Our Team

Board of Directors
Derek Baumgardner, Executive Director, Baltimore City Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals
Sean Cosgrove, Treasurer, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Alexandra DySard, MOM’s Organic Market
Michael Fields, Legg Mason
Angela Haren, Vice Chair, Blue Water Baltimore
Jack Obermaier, Monument City Brewing
Jon Renaut, Cold Ants Properties
Ali Solonche, Northwestern Mutual
Rachel Thompson, Secretary, Baltimore Community ToolBank
Shari Wilson, Chair, Founding Principal, Great Bay Work, LLC

Ashley Van Stone, Executive Director
Kim Lamphier, Advocacy Director

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Ashley Van Stone has spent the past decade working in sustainability project management, outreach and education, most recently serving as the Sustainability Manager for Johns Hopkins University. Originally from Baltimore County, Ashley solidified her passion for the environment, communication and human connection while studying at the University of Florida. After earning her B.A. in English Literature, she managed communications and campus engagement programs for their Office of Sustainability. She holds a Master of Business Administration in Sustainable Business from Marylhurst University and prior to her work at UF, she spent time on Florida’s Space Coast working in advertising, marketing and public relations.

As Executive Director, Ashley will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for TFMD. This will include identifying policy and programmatic priorities, establishing success indicators and metrics to monitor progress toward organization goals, and ensuring the sustainability of TFMD through financial management and fundraising, on the ground community development, strategic communications and outreach, and growing and developing the organization and its board.  Ashley also serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the Baltimore Community ToolBank. She can be reached at ashley@trashfreemaryland.org

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Kim Lamphier serves as the Advocacy Director for Trash Free Maryland, responsible for coordinating advocacy efforts and policy campaigns to develop our capacity as the region’s leading advocate on trash and litter policy and outreach. This includes developing campaign materials and overseeing dissemination, lobbying state and local lawmakers, coalition management, and facilitating programming that activates community members around advocacy.

Kim is a seasoned outreach, and communications professional with myriad experience in the non-profit and government arenas. She has extensive experience in policy work and advocacy, and a long record of state legislative success in Maryland and in working with national organizations of state officials.  Successes during her career include building coalitions and providing strategic advice to enact legislation and influence policy, training community leaders, working with corporations to develop environmental education programs, and media outreach to support these efforts.

She has serves as a legislative assistance to the Chairmen of the House Environment and Transportation Committee, and supports Bike Maryland through advocacy efforts to improve cycling infrastructure and safety throughout the state. Previous work has worked to support small business growth and sustainability, wildlife protection, criminal justice reform, and providing communications expertise and execution for the Maryland Department of the Environment. Kim has a Master’s Degree in Policy Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and was a recipient of the Department of Defense, Fort Carson, Colorado 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment Certificate of Appreciation for facilitating support of Earth Day and Arbor Day activities at the post. She can be reached at kim@trashfreemaryland.org