Suzi Wilkins Berl
Suzi Wilkins Berl, River and Land Conservationist (Black Mountain, NC). Wilkins Berl has dedicated her life to river conservation, accumulating over 40 years of experience in the nonprofit conservation field. Most recently, she served as an independent consultant assisting land trusts and river groups throughout the Southeast with organizational development, strategic planning, board development, and fundraising. Wilkins Berl has worked as River Network’s Southeast Coordinator (2000–2005), American River’s Director of State River Programs (1989-1994), Farmington River Watershed Association’s Executive Director (1984-1989), Connecticut Land Trust Service Bureau’s Executive Director (1980-1984), and Long Island Sound Task Force’s Executive Director (1976 -1980). Wilkins Berl is a previous Chair of the Board of Directors for River Network. In addition to her unwavering focus on river conservation, for the past 10 years Suzi has been active with regional nonprofit dementia efforts.