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.
photo of Michele Gee outside
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.
Angela Leung
Angela Leung is the Parks Conservancy’s Chief Communications & Public Affairs Officer, responsible for amplifying our mission through communications, community engagement, and commemorating advancements with key partners and Parks Conservancy subject matter experts.
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.
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.
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.
Nicholette Phelps
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.