On Thursday, the Pocono Heritage Land Trust named Cindy Miano its new executive director and announced four new members of its board of directors.

The new board members include:

  • Kathleen Flynn of Paradise Falls (founder of TDE Marketing)
  • Rita Lacey of Kunkletown (founder of Close the Loop)
  • Bill McGlone of Bangor (owner/operator of the grocery store Main Street Market and deputy wildlife conservation officer)
  • Ray Molina of Stroudsburg (retired physician)

Cindy Miano is an educator and the former executive director of the Shawnee Institute, an educational/environmentally based nonprofit in the Poconos. In that role Cindy developed the Road Scholar Lifelong Learning Programs and created a model for multi-level Appalachian Trail hikes that Road Scholar has adapted and utilizes for hundreds of their domestic and international hiking programs.

She is a wilderness survival guide, avid cyclist, yoga instructor, and is currently completing certification as an international mountain guide with the American Hiking Guides Association.