Mary Beth has fought and advocated for local communities around the globe to protect and preserve their quality of life. Mary Beth played a pivotal role in the formation of Waterkeeper Alliance and serves as Deputy Director and Secretary to the Board of Directors. Mary Beth provides organizational leadership and directs its development efforts and is responsible for carrying out overall growth and implementation of various strategic projects and programs.
Previously, Mary Beth was Chief of Staff to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. where she oversaw and facilitated all operations for Mr. Kennedy’s environmental work to hold polluters accountable for Hudson Riverkeeper, Natural Resources Defense Council and Waterkeeper Alliance. In addition, she managed all of Mr. Kennedy’s speeches, media appearances and publications as well as his weekly radio show Ring of Fire. Mary Beth also served as Administrator of the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic at Pace Law School where she worked with America’s brightest environmental law students year after year as they completed course work in an exceptional educational model. Mary Beth co-authored WATERSHED FOR $ALE: Explosive Development Threatens New York City’s Drinking Water Supply.
Mary Beth received in 1991 her Bachelor of Arts in International Management with a minor in Marketing from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University. Mary Beth was appointed in 2013 to the Haworth Environmental Commission and received the 2014 “Big Fish” award from Hudson Riverkeeper along with Chelsea Clinton and Solar City.