Mike O'Malley (he/him/his)
Mike started at Cedar Run as an intern in our Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital in 2011, and accepted a staff position in the Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital upon the completion of his internship. Mike became the Assistant Director of our Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital in the summer of 2015, Director of Operations in June 2020, and was named the Executive Director in January 2021. Mike holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Stockton University, a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from LaSalle University, and a Certificate of Nonprofit Board Education from BoardSource. Mike is a Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator™ by the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council. Mike has served as the President of the Board of Directors for the New Jersey Association of Wildlife Rehabilitators since January of 2021. Mike also serves on the Board of Directors for EarthShare New Jersey, a nonprofit organization that seeks to mobilize the people of New Jersey to protect our land, water, air and wildlife, making the state a healthier place to live, work and play. Mike is an adviser on the Wildlife Rehabilitators Advisory Committee with the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife to provide guidance and assistance to the Division of Fish and Wildlife on how best to improve the wildlife rehabilitation program and the care that is provided to injured and orphaned wildlife in New Jersey.
Director of Development and Communications
Tracey started at Woodford Cedar Run as a Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital volunteer in the winter of 2019 and accepted a staff position in 2020. Tracey holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Moore College of Art & Design and has 10 years of marketing experience specializing in promotional retail. Tracey adopts retired racing greyhounds, giving them a great home to retire in. She currently has one greyhound. In Tracey’s free time, she enjoys kayaking, camping, crafting, and spending time with her husband and young son. Tracey is a member of her local chapter of AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals), a member of the Communications Committee for EarthShare New Jersey, and is currently working on her Certificate in Fundraising from LaSalle University.
Donation Processing Manager
Kristi started at Cedar Run in the fall of 2018 as the Donation Processing Manager. Kristi has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and brings with her a love of numbers and animals. In her spare time, Kristi loves to spend time with her husband, her kids and her two rescued dogs.
Nature Center and Membership Manager
Ashley started at Cedar Run as a Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital volunteer back in 2014, before accepting the Nature Center and Membership Manager position in 2021. She has a lifelong passion for nature and wildlife and a background in retail sales and management. In her spare time she enjoys reading, writing, and dabbling in a various forms of art including sculpting and needle felting. She draws most of her inspiration from her furry friends!
Lisa started at Cedar Run in the spring of 2022 as the Development Coordinator. Lisa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from The Art Institute of Philadelphia. She has a background in event planning, graphic design, and consulting for businesses in management, social media, and web design. Lisa is a Communications Committee member of EarthShare New Jersey.
Becca started at Cedar Run as a volunteer in the Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital in the summer of 2011. She continues to volunteer at the hospital and was a camp counselor for our summer camp for two years. Becca received a Bachelor’s degree in Conservation and Wildlife Management with a minor in Media and Communications from Delaware Valley University in 2017. She is currently working part-time at a farm in Pemberton, NJ. When she is not working or volunteering, Becca enjoys biking, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.
Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation
Lori began volunteering at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge in 2007 and quickly became seasonal staff and an apprentice in the Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital. In the winter of 2011 Lori became the Assistant Manager of the Hospital and subsequently became the Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation in December 2012. Lori has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies, and for nine years worked in human genetic testing laboratories before becoming a full-time member of the Cedar Run staff. She has completed internships at the Pinelands Institute of Rutgers University and at the Philadelphia Zoo under their Education program working with a variety of reptiles. Lori also spent two months in South Africa in 2011 volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation clinic near Durban. Lori is a Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator™ by the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council. She also currently serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors for the New Jersey Association of Wildlife Rehabilitators (NJAWR).
Assistant Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation & Volunteer Coordinator
Heather came to Woodford Cedar Run as a volunteer in 2016 and accepted a staff position in 2017. She became the Assistant Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation and Volunteer Coordinator in 2020. She has a B.S. in Education from Austin Peay State University and an M.S in Social Work from Edinboro University. She previously worked in Applied Behavior Analysis and as a Prevention Educator for a local non-profit. Heather is a Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator™ by the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council. She also currently serves as Education Committee Chairperson on the Board of Directors for the New Jersey Association of Wildlife Rehabilitators (NJAWR).
Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital Supervisor
Kelsey started at Cedar Run in the summer of 2015 as a wildlife care intern in our Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital. She stayed on as a volunteer throughout the winter and was offered a seasonal staff position in 2016. In 2021 she accepted a full-time position as the Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital & Nature Center Supervisor. In 2022 she became our full-time Wildlife Hospital Supervisor. Kelsey has a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science from Stockton University. She has also completed an internship with Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ. Kelsey is involved with the state park system and aspires to continue a career in protecting and highlighting our beautiful Pinelands ecosystem. When not spending time at Cedar Run, Kelsey loves exploring with her dog and pampering her cat. Kelsey is a Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator™ by the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council. She also currently serves as the Membership Chairperson on the Board of Directors for the New Jersey Association of Wildlife Rehabilitators (NJAWR).
Ed is a dedicated staff member who has been caring for our Resident Wildlife for more than 30 years. He is a movie buff, sci-fi enthusiast, and avid reader in his spare time.
Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital Shift Supervisor
Ally started at Cedar Run in the summer of 2017 as a wildlife care intern in our Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital. She stayed on as a volunteer until she was offered a seasonal staff position in 2020. Ally has a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science from Stockton University. She is a naturalist for the state park system where she educates the public on the natural history of New Jersey. Ally attributes her love of nature to her frequent visits to her family’s vacation home in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. When she is not volunteering or working, Ally spends her time hiking throughout New Jersey, reading, exercising and spending time with her friends and family.
Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital Shift Supervisor and Enrichment Specialist
Jenna started at Cedar Run as an intern in the Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital in 2016 and stayed on as a volunteer until accepting a seasonal staff position in 2020. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoo Science from Delaware Valley University in 2017 and currently works as a relief zookeeper at an AZA accredited zoo in New Jersey. She has a passion for animal welfare and enjoys exploring new places and spending time with her two cats in her free time.
Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital Shift Supervisor
Rene’ started at Cedar Run in the Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital as a volunteer in 2017 and accepted a seasonal staff position in 2021. Being a lifelong resident of New Jersey and an avid state park camper, she formed a deep love and appreciation for the Pinelands region. When not at Cedar Run, Rene’ works full-time in the cocoa bean industry and spends her free time with family, friends, and many pets or cooking and baking. At Cedar Run, she can often be found spending time with our resident Bald Eagles, and she hopes to one day observe the species and their behaviors in Alaska. Rene is a Certified Animal Control Officer by the NJ Department of Health. Rene’ also has plans to become a Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator in the near future before working towards her Rehabilitation License.
Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital Shift Supervisor & Nature Center Welcome Staff
Mary Kate started at Woodford Cedar Run as a wildlife rehabilitation hospital volunteer in 2018, and accepted a welcome staff position in 2021. In 2022, Mary Kate accepted a seasonal staff position in the Wildlife Hospital. She is currently working on a second Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Conservation with a concentration in animal health and behavior. Her interest in studying animals began at a young age when she attended zoo camp during her summers. She enjoys kayaking, hiking, reading, traveling and spending time with her cat, dog, and gecko.
Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital Shift Supervisor & Educator
Keith started at Cedar Run in the winter of 2019 as a volunteer in the Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital and accepted a seasonal staff position in 2022. In 2020, he started actively participating in our education team, feeding birds, creating new programs, and helping with events whenever needed. Keith graduated with a degree in Wildlife Conservation and Management from Delaware Valley University. During his undergraduate program, he participated in two research projects; doing water quality analysis of the Schuylkill River and his own personal project studying avian nest predation. Keith is a Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator™ by the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council.
Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital Shift Supervisor & Educator
Valerie started at Cedar Run in 2018 as a Rehabilitation Hospital volunteer and quickly became a Volunteer Shift leader in 2020. In 2022, Valerie accepted a seasonal staff position in the Rehabilitation Hospital and with our Education Team as an Educator. Prior to discovering her passion for wildlife rehabilitation and environmental education, she fostered her love of animals through a managerial career in the the domestic and exotic pet industry. When not at Cedar Run, she is taking care of her many animals which include domestic quail and rescued aquatic turtles. Valerie is a Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator™ by the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council and plans to eventually start her own rehabilitation facility.
Stewardship & Facilities Manager
Director of Education
Erin started as a summer camp intern at Cedar Run in May 2009 and quickly became a full-time staff member in our Education Department. She accepted the Director of Education position in November 2019. Erin has a B.S. in Environmental Science from Stockton University and grew up near the shore in Ocean County. When not at Cedar Run, Erin enjoys hiking, crafting, photography, and spending time with her husband and young son. In January 2015, Erin won the “Outstanding Environmental Educator” award from ANJEE (Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education) and as of September 2017 serves on their Board of Trustees and currently holds the Co-President position.
Assistant Director of Education
Rachel has worked as an environmental educator for over ten years after graduating with a B.S. in Outdoor Recreation from Lock Haven University. She started volunteering at Cedar Run in spring of 2018, working in both the Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital and the Nature Center. She was hired as an educator and camp counselor the same year and she accepted a full-time educator position in 2019. She was promoted to the Assistant Director of Education in March of 2021. In her off time, Rachel enjoys hiking and looking for interesting bugs, plants, and fungus to photograph. She is an avid crafter and is always looking for ways to incorporate art into nature education.
Jim started with Cedar Run in October of 2019 with the education department. He has been a naturalist and an educator for several different organizations throughout New Jersey and even once worked for a famous mouse in Florida. With a Bachelor’s Degree from Stockton University specializing in Environmental Studies and Marine Science, Jim enjoys the wide variety of nature that one can experience here in NJ. From the beaches to the forest there is always something new to discover. He is also a National Geographic Certified Educator. When Jim isn’t at Cedar Run, he enjoys going on adventures to various state parks and beaches, as well as spending rainy days inside with a book or video games.
Taylor started at Cedar Run as a volunteer in the Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital in the spring of 2014 and worked as a supervisor in the rehab from 2016 to 2019. To add more to her busy schedule, Taylor started working with the education department in September 2019. She is a graduate of Camden County College with Associate’s Degrees in Biology and Liberal Arts and Science, and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Rowan University. When Taylor is not at Cedar Run, she also works full-time as a Biological Science Technician at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. In her free time she enjoys hiking, kayaking, reading, and spending time with her friends and pets.
Morgan started at Cedar Run as an intern in our Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital in 2017, and has stayed on as a volunteer ever since. In 2019, she became the volunteer shift leader in the Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital. Summer of 2022, Morgan accepted a job on our Educational Staff as an Educator. Morgan holds a B.S in Conservation and Wildlife Management with a minor in Criminal Justice from Delaware Valley University ’19. Morgan also received her Herpetology Certification through the Amphibian Foundation. Morgan also works seasonally at Parvin State Park as a Naturalist. When she’s not working, Morgan enjoys hiking, photography, and hanging out with pets at home.
Ally started at Cedar Run in the summer of 2021 as an intern in the Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital and has stayed as a volunteer ever since. Following her internship, Ally began training to handle our Resident Education Ambassadors and accepted a position on our education team in the winter of 2021. Ally will graduate in the spring of 2023 with a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Environmental Science from Rowan University. When not at Cedar Run, Ally also works a part-time stranding technician position at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center. In her free time, she enjoys hiking in national and state parks, with hopes to take more vacations out west in the coming years.
Tyler joined the Cedar Run team as an Educator in the fall of 2022 and is excited to also volunteer in the Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital in the spring of 2023. Tyler recently graduated with a B.S. in Biology from Thomas Jefferson University and is interested in a career involving aspects of wildlife management, scientific research, and conservation education. Tyler has a background in informal education working as a teaching assistant for various life science courses throughout college, as an Education Interpreter at the Philadelphia Zoo, and as a Youth Conservation Corp Leader with MobilizeGreen. He values discovery, communication, and empathy and believes that scientific knowledge and outdoor opportunities should be accessible to everyone. Tyler also hopes he can help shape a generation of passionate environmental stewards and inspire change capable of protecting the planet, its resources, and its inhabitants. In his free time, Tyler enjoys exploring nature through birding and photography as well as indulging in sci-fi movies, books, and video games.