The Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space (FoHVOS) Board of Trustees guides FoHVOS in its mission to preserve local lands, protect natural resources, and inspire the next generation throughout Hopewell Valley.
The FoHVOS Board of Trustees announced the addition of Jaquan Levons, who brings unique knowledge and enthusiasm to the board, according to information provided by the organization.
Levons lives in the Titusville section of Hopewell Township and is passionate about encouraging people of color to embrace the outdoors and discover nature, according to the statement. He enjoys bike riding with his wife and three daughters on trails in the area. He recently self-published a children’s book about his children learning to ride their bikes.
Levons frequently explores FoHVOS trails with his family and he believes that being a trustee is a great opportunity to give back and invest in outdoor spaces.
“Working with FoHVOS is a great opportunity to perpetuate the great work preserving the lands in our area, to be an example to others in my community of the relevance to people of color, and to highlight excellent spaces for kids and families of color to come together and embrace our outdoor spaces,” he said in the statement.
Levons has worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb for 17 years, and is currently a principal scientist leading a team focused on exploring how digital technology can be applied to tomorrow’s drug products. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University and holds several formulation patents in drug product development.
“We are so fortunate to have Jaquan Levons join us,” Dan Rubenstein, president of the FoHVOS Board of Trustees, said in the statement. “From connecting children with nature, to promoting community conservation stewardship through building Outdoor Equity Alliance initiatives, Jaquan’s background lends itself well to adding valuable insight to shaping the future of FoHVOS programs.”
In addition, Jaquan serves as an Elder at Central-A Christ Centered Church, and was the most recent director of Men’s Ministry.
To volunteer, donate or learn more about FoHVOS preserves and programs, visit www.fohvos.org or call 609-730-1560.