Center for Park Management: Meet the Staff

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We’re a passionate team of management experts and innovators committed to helping NPS employees perform their best.

Hayley Mortimer, Vice President

Current 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 Director

Current 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.

Whitney Tome, Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Current Role: Whitney leads the diversity and inclusion initiatives within the National Parks Conservation Association, and partners with the National Park Service to assist with their relevancy, diversity and inclusion efforts.
Previous Experience: Prior to joining NPCA, Whitney was a mediator at Meridian Institute where she focused on ocean issues. Whitney also worked at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) where she successfully launched a professional education initiative for federal fisheries managers with Duke and Stanford Universities, called the Fisheries Leadership & Sustainability Forum, and orchestrated several state and federal political campaigns on fisheries issues. While at EDF, Whitney also served as the co-chair for EDF’s Diversity Committee including helping to launch several initiatives including the Tom Graff Diversity Fellowship, and the Partnership for Environmental Leadership between Howard University and EDF. Whitney has also won the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Commercial Mediation Competition in Paris, France.
Education: Whitney holds a B.A. in Political Science from Middlebury College, and J.D. from American University Washington College of Law.

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