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.

Greg Moore
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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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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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Katherine Toy joined the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in October 2017. Together with her team, Katherine is responsible for delivering the "For All" aspect of the organization's "Parks For All Forever" vision.
Sharon Farrell
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Sharon Farrell is Executive Vice President of Projects, Stewardship & Science. In this role, Sharon supports many of the organization's conservation initiatives and community science, restoration, and stewardship programs.
Todd Blatt
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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.
Traci Eckels
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Traci Eckels oversees all aspects of the Conservancy's philanthropic efforts and serves as a member of the Conservancy's Executive Team.
J. Mark Jenkins
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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.
Robert Lieber
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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.
Nicholette Phelps
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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.
David Shaw
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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.