JoAnn Wood

Class of 1984


Program Manager, Center For Environment & Society


  • B.A., Philosophy, Washington College, 1984
  • M.A., Psychology, Washington College, 1994

Areas Of Interest

  • natural and cultural resource management
  • environmental stewardship
  • public access to land and water
  • community heritage & development
  • historic preservation
  • wildlife conservation
  • eco-tourism

Career Highlights

Designing publications for College Relations from 1989-1995; directing communications for St. Andrew’s School from 1995-1997, coordinating the National Scenic Byway and Maryland Heritage Area initiatives while serving as tourism director of Kent County from 1997-2001; promoting conservation and stewardship while working for the Maine Island Trail Association as development director from 2001-2002; and helping to build and market energy-efficient homes for the people of Santiago de Chile from 2003-2004.

Community Service Highlights

  • Chesapeake Fields Institute board of directors (1997-2001)
  • Chestertown Optimist Club (1997-2001 and 2005-present)
  • Corsica River Yacht Club (2008-present)
  • Kent County Humane Society board of directors (2009-2010)
  • Kent Hospice board of directors (1990-1995)
  • Mid-Shore Symphony Society board of directors (1990-1995, and 2005-2007)
  • Presbyterian Church of Chestertown (2010-present)
  • Rock Hall Yacht Club board of directors (2006-2007)
  • Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River (2005-2010)

Favorite Activities

Hiking, sailing, skiing, bicycling, gardening — any activity in the great outdoors — also reading, crossword puzzles, Sudoku and KenKen.

Favorite Travel Destinations

Gulf of Maine, Vermont, Wyoming, Patagonia, London, Paris, Aix en Provence. Where do I want to go next? Italy or Alaska.