About Us

Our Mission

The Ohio Chapter was founded primarily to bring about the restoration of the American chestnut throughout the hardwood forests of Ohio, where it once flourished. We work with the National Foundation to advance research, education, and public awareness of this important tree species.

Officers and Contact Information (2021)

PRESIDENT

Mr. Stephen Rist
Ohio DNR Division of Forestry
345 Allen Avenue
Chillicothe, OH 45601
Phone: 740-272-8519
Email: Stephen.Rist@dnr.state.oh.us

VICE-PRESIDENT

Mr. Bruce A. Willis
1225 Lakeview Ave.
Washington Court House, OH  43160
Email: willisfamily@ameritech.net

TREASURER

Mr. Ryan Homsher
1674 Berkshire Road
Columbus, OH  43221
Phone: 513-292-0326
Email: RyanHomsher@gmail.com

SECRETARY

Greg Chopko
Cortland, OH
330-984-7578
Email: Teamchopko@aol.com

WEBMASTER 

Frank Skalak
Email: mathob@icloud.com

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dale Angerman
Dr. Bob Clark
Dr. Carolyn Howes Keiffer    Email: keiffech@miamioh.edu
Kristen Lehtoma
Dr. Greg Miller
Tom Mills                                  Email: tvmills74@gmail.com