Our Staff and Board of Directors

The National Wildlife Federation has more than 360 staff working in 11 offices across the country.


Collin O'Mara
President and Chief Executive Officer

Collin O'Mara

Collin O’Mara is the President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, America’s largest wildlife conservation organization. Under O’Mara’s leadership, NWF is protecting wildlife ranging from bison to monarch butterflies, ensuring healthy waters and sustainable habitats, advancing environmental education, and connecting people with the great outdoors.

Prior to NWF, O’Mara led Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, where he led numerous regional clean air, clean water, youth recreation, and habitat restoration efforts, and he was a primary architect of the City of San Jose’s Green Vision. O’Mara lives in
Delaware and spends every possible moment in nature with his
daughter Riley.



Deborah Spalding

Deborah Spalding

Deborah Spalding has served as Chair of National Wildlife Federation’s Board of Directors since March 2013. A Chartered Financial Analyst with over 20 years in the financial industry, Deborah is a Managing Partner at Working Lands Investment Partners, LLC which specializes in the investment and long term stewardship of sustainably managed working lands. In addition, she is a Lecturer in forest and ecosystem finance at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Deborah is active in conservation and serves on several boards including National Wildlife Federation’s affiliate, the Connecticut Forest & Park Association.

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