Regional Executive Director
South Central Regional Center
As the Regional Executive Director of the National Wildlife Federation's South Central Regional Center in Austin, TX, Kaderka oversees the National Wildlife Federation’s conservation and education work in a region that encompasses 12 states and two territories.
She helped develop and launch the highly respected Texas Living Waters Program, which is reforming and reshaping the management of fresh water in Texas to better protect fish and wildlife, and the Texas Environmental Flows Initiative, which is advancing a market for environmental water transactions in the state.
Kaderka has also been a vocal advocate for the restoration of Louisiana’s deteriorating coastal wetlands, and for the restoration of the Gulf of Mexico coastal area in the wake of the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill. Her commitment to environmental education has resulted in partnerships with key urban school districts around signature National Wildlife Federation programs like Eco-Schools USA and Schoolyard Habitats.
Kaderka has more than 20 years experience in environmental program management, in both the non-profit and state government sectors, as well as five years experience as a policy analyst and director of policy research for the Texas Legislature. She holds a Master's degree in Journalism from the University of Texas.
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