Board of Directors

The Warner Springs Ranch Habitat & Cultural Conservancy is governed  by a Board of Directors who provide oversight to the selection a WSR-HCC  Environmental Compliance Specialist and Resource Manager, assignments  of responsibility, budgets and staff allocations.  The Warner Springs  Ranch Habitat & Cultural Conservancy Environmental Specialist will  serve as the primary contact for the Resource Manager.

Vice President William H. McWethy Jr.

Secretary James E. Whalen

CFO Brian H. Harkins

Director Keith W. Merkel

William H. McWethy, Jr


Vice President

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James E. Whalen



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Brian H. Harkins


Chief Financial Officer

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Keith W. Merkel



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Advisory Committee

Olivia Bantz 

Warner Springs Cultural Assn.

Richard Carrico

SDSU, Professor 

Native American Studies

Shane Chapparosa

Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla 

and Cupeno Indians

Terry Cox 
Warner Springs Community Center

Gene Doxie

Retired Educator / Unified School District Former Board Member

Kathryn Fletcher


Warner Springs Historical Society

Diane Hemelstrand


Los Tules HOA

Seth Mallios

SDSU, Head of Anthropology

Brian Mooney 

Rick Engineering

Community Planning & Sustainable Development

Virgil Perez


Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel

Dave Rickrode

Warner Valley Flyers

Karl Shelton

Mataguay Boy Scout Camp

Tim Thomton

BSA San Diego - Imperial Council, Scout Executive

Advisory committee to Warner Springs Habitat Conservancy,
a non-profit corporation keeping Warner Valley connected.