Category Archives: WATERSHED

Eliza Cava

Eliza Cava - Audubon Naturalist Society Director of Conservation

DIRECTOR OF CONSERVATION
ANS

Areas of Expertise:
Conservation
Environmental Education
Environmental Policy
Outdoor Eduction
Outdoor Recreation
Political Action

ELIZA CAVA

Eliza Cava - Audubon Naturalist Society Director of ConservationEliza joined ANS as Director of Conservation in 2016. She is an avid canoer and kayaker and believes that healthy streams mean healthy communities. Prior to joining ANS, Eliza worked at Defenders of Wildlife, analyzing federal projects and policies that touched upon a broad range of renewable energy, land management, and wildlife conservation issues. Before working  in environmental policy, Eliza was an environmental and outdoor educator in Maryland, Massachusetts, Tennessee, and Oregon.

Eliza received a B.A. in Environmental Education from Swarthmore College and a Master of Environmental Science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and is a Senior Fellow in the Environmental Leadership Program’s Chesapeake Regional Network.

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Schedule a visit to either of our beautiful nature sanctuaries by calling (301) 652-9188 Ext. 23 or sending an email message to caroline.brewer@anshome.org

WOODEND SANCTUARY

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Lisa Alexander

Lisa Alexander - Audubon Naturalist Society Executive Director

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
ANS

Areas of Expertise:
Conservation
Environmental Education
Environmental Policy
Environmental Restoration

LISA ALEXANDER

Lisa Alexander has served as ANS’s Executive Director since 2013. As Executive Director, she has created a visionary Master Plan that will transform ANS’s iconic headquarters at Woodend Nature Sanctuary Headquarters into a living laboratory for the study of restoration and ecological balance in our increasingly urbanized region.

Lisa plays a leading role in setting diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion goals for environmental organizations throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Prior to stepping into the role of Executive Director, she served as both Deputy Director and Director of Environmental Education at ANS. Lisa launched the ANS GreenKids Program, an environmental education partnership with public schools that has served more than 30,000 school children in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia since its inception in 2005.

Ms. Alexander previously worked on numerous, nationally-based educational programs and outreach efforts. She served as an Educational Resource Specialist in the National Digital Library of the Library of Congress, the Director of Product Development for Delta Education, the Science Product Manager for the School Division of Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, and as National Science Consultant for Scott, Foresman and Company.

Lisa is the 2008 recipient of the Montgomery County “Outdoor Educator of the Year” award and was honored by The Washingtonian magazine as a 2009 recipient of their Green Award for her work with GreenKids. She serves on the steering committee of the Choose Clean Water Coalition and was a member of the 2015 Rock Creek Park Green Ribbon Panel.

She has two sons and lives with her husband just steps from Rock Creek Park where she enjoys frequent hikes.

TAKE A TOUR

Schedule a visit to either of our beautiful nature sanctuaries by calling (301) 652-9188 Ext. 23 or sending an email message to caroline.brewer@anshome.org

WOODEND SANCTUARY

RUST SANCTUARY