Laurie Jennings (President)
Laurie Fagan Jennings has deep roots in our community. Born in Gainesville, she has lived most of her life in Alachua County. She earned a degree in PR from UF and has worked as Clinic coordinator for the Alachua County Organization for Rural Needs, ACORN Clinic for 26 years. She has been a member of a local drumming group, the Native Plant Society, and a women’s group for close to twenty years as well. With a passion for the environment and preserving the beauty of nature, you can often find her paddling local rivers or pedaling trails in the woods. She has served as a member of the PCCC board since before it opened, as past secretary, and president since 2017.
Jim Wagner (Vice-President)
Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, Jim graduated from Baylor University in 1965 and from Southern Seminary 1969. In 1970 he began his career at Shands Hospital where he served as the Director of Pastoral Services specializing in End-of-Life issues and Medical Ethics until 1995. In 1979 he completed a Ph.D. in the Department of Counselor Education at UF, during which time he Co-Chaired the Hospital Ethics Committee and served as Board President for the Florida Bioethics Network. In 2013 he retired as Emeritus Assistant Professor at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Jim and Mary Anne are the proud parents of Scott Wagner, a dentist in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, and grandparents to Austin and Amelia.
ALlan MOynihan (Treasurer)
Born in Chicago, Allan grew up in Kansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Ohio. After first visiting Florida in 1954, he visited each year until he purchased a home here in 1980. Allan's lived in Miami, Pembroke Pines, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Altamonte Springs, Gainesville, and now Anastasia Island. After graduating with a B.A. in Political Science from Ohio State University, he worked for the US Congress for several years. Following that service he studied business and had a successful importing and marketing career which led to self employment. Allan helped establish Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery, and has served on the board in several capacities. His current passion revolves around his grandsons in Virginia and Ohio, his wife of almost 50 years, duplicate bridge, and UF Volleyball and Softball.
Marianne Prince (Secretary)
Marianne Prince graduated from the University of Florida with a BS in Nursing and the University of San Diego with a Master's degree in Psychiatric Nursing. She retired from the Gainesville VA in 2012. She currently is a Docent at the Harn Art Museum, and has served on the Docent Board of Directors as a Secretary. She has served on the CBI BOD since 2013 and is currently serving as Secretary of the BOD.
Doug Hornbeck (Member)
Doug Hornbeck is a Conservation Steward Award Winner from Alachua Conservation Trust, and President of Flamingo Hammock Community Association. Doug is the chair of the Cemetery's Land Management Committee, in charge of long-term cemetery design and restoration efforts.
Fred Cantrell (Member)
Fred Cantrell is a graduate of the University of Florida's school of accounting, and he retired from UF as Associate Vice President for Business Affairs and served as the Director for the National Conference on College Cost Accounting. He initiated the process to achieve for UF campus-wide designation as an Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary, making UF the first university nationally to earn this certification. He was involved in the establishment of UF's Office of Sustainability. He served as treasurer for Historic Gainesville, Inc., Thomas Center Associates and the House of Hope of Alachua County, Inc.
Greg Erdos (Member)
Greg was born in Akron Ohio, and grew up close by farm country. He graduated from The Ohio State University and earned a Ph. D. in Plant Cell Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He did post-doctoral work in Bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin and was a Research Associate at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. After coming to the University of Florida in 1976, he eventually became Director of the Electron Microscopy Core Laboratory at the Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research. In 2007 he retired as Assistant Director of that center. Besides serving for several years on the board of PCCC he also is a board member of the Micanopy Academy. He plays duplicate bridge once or twice a week and tends his property on the edge of the Tuscawilla Lake Preserve.
Diane Haines (Member)
Raised in West Palm Beach, and after spending many years in the Northeast, Diane has returned to Gainesville where she is a member resident of Oak Hammock at the University of Florida. She is a retired professor of education and business with undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Florida, the University of Virginia, and the University of Pennsylvania. Diane has served on a number of Boards of organizations concerned with preservation, conservation, and the environment. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery since 2012 and previously served as Treasurer. She is also an Alachua County Master Gardener.
Eric Lindstrom (Member)
Eric Lindstrom is a labor attorney with Egan, Lev, Lindstrom & Siwica. He acquired a love for cemeteries from his grandfather, the caretaker of a small country cemetery. After graduating from the University of California, Hastings College of Law, Eric practiced labor law in Sacramento and in his spare time became active in efforts to preserve historic cemeteries in California. In 2013 he moved to Gainesville with his wife, a professor at the University of Florida, and he quickly joined CBI.
Patricia Carter (Member)
Patricia Carter was born and raised in central New Jersey (exit 7A), land of TastyKake, tomato pie and pork roll. After getting a degree in Math she moved to Flint, Michigan to begin a career writing software. Several years later she ended up in Orlando, where she made the mistake of taking a management position. Rather then change jobs she decided to chuck it all and go to law school at the age of 40. Patricia spent her second career as an attorney representing local governments in North Central Florida. Now retired, she lives in Gainesville with her husband and their heterochromic dog. Patricia joined the board of CBI in 2016.
Marilyn Mesh (Member)
Marilyn Mesh has lived in Gainesville since 1967 and has worked in multiple nonprofits focused on education, social work, and healthcare. She has Masters Degrees in Education, Counseling, and Acupuncture. She served as the executive director of ACORN Clinic for 19 years and then the executive director of Suwannee River Area Health Education Center for 13 years. Marilyn has served on numerous Board of Directors including the Alachua County Health Care Board, the Academy of Five Element Acupuncture Board, the ACORN Clinic Board, Florida Organic Growers. Marilyn was an organic farmer in Archer in her youth for over 10 years and has long believed in both land conservation and natural green burial. She joined the Prairie Creek Board of Directors in 2016 and is passionate about the return of bodies naturally to the earth.