Staff

David Bailey

ORSANCO Director of Administration and Human Resources - FORE Board Chair & Executive Director

513-231-7719 Ext. 107
David provides direct oversight of  FORE's educational programs and ensures that all of FORE ’s programs are adequately promoted and funded in and beyond Cincinnati. In addition, David oversees all business, financial, and legal aspects of the Foundation for Ohio River Education. He is currently Director of Administration and Human Resources for ORSANCO in addition to his management role with FORE.
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Nick Callahan

Education & Outreach Coordinator

513-231-7719 Ext. 102
Nick develops and conducts educational programs/activities for schools and other organizations relating to Ohio River water chemistry, and also coordinates the Basin-wide annual River Sweep litter clean-up program.
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Kate Hammer

FORE Environmental Educator


Kate has been with FORE for over 10 years, teaching a variety of programs on-land and on the river. Kate teaches programs focused on fish, macroinvertebrates, plankton, and other aquatic life in the river. Kate's exemplary husbandry skills keep our critters alive and happy so that students and adults alike can learn the vital roles they play in our Ohio River ecosystem.
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Tony Kramer

FORE Environmental Educator


Tony has worked with FORE since 2006 and has contributed a boat-load of energy and expertise the River REACH floating classroom program and may other events. He has extensive background in aquatic research and animal husbandry and has worked for organizations such as Cincinnati Parks and the Cincinnati Zoo.
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Rebecca Ortwein

FORE Environmental Educator


Becky has been with FORE for over four years, and brings excellent experience from her volunteer work with the Boy Scouts and the Boone County Conservation District. Becky is an on-board educator during River REACH programs, and can be found at many local parks and events throughout the summer leading many of FORE's OutREACH programs.
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Sarah Segars

FORE Environmental Educator

Sarah got her start working with ORSANCO's biological programs conducting electrofishing surveys as well as habitat and vegetation assessments. She has a background in environmental restoration projects and monitoring of aquatic systems. She is also experienced in outreach and education about stormwater pollution and ways to protect water quality. She is thrilled to be an educator with FORE to share her enthusiasm for our natural world and how to be better stewards for our environment.

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Annette Shumard

Communications and Environmental Education Manager

513-231-7719 Ext. 115
Annette leads our Communications and Environmental Education team at FORE and ORSANCO. She manages and oversees our environmental education programs, public information programs, and the Ohio River Sweep. Annette previously worked for Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District and Storm Water District as their Public Relations Specialist and Public Involvement Coordinator. She has also worked for Clermont County (OH) as their Communications Director and for Northern Kentucky University as Academic Coordinator for the College of Health & Human Services. She has worked in education, teaching public speaking and English as a second language.
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