CCP Board of Directors


Bruce DarConte

Founder/President; CCP

Payne Elementary School LSAT

Bruce founded CCP (formerly NSCP) in 2013 to address a need in the Near Southeast community by Nats Park. In 2010, he helped spearhead the successful effort to re-open Van Ness Elementary school in SY 2015-16. He has won several awards including the 2018 CM Anita Bonds Community Cornerstone for rescuing Seniors during the Capper building fire & 2019 Washington Nationals Unsung Hero Award.

Bruce graduated from the Georgetown University (McCourt School of Public Policy) Nonprofit Management Executive Program and currently resides in Wake Forest, NC. 

Trey Sherard

Board of Directors; CCP

RiverKeeper;  Anacostia RiverKeeper


Trey was the lead biologist and a captain for Sea Trek BVI, where he educated students in coral reef ecology, sea turtle ecology and conservation, invertebrate diversity and structure, reef fish ecology and identification, and estuarine (mangrove) ecology.  He also worked at UNC Wilmington's Center for Marine Science as a research technician in the Ichthyology Lab where he conducted fish and larval fish ID, sediment sorting and grain size profiling, water quality measurements including turbidity and use of YSI probe, topography surveying, and fish collection maintenance.

Trey Was recently promoted to RiverKeeper.

Member Board of Trustees and Chairman, Capital Campaign for Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region, entrepreneur and executive, Innovator and inventor; holds two US patents.

Expertise in financial management and corporate expansion/growth strategies, former Development Vice President for American Management Systems, Inc.

Steve Mutschler

Vice President; CCP

Board of Directors, Living Classrooms of the National Capitol Region (Retired)

Martin Welles, Esq.

Treasurer; CCP

VP, Hardy MS PTA

 -Amidon-Bowen LSAT

-2014 Chancellor's Parent Cabinet

-DCPS Redistricting Taskforce

-Founded Ward 2 Education Network


Attorney and senior labor and employment law specialist with particular interest in negotiating pensions and employee benefits. Experience in litigation, arbitration, negotiations, advising management on policy and law of collective bargaining, complex legal research involving the full-spectrum of federal and private sector labor laws and  employment law.

As a member of the DCPS Boundary Committee, Marty helped design the new school boundaries for SY2015.





Joe Weedon

Board of Directors; CCP

Joe is the former Ward 6 State Board of Education Representative. 

Joe, his wife Amy and his children Malia and Will live on Capitol Hill.

Emily Franc
Board of Directors; CCP
-Vice President Development/Philanthropy,
Potomac RiverKeeper Network
-Board of Directors-EcoLatino 

Emily brings extensive experience in environmental research, policy, and advocacy accumulated through years spent working on Capitol Hill for a prominent member of the House Energy and Environment Committee.

In 2014, Emily was on assignment for six months in Jamaica with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), where she focused on trash issues in the Caribbean.

Mike Moyers

Secretary; CCP

-Lt. Commander, USCG (Retired)


Mike recently retired after 20 years of distinguished service in the United States Coast Guard. Mike brings a wealth of maritime and budgetary experience to NSCP.


Mike now resides in Richmond, VA


We thank him for his service to our country.





Steve Briggs

Board of Directors; CCP

Owner, Agua 301 (Yards Park)

Steve sand his wife Amanda own Agua 301 in Yards Park and their children attended DCPS public schools. In addition to their successful restaurant in the community, they give back in a big way.

Agua 301 has helped ensure the success of the Feed the Feeder Series®