Donald O. Graul, Jr.
Donald Graul has a wide range of experience in journalism, business, and political action, and provides the basis for D.O. Graul & Associates, the marketing and communications consulting company founded by Mr. Graul in 1988.
The aim of D.O. Graul & Associates is to provide an appropriate level of technology and expertise in a wide range of subject areas including electronic commerce, engineering, retail, wholesale, technical clothing manufacture and the marine industry. The company serves clients throughout the U.S., as well as in Australia, Austria, Great Britain, Italy, Monaco and Switzerland.
In 1979-80, Donald Graul was Communications Director of the John Anderson Republican Presidential Campaign. He has also worked as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times; a desk editor for the Associated Press; Managing Editor of One-Design and Offshore Yachtsman magazine (now "Sailing World" magazine), and as an Associate Editor of Yachting magazine.

Alexandra H. Mennell

Alexandra was educated in England and graduated from the Institut Francais, London, with a degree in French Studies. After graduation, Alexandra lived in Africa and ran her own human resources agency in Harare, Zimbabwe, before returning to London where she went on to spend eight and a half years in the political world as an executive administrator for six Cabinet Ministers. Alexandra then went on to work in the Arts as special assistant and office manager for the Chairman of the Arts Council of Great Britain, a non-profit organization supporting and nurturing every aspect of the arts in the United Kingdom.
Since she has been in the United States, she has been working as chief administrator to the Foundation's Founder, Nigel Casserley, organizing his business, National Equestrian Communications, and traveling extensively the length and breadth of the East Coast with this company, participating in many outdoor events. Alexandra is now devoting her time to the Foundation, using her broad knowledge of working for non-profit organizations to promote the mission and interests of DITC-EEF, Inc.

Alexandra di Valmarana

Board Member
Alexandra di Valmarana was born and raised in Virginia. After graduating from Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Virginia, she went to the University of Virginia where she graduated from the Architecture School, with a major in Architectural History and Preservation, writing her thesis on New Urbanism. Alexandra is currently working as an associate at Peregrine Bryant Architecture and Building Conservation in London, England. She designs and supervises preservation and new design projects for owners of nationally registered historic buildings, including the National Trust, Landmark Trust, and in connection with English Heritage.
Before joining Peregrine Bryant, Alexandra completed surveys and structural reports for the Historic American Building Survey, on display in the Library of Congress, and was a consultant for the Farmer's Museum at Cooperstown, New York. Early in her career, she was a contributing editor for Dan Cruickshank's edition of Sir Bannister Fletcher's "A History of Architecture". Alexandra has also worked independently as Project Manager for a private client, saving a deserted early Virginia plantation house from demolition, disassembling and rebuilding the house to museum standards, using traditional building materials and methods.

Donna-Ann P. Hayden

Board Member
D.A. Hayden is a partner in Hayden~Wilder, and has over twenty-five years of experience in integrated marketing communications. Her experience includes working with global, Fortune 500, start-up and turnaround companies in the consumer, retail, B2B, financial and service sectors. Her experience hiring and training employees at all levels led her to counsel college graduates in securing a career-building first job.

An advisor to chairmen, CEOs and owners/founders, D.A. was President of Arnold Public Relations, a unit of Havas, the world's 4th largest communications company. Prior to joining Arnold, she was senior Vice President of consumer marketing at Bozell NY, senior Vice President of alternative media at Grybauskas Beatrice Advertising NY, and Director of corporate communications for Glenmore Distilleries Company (Guinness PLC) in Louisville, KY. Her diverse client list over the years has included: Volkswagen, Chrysler, McDonald's, PNC Financial Corp, Verizon, The Washington Redskins, Brown Brothers Harriman, Ameritrade, Fleet Financial, Merrill Lynch, Brown & Williamson, Miller Brewing, The Milk Industry Foundation, National Public Radio, Random House, Hershey Foods and FEMA amongst others.

D.A. is a graduate of Manhattanville College and holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and American Studies as well as completing graduate studies in broadcast journalism. She is an avid equestrian and holds board positions with several organizations that focus on land conservation and education.

Mark Madison, Ph.D.

Advisory Committee
Mark Madison is the national historian for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He currently teaches environmental history, wildlife conservation, and American conservation history at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Mark got his start in conservation by working on tropical reforestation in the Philippines as a Peace Corps volunteer. From there he went on to pursue degrees in the History of Science and Biology at Harvard. He has taught environmental history at Harvard and the University of Melbourne, Australia, before joining the Fish and Wildlife Service in 1999. Mark Madison also works at the conservation archive and museum at the Conservation Center, while still teaching at Shepherd University. He is an avid birder, fly fisherman and traveler.

Terry Lindsay

Advisory Committee
Terry Lindsay has worked for the National Park Service for 30 years at numerous parks and refuges, including Isle Royale National Park, Shenandoah National Park, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), Everglades National Park, among others. During that time he conducted and managed the parks’ interpretation and education programs. Currently, Terry is an exhibit planner with the Park Service at the Harpers Ferry Interpretive Design Center, where he creates outdoor exhibits for parks throughout the United States, interpreting park stories for the public. Terry Lindsay is a graduate of Clemson University in South Carolina with a B.S. degree in Park Recreation Resources Management. He is also the author of “Birds of Shenandoah National Park: A Naturalist’s View”, which was published in 1997. He is a resident of Jefferson County and lives near Shepherdstown, West Virginia.