Kelly Mooij - V.P. of Government Relations

As V.P. of Government Relations, Kelly is actively involved in conservation initiatives at the State and federal level that work to conserve habitat, preserve open space and protect species, particularly threatened and endangered species, and increase conservation funding. Under her direction, the Government Relations unit has had a number of conservation successes including successfully leading the open space ballot measure for permanent funding.

Kelly received a B.A. in Political Science from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI, and then attended Vermont Law School, the preeminent environmental law school in the country, completing a Juris Doctorate and Master of Studies in Environmental Law focusing on marine biodiversity and land and water use issues. She was admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey and the Federal District Court of New Jersey in December, 2003. 

Megan Tinsley - Policy Director


Megan Tinsley serves as Policy Director for New Jersey Audubon, where she is working to advance legislation designed to improve habitat and conditions for wildlife across the state. In this role, she also worked closely on the successful 2014 campaign to establish permanent funding for open space preservation.

Prior to joining New Jersey Audubon, Megan spent over five years on Audubon Florida’s Everglades policy team, where she focused primarily on the Southern Everglades, including Florida and Biscayne Bays.Megan received her Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Tennessee and earned a Master of Arts in Marine Affairs and Policy at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Prior to her graduate studies, she conducted water quality coordination and mangrove projects with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation.

 Madeline Urbish - Project Director for the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed

Madeline (Maddy) joined the New Jersey Audubon as Director of the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed in December 2015. Prior to her position with the Coalition, Maddy worked for a boutique consulting firm in Washington, DC specializing in water resources, as well as spent a brief amount of time working for a U.S. Representative from California in Congress. Maddy also spent several years managing coalitions in the greater Trenton area while working at The College of New Jersey, and worked for a New Jersey State Assemblywoman for over a year prior to her tenure at the TCNJ.

Maddy received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from The College of New Jersey in 2011 and earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute of Government in 2014.

Madeline Emde- Conservation Associate


Madeline Emde joined the New Jersey Audubon as Assistant Coordinator for the Coalition for the Delaware River in 2014. She now holds a dual position continuing with her role with the Coalition, as well as assisting with a range of communications and advocacy efforts led by New Jersey Audubon’s Government Relations team.

Prior to her position with the Coalition, Madeline worked as a Program Assistant for the Bureau of Endangered Resources at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Madeline received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The College of New Jersey and earned a Master of Science in Water Resources Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Madeline is currently a Fellow in the Environmental Leadership Program's 2016 Delaware River Watershed Network.

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