At Manomet, we believe people can live and work today in ways that will enable our world to thrive and prosper tomorrow.
Our staff works to effect meaningful change by engaging the people who manage four key systems: natural, forest, food, and economic. We focus our work on the parts of the system where we can have measurable impact and opportunity for scale.
Learn more about the team that drives our work for a more sustainable world.
AMBI Americas Coordinator and WHSRN Conservation Specialist
I am proud of being part of the Manomet team as I believe biodiversity conservation depends on multidimensional approaches, and Manomet is a place where such approaches are developed.
Program Manager, Sustainable Economies Program
Hands down, the number one reason I work for Manomet is our mission and approach to creating a more sustainable world.
Senior Manager of Development Operations
I work at Manomet because it is making amazing progress in the areas that matter most to my family.
Donor Relations Manager
I work at Manomet because of their mission and science-driven, common-sense approach to building a more sustainable world.
Vice President for Shorebird Conservation
I work at Manomet because I believe applied science should form the basis for our efforts to address the conservation problems facing us.
Conservation Specialist, WHSRN Executive Office
Marcela is committed to involving her community in conservation activities and raising awareness of the importance of WHSRN sites for biodiversity preservation.
Assistant Director for North America, WHSRN Executive Office
Laura came to Manomet in 2013 to build of the constituency of people who take action for shorebird conservation on the Delaware Bay, combining two of her passions—wildlife and solving environmental problems with...
Director, WHSRN Executive Office
It takes a special kind of organization to coordinate, guide, and oversee WHSRN. Manomet is such an organization - willing to listen and learn from partners, to share experiences and opportunities, and to make a long-lasting commitment...
Lead Instructor, Landbird Conservation
I work at Manomet because I love being able to play an active role in our research, while also delivering the lessons we’ve learned to the public.
Program Manager, Grocery Sustainability
I work at Manomet because our mission reflects my passion for turning science into action through strong, in-person relationships; building a sustainable future for next generations.
Fisheries Research Assistant
Manomet’s commitment and dedication to fisheries diversification, restoration, and sustainability gives me the opportunity to contribute toward improving resiliency in the region.
Administrative Coordinator and Master Gardener
From a very young age I have known that we human beings have a soul-deep need to be connected to nature, and that when this connection is broken, our spirit suffers.
Senior Fisheries Program Manager
I work at Manomet because I am provided an unparalleled opportunity to make a difference in conserving the marine environment and the many benefits it provides.
Assistant Director of Shorebird Habitat Management
I work at Manomet because we are making significant contributions to the very special places that shorebirds and people rely on.
Manomet represents so much more to me - it’s the place that taught me to band birds, the place that has taken me to the far-flung corners of Alaska to study breeding shorebirds. Most importantly, Manomet is the place that has allowed me to
Senior Manager of Finance and Facilities
I work at Manomet because I am proud of its history of finding science-based, practical solutions to complex environmental challenges.
Arne J. Lesterhuis
Conservation Specialist, WHSRN Executive Office and Latin American and Caribbean Coordinator, International Shorebird Survey
A clear understanding that conservation needs the engagement of people, the diverse and geographically widespread group of colleagues and the broad focus of work is what makes Manomet a great place to work.
Trevor L. Lloyd-Evans
Director, Landbird Conservation Program
From my first two-year stint at the (then) Manomet Bird Observatory in the 1970’s, I was immensely comfortable with the wide range of scientific work we do and the emphasis on conservation biology.
Diego Luna Quevedo
Conservation Specialist, WHSRN Executive Office
I work at Manomet because – at the end of the day - to conserve our natural resources and biodiversity in the Americas, we need to develop collaborative processes, build partnerships, and reach agreements.
Marissa McMahan Ph.D.
Fisheries Division Director
I work at Manomet because it provides the perfect platform to bridge the gap between scientists and fishermen and create productive collaborative partnerships.
Conservation Specialist, WHSRN Executive Office
I work at Manomet because I believe that the solution to the environmental, social and economic problems of our world is in the hands of human beings.
I work at Manomet because I feel strongly that listening to and understanding the needs of others is critical when trying to affect change, and this belief aligns closely with our mission in action.
The opportunity to work here for one week was given to me many years ago, and I am thankful that I was given the opportunity to stay.
North American coordinator for the International Shorebird Survey
As the North Ameican coordinator for the International Shorebird Survey, Lisa develops and maintains the online ISS mapping tool, creates reports for Manomet scientists and partners, recruits and engages ISS volunteers through...
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Schueler
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Schueler became Manomet's fourth President in April 2020.
American Oystercatcher Recovery Coordinator
I work at Manomet because of our outstanding team of biologists dedicated to the conservation of shorebirds.
Marketing and Communications Director
The reason that I work at Manomet is very simple; it’s because I want to feel like I am contributing to a better world.
Shorebird Biologist, Georgia Bight Shorebird Conservation Initiative
Addressing the challenges that shorebirds face necessitates this wide-ranging, multi-faceted approach, and I’m working with Manomet because I believe that in being a part of this team, I can help make a difference.
Eric J. Walberg, AICP
Senior Program Leader, Climate Services
Working at Manomet provides me with an opportunity to address climate change, certainty one of the major challenges of our time.
Director, Sustainable Economies Program
At Manomet, I work with our partners, people at the cutting edge, often not the first adopters, but regular people who actually do the on-the-ground work of transforming our world so that we all can thrive.
Here, I have the ability to use my accounting and finance skills as a service to society, and find purpose in this work. A purpose beyond words.
Applied Forest Scientist
Forestry is an applied science, but efforts to translate scientific insights into management practice are still necessary and often overlooked. By building connections across stakeholder groups, Manomet plays this crucial role in linking sc
Board of Trustees
Retired business leader with experience in strategic planning and marketing. Trustee of Manomet and South Shore Conservatory.
My father-in-law, one of Manomet's earliest supporters, made an avid birder of me.
Molly Niles Cornell
My initial contact with Manomet was through the banding program. I had experience as a bander of migratory songbirds in Maryland before relocating to Woods Hole in 1988.
It's impressive to watch Manomet's staff build relationships across a range of sectors and then provide those partners with the science they need to create change.
As a partner at Hemenway & Barnes LLP, Nancy Dempze serves as a professional trustee, executor and estate planner for individuals and families.
My experience as Interim President of Manomet exposed me to the people and their work. I was impressed and found I really liked the people and I have always been committed to the environment.
I believe environmental challenges which our world faces deserve the highest priority.
Walter Gamble, M.D.
With scientific training, interest in conservation, I enjoy participating in researches and applications.
Currently, I work at Noble and Greenough School. teaching Biology, AP Environmental Science, and Anatomy and Physiology.
Weston Howland III
My professional area of expertise is providing investment and financial advice to individuals and families.
Principal/Owner, Larkin Consulting
Why Manomet? Since learning of Manomet's great and groundbreaking work on developing the Grocery Certification program I believe can help expand the reach to many more food retailers and in doing so, help the industry and advance Manomet's
My career has been in financial services, leading global businesses in the asset management world.
I am a Professor of Biology at Tufts University, doing research on the extinction risk, and the effects of human alteration of the landscape on populations - mostly focusing on birds.
In seeking out conservation organizations to support, I look for those that are science-driven, pragmatic, and collaborative. Manomet checks off all three of those boxes.
Larry Selzer is president and CEO of The Conservation Fund, one of the nation’s top-ranked environmental nonprofits, based in Arlington, VA.
Councilors and Trustees Emeritus
- Deborah I. Harrison, Councilor Co-Chair/Trustee Liaison
- Emily N. Hunnewell, Councilor, Co-Chair
- Loring Conant, Jr., M.D., Councilor
- Janne Corneil, Councilor
- Kathleen Emrich, Councilor
- A. Boynton Glidden III, Councilor
- George Gregory, Councilor
- Cynthia Hallowell, Councilor
- Alice Walker Loehlin, Councilor
- James H. Loehlin, PhD, Councilor
- Sonia Loizeaux, Councilor
- Gwyneth E. Loud, Councilor
- Jo-Ann Lovejoy, Councilor
- John B. Marsh, Councilor
- Virginia Murray, Councilor
- John H. Pryor, Councilor
- Stewart Sanders, Councilor
- John D. Sharp, Councilor
- Millie Solomon, Councilor
- Martha Stearns, Councilor
- Brooke Stevens, Councilor
- Thomas Walker, Councilor
- John S. Whiting, Councilor
- Marie F. Whiting, Councilor
- Linda E. Leddy, President Emeritus
- Peter C. Bennett, Life Trustee
- Richard S. Chute, Life Trustee
- Mary B. Danner, Life Trustee
- Eugene B. Doggett, Life Trustee
- John C. Fuller, Life Trustee
- Anne Gamble, Life Trustee
- Jane Hallowell, Life Trustee
- John C. Kricher, Ph.D., Life Trustee
- Douglas B. Rhodes, Life Trustee
- Peter M. Richards, Life Trustee
- Hanson C. Robbins, Life Trustee
- Henry F. Sears, M.D., Life Trustee
- Nancy B. Soulette, Life Trustee
- In Memoriam: Kathleen S. Anderson, Executive Director Emeritus
- In Memoriam: Johanna A. Harris, Trustee Emeritus
- In Memoriam: George B. Mock, Life Trustee
- In Memoriam: D. Reid Weedon, Jr., Life Trustee