Maureen Cunningham, Director

Prior to joining the Hudson River Watershed Alliance in late 2013, Maureen focused on community development, biodiversity conservation and natural resource management issues. Most recently, she worked with Rare in Washington, DC, where she managed some of their social marketing, public use planning and community-based ecotourism programs in various countries, first as Director of their World Heritage Partnership and later as Director of Rare Radio.  Maureen’s academic training includes a Master of Environmental Management with a focus on community-based natural resource policy and management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from The American University School of International Service, and she speaks Spanish and French.  A native of Upstate New York, Maureen now lives with her husband and two sons in Delmar in Albany County.  After so many years working internationally, she is now happy to be involved in local projects both at the Hudson River Watershed Alliance and also as a volunteer on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Friends of Five Rivers, the Town of Bethlehem Open Space Working Group, the Town of Bethlehem Bike and Pedestrian Committee as well as with various PTA and youth activities in Delmar. 


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