NJ Audubon believes in Nature for All – that every person has the fundamental right to safe, welcoming, and positive experiences in nature, free of violence, threat, harassment, or harm. Behaviors that threaten these principles will never be tolerated within our organization. Nature is our sanctuary, where we turn for comfort and serenity. New Jersey Audubon will continue working tirelessly to ensure that our workplaces, programs, and natural spaces are safe and welcoming for all.

New Jersey Audubon is committed to connecting all people with nature and stewarding the nature of today for all people of tomorrow.

We will build and integrate our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion  and justice into our vision and mission, as well as our conservation priorities and organizational structure.

By celebrating New Jersey’s diversity as a strength and affirming everyone has a right to enjoy and conserve nature we are able to carry out our work with mindfulness and inclusivity.   Through reaching out beyond our centers to connect all people with nature where they live, work, and play, we endeavor to promote a greater understanding and respect for diversity and nature by all whose lives we touch.

New Jersey Audubon is a privately supported, not-for profit, statewide membership organization. Founded in 1897, and one of the oldest independent Audubon societies.*

In order to achieve its purpose, New Jersey Audubon, through its Board of Directors, professional staff, members, and volunteers, endeavors to:

  • Develop, encourage, and support sound conservation practices, programs, and legislation.
  • Disseminate information on the natural environment through education programs, information services, and publications.
  • Advance knowledge of New Jersey’s flora and fauna, and their relationships to the habitats on which they depend, through field research.
  • Acquire, establish, and maintain wildlife sanctuaries and educational centers.
    New Jersey Audubon maintains stewardship of 34 sanctuaries and conducts its programs through seven staffed facilities.

The objectives of the Society are implemented by its professional staff under the leadership of its President and CEO and supervision of an elected, voluntary Board of Directors.

* New Jersey Audubon is an independent Audubon and is not a chapter of the National Audubon Society.


Alex Ireland, Ph.D.
President and CEO

Kimberly Armenti
Vice President of Development and Communications

Mark Carmichael
Chief Financial Officer

Kelly Wenzel
Interim Director of Stewardship

David Mizrahi, Ph.D.
Vice President of Research and Monitoring

Brett Ewald
Director of Cape May Bird Observatory

Allison Mulch
Director of Education

Joyce Fajnor
Director of Human Resources

Diane Culligan
Director of Human Resources

New Jersey Audubon Board of Directors

New Jersey Audubon Board of Directors
Richard Kauffeld, Board Chair
Merideth S. Mueller-Bolton, DMin, 1st Vice Chair
David H. Hall, PhD, 2nd Vice Chair
Dana Pogorzelski, Treasurer
Kathy Horn, Secretary

Joseph L. Basralian, Esq.
Kathrin Bergin
Jason Bigler
Cinnamon Dornsife
Gordon L. Keen, Jr.
Ann Lawrence
Nelson Martinez
Angela Ortiz
Veda Truesdale
Michael J. Van Wagner
Paula Vuksic
Elizabeth Wendy Wilkes
Philip H. Witt, PhD, ABPP

Stephen R. Buckingham, Esq., Board Counsel