David Chase

Roles at NAAEE:

Advisory Council, Board

A focus on the environment, education, human service, social justice, and sustainability has been at the core of Dave Chase’s professional and personal life for more than thirty-five years. For some twenty-five of those years, he successfully led and managed a variety of organizations within these fields at the local, regional, and national levels. For the past twelve years, Dave has worked as an independent organizational consultant, concentrating his work as Founder and Principal of DRC Consulting on various aspects of organizational development, including strategic planning, board and staff training and development, process facilitation, conflict resolution, and program evaluation. Dave also serves as an Adjunct Faculty Member at Antioch University New England, where he teaches and advises graduate students in the Environmental Studies, Education, and Management departments. He holds a B.S. in Natural and Human Resource Management and Education from the University of Maine and an M.Ed. in Organizational Teaching and Learning Environments from Harvard University, as well as post-graduate certificates in Organizational Development, Leadership and Management, Nonprofit Administration, Professional Coaching, and Human Resource Management. Dave is a Lifetime Member of NAAEE, a longtime participant on its Advisory Board, and a past recipient of the organization’s President’s Award. Dave and his wife Amy, an educator and artisan, live on the coast of Downeast Maine in the small town of Brooklin, self-proclaimed “Wooden Boat Building Capital of the World” and longtime home of author E.B. White of Charlotte’s Web fame.