Executive Committee & Leader Contacts


The Suwannee-St. Johns group is governed by an eleven member Executive Committee (ExCom), which meets on the second Thursday every month at 6:30 pm. Meetings are usually held in the Santa Fe College Blount Center (downtown Gainesville campus) and are open to all Sierra Club members.

ExCom members serve a two-year terms beginning in December. The main requirements (other than being a current Sierra Club member) are a willingness to work on various tasks providing leadership and direction for the Group, and attending the ExCom meetings each month.

We are always looking for members who are interested in serving on ExCom or other committees. If you are interested in helping out, please contact any of the ExCom members listed below.

SSJ EXCOM officers and committees for 2019

Note: The Group Chair is a member of every committee by rule

*indicates committee chair

Chair                                                  Whitey Markle    352-595-3012

Vice-chair                                            Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson

Treasurer                                            Roberta Gastmeyer

Secretary                                             Harriett Jones

Conservation Committee                   Whitey Markle*, Mark Hodges, Jim Tatum,Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson, Maryvonne Devensky

Education, Outreach, Diversity          Jon Brainard

Events                                                 Harriett Jones, Scott Camil, Sherry Steiner*

Inspiring Connections Outdoors                   Maryvonne Devensky*, Roberta Gastmeyer

Legal                                                   Whitey Markle, Dan Vasquez

Legislative Liaison                             Greg Mullaley, Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson*

Membership/Volunteers                    Doug Bernal, Roberta Gastmeyer*

Political                                               Scott Camil*, Sherry Steiner, Doug Bernal,Roberta Gastmeyer

Outings                                               Jon Brainard, Harriett Jones, Jan Hitchcock, Maryvonne Devensky*

Newsletter                                           Doug Bernal*, Roberta Gastmeyer

Webmaster                                          Aaron King

Publicity                                              Harriett Jones

Social Media                                      Scott Camil, Jon Brainard, Doug Bernal

Programs                                             Scott Camil, Harriett Jones

N. Fla. Working Group                     Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson

Central Working Group                     Maryvonne Devensky

Tricounty working Group                 Whitey Markle, Jon Brainard

Union/ Bradford Education                Sarah Younger*, Merrillee Malwitz-    Jipson, Jim Tatum, Jane Blais, Brent Weisman

Zero Waste                                          Maryvonne Devensky*, Joann Auth, Sherry Steiner, Amanda Waddle