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.
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.
Hillary Mohaupt, Social Media Strategist
Hillary Mohaupt is the Social Media Strategist for New Jersey League of Conservation Voters and Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania. She’s spent over a decade helping small non-profit and cultural organizations tell their stories in print and online. A native of the Midwest, she enjoys exploring natural wonders across the US but prefers the restored prairies and woodlands of central Illinois. Hillary studied public history and the French resistance at Macalester College and the University of Delaware, and she holds an MFA in fiction from Pacific University in Oregon.
Henry Gajda, Public Policy Associate
Henry Gajda is the Public Policy Associate for the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters. Before joining the NJLCV team, Henry served as a Campaign Finance Fellow on the 2018 Congressional Campaign of Andy Kim, who is running in NJ-03 district.
Henry received his Master's of Science in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management from The New School in Manhattan and wrote his thesis on "Ensuring Distributed Energy Resource Investment within Community Choice Aggregations in New York State." While in graduate school, Henry served as a teaching assistant for multiple urban environmental policy and design courses, and has conducted extensive policy research for several organizations - at home and abroad - regarding climate change, land use, mitigating risk, and community resilience. He also attended Rutgers University and received his Bachelor's of Science in Environmental Policy and Ecology.
Henry is from the coastal town Brick, New Jersey, and loves spending his time traveling, listening to live music, and relaxing on the beach.
Alex Ambrose, Policy Assistant
Alex is the Policy Assistant for New Jersey League of Conservation Voters. A New Jersey native, she studied Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources at Rutgers University and earned a certificate in Environmental Geomatics. Prior to her work at New Jersey LCV, Alex worked at the Rutgers University Ecological Preserve as a land steward, where she further cultivated her love of the natural world. Outside of work, you can find her hiking and birding, reading, or attending 90s alternative concerts.
Joe Hendershot, Field Organizer
Joe Hendershot is a Field Organizer for New Jersey League of Conservation Voters and Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania. A lifelong resident of Hamilton, New Jersey, Joe graduated Summa Cume Laude with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and History from Rutgers University. Joe's studies focused on whether humanitarianism can be a topic of partial involvement or must be a goal that entirely encompasses a cause.
While in school Joe interned with New Jersey LCV assisting with policy and development projects. Joe was also a coordinator for the Daily Targum’s referendum and after that worked on the Joint campaign for New Jersey’s Legislative District 14 campaign.
Joe enjoys traveling, reading, fishing, and camping.
Dominic Brennan, Field Organizer
Dominic Brennan is a Field Organizer with Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania and New Jersey League of Conservation Voters. Dominic graduated in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies and Sociology from St. Lawrence University.
Dominic served as an AmeriCorps member for two years, first in Knoxville, TN, and then in Burlington, VT. In Knoxville, Dominic worked with CAC AmeriCorps and Knox County Stormwater Department as an environmental educator. In Burlington, Dominic worked with the Lake Champlain Committee as the Education and Outreach Coordinator.
In his free time, Dominic enjoys cooking, biking, and hiking.