Press Release

Three New Members Appointed to ATC Board of Directors

October 31, 2019

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. (Oct. 31, 2019) – The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors. These individuals bring with them a variety of expertise and experience that will greatly assist the ATC in its goal of protecting the largest continuous landscape in the eastern United States, the Appalachian Trail (A.T.).

From left: Ambreen Tariq, Ann Heilman Murphy and Nathan Rogers will bring a range of skills and experience to the ATC Board of Directors.

Ambreen Tariq is a non-practicing attorney who works for the federal government in Washington, D.C. Outside of her day job, Ambreen runs @BrownPeopleCamping, a social media initiative that utilizes personal narratives and digital storytelling to promote greater diversity in the outdoors community. Through her work, Ambreen has worked with partners in government agencies, non-profit organizations and private industry to promote diversity in the outdoors. She also writes and speaks about her advocacy and coalition-building efforts to help grow and strengthen the community of diversity advocates and allies. Ambreen is also a Brand Ambassador for Merrell, the co-founder of Outdoor Muslims and a Board member of City Kids Wilderness Project.

Ann Heilman Murphy is a graduate of Harvard College, the University of Chicago Law School and Teachers College at Columbia University. After a career as a corporate associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLC, she worked as a freelance writer and editor in corporate, legal and investor communications, and taught high school in New York. She currently works as an Educational Coach for the Flatiron School.

Nathan Rogers serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAIC). As CIO, Nathan manages IT strategic planning, operations, governance and cybersecurity. Nathan is the Executive Sponsor of SAIC’s Connect and Grow business resource group, which is focused on professional and leadership growth among all generational segments. Nathan brings over 20 years of diversified IT, financial and operational management experience to the ATC Board. He earned a Master of Business Administration at Boston University and a Bachelor of Science in accounting at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Ambreen, Ann and Nathan join ATC’s current Board members to provide guidance and expertise as the organization pursues greater protections for the Trail’s surrounding landscape. The ATC Board is part of the coalition of A.T. guardians who help educate Trail visitors, protect the Trail and its broader landscape, and empower the next generation of A.T. stewards.

About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The ATC was founded in 1925 by volunteers and federal officials working to build a continuous footpath along the Appalachian Mountains. A unit of the National Park System, the A.T. ranges from Maine to Georgia and is 2,192 miles in length. It is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world. The mission of the ATC is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come. For more information, please visit

Media Contact: Jordan Bowman
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Tel: 304.885.0794