March is Women’s History Month and a great time to celebrate the impacts that women have had on the environmental movement.
Among the women to be celebrated are Dr. Eugenie Clark, one of the founding members of the Littoral Society and a pioneer in coastal conservation. Last month, the Littoral Society also highlighted some of our brilliant female scientists in a blog post honoring women in STEM.
Now, we’d like to take a moment to thank the female staff members who keep the Society running on a daily basis as it continues to care for the coast.
Lori Singer, Director of Finance: A true artist when it comes to numbers, Lori Singer manages the Society’s finances and is an unsung hero to the organization. Prior to joining the Society, Lori was Chief Financial Officer of Delta Private Equity Partners, managing a portfolio of over $500 million. She was also the Vice President of Chase Manhattan Bank’s Private Banking Division and enjoys interior design.
Lindsay McNamara, Director of Development, Membership & Outreach: A 10-year veteran in the fields of conservation, development, and communications, Lindsay holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and an M.A. in Public and Organizational Relations. When she’s not expanding the Society’s reach, engaging members or wrangling the rest of the staff, you can find her photographing birds, reading, camping, or kayaking.
Diana Lucatelli, Administrative Assistant: After 25 years as the inspector-general at the Naval Weapons Station, Diana started working with the Society in 2015. When you call the American Littoral Society's headquarters at Sandy Hook, odds are that Diana will be the first voice you will hear. She handles a wide variety of responsibilities, including membership, volunteer coordination, and a litany of unexpected problems that pop up on a daily basis.
Linda Donnelly, Administrative Assistant: A volunteer turned staff member, Linda has extensive experience in IT/project management for multi-national companies and has focused in recent years on donor management systems for non-profit organizations. She's responsible for the Society's database and assists in all aspects of development. She loves that she actively works with an organization that is focused on protecting the coast and our environment.
Isabella DaSilva, Social Media Coordinator: Isabella joined the team at the Northeast chapter in 2023 as the Social Media Coordinator. She aims to merge her love for social media, the environment, and broadcasting in ways that further project the Littoral Society’s mission and message of caring for the coast.
Jessica Klich, New York State Beach Cleanup Program Coordinator: Jessica began working with the Littoral Society in 2019 as a part-time, seasonal crew member in our R-Corps Program. Currently working towards her bachelor’s degree in Aquaculture and Fisheries, she is the Beach Cleanup Program Coordinator for the New York State Beach Cleanup Program, which has been running uninterrupted since 1986 to facilitate volunteerism and stewardship of New York State’s beaches and waterways.
Lisa Scheppke, Conservation Coordinator: An avid birder and former paralegal, Lisa currently holds the position of Conservation Coordinator for the Northeast Chapter. She works on a partnership program focused on ways to educate the community about and remove/repurpose fishing gear that is derelict or discarded, such as monofilament fishing line, because of the unintended harm it can pose to wildlife.
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