Board of Directors


Paul Magness, President: Paul is Managing Director of Investments at Wells Fargo Advisors.* He joined CVI’s Board of Directors in September 2012. Paul brings a variety of experiences and skills to CVI including financial management, business development, and a deep appreciation for the natural beauty of our region. Paul began his business career in 2000. Prior to Paul’s business career he served on active duty with the Army’s Old Guard at Fort Myer, Virginia, home of Arlington National Cemetery. Paul and his wife Molly live on their farm in Winchester, Virginia.

*Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC, a registered broker-dealer and non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company. Investment and Insurance Products are:
-Not Insured by the FDIC or Any Federal Government Agency
-Not a Deposit or Other Obligation of, or Guaranteed by, the Bank or Any Bank Affiliate
-Subject to Investment Risks, Including Possible Loss of the Principal Amount Invested

Sull McCartney, Vice-President: Sull grew up in Petersburg, WV and graduated from Glenville State College with degrees in History and Business. He has resided in Oakland, MD for over 30 years where he is a partner in Highland Engineering. Sull was appointed to the CVI Board of Directors in 1999 and has served as vice-president since 2001. Sull is a charter member of the Youghiogheny Chapter of Trout Unlimited, is a member of the Youghiogheny River Watershed Association, and the Potomac-Garrett State Forest Advisory Board, served two terms on the board of directors of The Ruth Enlow Library and has been a member of the MD DNR Outdoor Caucus.

Roscoe Beall, Secretary/Treasurer: Ronnie was involved in Canaan Valley Institute’s formation and has been with the organization since its beginning. He lives in Canaan Valley, West Virginia and recently retired from his position as the Financial Administrator for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia. Ronnie attended public schools in Tucker and Randolph Counties and also attended Marshall University, New Mexico State University, Potomac State College, and West Virginia University. He entered the Peace Corps in Guatemala in 1962. He served as Chief Bridge Inspector and Internal Auditor for the West Virginia Department of Highways; as Internal Auditor for the U.S. Internal Revenue Service; and as Mine Clerk and Controller for Island Creek Coal Company. Ronnie has also served on the Tucker County School Board and as Chairman of the Board for the Canaan Valley Landowners Association.

Katherine Garvey: Ms. Garvey is the Director of the Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic at the West Virginia University College of Law. The Clinic represents local governments and non-profits in the areas of real estate and land use law. Ms. Garvey leads the Appalachian Community Technical Assistance and Training program to support water and wastewater utilities in Appalachia.

Marc Glass: Mr. Glass has over twelve years of experience in environmental consulting and management. He is skilled in the evaluation and remediation of environmental contamination. Mr. Glass’ experience includes Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments, petroleum and chlorinated solvent site investigations, design and installation of monitoring well networks, aquifer testing, asbestos and biological remediation and project supervision, preparation of facility Spill Prevention Plans for above-ground and underground storage tank facilities, and mold investigation and remediation.

Evan Hansen: Mr. Hansen explores resource and environmental problems and solutions in three areas: water, energy, and land. He manages interdisciplinary research teams, performs quantitative and qualitative policy and scientific analyses, provides litigation support and expert testimony, develops computer tools, provides training, and performs field monitoring.

Dana McCauley: Dr. Dana McCauley has served as the teaching principal of Crellin Elementary School in Oakland, Maryland for the past 20 years. Under her direction, Crellin Elementary School participated in a reclamation project that led to the creation of their Environmental Education Laboratory, consisting of a 5.5 acres outdoor classroom, on school property. In addition, the schoolyard is the home of Sunshine Farm, which houses sheep, goats, chickens, multiple gardens, and a greenhouse. These unique school features serve as resources for instruction, place-based projects, and student research. McCauley holds a B.S. and M.Ed. from Frostburg State University in Maryland and an Ed.D. from West Virginia University.