Chapter Leadership

EMAS is governed by a Board of Directors composed of people with diverse interests and talents and a shared passion for the chapter's mission.

Elections are held at the annual membership meeting in June.


Committee positions are open to anyone interested in helping with particular aspects of our chapter's activities. If you would like to help out by serving on a committee or as a Board candidate, please contact us at this link.


President: Nancy Casey

Vice President: Marianne Mooney

Secretary: Susan Richardson

Treasurer: Linda Walker


Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary

Advocacy, Conservation, and Education




Publicity and Publications

At-large Board Members

Sarah Branagan

Kelley Coleman

Danielle Dibella-Lenaway

Tom Tribble

Jay Wherley

Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society is a chapter of the National Audubon Society, serving Buncombe, Henderson, and surrounding counties in western North Carolina.

Our mission is to promote an awareness and appreciation of nature, to preserve and protect wildlife and natural ecosystems, and to encourage responsible environmental stewardship.

Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society

PO Box 18711

Asheville, NC 28814

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Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.