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


David Abreu

Clean Water Advocacy Specialist

Anthony Allen

Director of Restoration Strategy

Jackie Belanger

Major Gift Manager

Elena Colon

Laboratory Manager

Kathy Czepiel

Land Protection Manager

Nicole Davis

Watersheds Project Manager

Killian Duborg

Connecticut Communications Specialist

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

Dara Illowsky

New York Staff Attorney

Amanda James

Member Communications & Events Specialist

Curt Johnson

Senior Campaign Advisor

Ameera Khan

Environmental Analyst

Alex Krofta

Ecological Restoration Project Manager

Tricia Leicht

Major Gift Manager

Chase Lindemann

Peter B. Cooper Legal Fellow

Peter Linderoth

Director of Water Quality

Bill Lucey

Long Island Soundkeeper

Megan Lung

New York Ecological Restoration Project Manager

Jen McCaffery

Foundations Relations Manager

Laura McMillan

Director of Communications & Marketing

Deonna Mouning

Human Resources and Office Manager

Betsy Painter

Communications Manager & Science Writer

Annalisa Paltauf

Ecological Restoration Administrator and Volunteer Coordinator

Lindsey Potts

Laboratory Technician

Colin Puckett

Member Engagement Specialist

Roger Reynolds

Senior Legal Director

Jessica Roberts

Staff Attorney

Alex Rodriguez

Environmental Justice Specialist

Charles Rothenberger

Climate and Energy Attorney

David Seigerman

New York Communications Specialist

Lindsay Skedgell

Ecological Communications Specialist

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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