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Greg Goldman

Executive Director, Audubon Pennsylvania

Greg Goldman joined Audubon in 2016. He brings to Audubon a broad range of experience in a variety of sectors, including his most recent position as Vice President, Development for the Philadelphia Zoo. Prior to that, he was CEO of the Digital Impact Group, a citywide initiative to extend internet access to low-income families and small businesses across Philadelphia. Greg also served as Executive Director of MANNA, a volunteer-organization that provides nutritional services to people living with HIV/AIDS and other illnesses, and Senior Program Officer at the Philadelphia Foundation. Greg received his BA from Northwestern University and a Master's degree in public policy from the University of Chicago.

ggoldman@audubon.org

 
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Jean Bochnowski

Center Director, John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove

Deputy Director, Audubon Pennsylvania

Jean Bochnowski was hired as Center Director for the Mill Grove Audubon Center in October 2003. She comes to Audubon with a vast array of non-profit marketing and management experience, including six years as the Executive Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer of the Zoo New England. During her tenure, Boston's Franklin Park and Stone Zoos achieved an unprecedented eighty percent increase in attendance, a 241 percent increase in guest revenue, and a 400 percent increase in fundraising. She is credited with building from the ground up programs in marketing, development, information services, education, guest amenities, and human resources. Ms. Bochnowski has a BS in Mass Communication and an MS in Administration. Prior to joining Audubon, she served as the Executive Director of the Rainbow Endowment, a national grant making foundation established by tennis legend Martina Navratilova.

jbochnowski@audubon.org

 
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Keith Russell

Urban Conservation Program Manager, Audubon Pennsylvania

Based in Philadelphia, Keith works on a variety of bird conservation issues including bird collisions with man-made structures, birds and nocturnal lights, non-native plants, and migration stopover habitat. His work has used education, monitoring, research, advocacy, and habitat restoration to improve conditions for birds in ways that have also broadened engagement int he environmental movement. Previously, he worked as a Program Assistant for National Audubon's Important Bird Area Program, Assistant Editor for the publication of The Birds of North America, and Collection Manager for Exhibits at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. He is also a research associate of the Academy of Natural Sciences and he has received a number of awards, including the 2016 American Birding Association's Ludlow Griscom Award for Outstanding Contributions to Regional Ornithology.

krussell@audubon.org

 
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Damien Ruffner

Education Manager, The Discovery Center

Damien joins us from the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education where he was the School Programs Manager, conducting environmental education for all age. Damien received his BS in Biology from Francis Marion University. After growing up primarily in the Southeast, Damien spent time in the Lone Star State teaching at-risk youth science in an after-school setting for kids in Austin, Texas. After moving to Philadelphia in the summer of 2011, Damien took on the role of Environmental Educator with the Schuylkill Center as well as a Mentor for the Philly based program, EducationWorks. When not teaching, Damien loves hiking, gardening, cooking, and astronomy.

druffner@audubon.org

 
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Alyssa Miller

Educator, Audubon Pennsylvania

Alyssa joined Audubon as an educator in April 2018. Alyssa has always loved nature, having grown up in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and spent most of her time in the woods exploring. She received her BA in Environmental Studies at Albright College, and during school she studied environmental injustice and wrote a thesis on food deserts and their connection to certain demographics. After college, Alyssa moved to Philadelphia and fell in love with the city. She also spent her time working for the Riverbend Environmental Education Center and the Schuylkill Nature Center as an environmental educator and program coordinator. Alyssa believes that all people have an innate connection with their environment and wants to help others strengthen that bond through hands on exploration and public engagement. She would love to grow a network of green spaces throughout Philadelphia for her community and wildlife. When not at work, Alyssa loves cooking, gardening, painting and performing improv.

amiller@audubon.org

 

Amani Reid

Center Assistant, The Discovery Center

Amani is a Temple University undergraduate majoring in Political Science and minoring in Environmental Studies. She is currently the community service chair for their Black Law Student Associations pre-law chapter, as well as a member of the Alliance for Watershed Education. Her future goals are to become an environmental lawyer and run for state representative. Amani wants to raise awareness on environmental justice, access, and equity issues in the community, and seeks to bring volunteers and ambassadors in Philadelphia to be the face of The Discovery Center.

areid@audubon.org

 
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RaeNa Johnson

Community Engagement Coordinator, The Discovery Center

RaeNa is a longtime resident of the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood, having grown up here and graduating from Strawberry Mansion High School in 2012. She graduated from LaSalle University in 2017 with a BA in Criminal Justice and Forensic Science. She developed a deep connection with the Strawberry Mansion community by watching it grow and seeing the potential of the people who live here. RaeNa describes herself as a family-oriented individual with a strong passion for solving problems and talking to people. She has a strong interest in community outreach and wants to help make The Discovery Center a true space for the community. She currently works for the Salvation Army, as well as lifeguards for the City of Philadelphia during the summer.

 
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Carrie Barron

Communications Director, Audubon Pennsylvania

Carrie joined the Audubon team after spending more than fifteen years in the environmental education field. She spent five years as a classroom science teacher in middle and high school, schools both in rural and urban settings. Her most recent position was at a charter school in Philadelphia that focuses on student achievement and tying curriculum to the state standards. Prior to formal teaching, Carrie was a seasonal interpretive Park Ranger traveling between the Everglades, Redwoods, and Assateague Island. She then worked for both the National Aquarium in Baltimore and the Philadelphia Zoo where she conducted school-based and field environmental education programs to children and adults. She also continued her pursuit for conservation education with Audubon in Maryland and Florida. At Mill Grove, she oversees the non-releasable bird program, volunteers, educational programs, and social media. Carrie has recently been working with National Audubon Society on the Audubon Adventures as well as Plants for Birds Campaign.

cbarron@audubon.org