board of directors

Bettyann Heppler


Doug’s wife of 25 years, Bettyann founded DPPF to  honor Doug’s spirit of creating a community that promoted both connections and learning in a field where competition often dominates.

Kim Witman

Vice President/Treasurer

Kim was VP of Opera & Classical Programming for the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. Recently retired, she is devoted to volunteering for the DPPF and other nonprofits.

Devan Pensinger


Devan is Doug Pensinger’s daughter, and she is at the start of an exciting career in the natural resource field. She is truly excited to bring her father’s legacy to life through the DPPF programs.

Simon Bruty


Simon’s clients include the Internal Olympic Committee, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and Canon. He received a Lucie Award in 2016 for Achievement in Sports Photography and has also received awards from the World Press Foundation, Pictures of the Year, and the International Olympic Committee.

Ezra Shaw


Getty Images Chief Photographer, Ezra has been a staff photographer at Getty since 1998. He has won awards in the World Press Photo, NPPA Pictures of the Year, World Photography Awards, Pictures of the Year International, and the New York Press Photographers Photo Competitions.