Dr. Joyce Maschinski Joins Board of Directors at The Institute for Regional Conservation

Monday, July 25, 2011

• This September, Fairchild’s Conservation Ecologist Dr. Joyce Maschinski will join the board of directors of Miami’s Institute for Regional Conservation (IRC).  A long-time collaborator with Fairchild, IRC is well known for its cutting edge work on regional conservation issues, especially involving rare plants and ecological restoration.  Joyce will join IRC’s board along with Patty Phares, a founding member and 30-year-volunteer with the Dade Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society.  Bringing both women onto the IRC board represents just the first phase of planned leadership expansion at the well-respected institution. “IRC has accomplished an incredible amount in its first 25 years,” states IRC President and Executive Director George Gann. “But we cannot rest on our laurels. Global change demands ever more action and IRC must evolve to meet this challenge. We need leaders to step forward at this critical juncture and we are both honored and grateful to have Patty and Joyce join us this fall.”