A staff of recognized experts in natural resource protection and management, scientific research, environmental education and community outreach. Our operations and administrative staff support this incredible work and ensure the day-to-day functions of the organization.
  • Lisa Anthony

    Director of Finance & Operations

    "Welcome to my accrual world - where everybody counts!"
    518.456.0655 x1219
    Contact | Lisa
  • Grace Barber

    Outreach Coordinator

    "Let's explore the intersection of science, art, and education."
    518.456.0655 x1256
    Contact | Grace
  • Tyler Briggs

    Fire Manager

    "We're burning for a better Pine Bush."
    518.456.0655 x1220
    Contact | Tyler
  • Steven  Campbell

    Conservation Biologist

    "The APB is a microcosm of conservation issues we face globally. "
    518.456.0655 x1221
    Contact | Steven
  • Jacqueline  Citriniti

    Lead Educator

    "I truly love to connect people with the world around them."
    518.456.0655 x1227
    Contact | Jacqueline
  • Courtney Clickner

    Visitor Services Associate

    "Got questions? I've got answers."
    518.456.0655 x1250
    Contact | Courtney
  • Wendy Craney

    Communications Director

    "I've enjoyed 25 yrs here and held positions in every department."
    518.456.0655 x1211
    Contact | Wendy
  • Amanda Dillon

    Field Ecologist & Entomologist

    "I hate insect puns, they really bug me."
    518.456.0655 x1226
    Contact | Amanda
  • Neil Gifford

    Conservation Director

    "Good-enough, is never good enough."
    518.456.0655 x1214
    Contact | Neil
  • Blake Hastie-Etchison

    Discovery Center Manager

    "Creating memorable experiences for visitors"
    518.456.0655 x1222
    Contact | Blake
  • Christopher Hawver

    Executive Director

    "It's as much about the people as it is the plants and animals."
    518.456.0655 x1218
    Contact | Christopher
  • Joel Hecht

    Stewardship Director

    "Since '94 I've coordinated habitat management on over 1500 acres."
    518.456.0655 x1213
    Contact | Joel
  • Jesse  Hoffman

    Preserve Steward & Botanist

    "I can ID almost every plant growing throughout the preserve!"
    518.456.0655 x1225
    Contact | Jesse
  • Erin Kinal

    Education Program Director

    "This is an amazing place that I get to share with others!"
    518.456.0655 x1212
    Contact | Erin
  • Patty McLaughlin

    Office Manager

    "If you need it yesterday be sure to give it to me by last week."
    518.456.0655
    Contact | Patty
  • Lauren Miller

    Visitor Services Associate

    518.456.0655 x1250
    Contact | Lauren
  • Jodi  Nash

    Volunteer & Community Engagement Specialist

    "Here to help share how YOU can make a difference in the preserve."
    518.456.0655 x1217
    Contact | Jodi
  • Sara Poggi-Decker

    Education Program Manager

    "I like to explore the Pine Bush no matter the season!"
    518.456.0655 x1228
    Contact | Sara
  • Sarah Reilly

    Visitor Services Associate

    "I love welcoming visitors to the Discovery Center!"
    518.456.0655 x1250
    Contact | Sarah
  • Victoria Stoodley

    Visitor Services Specialist

    "I learn something new about the Pine Bush every day!"
    518.456.0655 x1250
    Contact | Victoria
 The eleven-member Board meets at least quarterly to take action on behalf of the organization. The Board oversees the implementation of the mission to manage and protect the preserve, particularly the Management Plan. The Board reviews and approves finance, audits, policies and other related procedural elements to comply with appropriate laws, regulations and fiduciary requirements.
  • Dr. Harvey Alexander

    Citizen Member
    APBP Commission Board Member


  • Alane Ball Chinian

    NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
    APBP Commission Board Member Representative


  • Supervisor
    Peter Barber

    Town of Guilderland
    APBP Commission Board Member Representative


  • John Brust

    Citizen Member
    APBP Commission Board Member


  • Keith Goertz

    NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
    APBP Commission Board Member Representative


  • Supervisor
    Paula Mahan

    Town of Colonie
    APBP Commission Board Member Representative


  • Daniel McCoy

    Albany County
    APBP Commission Board Member Representative


  • Jessica Ottney Mahar

    The Nature Conservancy
    APBP Commission Board Member Representative


  • Nancy Pierson

    Citizen Member
    APBP Commission Board Member


  • Dr. Steven Rice

    Citizen Member
    APBP Commission Board Member


  • Christopher Spencer

    City of Albany
    APBP Commission Board Member Representative


The Friends work cooperatively with the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission to further conservation and education within the Preserve - especially through organized activities and programs of the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center. Email:info@PineBushFriends.org Phone:518.690.2764 
  • Don Allard


    Friends of the Pine Bush Community

    518.690.2764
  • Robert Keesee


    Friends of the Pine Bush Community

    518.690.2764
  • Michael Matthews


    Friends of the Pine Bush Community

    518.690.2764
  • Richard Naylor

    Board President
    Friends of the Pine Bush Community

    518.690.2764
    info@PineBushFriends.org
  • Darwin Roosa

    Volunteer Director
    Friends of the Pine Bush Community

    518.690.2764
  • Michael Venuti

    Treasurer
    Friends of the Pine Bush Community

    518.690.2764