Director of Great Lakes Programs and Operations
Becky Lentz is the Regional Deputy Director for National Wildlife Federation’s Great Lakes Regional Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Becky is focused on advancing NWF’s goal to get 10 million more kids outdoors over the next three years by co-leading Wildlife Nation, a Great Lakes community of cause to empower parents and other adults to take on-the-ground and online action to ensure kids have a connection to nature. The goal is no less than ensuring a future rich in conservation stewardship and a legacy of generations of people who continue to care about wildlife and the outdoors. As Deputy Director, Becky also oversees all regional operations including supervision of staff, campaign management and implementation, financial management, administrative operations and human resources.
Prior to joining NWF, Becky worked for the University of Michigan Medical Center in both the Department of Pathology and Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. As an independent consultant and during her graduate studies, she has supported other local and regional nonprofits like Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice and Growing Hope with human resources and strategic planning and is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Leslie Science and Nature Center. She is an alumni of Miami University in Ohio and graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a B.S. in Public Law and Government with a Minor in Writing as well as a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership.
Becky is a proud native of Michigan and Ann Arbor townie. This explains why the wolverine is her favorite animal. When not working, she enjoys reading and writing fiction, gardening, walking down the street to see Michigan basketball, baseball and football, cheering on her teenage son Max in water polo and relaxing on the outdoor deck with her husband John. Ultimately, whether as a child growing up, or now with her own family, there is no place that feels more like home to her than sitting on the shores of Lake Michigan.