Our Staff

Executive Staff

Leah Lopez Schmalz


Alicia Sullivan

Executive Vice President of Philanthropy

Denise Stranko

Executive Vice President of Programs

Janel Crite, CPA CFE

Chief Financial Officer

Laura Wildman, PE

Vice President of Ecological Restoration

David Ansel

Vice President of Water Protection


Anthony Allen

Director of Restoration Strategy

Elena Colon

Laboratory Manager

Kathy Czepiel

Land Protection Manager

Nicole Davis

Watersheds Project Manager

Emma DeLoughry

Soundkeeper Associate

Jozette Fields

Director of Finance

Katie Friedman

New York Ecological Restoration Program Manager

Lys Gant

Watershed Stewardship Coordinator

Josh Garskof

Senior Director of Philanthropy

Martin Hain

Digital Projects Manager and Designer

Allison Remy Hall

New York Foundations Manager

Louise Harrison

Long Island Natural Areas Manager

Amanda James

Member Communications & Events Specialist

Curt Johnson

Senior Campaign Advisor

Ameera Khan

Environmental Analyst

Alex Krofta

Ecological Restoration Project Manager

Peter Linderoth

Director of Water Quality

Bill Lucey

Long Island Soundkeeper

Megan Lung

New York Ecological Restoration Project Manager

Sam Marquand

Clean Water Advocacy Specialist

Laura McMillan

Director of Marketing & Communications

Deonna Mouning

Human Resources and Office Manager

Annalisa Paltauf

Ecological Restoration Administrator and Volunteer Coordinator

Melissa Pappas

Ecological Communications Specialist

Roger Reynolds

Senior Legal Director

Jessica Roberts

Staff Attorney

Alex Rodriguez

Environmental Justice Specialist

Charles Rothenberger

Climate and Energy Attorney

David Seigerman

Clean Water Communications Specialist

Willow Ann Sirch

Senior Foundations Manager

Anne Urkawich

Member Engagement Manager


Jon C. Vander Werff

Fish Biologist

Kimberly Williams

Director of Campaign and Planned Giving

Skyla Wilson

Executive Operations Manager

Paul Woodworth

Ecological Restoration Senior Project Manager

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