Executive Team

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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.

Christine S. Lehnertz
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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.
Nicolas Elsishans
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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.
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.
Sharon Farrell
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Sharon Farrell is Executive Vice President of Projects, Stewardship & Science. Sharon and her team lead the organization's project design and delivery, conservation initiatives, community science, restoration, and stewardship programs.
Katherine Toy
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Together with her team, Katherine is responsible for delivering the "For All" aspect of the organization's "Parks For All Forever" vision–a vision dedicated to making our parklands accessible, relevant and inclusive. Katherine provides leadership to the Conservancy's Youth and Program Services, Volunteers and Internships, Civic Engagement and New Initiatives, and...
Todd Blatt
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As the Vice President of Human Resources and Administration, Todd C. Blatt is responsible for all areas of policy, benefits, recruitment, payroll, and supervisor training for the Conservancy's 400 employees.
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.
Angela Leung
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Angela Leung is Vice President of Marketing and Communications, responsible for developing and executing the Conservancy’s strategic communications efforts.
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.
Greg Moore
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Greg Moore is currently serving as CEO Emeritus & Special Advisor to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. In this role, Greg supports major projects of the Conservancy such as the Presidio Tunnel Tops, Crissy Field Next, and other key initiatives.