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Audubon Pennsylvania Staff

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Audubon Pennsylvania Staff

Meet the Team

Greg Goldman, Executive Director, Audubon Pennsylvania


Greg Goldman joined Audubon in 2016. He brings to Audubon a broad range of experience in a variety of sectors, including his most recent position as Vice President, Development for the Philadelphia Zoo. Prior to that, he was CEO of the Digital Impact Group (previously known as Wireless Philadelphia), where he was responsible for leading a citywide initiative to extend Internet access to low-income families and small businesses across Philadelphia. Greg also served as Executive Director of MANNA, a volunteer-organization that provides nutritional services to people living with HIV/AIDS and other illnesses, and Senior Program Officer at the Philadelphia Foundation. Greg received his BA from Northwestern University and a Master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago.


ggoldman@audubon.org

Jean Bochnowski, Director of Centers and Operations, Audubon Pennsylvania


Jean Bochnowski was hired as Center Director for the Mill Grove Audubon Center in October 2003. She comes to Audubon with a vast array of non-profit marketing and management experience, including six years as the Executive Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer of the Zoo New England. During her tenure, Boston’s Franklin Park and Stone Zoos achieved an unprecedented eighty percent increase in attendance, a 241 percent increase in guest revenue, and a 400 percent increase in fundraising. She is credited with building from the ground up programs in marketing, development, information services, education, guest amenities, and human resources.  Ms. Bochnowski has a BS in Mass Communication and an MS in Administration. Prior to joining Audubon, she served as the Executive Director of the Rainbow Endowment, a national grant making foundation established by tennis legend Martina Navratilova.


jbochnowski@audubon.org

Ron Rohrbaugh, Director of Conservation Science and Forest Programs


rrohrbaugh@audubon.org

 

Elizabeth "Beth" Brown, Director of Delaware River Watershed Programs


Beth Brown, a Pennsylvania native, brings more than a decade of experience in the environmental field to her position at Audubon. Following several years in private practice, she joined the Delaware Riverkeeper Network serving in legal and advocacy roles for more than five years. While at DRN, she gained a deep knowledge of conservation issues in the Delaware River watershed. Most recently, she spent five years with Thomson Reuters, where she oversaw a suite of environmental and energy law resources. Beth holds a B.S. in biology from Muhlenberg College and a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.

ebrown@audubon.org

 

Carrie Barron, Center Manager, John James Audubon Center, and Communications Director, Audubon Pennsylvania


Carrie joined the Audubon team after spending more than fifteen years in the environmental education field. She spent five years as a classroom science teacher in middle and high school schools both in rural and urban settings. Her most recent position was at a charter school in Philadelphia that focuses on student achievement and tying curriculum to the state standards. Prior to formal teaching, Carrie was a seasonal interpretive Park Ranger traveling between the Everglades, Redwoods, and Assateague Island. Then worked for both the National Aquarium in Baltimore and the Philadelphia Zoo where she conducted school-based and field environmental education programs to children and adults. She also continued her pursuit for conservation education with Audubon in Maryland and Florida. At Mill Grove, she oversees the non-releasable bird program, volunteers, educational programs, and social media. Carrie has recently been working with National Audubon Society on the Audubon Adventures as well as Plants for Birds Campaign.


cbarron@audubon.org


 

Damien Ruffner, Center Manager, Discovery Center

Damien has been involved with education for 10 years, and specifically Environmental Education for the past 8. He received his BS in Biology from Franics Marion Unviersity. After growing up primarily in the Southeast, Damien spent time in the Lone Star State teaching at-risj youth science in and after-school setting for kids. After moving to Phildelphia in the summer of 2011, He took on the role of Environmental Educator with the Schuylkill Center as well as a Mentor for the Philly based program, EducationWorks. Damien's passion for teaching environmental issues comes from his background of wanting to break down the perceived barriers between people in nature. He hopes to take his background and use it to create a supportive learning environment for the Strawberry Mansion community and the Philadelphia region. 


druffner@audubon.org

Kirstin Snow, Campaign and Communications Manager, Audubon Pennsylvania

For over 25 years Kirstin has been assisting clients from international stages to local grassroots outreach with their strategic communications, public affairs, marketing and media relations needs. Kirstin has a unique combination of academic credentials combined with hands on professional experience that provide her with a 360 degree view of advocate challenges. She was most recently the director of Commonwealth Media Services in the Rendell Administration, Chief of Staff for Rendell, LLC, and Director of Communications for the Department of Aging under the Wolf Administration. A past Professional in Residence at the Harvard Institute of Politics, she wrote a weekly column that was found in PA’s capital newspaper every Sunday, writing opposite her conservative partner.

Kirstin enjoys boating, fishing, traveling with her son, and is a nationally ranked driver of a 1962 Austin Healey Mark II. A former Miss America contestant and violinist, she currently serves on the executive board of the Miss PA Scholarship Program- part of the world’s largest provider of scholarships to young women.

kirstin.snow@audubon.org

Wendy Christie, Development Associate, Audubon Pennsylvania


wchristie@audubon.org

Kelly McGinley, Network Engagement Manager, Audubon Pennsylvania


kmcginley@audubon.org

Valerie Peckham, Field Organizer, Audubon Pennsylvania


vpeckham@audubon.org

 

Jeanne Ortiz, Program Manager, Landscape Conservation, Audubon Pennsylvania


jortiz@audubon.org

Page Plocic, Communications Coordinator, Audubon Pennsylvania and John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove


pplocic@audubon.org

 

Mitchel Charles, Development Officer, Audubon Pennsylvania


mcharles@audubon.org

Katie Loucks, Forest Program Associate, Audubon Pennsylvania


kloucks@audubon.org

 

Keith Russell, Program Manager, Urban Conservation, Philadelphia


Keith Russell is the Program Manager for Urban Conservation for Audubon Pennsylvania. Based in Philadelphia he works on a variety of bird conservation issues including bird collisions with man-made structures, birds and nocturnal lights, non-native plants, and migration stopover habitat. His work has used education, monitoring, research, advocacy, and habitat restoration to improve conditions for birds in ways that have also broadened engagement in the environmental movement. Previously he worked as a Program Assistant for National Audubon’s Important Bird Area Program (2003-2005), Assistant Editor for the landmark publication The Birds of North America (1992-2003), and Collection Manager for the Exhibits Department of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (1982-1992). He is also a research associate of the Academy of Natural Sciences and he has received a number of awards including the 2016 American Birding Association’s Ludlow Griscom Award for Outstanding Contributions to Regional Ornithology.


krussell@audubon.org

 

Kathleen Martin, Program Coordinator, Community Conservation, Audubon Pennsylvania


A Reading, PA native, Kathleen is a 2015 graduate of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.  She spent two years with the New York Tree Trust, where she worked on street trees and neighborhood gardens with community groups in Brooklyn and Queens.  Prior to joining Audubon, she was a Public Relations Associate and with the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department. 

kmartin@audubon.org

Michael Oscar, Engagement, Volunteer and Retail Manager, John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove


Michael was born and raised in the area. He loves learning new things and doing outdoor activities. Michael went to Gettysburg College and has a degree in both History and Business. He is able to put both these degrees to use running the Historic House Museum and our Gift Shop. A martial arts expert he enjoys helping students find confidence and bettering themselves. When not on cite, teaching, or training his favorite thing to do is travel (when time and money permit). He has been all around the world and has even lived in Japan! After years of working in the business world Michael decided to change things up and work somewhere he could make more of a difference in people’s lives. He started at the John James Audubon Center as a volunteer working with Conrad the Blue Jay and our educational chickens. Michael is glad to be part of the team. He thinks it is a little bit of a crazy crowd so he fits in just perfect! Every day here is new and exciting and he is grateful to be here.

moscar@audubon.org

 

Dan Sullivan, Facilities and Grounds Manager, John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove


dan.sullivan@audubon.org

Brian Walsh, Events Coordinator and Grounds Manager, John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove


bwalsh@audubon.org

 

Mary MacFarland, Finance Manager, John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove


mmacfarland@audubon.org

Connie Sanchez, Program Manager, John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove


connie.sanchez@audubon.org

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