Roderick G. Christie
Rod Christie provides leadership for the organization with primary responsibilities for directing programs and land acquisition efforts (acquisition and conservation easements). Rod’s education degrees are in Wildlife Biology and he has more than 40 years of experience leading not-for-profits and incorporating science, research and education into land, wildlife and natural resource protection efforts. Some of Rod’s past and present affiliations include as a member of the steering committee of the Hudson to Housatonic Regional Conservation Partnership, the steering committee for the Westchester Open Space Alliance, and the steering committee for the Westchester County Deer Taskforce. His present research includes cultivation of native herbaceous flora from local genetic stock for the purpose of habitat restoration and monitoring local breeding populations of wood and box turtles using shell pattern recognition.
Chris Nagy, Ph.D.
Director of Research & Education
Chris Nagy has studied urban conservation and ecology in the New York Metro area for over 15 years. He started working at MRG part-time while a graduate student in 2003, and became Director of Research and Education in 2013. Chris oversees MRG’s research and student research programs. His work focuses on protecting and restoring native biodiversity in urban/suburban areas, ecology of eastern coyotes and other urban wildlife, white-tailed deer management, and student mentorship
Director of Land Management
Research Interests: Black bear ecology; gallinaceous and passerine bird ecology; Northern forest ecosystems
Projects: Habitat restoration, regional black bear occurrence and movement; invasive species management, Preserve wildlife biology
Communications & Development Director
Office Manager & Database Admin.
Board of Trustees – 2020
Timothy W. Evnin, Chairman
Christopher du P. Roosevelt, Vice Chairman
Andre A. Hunter, President
Kathryn Hoenig, Treasurer
Stacy Albanese, Secretary
William G. Foulke, Jr.
Gary S. Jacobson
John S. Needham
Walter C. Weissinger
Heather V. Wolf