Kennedy Meadows Planning Unit

Council Staff

Erin Healy.jfif
Erin Healy
Executive Director
Steve Schweigerdt
Director of Programs

Erin Healy joined the Stewardship Council in 2017 and brings over 33 years of experience in conservation, youth programs and project management. Erin retired from the California Conservation Corps, after 32 years. In her many roles with the CCC, she oversaw programmatic and administrative programs. Erin worked for the Sierra Nevada Conservancy prior to joining the Watershed Lands Team.

Erin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management from Saint Mary’s College. In her free time, she enjoys camping, biking and paddle boarding.

Megan Tolbert
Land Program Manager

Steve Schweigerdt joined the Stewardship Council in 2016 as a Senior Project Manager to work on the land transactions.  He has a diverse background in non profit conservation that includes urban parks for San Francisco Parks Alliance, trails and greenways with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, restoration with Sacramento Tree Foundation, and acquisition and development work with private infill developer LJ Urban. Steve likes juggling many projects and shepherding them along to completion, so he will be working on the conservation easements and enhancements to the Watershed lands.


Steve grew up camping and hiking in the Sierra Nevada and loves to explore off the beaten path in the less popular wilderness areas.  He earned a bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and is certified as a Project Management Professional. 

Outside of work Steve loves to mountain bike, ski, kayak, play soccer, and build furniture.  He is very excited to return to the Sacramento area with his wife, daughter, dog, and cat.

Megan Tolbert joined the Stewardship Council in 2019 as a Project Manager to work on land transactions and support the Stewardship Council land team. Tolbert has a diverse background in environmental planning and sustainability for private, governmental and non-profit organizations. She enjoys working with diverse stakeholders toward common goals, and moving projects toward successful completion.

Tolbert holds a bachelor of science in Natural Resources Planning from Humboldt State University, was named a Local Hero by the Monterey County Weekly, and received the first ever award in sustainable transportation from the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference. In her spare time she enjoys hiking and backpacking with her dog amid forest and river ecosystems, and is excited to explore the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

staff Carol Schwab.jpeg
Carol Schwab
Debbie Daugherty.jfif
Debbie Daugherty
Finance and Compliance

Debbie Daugherty joined the Stewardship Council in May 2017 and brings more than 15 years of grant, accounting and administrative non-profit experience to the organization. She most recently worked for College Success Foundation based in Bellevue, WA as Quality Improvement Manager, Grants and Contracts.  Before that she was Accounting Grants Manager for Hopelink in Redmond, Washington.

As Finance and Compliance Administrator, Debbie will support both programs, and track various grants ensuring compliance.  Her goal is to add value and accountability to the Finance department.

Carol Schwab joined the Stewardship Council as a part-time accounting assistant in May 2011. Carol assists in performing accounting duties and financial statement preparation.

Prior to joining the Stewardship Council, Carol worked as the senior accountant for Jefferson County Department of Human Services in Colorado. She has extensive accounting experience spanning over 25 years, which includes serving as a controller for a non-profit education organization and an accountant in hospital settings. 

After retiring from her full-time job in accounting, Carol worked part time in the emergency room of a level-one trauma center and taught accounting and medical classes for the Colorado Community College System. Passionate about the outdoors, Carol also volunteered as a Jefferson County open space park patroller. As a patroller, Carol hiked the upper elevations of mountain parks to protect the parks and educate visitors. Now living in Florida, Carol volunteered at the Naval Hospital Pensacola from November 2011 to December 2018.

Carol earned a bachelor’s degree in managerial accounting and sociology in Potsdam, New York.