We are a passionate team of management experts committed to making our national parks more sustainable, viable and relevant to all Americans. We work with the employees of the National Park Service to ensure that they have the skills and tools they need to protect park resources, engage visitors and work effectively with partner organizations.
Julie Williams, Vice President, Center for Park Management
Prior to joining the CPM team, Julie was a Senior Program Manager at The Partnership for Public Service, where she led the Advisory Services initiative, providing innovative solutions to significant management issues confronting the federal government, including utilizing tools and systems to drive innovation and increase management efficiency in the public sector. Julie is an accomplished executive, managing small- and large-scale public engagement, leadership development, workforce management, and training initiatives, as well as having led her own consulting practice in diversity training and sexual harassment prevention. She has extensive experience in organizational development and design, coaching, planning, fundraising and communications. Julie holds an M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York and a B.A. from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Ga.
Elizabeth Anderson, Marketing & Communications Program Manager
Growing up surfing and hiking in Southern California, Elizabeth has always held a deep appreciation for the environment. This passion for the outdoors eventually led her to the University of Oxford where she earned an M.S. in Environmental Policy. Elizabeth also studied environmental issues at Carnegie Mellon University, where she earned a B.S. in Policy and Management and a B.A. in Spanish. Before joining NPCA, Elizabeth managed and designed a number of environmental communications campaigns and empirical research studies at SGA, a boutique social marketing 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.
Hayley Mortimer, Senior Director, Center for Park Management
As an alum from NPCA’s Business Plan Initiative, Hayley joined NPCA’s Center for Park Management to help develop sustainable strategies that meet park management needs. 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. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Smith College and a MPA from Columbia University’s School for International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Her love and commitment to national parks began in 1997 as a member of a trails crew in Yellowstone where she worked on back country trails for a season. Hayley is married to Greg Findley, also a former BPI alum, and spends her time chasing after her young sons Parker and Benjamin on various national park trails located in the Northern Rockies region.
Jamie Varner, Senior Director, Center for Park Management
Jamie joined the Center for Park Management in March 2008 driven by a love of nature and a desire to help make the world a better place. Immediately prior to joining CPM he was with Hertrick & Associates, a public accounting firm that specializes in providing Controller and CFO level services to privately held businesses. Jamie has also owned and operated a $6 million manufacturing company, been Vice President and a Financial/Operations Analyst for a $600 million distributor, and worked with several early stage companies. Prior to starting his business career he earned Bachelor of Science degrees in both Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware, and a MBA from Wharton. Jamie is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an active license with the State of Maryland. His favorite outdoor activities are hiking, kayaking, and skiing; and getting his family outdoors as much as possible spending several weeks each year in the Adirondacks.
Jodie Riesenberger, Program Director, Center for Park Management
Jodie joined NPCA in the fall of 2004. As Program Director she is involved with many aspects of the Center’s program work as well as fundraising efforts. She has a background that includes both programmatic and fundraising work in international development, population and conservation. Prior to joining NPCA, Jodie worked 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 population, health and environment issues. She holds a Masters in Public Health/International Development from George Washington University. She conducted her graduate fieldwork in the Peruvian Tropical Andes. She has a BA from State University of New York at Oswego. She is an avid runner, occasional triathlete and general outdoor enthusiast living in Fort Collins, Colorado.
YaAdam Fye, Senior Program Coordinator, Center for Park Management
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. YaAdam received a B.A. in Political Economy from the University of Hartford and a M.S. in Management from New England College. She is proud to be half-Gambian, half –Tanzanian and trilingual in Wolof, Swahili and English. YaAdam is also a budding humanitarian , volunteering at youth oriented organizations during her free time.
Last Update: April 22, 2013