Lisa Schibley

Lisa joined the Shorebird Recovery Program at Manomet in 2008 and is responsible for a number of technical tasks in support of its mission. First, as a program associate, she maintained the WHSRN website, database, and social media outlets; developed and maintained the Site Assessment Tool database; created species- and site-based conservation mapping tools; provided shorebird data for WHSRN partners, and developed methods for using data in the strategies and action plans that WHSRN implements.

Currently, as the North Ameican coordinator for the International Shorebird Survey, she develops and maintains the online ISS mapping tool, creates reports for Manomet scientists and partners, recruits and engages ISS volunteers through social media and newsletters, and finds creative ways to tell shorebird stories using ISS data.

Lisa holds an M.S. in Physics from the University of Arizona, and her background is in numerical analysis. After graduating with her M.S., she did data and image analysis on LIDAR systems for Arete Associates before helping to start a business with her future husband doing numerical analysis on ratings and viewing habits in public television.

Lisa is an avid birder. While living in Arizona, she coordinated the Tucson Christmas Bird Count and led field trips for the Tucson Audubon Society.  She currently leads trips for the South Shore Bird Club.

She is based at Manomet’s headquarters in Manomet, Massachusetts, where she works part-time with full-time dedication.

Isadora Angarita-Martinez

Isadora is Colombian by origin and joined the Manomet team in May 2018 as Shorebird Conservation Specialist in the WHSRN Executive Office. She is in charge of promoting the incorporation of shorebirds within national conservation agendas, assessing the uses of resources at WHSRN sites, and building the capacity of partners in ecosystem service assessments. Isadora has been working on the conservation of birds in Colombia and throughout the Western Hemisphere for over 15 years.

Isadora gained her conservation experience through working on research in the field and through engaging with communities in her native Colombia as part of Asociacion Calidris, moving later to South-east Asia to work in conservation of endangered and traded species. Before joining Manomet Isadora worked since 2011 for the BirdLife International Americas Secretariat as the Americas Flyways Coordinator, including representing BirdLife on the WHSRN Hemispheric Council. At BirdLife she supported the development of conservation programs for grassland birds and migratory birds including globally threatened migratory birds, she also developed and help build BirdLife Partners’ capacities on ecosystem services assessments at site scale.

Isadora is a biologist with a major on ornithology from Universidad del Valle in Colombia, completed a Diploma in Endangered Species Management at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, and University of Kent (UK) and holds a Master in Conservation Leadership from the University of Cambridge (UK).

Why Manomet?

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.  The approaches for biodiversity conservation that Manomet develops have their bases on the best science, research effort, community engagement, land management and land use planning, and strategic partnerships. What conservationist would not want to be part of such an extraordinary team and organization?

Lora Babb

Lora runs Manomet’s U360 Business Sustainability Internship Program. U360 helps create a more sustainable world by engaging both college students and small businesses. U360 is training the next generation of systems managers through its sustainability workshops, career skills development, and opportunity to learn first-hand how sustainability is applied in the real world. Simultaneously, the students connect Manomet with hundreds of small businesses nationwide so we can help them increase their sustainability and reduce their environmental impact. U360 prepares students to tackle complex sustainability challenges, while getting tools into the hands of small business owners who can make changes on the ground today.

Lora received a BA in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic and a Masters of Environmental Law & Policy from Vermont Law School. Prior to Manomet, she founded and directed an environmental education nonprofit, was Director of Marketing & Sustainability for a regional, independent restaurant chain, and held other positions that allowed her to work with countless small businesses on sustainability. Lora’s areas of expertise include business sustainability, climate change, toxins, food systems, and environmental communication.

She was born and raised in Portland, Maine, and still lives there today. When she’s not with working with college students, she enjoys cooking, knitting, being by the ocean, riding her bike, geeking out on law and policy issues, and watching more TV than she’d like to admit!

Why Manomet?

The number one reason I work for Manomet is our mission and approach to creating a more sustainable world. Manomet recognizes the importance of both applying strong science AND engaging people on issues of sustainability – two facets that align with my personal and professional philosophies. By working with a diverse variety of partners – not just people who are already on-board with sustainability – we’re able to facilitate real, meaningful change, and have a profound impact. Additionally, I value Manomet’s ability to think outside the box, be innovative, and tackle challenges that are often overlooked or underserved.

Justin Barrett

Justin Barrett joined Manomet in April 2016 as Development Operations Manager. In this role, he is responsible for managing donor information for Manomet. Through day-to-day operations and donor analytics, he helps to increase the effectiveness of dollars donated in support of Manomet’s mission-driven work.

Justin comes to Manomet after working in various roles at HopeHealth, most recently as the Marketing and Philanthropy Coordinator. He brings years of database experience, data and metric tracking, and extensive event planning. Justin holds a B.A. in Sociology and Comparative Religion from Western Michigan University and a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry from North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL.

In his personal life, Justin enjoys birding, hiking, reading, and spending time with his beautiful wife and two children. As an avid birder, Justin serves as the president of the Nasketucket Bird Club. In this role, he enjoys leading birding field trips and educating adults and kids alike about birds.

Why Manomet?

I work at Manomet because it is making amazing progress in the areas that matter most to my family. And to be even a small part of that energy everyday is rewarding. From using science to take care of birds, to creating networks that influence some of the largest life-supporting systems such as our forests and grocery stores, Manomet takes its small name and creates tremendous change for the betterment of the world.

Cheryl T. Botieri

Cheryl has over 30 years of experience in communications, financial development, and family education. Advancing Manomet’s mission through raising awareness and funding is a passion for Cheryl. Building relationships, making personal connections, and bringing partners, volunteers, supporters, and community together to solve problems and create win-win solutions are how her work helps to move Manomet’s mission forward every day.

Cheryl earned her BS in Communications from Bridgewater State College and her MS in Family Education from Wheelock College. She enjoys time with family and living an active outdoor lifestyle; especially walking, cycling, and being out on the local bays.

Why Manomet?

I have fond memories of visiting Manomet as a child from Manomet Elementary School, then again with my children as they came here on field trips. I vividly remember the awe I felt as a young child seeing a small bird and learning that it could fly all the way up to the top of the world! That personal connection to nature and passion to ensure that all children for generations to come are able to have the same experiences anywhere in the world are why I work at Manomet.