Our Staff

Executive Staff

Curt Johnson

President, Save the Sound

Leah Lopez Schmalz

Vice President of Programs

Alicia Sullivan

Vice President of Philanthropy

Janel Crite, CPA CFE

Chief Financial Officer


Anthony Allen

Assistant Director of Ecological Restoration

David Anderson

Land Campaigns Manager

Elena Colon

Environmental Analyst

Kathy Czepiel

Lands Communications Specialist

Nicole Davis

Watershed Coordinator

Martin Dodd

Special Counsel

Kat Fiedler

Staff Attorney

Katie Friedman

New York Ecological Restoration Program Manager

Josh Garskof

Director of Foundation Relations

Emily Green

Director of Member Engagement and Events

Martin Hain

Digital Projects Manager and Designer

Louise Harrison

New York Natural Areas Coordinator

Chris Kelly

Peter B. Cooper Legal Fellow

Alex Krofta

Ecological Restoration Project Manager

Karina Krul

Member Communications Specialist

Michelle LeMere

Assistant Director, Member Relations and Stewardship

Peter Linderoth

Director of Water Quality

Bill Lucey

Long Island Soundkeeper

Sam Marquand

Clean Water Advocate

Laura McMillan

Director of Communications

Matthew O'Brien

Major Gift Officer

Annalisa Paltauf

Ecological Restoration Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator

Melissa Pappas

Ecological Communications Specialist

Marina Piedade

Major Gift Officer

Roger Reynolds

Senior Legal Counsel

Alex Rodriguez

Climate Advocate

Charles Rothenberger

Climate and Energy Attorney

Kristen Schick

Accounts Payable Specialist

David Seigerman

Water Quality Communications Specialist

Willow Ann Sirch

Senior Foundations Manager

Jon C. Vander Werff

Fish Biologist

Skyla Wilson

Executive Assistant

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Monday, May 23, 5:30 p.m.
Dana Dam Site Walk - Please join us for a site visit led by our project team, who will talk about plans for removing the 90-foot-long dam and restoring a portion of the River to a natural meandering path instead of its current straight line along the adjacent Metro North Railroad tracks.

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