Board of Directors
Deborah Morin – President of the Board
Born in San Antonio, Texas, Deborah is the co-founder of The Great Springs Project and President of the Board of Directors. She was a past President of the Board of the Hill Country Foundation and has continued working to preserve local springs and creeks in the Texas Hill Country.
Anne Ashmun – Vice President
General Manager of Ashmun101 Ranch LP for ten years, Anne’s environmental volunteer work has been a lifelong passion. Anne has served on The Nature Conservancy (TNC) boards in Texas, North America and Patagonia …
Dianne Wassenich – Secretary
The former Executive Director of the San Marcos River Foundation (SMRF), which she helped found 33 years ago, Dianne has dedicated her career to the protection of the San Marcos River by preserving recharge zone lands above the San Marcos Springs.
Kyndel Bennett – Member
A 30-year veteran of the real estate industry who has worked in development, construction, and as a principal in a billion-dollar real estate investment fund, Kyndel is CEO of Cayetano Development, a developer of affordable residential communities throughout the State of Texas.
Garry Merritt – Chief Executive Officer
Having represented clients in over $800 million in corporate, financial, and real estate transactions, Garry brings the Great Springs Project (GSP) a unique combination of business development savvy, real estate law expertise, government service, and longstanding commitment to conservation of Texas’ natural resources.
Lyda Creus Molanphy – Chief Strategy and Operations Officer
Lyda brings over 30 years of strategic public affairs experience, environmental nonprofit operations expertise, a deep network of contacts in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, and a Texas-sized passion for the mission of Great Springs Project.
Emma Lindrose-Siegel – Chief Development Officer
An experienced fundraiser with a demonstrated history of working in non-profit development and managing successful capital campaigns, Emma has raised over $34 million for Texas organizations and brings a proven track record of success and first-hand conservation experience with one of Texas’ four great springs, Barton Springs.
Helen Ballew – Project Director
A lifelong conservationist and pivotal leader who has spent the past 35 years working to protect the Texas Hill Country, Helen was founding Treasurer of the Great Springs Project.
Bill Barker, FAICP – Regional Transportation Planning Director
A former Planning Director for VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio, Interim Planning Director at the Fort Worth Transportation Authority, and Director of Transportation for the North Central Texas Council of Governments (Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Planning Organization )…