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Address: Stewardship Institute 54 Elm Street Woodstock, VT 05091

Rebecca Stanfield McCown

Rebecca Stanfield McCown
Director, Stewardship Institute

Rebecca works on projects focused on engagement, evaluation, and collaboration. Her evaluation work has focused on youth programming and employee engagement. Rebecca is part of the team facilitating and supporting the roll out of the Urban Agenda community of practice and the Urban Fellows program. She also works with park and partner staff to develop cultural competency and diversity training.



Contact Rebecca
if you are interested in: Community Engagement, Relevancy, Diversity & Inclusion, Evaluation, Urban Agenda, Youth Programming

Rick Kendall

Rick Kendall
Superintendent, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, and NSP Stewardship Institute

Rick is the new (July 2015) Superintendent of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and the NPS Stewardship Institute. He has been (and continues as) Superintendent of Saint-Gaudens NHS since 2010 and has been part of the Stewardship Institute core team since 2011. His work with the institute has focused on building collaborative organizations, messaging and branding, and youth engagement. He is also deeply engaged on the subject of climate change and its impact on cultural resources. Rick is not only a core team member, he is also a client as a member of a Superintendents Leadership Roundtable since 2012.


Contact Rick if you are interested in Collaborative Leadership, Organizational Development, Youth Engagement, Leadership Programs, Climate change impacts on cultural resources.


Christina Marts

Christina Marts
Deputy Superintendent, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park & Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site


Christina has been part of the Institute since 2001 and served as the acting Director in 2011. Her work focuses on landscape conservation and partnerships, community engagement, working agricultural and forest cultural landscapes, and collaboration between Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP, Saint Gaudens NHS and the Institute. Most recently Christina has been leading the Institute in its role with Call to Action #22 Scaling Up. Christina is also a member of the Superintendents Leadership Roundtable program.

Contact Christina if you are interested in Collaborative Leadership, Landscape Conservation and Community Engagement, and Stewardship

Virginia Farley

Virginia Farley
Program Manager

Virginia is the program manager for the Superintendents Leadership Roundtable program and collaborates on leadership initiatives such as midlevel leadership development. She is also involved in a variety of stewardship initiatives including fostering Facilitated Dialogue, programming for the Marsh 150th anniversary of Man and Nature, the IUCN World Parks Congress and more.


Contact Virginia if you are interested in: Leadership and Organizational Development, Facilitated Dialogue and other stewardship initiatives.

Leslie Shahi

Leslie Shahi
Program Specialist


Leslie helps to manage the Superintendents Leadership Roundtable (SLR) program. She manages the data, logistics and communications for this program as well as assisting with SLR leadership projects (webinars, videos, publications, etc.) and the SLR website. She works on projects related to communications (publications, newsletters, and websites) for Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and the Institute and manages both the park and institute websites.

Contact Leslie if you are interested in: CMS website management, Google Sites website management

Elle O'Casey

Elle O'Casey
Project Specialist

Elle works primarily on two national programs: (1) the NPS Urban Agenda and (2) Scaling Up: Large Landscape Scale Conservation. As part of the team facilitating the Urban Agenda, she assists in the facilitation of the online community meetings, manages the NPS Urban Parks and Programs website, and supports the Urban Fellows program. The Scaling Up program looks at large landscape conservation and how the NPS can play a role as a co-convener and sustainer of national networks of landscape managers.

Contact Elle: elle_o'casey@nps.gov if you are interested in: Urban Agenda, Landscape Conservation, Online Engagement

Last updated: July 28, 2017