Susan B. Duvenhage has been named president and executive director of Owls Hill Nature Sanctuary. Margaret Cameron, who served as executive director for more than five years, announced her intention to retire earlier this year.

Duvenhage, formerly president and CEO of Nashville’s Adventure Science Center from 2007 to 2016, brings a depth of nonprofit leadership, organizational and fiscal management and community relations skills coupled with a passion for nature to Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary.

During her almost 10-year tenure with Adventure Science Center, Duvenhage improved the organizations financial position, increased annual attendance and memberships and expanded programming.

Prior to Adventure Science Center, Duvenhage served in roles of increasing responsibility with the Florida Museum of Natural History and as Director of Development for University of Florida Foundation in Gainesville. She is a graduate of Leadership Nashville and has served on the Tennessee STEM Leadership Council and Next Generation Science Standards State Leadership Team of the Tennessee Department of Education.

Duvenhage holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Communication from the University of Florida and Professional Accreditation in Public Relations from the Florida Public Relations Society. She and her husband, Vanderbilt Men’s Tennis Coach Ian Duvenhage, reside in Nashville.


About Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary

Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary is an independent nonprofit organization located in northern Williamson County, Tennessee. Owl’s Hill is dedicated to a mission of environmental education and research, restoration of native flora and fauna, conservation and protection of natural resources, and spreading an appreciation and enjoyment of nature. Learn more about Owl’s Hill at