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For media inquiries please contact Becky Free, Director of Communication and Membership by phone 609-859-8860 ext 121 or email becky@pinelandsalliance.org.

Resources for Media

Press Release – June 3, 2019
Enter the Pinelands Photo Contest – Over $2,500 in Cash Prizes

Press Release – May 15, 2019
Governor Murphy Appoints Richard Prickett to Chair the Pinelands Commission

Latest News Releases

Current Publications by the Alliance

Inside the Pinelands: Bi-monthly Newsletter

State of the Pinelands Annual Report

Meet our Experts
Carleton Montgomery

Carleton Montgomery
Executive Director

Carleton joined PPA as executive director in May 1998. Carleton left legal practice in Washington, D.C., where he was a partner in the firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, in order to join the nonprofit world and devote himself to environmental protection.

Contact: 609-859-8860 ext 119 / Email: carleton@pinelandsalliance.org

Jaclyn Rhoads

Jaclyn Rhoads, Ph.D.
Assistant Executive Director

Jaclyn received a Ph.D. in environmental policy from Drexel University and joined PPA’s staff in 2004. She also teaches environmental policy at Drexel University. Prior to joining PPA, she was vice president of the Green Building Division at Edifice Rx, a consulting firm specializing in indoor environmental quality, green buildings, and environmental psychology. She is active in the Delaware Valley Regional Network of the Environmental Leadership Program and board member of Darby Creek Valley Watershed Association.

Contact: 609-859-8860 ext. 118 /Email: jaclyn@pinelandsalliance.org

Richard Bizub at Press Conference

Richard Bizub 
Director for Water Programs

Rich joined PPA in 1997. Rich has been employed in the water resources field since 1979. Prior to joining PPA he worked as a geologic consultant responsible for designing and conducting investigations related to both water quality and water supply planning. During that time he was licensed as a professional geologist in three states. He has served on a number of boards and commissions including the national ethics committee of the American Institute of Professional Geologists. Outside of PPA he is involved in faith-based initiatives, and stays in shape by training for triathlons and long ocean swims.

Contact: 609-859-8860 ext. 116 /Email rich@pinelandsalliance.org

Jason Howell
Stewardship Coordinator

Jason Howell is an NJ Volunteer Master Naturalist, Wilderness First Responder, and is a volunteer with Mid-Atlantic Search and Rescue covering Southern New Jersey and The Pinelands National Reserve. In addition to his work with PPA, Jason works as an independent documentary cinematographer and wildlife photographer. His latest project, After Spring,documents Syrian refugee families as they struggle to regain control of their lives while helping to build a Taekwando school in Zaatari Refugee Camp on the Jordanian-Syrian border. Jason is an avid canoeist, hiker, and primitive skills enthusiast.

Contact: 609-288-8113 / Email: jason@pinelandsalliance.org

Ryan Rebozo Ph.D.,
Director of Conservation Science

Ryan joined PPA in January 2015 and completed his Ph.D. from Drexel University in March of the same year. Ryan is an ecologist whose interests included fire ecology, plant – insect interactions, mycology, and rare plant demography. He grew up in Union County New Jersey and attended Rutgers University for his undergraduate degree in ecology. Outside of work Ryan enjoys hiking, fishing, working out and playing baseball.

Contact 609-859-8860 ext. 126 /Email: ryan@pinelandsalliance.org

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