She is also the founder and
Managing Partner of Valencia Wetlands Trust, a mitigation banking
company since 2001. She is a past Board member of the National
Mitigation Banking Association, and was also its Secretary,
Treasurer, and Chair of the Data and Research Committee. She is a
moderator and presenter at the National Mitigation and Ecosystem
Banking Conference, and a member of its Steering Committee.
Donna has met with regulatory agencies and Congressional
representatives since 2009 to help boost the mitigation banking
industry by recommending policies that promote private
investment. She has been successful in several key policies.
Donna has been a speaker at college level mitigation banking
courses. She consults in the industry and is currently involved in
developing new mitigation banks.
Prior to becoming involved in mitigation banking, Donna had a wide range of management experience
which included permitting sizeable residential development and handling construction management for
large building projects.