Conserve Wildlife Foundation Team
Meet the dedicated staff and professionals behind Conserve Wildlife Foundation's important work.
A nonprofit professional with over 30 years of experience, Liz lends her project management, program administration, fundraising and communications skills to support the mission and long range goals of the Foundation. A graduate of Boston College, Liz’s interest has always been in conservation and environmental advocacy, working for both Scenic Hudson and NJ Keep it Green. As Director of Development at CWF for the past 11 years, she has formed strong corporate and donor partnerships to build resource capacity. In addition, her leadership has developed and implemented highly successful STEAM educational programs throughout New Jersey schools as well as the annual Women & Wildlife Awards, the James Fiorentino Traveling Art Exhibit: Rare Wildlife Revealed, and other outreach initiatives to promote public awareness of at-risk wildlife. She serves on the board of EarthShare New Jersey and has volunteered with the Garden Club of America, Junior League of Greater Princeton, and Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania. In addition to her family, the other love of her life is sailing her boat, Perfect Timing, on the Barnegat Bay.
Christine manages several of CWF’s amphibian and reptile initiatives, including the Amphibian Crossing Project and outreach efforts for the federally threatened and state endangered bog turtle. She received her B.S. in Environmental Science from Marist College in 2014 and her M.Sc. in Wildlife and Conservation Biology from the University of New Hampshire in 2018, where her thesis work focused on moose mortality due to winter tick parasitism. Christine hopes to use her background in mammalogy and GIS mapping to expand CWF’s work with terrestrial mammals. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, drawing, and running along New Jersey’s network of canals and rail trails.
Meaghan is responsible for writing Beach Management Plans that provide for the protection and recovery of listed species of beach nesting birds and plants on New Jersey’s beaches. Additionally, Meaghan works on native grassland habitat restoration for the state endangered Upland Sandpiper, surveying for rare bats in the Pinelands, and monitoring coastal wildlife populations. While striving to protect New Jersey’s threatened and endangered species, Meaghan has spent six seasons monitoring endangered beach nesting birds like the Piping Plover. She holds a degree in Human Ecology and her primary focus has been conserving species, protecting habitat, and connecting people to the natural world through education and outreach.
Senior Wildlife Conservation Intern
Morgan began working at CWF as a summer intern and now helps biologists in the field with surveys, radio telemetry, and habitat restorations; creates media content such as social media posts, graphics, and educational materials; and assists with administrative work. She is a junior majoring in Bioenvironmental Engineering at Rutgers University and wants to pursue a career that combines engineering and conservation biology. Morgan enjoys being outdoors, taking wildlife photos, and learning about New Jersey’s amazing species.
Senior Wildlife Biologist
Todd heads up our beach nesting bird project, including monitoring, management, and research of piping plovers, least terns, black skimmers, and American oystercatchers in New Jersey. In addition, he has worked with piping plovers across the flyway, most notably our education and research initiatives on the wintering grounds in the Bahamas, as well as in North America from Canada to Florida. He has been involved in the beach nesting bird project since 1994 and graduated from Rutgers University. When not working (or playing) on the beach, Todd enjoys traveling adventures, gardening, and culinary pursuits.
- Phone: 609.306.4475
Larissa has worked for the CWF foundation since 2000 as a Wildlife biologist. She coordinates CWF's volunteers and works on the New Jersey Bald Eagle project, Eastern Tiger Salamader project as well as a variety of other projects. She has a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Stockton College and an M.A. in Environmental Education from Rowan University.
- Phone: 609.628.0402
Assistant Wildlife Biologist
Leah works on our bat research and conservation projects. As the coordinator of one of our projects - The Summer Bat Count, she is responsible for engaging our citizen science volunteers to conduct bat counts at sites where bats are known to be roosting. She also works on our other bat-related projects such as mist-netting and radio tracking, Bats in Buildings, and mobile acoustic surveys. Leah earned her B.S. in Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources from Rutgers University. Leah enjoys spending time outdoors by going on hikes, birding, kayaking, and taking her cats on harnessed adventures!
Habitat Program Manager
Ben is responsible for identifying and enhancing degraded wildlife habitat and he helps manage and monitor ospreys as part of the NJ Osprey Project. He received a B.S. in Environmental Science with emphasis in Wildlife Conservation from Unity College in 2004. Ben also works on a variety of other conservation projects that include peregrine falcons, bald eagles, and northern diamondback terrapins.
Outside of work, Ben enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two children. He is proud to provide habitat for wildlife in his own backyard by establishing native plants and growing large beds of annual wildflowers for pollinators. He also enjoys photography, boating, and woodworking. Ben collects salvaged wood that he uses to create reclaimed wood picture frames and other artwork.
Learn about some of the newest species in decline in New Jersey. From the bottlenose dolphin to the fowler's toad, this special listing applies to a growing list of species. Learn ways to help these sensitive species in New Jersey.
Conserve Wildlife Store
We offer a variety of excellent wildlife books and field guides as well as shirts, hats, and other cool merchandise.