Executive Team

The leaders of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy bring decades of experience, innovation, and accomplishment to serve these parks and our communities. Alongside their passionate and dedicated staff, they are united in their vision and commitment to care for the Bay Area’s national parks and ensure the benefits are accessible to all.

Come join our dedicated and mission-driven team. View our current job openings. 

Christine S. Lehnertz
Chris Lehnertz is President & CEO of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. She brings extensive experience managing some of America’s most iconic national parks and a passion for making parks relevant and accessible to all communities.
Michele Gee
Michele Gee is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Parks Conservancy, responsible for implementing the organization’s strategic plan and guiding change management initiatives to grow empowering leadership practices.
Michael Carr
Michael Carr is the Chief Operations Officer at the Parks Conservancy. In this role, he provides oversight for crucial operational areas, including Technology, Facilities, Employee Safety, and Legal Affairs.
Kerry O'Donnell
Kerry O’Donnell is the Chief People and Culture Officer for the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Together with the People and Culture team, she supports the development and implementation of employee strategies in alignment with the organization’s mission, values and vision.
Jen Trahan
Jen Trahan is the Parks Conservancy’s Chief Financial Officer. She oversees Finance & Accounting, collaborating closely with our revenue-generating operations and fundraising efforts.
Sean Kelley is the Parks Conservancy's Vice President of Visitor Programs and Services
Sean Kelley is the Parks Conservancy's Vice President of Visitor Programs and Services. He oversees the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the organization's interpretive programs throughout the Parks Conservancy, with a particular focus on Alcatraz.
Robert Lieber
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.
Dennis Mabasa
As Vice President for Community and Youth Programs, Dennis Mabasa leads efforts to identify and break down barriers to park access by those historically excluded; and engage individuals, youth, families, and community organizations in educational, recreational, and service-based experiences.
Claire Mooney
Claire Mooney, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP, is the Vice President of Park Places & Innovation with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Claire provides leadership to the Conservancy's Park Projects & Design, Park Nurseries, and Innovation & Impact teams.