly orchestrated the just released Litter Enforcement Study Joint Project with Palmetto Pride.
Director of ProgramsRead Bio
Heidi joined the staff in 2001 under the Forest Lands Beautification Project helping to beautify the state forests and parks across Pennsylvania. She currently serves as the Director of Programs, responsible for the administration and management of multiple environmental contracts, grants, and programs.
Heidi earned a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from Duquesne University with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Marine Science as a dual major from East Stroudsburg University. Heidi has a combined 25 years’ experience in environmental consulting, marine science education, and nonprofit management. Heidi is also a Master Watershed Steward. She lives in Westmoreland County with her husband, two children and rescue dogs. In Heidi’s spare time, she enjoys kayaking and spending time with her family.
Communications and Program ManagerRead Bio
Office Coordinator and AssistantRead Bio
Heather joined KPB in 2022 as the Office Coordinator and Assistant. She lives in Irwin with her husband Joe, 2 boys Joey & Jake and their Great Dane, Phantom.
In her spare time she enjoys being with family and friends. In the winter months she enjoys sledding and watching her boys snowboard. In the summer months they spend lots of time by the pool and go camping at least a few times.
Heather also volunteers in her community and is the President of a Neighborhood Social Organization that works to help build her community. She is looking forward to working at Keep PA Beautiful.
Kylie graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg with a bachelor’s degree in Biology with a concentration in Environmental Science. Kylie is also a part time employee of Allegheny CleanWays and is on DCNR’s NextGen Council. She is involved with the Master Watershed Steward Program through Penn State and is a Trail Ambassador of the Westmoreland Heritage Trail. Kylie also completed the Leave No Trace trainer course where she expanded her knowledge of Leave No Trace skills and ethics as well as techniques for educating others about low impact practices.In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors with her friends, camping, kayaking, biking, and running.
Program CoordinatorRead Bio
Program CoordinatorRead Bio
Enforcement Support Field OperativeRead Bio
Lake Erie Region
Don joins the KPB staff after retiring from the PA Department of Environmental Protection as the Coastal Resources Program Manager in DEP’s Central Office, primarily working in Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Erie. He spent a total of 38 years with local government and the Commonwealth, 23 of which were spent in the Coastal Zone Program. Concurrently, for 32 years, he also served as a Deputy Waterways Conservation Officer for the PA Fish and Boat Commission in the Central Erie County District.
In 2003, Don and several environmental and community leaders led an effort to expand the ‘Presque Isle cleanup’ to the New York and Ohio borders, thus establishing the first Erie County (PA) International Coastal Cleanup event. That ICC event still persists to this day. Since 2000, he’s been an appointed member of the Presque Isle State Park Complex Advisory Committee, currently serving as Vice Chair. He’s a Board member of the Lake Erie Region Conservancy. Don graduated from Gannon University in 1982 with a B.S. in Biology. He has three sons, residing in Erie, Pittsburgh and in the Kansas City area. Lake Erie/Presque Isle, the Delaware River, and the Moshannon State Forest (Elk, Cameron, Clearfield Counties) are Don’s favorite places in PA.
Debra Woolley (Deb)
Development RepresentativeRead Bio
Early in her career, Deb spent quite a bit of time in the Wealth Management Divisions of large global banks where she honed skills in marketing and business development before making a move to nonprofit work using the same skills set.
Originally from “down the shore” in New Jersey living beach side has always been what she is drawn to do. After many years in the Midwest, and a 3-year contract with Outward Bound Costa Rica giving her a taste of life in the jungle, the beach is where she makes her home. Her passion for the preservation of the land and the sea compels Deb to work for Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and further its mission to keep the land and waterways sustainable and beautiful for generations to enjoy.
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