|| ||Kevin McAllister, Peconic
Baykeeper & President
Kevin McAllister, a coastal biologist, became Long Island's first resident waterkeeper and the only full time professional dedicated to protecting the health of Long Island's waters from the tips of the twin forks to the Great South Bay. Fulfilling an increasingly vital role, Kevin serves the Long Island Community as the Baykeeper and the President of the Peconic Baykeeper organization, advocating for the water you see and the water you drink.
Under Kevin's leadership, Peconic Baykeeper formed as the 19th keeper organization in the international Waterkeeper Movement. Today, there are over 200 keepers around the world working on a local level to protect and restore over 100,000 collective miles of lakes, rivers, and coastal waterways.
A scientist and an environmental steward, Kevin's role as the Baykeeper involves patrolling the bays, monitoring water quality, identifying pollution problems, enforcing environmental protection laws and working with government officials and civic leaders to develop progressive conservation policies. As a community educator and a watchdog for the bays, Kevin also works actively with baymen, businesses, children, and other local interests.
Kevin brings to his position more than 20 years of experience in the private and nonprofit sectors as an environmental resources protection and management professional. His academic resume includes undergraduate degrees in Natural Resources Conservation and Biological Sciences, and a Master's of Science degree in Coastal Zone Management.
|Alexandra Millar, Development & Communications Director|
Alexandra joined Peconic Baykeeper in the summer of 2012 as the Director of Development and Communications. She graduated from Hamilton College with an undergraduate degree in Geosciences. While in college, her academic and professional experiences fostered her understanding of the natural world and trained her in all aspects of conducting research. Alexandra saw how effective scientific information could be if only made edible for more people, and she became adept at translating knowledge, scientific or otherwise, into something more accessible for target audiences and the general public.
Complimenting her focus on the environment is a deep commitment to learning about and connecting to people. In the past six years alone, she has lived in eight cities in three countries; immersing herself in cultures ranging from Wall Street to rural New York, Newport to New Zealand, and from Italy to L.A.
Petronila (Pat) Perez, Office Administrator
several years in the profit world, Pat joined Peconic Baykeeper in the spring of 2008 as
the Office Administrator. She holds a B.S. in Business Management from
Binghamton University and has always had a special interest in
non-profit organizations. While at Binghamton, she worked with Cloud 9, a
non-profit equine therapy organization, helping them to formulate and
implement strategic and operational goals. Today, she brings the same
dedication and focused thinking to Peconic Baykeeper.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Peconic Baykeeper & President
Brendan J. McCurdy
West Sayville, NY
Daniel J. Gulizio
New York, NY
Hampton Bays, NY
New York, NY