Our Staff

Executive Staff

Leah Lopez Schmalz


Alicia Sullivan

Vice President of Philanthropy

Denise Stranko

Vice President of Programs

Janel Crite, CPA CFE

Chief Financial Officer

Laura Wildman, PE

Regional Director of Ecological Restoration

David Ansel

Regional Director of Water Protection


Anthony Allen

Director of Restoration Strategy

Elena Colon

Laboratory Manager

Kathy Czepiel

Lands Communications Specialist

Nicole Davis

Watershed Coordinator

Emma DeLoughry

Associate Soundkeeper

Kat Fiedler

Staff Attorney

Jozette Fields

Director of Finance

Katie Friedman

New York Ecological Restoration Program Manager

Lys Gant

Watershed Liaison

Josh Garskof

Director of Foundation Relations

Martin Hain

Digital Projects Manager and Designer

Allison Remy Hall

Foundation Relations Manager

Louise Harrison

Long Island Natural Areas Manager

Amanda James

Member Communications & Events Specialist

Curt Johnson

Senior Campaign Advisor

Ameera Khan

Environmental Analyst

Chris Kelly

Peter B. Cooper Legal Fellow

Alex Krofta

Ecological Restoration Project Manager

Michelle LeMere

Assistant Director, Member Relations and Stewardship

Peter Linderoth

Director of Water Quality

Bill Lucey

Long Island Soundkeeper

Megan Lung

Ecological Restoration Project Manager

Sam Marquand

Clean Water Advocate

Laura McMillan

Director of Communications

Deonna Mouning

Human Resources and Office Coordinator

Annalisa Paltauf

Ecological Restoration Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator

Melissa Pappas

Ecological Communications Specialist

Marina Piedade

Major Gift Manager

Roger Reynolds

Senior Legal Counsel

Alex Rodriguez

Environmental Justice Specialist

Charles Rothenberger

Climate and Energy Attorney

David Seigerman

Clean Water Communications Specialist

Willow Ann Sirch

Senior Foundations Manager

Jon C. Vander Werff

Fish Biologist

Kimberly Williams

Campaign Director

Skyla Wilson

Executive Assistant

Paul Woodworth

Senior Project Manager

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