We’re a passionate team of management experts and innovators committed to helping NPS employees perform their best.
Hayley Mortimer, Acting Vice PresidentCurrent Role: Hayley leads CPM’s Urban National Parks portfolio, managing a variety of complex projects aimed at better connecting diverse populations to the larger park system. In this role, Hayley envisions and builds innovative partnerships and collaborative frameworks across NPS and partner organizations to elevate and expand the role that urban national parks play in engaging diverse urban communities. Hayley also serves as a senior expert to NPCA’s larger Connecting People and Parks efforts and CPM’s overall strategy.
Previous Experience: Prior to joining NPCA, Hayley was an Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton in the Economic and Business Analysis Group. Her work primarily focused on providing market research, financial analysis and asset management strategies for the NPS, BLM and the Forest Service. Before Booz Allen, Hayley was the Managing Partner and Co-Owner of Ripple Effect Consulting. Hayley was also an alum of NPCA’s Business Plan Initiative, which would later serve as the springboard for establishing CPM.
Education: Hayley holds a bachelor’s degree from Smith College and a MPA from Columbia University’s School for International and Public Affairs (SIPA) in New York.
Jamie Varner, Senior DirectorCurrent Role: Jamie oversees CPM’s operational and financial activities. He also leads and contributes to various projects advancing the management capacity of the National Park Service. Jamie is currently leading CPM’s role in redesigning the NPS Fundamentals course – the Service’s flagship employee training program. He is also co-leading a project identifying best practices for developing and maintaining effective partnerships across the public, nonprofit and public sector.
Previous Experience: Before joining NPCA, Jamie practiced public accounting, was Vice President of Finance and Operations for a $600 million convenience store distributor, owned a manufacturing company, worked with several start-ups, and performed control system analysis for GE. Jamie is a certified public accountant and holds a Project Management Professional certification.
Education: Jamie holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of Business and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware.
Jodie Riesenberger, Director of External InitiativesCurrent Role: Jodie leads CPM’s external initiatives, which includes developing and managing funder and partner relationships. She also oversees CPM’s communications and marketing in order to advance CPM’s programmatic and funding goals. Jodie works closely with the CPM Vice-President, NPCA’s development department, regional and other departments, funders and our NPS park partners to help design programs and projects that are impactful and fundable.
Previous Experience: Prior to joining NPCA, Jodie was a grant development advisor at the Center for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) where she was responsible for foundation relations. Prior to that, she worked at Population Action International and Conservation International on research and program development in the areas of population, health and environment. As an independent consultant, she researched and wrote proposals and reports for various environmental organizations. She also served on the board of the Sustainable Living Association from 2005-2010.
Education: Jodie holds a M.S. in Public Health, with a focus on international development from The George Washington University. She conducted her graduate fieldwork in the Peruvian Tropical Andes. She has a B.A. from State University of New York at Oswego.
Liz Anderson, Program ManagerCurrent Role: Liz manages CPM’s Constituency Building portfolio, focusing her efforts on adding capacity to NPS’ Healthy Parks Healthy People program. In this role, she is also currently developing a study identifying best practices within the Park Service as they relate to developing and maintaining effective partnerships across the public, nonprofit and public sector. Liz also manages the department’s marketing and communications efforts and initiatives and helps to drive business development for her team.
Previous Experience: Before joining NPCA, Liz managed and designed a number of communications campaigns and empirical research studies at SGA, a boutique PR agency in California. There she led the strategic planning process and implementation of a variety of campaigns for an array of public-sector clients including the Environmental Protection Agency and the San Francisco Department of the Environment. Elizabeth is a published author in social marketing and behavior change science and has been honored with several national awards to this effect, including the 2010 Silver Anvil Award for Public Service and the 2009 EPA National Achievements in Environmental Justice award.
Education: Liz holds a M.S. from the School of Social Sciences at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom and graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Policy and Management with a focus in Organizational Behavior and a B.A. in Spanish from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.
YaAdam M. Fye, Program AnalystCurrent Role: YaAdam serves as the CPM lead on several projects related to relevancy, diversity and constituency building. In this capacity, she is responsible for the design, development and implementation of new programs and systems. This involves handling all project related activities, including research and information gathering, project planning, program designs, schedule management, client and stakeholder management.
Previous Experience: YaAdam joined NPCA in April 2012. Prior to joining CPM, she was an AmeriCorps member, a consultant for the Gender & Development Consulting Agency, and an intern at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. Through these experiences, she developed a passion for addressing and building capacity within complex systems and organizations. She is proud to be half-Gambian, half –Tanzanian and trilingual in Wolof, Swahili and English.
Education: YaAdam holds a M.S. in Management, Nonprofit Leadership from New England College, and a B.A. in Political Economy from the University of Hartford.