Ed Potosnak, Executive Director
Born and raised in New Jersey, Ed grew up fishing, swimming and boating in the waters of the Garden State. As a young man Ed worked alongside his brothers in his parents’ small business manufacturing life-saving communication devices for first responders.
After a decade in the classroom teaching Chemistry, Ed sought out an opportunity to improve education and environmental policy and was awarded a highly competitive Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship to serve on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC where he crafted policies designed to improve our nation’s health and competitiveness.
Ed is Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, the leading political voice for the environment. Ed is also Chair of the New Jersey Keep it Green Coalition, New Jersey State Lead for the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed, Part-Time Lecturer at Rutgers University, a member of the Rutgers Glee Club Alumni Advisory Committee, and serves as President of the Franklin Township Board of Education. Ed enjoys reading, sailing, golf, skiing, singing, cooking, SCUBA, hiking, running, biking, and camping.
Cynthia Montalvo, Development Assistant
Cynthia Montalvo is the Development Assistant for the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters. She graduated summa cum laude from Drew University, where she received her BA in Environmental Studies and Sustainability. Cynthia also wrote an honors thesis on “Renewable Energy Development in Germany and the United States.”
During her undergraduate career, Cynthia studied environmental issues in relation to ethics, economics, business and society and served as an intern with the New Jersey Highlands Coalition in Boonton. As a student, Cynthia also assisted disaster and humanitarian relief efforts post-Sandy and was a member of the Drew Women’s Rugby Football Club. In her spare time, Cynthia enjoys reading, traveling, learning new languages and spending time with her family and friends.
Drew Alan Tompkins, Public Policy Coordinator
Drew Alan Tompkins is the Public Policy Coordinator for New Jersey LCV. He is managing the Clean Energy Campaign designed to increase local governments' commitment to improving their Renewable Portfolio Standards. Drew also engages and educates government officials at all levels to encourage policy decisions that will protect vital environmental resources and sustainable economic development.
In May of 2015, Drew completed his Masters of Public Administration and a Master of Arts in Economics from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. While in school, he completed research on sustainable development programs, income polarization, tax policy, and fair trade policy. Immediately before joining the team at New Jersey LCV, Drew worked on the LD 11, 2015 Assembly Campaign as a Field Representative. The campaign resulted in one of the most surprising outcomes of the election cycle with the both challengers defeating the incumbents in a race that was not expected to be competitive. In his free time, Drew enjoys playing guitar, reading, running, golfing, and visiting his family and friends that mostly remain in his native Central Pennsylvania.
Kristin Zilcosky, Director of Digital Engagement
Kristin Zilcosky is the Director of Digital Engagement for New Jersey League of Conservation Voters and Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania. Kristin is spearheading an exciting program to protect the Delaware River Watershed, building a digital “megaphone,” a list of 80,000 email activists who will be educated and mobilized, to support the work of the Watershed partner organizations. Before launching this project, Kristin served as the Digital Director for NARAL Pro-Choice America in Washington, DC. Kristin joined NARAL Pro-Choice America in 1999 and led the organization’s online campaigns, including email marketing, mobile advocacy, and social media. Before joining the world of progressive politics, Kristin did historical research. Kristin hails from upstate New York and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Trinity College in Hartford, CT with a degree in American Studies.
Lee M. Clark, Watershed Outreach Manager
Lee M. Clark is the Watershed Outreach Manager for New Jersey League of Conservation Voters and Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania. A resident of Phillipsburg, Lee received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Rider University and is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Business Communication.
Prior to his work with the Delaware River Watershed, Lee worked as the Field Director for New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Education Fund’s Green in ’17 campaign, an initiative to raise awareness around prominent environmental issues including clean energy, clean drinking water, open space preservation, and environmental justice. Before joining the NJLCV and CVPA team, Lee worked in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential campaign, coordinating canvasses, voter registration drives, phone banks, and volunteer recruitment. Lee also has local and state-level campaign experience including working as a field representative with Bonnie Watson Coleman’s 2014 U.S. House of Representatives campaign and Cory Booker’s 2013 U.S. Senate campaign. Having an interest in open space and historical land preservation, Lee is a member of the Phillipsburg Area Historical Society. An avid outdoorsman from a young age, Lee enjoys camping, fishing, and hiking in his free time.
Eva Piatek, Digital Organizer
Eva Piatek is the Digital Organizer for New Jersey League of Conservation Voters and Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania. A proud Philly native, Eva has been living less than a mile from the Delaware River her entire life, so working on a program that supports the work of Watershed partner organizations hits right at home with her.
Eva holds a master's degree in art history from Tyler School of Art at Temple University, and a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Scranton. She has worked for various art museums and nonprofits in the Greater Philadelphia area over the years, primarily specializing in digital marketing, social media, and communications. Though she has spent most of her professional career advocating for the arts, Eva has always been an avid environmental advocate at heart. Some of her hobbies include traveling, baking, gardening, biking, and reading.