Next Generation Council

OUR NEXT GENERATION COUNCIL works with our Board and Advisory Council to provide valuable feedback on projects and initiatives, make new connections, and brings the perspective of young adults to our work.

Daniel McConvey, Next Generation Council
Boston, MA, and Wilmington, NY

Dan has worked in the nonprofit sector for several years, focusing on community economic development, social entrepreneurship, and philanthropy. Most recently, Dan worked on the Development and Donor Services team at the Boston Foundation, where he engaged startups and the innovation economy in philanthropy and supported an LGBTQ-advised fund. In graduate school, he was selected as an Eli J. and Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Fellow and interned at Boston LISC to focus on Transit-Oriented Development and various projects with Community Development Corporations. He moved to Boston to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA and VISTA Leader, and later managed an AmeriCorps State program. Dan holds an MBA and MPP from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and a BA from SUNY Geneseo. 

Alex Potter, Next Generation Council
Boston, MA, and Brandreth Lake, NY

Alex started as an Associate in the Boston office of the Boston Consulting Group in March 2017. He is a recent graduate of Middlebury College, where he studied Environmental Economics and Chinese.

Meg LeFevre, Next Generation Council
Cadyville, NY

Meg is a free-spirited writer living and working on the Adirondack Coast. Meg's creativity, capacity for critical thought, and love of community infuse her work as deputy supervisor at the Town of Plattsburgh where she strives to nurture the progressive, inclusive ideals our North Country is built upon.

Alexander Sonneborn, Next Generation Council
New York City and Upper Saranac, NY

Alex currently lives in New York City, where he is the co-founder and COO of tech startup ELUXR. He received master’s degrees in biostatistics and ecology & evolutionary biology, and has been a frequent visitor to the Adirondack Park since he was 5 years old. For the past two years, he has been a vocal, founding member of the Adirondack Council’s NYC-ADK group, and he can’t wait to make a difference with the Adirondack Foundation’s Next Gen Council.

Deirdre Tomlinson, Next Generation Council
Blue Mountain Lake, NY, and Hanover, NH

Deirdre comes from a multi-generational Blue Mountain Lake family and is particularly interested in the intersection between the environmental and economic goals within the Adirondack Park. She lives in New York City where she works in Huron Consulting Group’s life sciences practice following her recent graduation from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. She has experience in the financial services, healthcare, and consulting industries. She loves to travel, read, try new recipes, ski, and run, especially in the Adirondacks!

Lucy Ward, Next Generation Council
Jay, NY

Lucy was born and raised in Jay, NY on an alpaca farm. She went to North Country School where she was exposed to more farming and the outdoors. She learned to appreicate nature and wants to advocate for this beautiful area. Lucy left the Adirondacks to attend boarding high school in New Hampshire where enjoyed horticulture class working in the greenhouses and fields. After graduating in 2016, she took a gap year to travel in Europe for three months with her older sister. Returning to New York, she started at SUNY Plattsburgh where she is majoring in Nutrition. Upon receiving her bachelor's degree she plans to go to Naturopathic School. Her hobbies include reading, lacrosse, anything involving water, especially surfing, and tending to her chickens. 

Joanna Brunner, Next Generation Council
AuSable Forks, NY

Joanna graduated from Colgate in May 2014 and is the Fullfillment Operations Manager at High Mowing Organic Seeds. Her family owns Asgaard Farm in Au Sable Forks.

Jeff Herman, Next Generation Council
Ashland, MA, and Keene, NY

Jeff is the nephew of Jim Herman and Dave Mason. Experienced Vice President Institutional Sales with a demonstrated history of working in the investment management industry. Skilled in Institutional Sales, building relationships, equity research, portfolio management, and asset allocation. Strong finance professional with a MSF focused in Finance from Bentley University and a CFA Level 3 Candidate.