Board of Directors

Abigail Rivera, President

Abigail brings teaching experience as an ESL and early education professional in Baltimore, South Korea, and France, as well as insight into legal matters from her years as a paralegal 

Josh Henson,


Lori Widney, Principal, Secretary and Ex Officio Board Member

Hello Watershed Families! I am so proud to be a part of this community as your principal! I am an avid walker, biker, hiker and reader

Chuck Nabhan,
Board Member

As a BCPS parent and supporter of environmental causes, I believe WPCS can enrich the lives of its students and further their appreciation of the outdoors. My role in the organization is to assist with  

Stephanie Vice,
Board Member

My name is Stephanie Vice, and I was born in raised in South Jersey.  In 1988, I relocated to Maryland and graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications  

Eric Ford, Board Member

Eric N. Ford – originally from Virginia and a graduate of Hampton University with a B.A. in Sociology (1993), and a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in the Nonprofit Sector from UMBC, has more than 25 years  

Shanice Petion, Board Member


Caroline Anhari,
Board Member

Caroline Anhari is the site operations manager for The MITRE Corporation’s Baltimore location, where
she is responsible for a broad mix of activities including  

Kelley R. Pettiford- Kelly,
Board Member



Shana McCarty, Teacher Board Member

I am so happy to be joining Watershed and teaching First Grade this year. I just moved from my family’s horse farm near Allentown, PA to my new apartment in   

Jessie Lehson,
Executive Director and Ex Officio Board Member

Jessie Lehson is the Executive Director and Founder of Watershed Public Charter School. Ms. Lehson was a professor of sculpture for 12 years and is a practicing environmental artist.

Katy Chib, Board Consultant

I’ve spent the majority of my career building up special education programs in charter schools and have become passionate about the specialized education 

Donna Balado, Board Consultant

A 25 year veteran of medical publishing, she started a new career teaching high school science in
Westminster, Maryland. After three years as Environmental Literacy Specialist for MSDE, she