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. 

Chris 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.
Adam Bad Wound
Adam Bad Wound is the Parks Conservancy’s Chief Development Officer, responsible for the organization’s development and membership branch, creating, implementing, and supporting comprehensive, sustainable, and creative fundraising strategies.
Janet Klein
Janet Klein is Vice President of Community Connections for the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. She supports four teams—Volunteer and Intern Services, Community Stewardship and Engagement, Conservation and Community Science, and Youth Programs—in creating opportunities for public participation in the exploration and care of our parks.
Angela Leung
Angela Leung is Vice President of Marketing and Communications, responsible for developing and executing the Conservancy’s strategic communications 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.
Kerry O'Donnell
Kerry O’Donnell is Vice President of People and Culture for the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Together with the People and Culture team, she oversees the areas of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Human Resources; Employee Safety; Employee Communications and Engagement; and Learning and Development.
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.