Board Of Directors


Bay County Conservancy Board of Directors & Staff

The Bay County Conservancy is run by a volunteer Board of Directors with the help of one paid part-time administrative assistant and a part-time land steward. 


President: Candis Harbison

Vice President: Jacalyn N. Kolk, Esq. 

Treasurer: Carolyn Parell


Board Members:

Ron Houser

G. Joseph Parell, M.D.

Ted Wilson, M.D.

John Bente

Brian Dusseault, Esq. 

Carrie Fioramonti

Bonnie Blue

Lisa Tubridy 


Executive Assistant

Teresa Nooney


Preserve Manager

Michel Blais


Bay County Conservancy, Inc.

P.O. Box 1122

Panama City, FL 32402

Phone: (850) 381-7500



Bay County Conservancy, Inc. - The Land Conservancy of Northwest Florida - does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.




Bay County Conservancy, The Land Conservancy of Northwest Florida is a member of the national Land Trust Alliance (LTA). The LTA leads a national network of nearly 1,700 community-based, nonprofit land conservation organizations working to safeguard land for present and future generations. For more information, visit