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National Advocacy Center

Located in Washington, D.C., the National Advocacy Center focuses on policy issues, government affairs, and media outreach to advance environmental legislation.

1200 G St. NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005

National Advocacy Center Staff

Sarah Laskin

Vice President, National Advocacy

Sarah Laskin serves as the Vice President for National Advocacy at the National Wildlife Federation, directing the organization’s work to engage the public and policymakers in the cause of conservation. Laskin is an accomplished leader and facilitator with over 20 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations on global programs in conservation, science, public engagement, and storytelling.

Jim Lyon

Vice President, Conservation Policy

Barbara Bramble

Vice President, International Conservation and Corporate Strategies

Laura Daniel-Davis

Vice President, Conservation Strategy

Mustafa Santiago Ali

Vice President for Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization

Mauricio Bauer

Senior Engagement Specialist

Max Broad

Sustainable Bioenergy Specialist

David Burns

Senior Project Manager, Tropical Forests & Agriculture

David DeGennaro

Agriculture Policy Specialist

Naomi Edelson

Senior Director, Wildlife Partnerships

Jessica Espenshade

Agriculture Program Senior Coordinator

Lucy Evert

Coordinator, National Campaigns

Jill Feldhusen

Senior Coordinator, Wildlife Policy

Aviva Glaser

Policy Director, Agriculture

Patty Glick

Senior Specialist, Climate

Simon Hall

Senior Manager, Tropical Forests & Agriculture

Matt Hansen

Director, NAC Operations

Shannon Heyck-Williams

Director of Climate and Energy Policy

Kelleh Jian

Office Manager

John Kanter

Senior Wildlife Biologist

Kiryssa Kasprzyk

Senior Coordinator, Tropical Forests & Agriculture

Lekha Knuffman

Agriculture Program Specialist

Mike Leahy

Senior Manager, Public Land Conservation & Sportsmen Policy

Elizabeth Lillard

Agriculture Program Specialist

Sam Lockhart

Eastern Regional Field Director

Tara Losoff

Field Director, Advocacy Campaigns

Claudia Malloy

Associate Vice President, Campaigns

Lacey McCormick

Senior Manager, Communications

Jessica Ordóñez-Lancet

Campaigns Coordinator

Jim Murphy

Director, Legal Advocacy

Jessie Ritter

Director of Water Resources and Coastal Policy

Ilana Rubin

Senior Coordinator, Water Resources

Mike Saccone

Associate Vice President of Communications

Melissa Samet

Senior Counsel, Water Resources

Julie Sibbing

Associate Vice President, Land Stewardship

Bruce Stein

Associate Vice President, Chief Scientist

Abby Tinsley

Senior Director for Government Affairs

Anna Vecchio

Communications Manager

Nathalie Walker

Director, Tropical Forests & Agriculture

Glenn Watkins

Water Policy Specialist

Aileo Weinmann

Director of Communications

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