Board of Directors

Beth Kingsley Hawkins –Interim Executive Director

Marblehead, MA High School 1956
Brown University, Providence, R I 1956-58
B S in music education, University of New Hampshire 1960
M A in music and music therapy from Ball State for studies at
the Orff Institute, a division of the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria 1977
FAMI Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery
CMT-Certified Music therapist through the Am. Association of Music Therapy
Elementary Music Teacher, Westtown Friends and Montessori
Music Therapy professor and field supervisor, Immaculata College, PA
Music therapist in Geriatrics, skilled care and Alzheimers
Music psychotherapist in private practice 1978- present
Reiki master
Charter member of North American Nature Association
Professional Nature Photographer specializing in hummingbirds
Sole-proprietor of Sedona Hummingbird Gallery 2006 – present
Author of Anna's in the Snow and Hummy the Magnificent
Presenter at the Hummingbird Festival for 10 years
Mother of 3 sons, 5 grandchildren, married Ross Hawkins in 1987
Co-founder of the International Hummingbird Society

Cletus (Clete) A. Toschlog - President

B.S. - Chemical Engineering, Purdue University
MBA - Stanford University
Process Engineer - Stauffer Chemical Co.
Financial Analysis - Air Products and Chemicals Co.
Controller - Imperial Chemical Industries
Owner - Wild Birds Unlimited

Betsy Burnett - Treasurer

B.A. - Sociology, University of Texas (Arlington)
Project Management, Customer Service Process Management, A T & T Operations Hq. (26 years)
Secretary, Humane Society of Lincoln County (N.Mex)
Director, Ruidoso Concerts Association
Member, Lincoln County Bird Club
Member, Cecil County Bird Club

Mary Kelly Jones - Secretary

B.S. Social Work, University of Dayton
M.S. Counseling, University of Dayton
Retired Mental Health Therapist
Mental Health Consultant for Head Start, Dayton, Ohio

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B.A. - Education, University of Nebraska (Kearney)
Teacher, York Nebraska Public Schools
Teacher, Nyadiri Teacher Training School, Zimbabwe (3 years)
M.Ed. - American University, Washington
Ph.D. - American University, Washington
Dean, Institutional Research and Analysis, Montgomery College (MD)
Pres., Cecil College (22 years; retired)
Pres. Emeritus, Cecil College [MD]
President, Board of Commissioners, Charlestown MD
Chair, Chesapeake Heritage Conservancy
Vice-President, Amer-Indo Organization, Inc.

Dr. H. Ross Hawkins - Former - Founder and Executive Director

1939 to 2020

B.S. - Chemistry, University of Tulsa (OK)
Ph.D. - Chemistry, University of California (Berkeley)
Research Scientist, E.I. du Pont de Nemours (9 yrs)
Investment Advisor, Delta Financial Advisory Services (2 yrs)
Account Executive, Lehman Brothers (2 yrs)
VP, Investments, Morgan Stanley (22 yrs, retired)
Charter Member, North American Nature Photography Association
Member, Northern Arizona Audubon Society
Founder and Executive Director of the Hummingbird Society
Editor, The Hummingbird Connection
Professional Speaker since 2010

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