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Staff

Matthew Fleischer, Executive Director

Email: mfleischer@rockcreekconservancy.org

Matthew Fleischer was appointed as Executive Director of Rock Creek Conservancy on February 3, 2014.

Matt brings a new energy to the Conservancy and is tasked with growing the donor base and increasing the impact the organization has on Rock Creek Park and its watershed. The Conservancy is poised for growth and Matt is excited to play a key role in helping the national Rock Creek Park celebrate its 125th Anniversary in 2015.

Sarah Mitchell, Development Officer

Email: smitchell@rockcreekconservancy.org

Sarah joined Rock Creek Conservancy in November of 2012. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has worked in marketing, event planning, and fundraising at The Nature Conservancy and Greenpeace as well as the Autism Society. As a native of the Washington, DC area, she grew up near Rock Creek and is having a great time introducing her children to it.

Karen Zeiter, Program Manager

Email: kzeiter@rockcreekconservancy.org

Karen joined Rock Creek Conservancy in August of 2012. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Studies from Towson University and first started working with Rock Creek Conservancy as a Chesapeake Conservation Corps Volunteer. She has worked at the Food and Drug Administration in the Department for Environmental Safety and Strategic Initiative, the Chesapeake Bay Trust, and REI. As an active Outdoor Trip Leader throughout her college career, Karen enjoys outdoor recreation activities such as rock climbing, hiking, and backpacking.

Elisha Rubin, PhD., Program Coordinator

Email: erubin@rockcreekconservancy.org

Elisha joined Rock Creek Conservancy as an intern in April 2014 and moved into the Program Coordinator position in May 2015. She completed her Doctorate in Biology from George Washington University in 2013 studying insect community ecology in local forests, including Rock Creek Park. Elisha came to Rock Creek Conservancy to promote sustainable use of natural resources and improve the health of the environment. She enjoys getting to work outside with the volunteers and creating a positive change in Rock Creek.