Board of Directors

We are so thankful to our board members for their generosity and support! 100% of CVI’s board supports the organization by volunteering their time and providing an annual gift.

Paul Magness, President: Paul is Managing Director — Investments at Wells Fargo Advisors. He joined CVI’s Board of Directors in September 2012. Paul brings a variety of experiences and skills to CVI including financial management, business development, and a deep appreciation for the natural beauty of our region. Paul began his business career in 2000. Prior to Paul’s business career he served on active duty with the Army’s Old Guard at Fort Myer, Virginia, home of Arlington National Cemetery. Paul and his wife Molly live on their farm in Winchester, Virginia.

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*Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC, a registered broker-dealer and non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company

Sull McCartney, Vice-President: Sull grew up in Petersburg, WV and graduated from Glenville State College with degrees in History and Business. He has resided in Oakland, MD for over 30 years where he is a partner in Highland Engineering. Sull was appointed to the CVI Board of Directors in 1999 and has served as vice-president since 2001. Sull is a charter member of the Youghiogheny Chapter of Trout Unlimited, is a member of the Youghiogheny River Watershed Association, and the Potomac-Garrett State Forest Advisory Board, served two terms on the board of directors of The Ruth Enlow Library and has been a member of the MD DNR Outdoor Caucus.

Roscoe Beall, Secretary/Treasurer: Ronnie was involved in Canaan Valley Institute’s formation and has been with the organization since its beginning. He lives in Canaan Valley, West Virginia and recently retired from his position as the Financial Administrator for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia. Ronnie attended public schools in Tucker and Randolph Counties and also attended Marshall University, New Mexico State University, Potomac State College, and West Virginia University. He entered the Peace Corps in Guatemala in 1962. He served as Chief Bridge Inspector and Internal Auditor for the West Virginia Department of Highways; as Internal Auditor for the U.S. Internal Revenue Service; and as Mine Clerk and Controller for Island Creek Coal Company. Ronnie has also served on the Tucker County School Board and as Chairman of the Board for the Canaan Valley Landowners Association.

Marc Glass: Mr. Glass has over twelve years of experience in environmental consulting and management. He is skilled in the evaluation and remediation of environmental contamination. Mr. Glass’ experience includes Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments, petroleum and chlorinated solvent site investigations, design and installation of monitoring well networks, aquifer testing, asbestos and biological remediation and project supervision, preparation of facility Spill Prevention Plans for above-ground and underground storage tank facilities, and mold investigation and remediation.

Evan Hansen: Mr. Hansen explores resource and environmental problems and solutions in three areas: water, energy, and land. He manages interdisciplinary research teams, performs quantitative and qualitative policy and scientific analyses, provides litigation support and expert testimony, develops computer tools, provides training, and performs field monitoring.

Dana McCauley: Dr. Dana McCauley has served as the teaching principal of Crellin Elementary School in Oakland, Maryland for the past 20 years. Under her direction, Crellin Elementary School participated in a reclamation project that led to the creation of their Environmental Education Laboratory, consisting of a 5.5 acres outdoor classroom, on school property. In addition, the schoolyard is the home of Sunshine Farm, which houses sheep, goats, chickens, multiple gardens, and a greenhouse. These unique school features serve as resources for instruction, place-based projects, and student research. McCauley holds a B.S. and M.Ed. from Frostburg State University in Maryland and an Ed.D. from West Virginia University.

Don Harding: Don returns to the Appalachian region after 20 years in Louisville, Kentucky working as a Public School Administrator. A native of St. Marys, West Virginia, Don has been involved most recently in the development of rental real estate in the Morgantown, WV area. Don holds degrees from West Virginia University, the University of Louisville, and Eastern Kentucky University, and has been active in environmental and sustainable land use efforts for over 30 years. A member of Blennerhassett Trout Unlimited, WV State Council of Trout Unlimited, The West Virginia Land Trust, and WV Rivers Coalition, Don has had both experiences and opportunities to work and preserve our most precious commodity, our environment.