Senior Management Team
Larry brings more than 25 years of international management experience to Earthwatch, including leadership of large business units at Procter & Gamble and Goodyear. He has consistently led successful market innovations while navigating rapidly changing landscapes in diverse markets including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. Coming from the international business community, Larry is keenly aware of how human impact can add to the stresses on our planet. Larry joined Earthwatch with a strong passion and conviction that humans, individually and in groups, can absolutely be the difference in managing and minimizing those impacts.
Chief Operating Officer
Scott joined Earthwatch following a 35 year senior operations career in the financial services industry. Scott has deep expertise in program delivery, automation, global project management, change management, finance and IT systems, remote project management and best practice development. Scott had spent his prior eight years with HSBC in NY and London, where he served as Senior VP. Scott was an Earthwatch participant in the HSBC Sustainability Leadership Program (SLP). Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource Conservation and has remained active in conservation as a Trustee of The Rivers Alliance as well as a member of the Conservation Commission in Canton, CT.
Dr. Moomaw is Professor Emeritus of International Environmental Policy and was the founding Director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at Tufts University. He has worked on global change issues such as protection of the global climate system, the ozone layer, forests, nitrogen impacts, oceans and biodiversity. He also partners with scientists and policy makers to translate science into policy-relevant terms. He received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his B.A., cum laude, in chemistry from Williams College. He has a long history of board service at Earthwatch, including ten years as Vice Chairman. He serves on the boards of several organizations focused on climate and other science based global issues including the Climate Group, The Nature Conservancy and Woods Hole Research Center, and The Consensus Building Institute. Dr. Moomaw has been a lead author of five reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, and has authored many reports to state, national and international agencies. He and his wife Margot have built a zero net energy home that uses no fossil fuels.
Cristina is a conservation biologist and science writer who has spent more than a decade studying wolves and their effects on whole ecosystems. She is an Earthwatch Institute PI (Tracking Fire and Wolves). She holds a PhD in forestry and Wildlife from Oregon State University and an MA in Conservation Biology from Prescott College. Her post-doctoral research was on how restoring two keystone forces of nature—wolves and fire—creates healthier ecosystems. A Smithsonian Research Associate and Boone and Crockett Club professional member, for four years she served as the research director on the High Lonesome Ranch. Her books for Island Press include The Carnivore Way and The Wolf’s Tooth. She has authored a variety of journal articles and book chapters and is currently at work on a book about climate change and wildlife.
International Director of Research Initiatives
Mark is a prominent conservation biologist with over 20 years of experience conducting field research globally, and is responsible for oversight of scientific research on each of Earthwatch’s programs. He received his doctorate from McGill University studying the evolution of host–parasite communities in tropical frog communities. Mark’s interests are the development of sustainable agriculture programs that enhance both livelihoods and the environment, the active participation of local communities in field conservation programs, and the capacity development of scientists from underserved communities.
International Director of Learning
Nichole is responsible for designing and implementing global learning programs specifically geared toward helping people turn their expedition into an inward journey, as well as an outward one. She works with educators, youth, and corporate teams, and most enjoys witnessing the transformation that occurs as participants connect the research and field experience with their lives at home. Prior to joining Earthwatch, Nichole was the experiential learning manager at the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, an international human rights and social justice organization. There, she led service and learning trips to some of the most challenging parts in the world, including northern Uganda and post-earthquake Haiti. Nichole has an M.A. in environmental policy and planning and has worked to apply her passion for the environment in the public, private, and nonprofit arenas.
Director of Strategic Communications
Kristen is responsible for implementing a strategic communications program for Earthwatch. She brings to the task 16 years of experience building strategic partnerships in international nonprofit, academic, and research settings that bridge the gap between science, journalism, education, and lay communities. Adept at using the power of a good story to inspire, educate and empower, Kristen launched her career by starting a Science Journalism Center at the University of South Florida (USF). She spent the next decade exploring the oceans and working as a science writer and outreach director on a variety of multimedia projects -- including the first IMAX film on hydrothermal vents -- at USF, InterRidge, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. She previously worked at Earthwatch from 2008-2012, and rejoins the team after two years as Associate Director of Communications at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Kristen earned a B.A. in biology and English from Bucknell University and an M.S. in marine science and M.A. in journalism/mass communications from USF St. Petersburg.
Director of Field Research Expeditions
Stacey took over as Director of Field Research Expeditions in July 2014. She is responsible for the team of advisors, managers, and coordinators that recruit and prepare volunteers, schools, and groups to join our researchers in the field. Prior to taking on this role, as Business Planner, Stacey assessed business opportunities, managed our research project portfolio, developed tools that are critical to program success, and coordinated business process across Earthwatch's international offices. She has joined many of our expeditions in the field and is a senior member of the International Risk Management team. Stacey is passionate about broadening people’s horizons, demystifying science, and supporting researchers working diligently to create more sustainable systems. Stacey started working for Earthwatch in 1999 and has been hooked on our mission ever since.
Director of Program Delivery
Heather has been at Earthwatch for over 14 years, having started as an Expedition Coordinator and then quickly settling into the Program Manager role after a matter of months. Now she manages the team of Program Managers and Coordinators who work directly with the Earthwatch scientists to develop project budgets, logistics, risk assessments and emergency response plans, all while acting as program manager for several projects herself. Heather is a senior member of the International Incident Management Team, drawing from her past experience as a wildland firefighter and more than a decade of Wilderness First Aid certification.
Director of Human Resources
Marsha has been serving our organization since September 2008 as a leader in Human Resources, and provides support to the organization as a project manager in many operational projects. Marsha has a wide range of nonprofit operational management experience as a national staff member of the American Red Cross and has worked in Germany, Italy, Japan, Bosnia, and Kosovo, as well as holding several U.S. stateside assignments.
Board of Directors
Our boards of directors are responsible for the leadership and governance of Earthwatch, and for overseeing its strategy and direction. Combining diverse backgrounds, they are ambassadors for the organization, furthering the Earthwatch mission by setting strategic priorities for its work.
Chair: Amy Ruth Borun
Vice Chair: Ruth C. Scheer
Kevin J. Anton
Richard M. Burnes, Jr.
George A. Eberstadt
G. Keith Funston, Jr., Treasurer
Gary F. Goldring
Samuel M. Hamill, Jr.
Donald R. Kendall, Jr.
Whitney L. Johnson
Dr. Margaret D. Lowman
Brian A. Rosborough, ex officio
Dr. Daniel I. Rubenstein
Robert J. Stack
Chair Emeritus, U.S.: William G. Meserve
Chester G. Atkins
Donald E. Dana
Willard (Dub) Hay
James S. Hoyte
David H. Koch
Dr. William R. Moomaw
Graham G. Spurling
James M. Storey
Edward Wilson, ex officio
Karen D. Zukerman
Board of Advisors
These academic and business leaders help guide and focus our work, and are an integral part of our success. We value their involvement and support both personally and financially. Their ongoing unrestricted support gives us the opportunity to achieve our mission by giving us the flexibility to allocate and send our funds to where they are most urgently needed and where they will make the most impact.
Co-chair: Alexandra (Alix) Goelet
Jacqueline Schulman Dobranski
Gaye L. Hill
Jeffrey A. Jakubiak
James Patrick Kelly
Wallace J. Nichols
Thomas H. Nicholson
Arthur D. Riggs, Ph.D.
Christine Bata Schmidt
Pamela Wilton Ulm
Karen D. Zukerman