Executive Team

Greg Moore
President & CEO

Greg Moore has served as the top executive of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy since 1985. Under Moore’s leadership, the Parks Conservancy has become one of the most successful nonprofit organizations supporting any area of the national park system.

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Nicolas T. Elsishans
Executive Vice President & COO

As COO, Nicolas T. Elsishans is in charge of the day-to-day functioning of the entire Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. He also holds the title of CFO and is responsible for overseeing the fiscal and business operations.

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Chris Spence
Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

Chris Spence is Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships. In this role, Chris supports many of the organization's key partnerships and external relationships.

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Catherine Barner
Vice President, Park Projects

Cathie Barner, AIA, has more than three decades of experience managing large-scale civic projects across the U.S. She currently serves as Vice President of Park Projects for the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.

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Todd Blatt
Vice President, Human Resources

As the Vice President of Human Resources, Todd Blatt is responsible for all areas of policy, benefits, recruitment, payroll, and supervisor training for the Conservancy’s 400 employees.

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Sharon Farrell
Vice President, Stewardship and Conservation

Sharon Farrell is Vice President of Stewardship and Conservation. In this role, Sharon supports many of the organization's conservation initiatives and community science, restoration, and stewardship programs.

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J. Mark Jenkins, CPA, CGMA
Vice President, Finance

J. Mark Jenkins has more than 20 years of professional experience as a nonprofit financial specialist and currently serves as the Vice President of Finance for the Parks Conservancy.

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Robert Lieber
Vice President, Interpretive Sales

Robert Lieber directs the Interpretive Sales program for the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, which is responsible for the exhibits and merchandise in visitor centers and stores throughout the parks, as well as their design, staffing, operation.

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Kathryn Morelli
Vice President, Development

Kathryn Morelli joined the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in April 2006. As Vice President of Development she oversees the activities that raise philanthropic gifts and agency grants for priority programs and projects.

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Nicholette Phelps
Vice President, Visitor Programs and Services

Nicholette Phelps, Vice President of Visitor Programs and Services, has been working in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area since 1975, when she began her career as an interpretive ranger at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

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David Shaw
Vice President, Communications & Marketing

David Shaw is Vice President of Communications & Marketing. He joined the Parks Conservancy in 2004 and has overseen communications efforts during a busy and productive time of organizational growth.

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