DCNR Executive Staff


Audrey Feinman Miner
Chief Counsel

Audrey Feinman Miner was appointed Chief Counsel to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources effective June, 2015. Prior to that appointment, Ms. Miner was a Senior Counsel with the Department of Health, where she functioned as the Litigation Coordinator and provided advice to a variety of health program areas. Before coming to Health, Audrey was Assistant Counsel-in- Charge, Personnel Section, at PENNDOT. At PENNDOT, Ms. Miner was primarily responsible for providing legal advice on labor and employment matters as well as working on a variety of high-profile issues concerning the vehicle emissions inspection program. Ms. Miner was appointed to an air Quality Task Force in order to oversee the legal aspects of PENNDOT’s implementation of the Clean Air Act amendments of 1990. Ms. Miner received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her juris doctor from the Wake Forest University School of Law, where she was on the Law Review. Prior to joining the Commonwealth, Ms. Miner was an associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and clerked for the Honorable John A. MacPhail, Commonwealth Court.


Nathan Flood
Deputy Secretary for Conservation and Technical Services

Nathan Flood was appointed DCNR’s deputy secretary for conservation and technical services in February 2014. In this role, he is responsible for managing and directing the operations of the bureaus of Topographic and Geologic Survey and Recreation and Conservation. This includes providing leadership on the design, development and delivery of key initiatives for the department. Additionally, he continues to manage and maintain working relationships with members of the legislature, other state agencies, private organizations, and other partners involved with the operations of both bureaus.

Prior to his appointment as deputy secretary, Nathan was the DCNR director of legislation and strategic initiatives. In that role, he was responsible for overseeing and managing the department’s legislative function as well select strategic initiatives. He served as the department's executive liaison to the Governor's Office of Legislative Affairs on all legislative and strategic initiatives impacting DCNR; oversaw the analysis of proposed legislation; and evaluated the impacts on DCNR programs and goals.

Before joining DCNR, Nathan worked for Senator Mike Brubaker serving as his chief of staff. In that role, he managed legislative and policy issues, constituent outreach and also developed and implemented strategic initiatives for the senator’s office.

Preceding his time with Senator Brubaker, Nathan worked for Tyco Electronics. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in government and political affairs from Millersville University. He is from Clearfield County and currently resides Lancaster County.