North Florida Land Trust Names New Executive Team for the Board of Directors

Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 31, 2018 North Florida Land Trust is pleased to announce the new executive team for the board of directors. Keith Holt has taken over as board chair, Dr. Ellen Williams will serve as vice chair, Patrick Carney is now treasurer of the NFLT board and Trey Mills is returning to his role as secretary. All four members will serve in the positions for a term of one year.

“Each of these members bring an essential asset to our board that will help to guide us to make the very best decisions for our mission and the environment,” said Jim McCarthy, president of NFLT. “I look forward to working alongside them in their leadership roles as we continue to focus on preserving environmental sensitive lands throughout North Florida.”

Keith Holt

Holt, the new board chair, joined the NFLT board of directors in 2015. He serves as a principal at Heritage Assets and is a long-term resident of North Florida. He currently lives in Avondale. Holt has a strong appreciation for the natural spaces throughout the First Coast and the role conservation plays in protecting our ecosystems. 

Dr. Ellen Williams

Williams, vice chair, has been a member of NFLT’s board of directors since 2016. She cares deeply for the environment, the arts and human rights. Williams is a clinical psychologist with more than 30 years of leadership experience in healthcare organizations. She currently serves as senior director of behavioral health at St. Vincent’s Healthcare and lives in the San Pablo area.  

Patrick Carney

Carney joined the NFLT board in March of 2017 and is serving as treasurer. He is an Ortega resident and director of capital planning with CSX. He has a long-time affinity for conservation and enjoys spending time outdoors. While attending Dartmouth College, Carney served as chair of the Cabin & Trail student organization responsible for maintaining 75 miles of the Appalachian Trail. 

Trey Mills

Mills is a shareholder with Rogers Towers where his practice is focused on environmental and land use law. He first joined the board of NFLT in 2013 and was re-elected to serve as secretary for another term. Prior to law school, Mills was an environmental consultant working on projects throughout the eastern United States and
the Gulf Coast.
Mills is a resident of Avondale.

NFLT’s board of directors is made up of a diverse group of professionals from throughout North Florida. Each board member serves a term of three years.


About North Florida Land Trust

North Florida Land Trust is a non-profit organization who serves as a champion of environmental protection primarily in Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Union and Volusia counties. NFLT was founded in 1999 and has protected thousands of acres of environmentally significant land including property at Big Talbot Island, the River Branch Preserve, Pumpkin Hill State Park, Moccasin Slough, along the St. Mary’s River and other valued natural areas predominantly in Northeast Florida. NFLT is funded largely by private and corporate contributions and works closely with private landowners and other public agencies at all levels of government, not-for-profit partners, and foundations.  For more information, visit